Textbook of Bryophyta is an effort to make available authentic and standard study material related to this remarkable group of plants. This book has been compiled exclusively to accomplish the need of undergraduate and postgraduate students in accordance with the latest universal core course adopted by them. Aspirants for the Civil Services and other competitive examinations will surely find this book highly useful.The book aims to provide comprehensive account of bryophyta in a simple language a profusely illustrated manner for better understanding. The book is divided into twelve chapters which deal with life forms, life cycle, cytogenetics, classification, hepaticopsida, anthocerotopsida, bryopsida, uses of bryophytes, conservation of bryophytes and molecular bryology. The description of plants is well supplemented by suitable photographs and line drawings which will give a complete view with added advantage to the readers in identifying the plants in their natural habitats.The prime objective of this book is to provide all relevant information regarding bryophytes in one set.
1. Introduction 2. Growth Forms and Life Forms 3. Reproduction and Life Cycle of Bryophytes 4. Cytogenetics and Evolution 5. Classification 6. Class Hepaticopsida 7. Class Anthocerotopsida 8. Class Bryopsida 9. Uses of Bryophytes 10. Threats and Coservation of Bryophytes 11. Molecular Bryology 12. Contributions of Some Indian Bryologists Suggested Reading Glossary Index.
Afroz Alam :- Afroz Alam, obtained his Ph.D. in Botany (Bryophyta) from the University of Lucknow in 2006. His area of specialization is bryophytes' systematics and bryodiversity. He was awarded JRF and SRF in “All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy of Bryophytes” (AICOPTAX) sponsored by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi at Bryology Unit, Department of Botany, University of Lucknow. Dr. Alam has collected over 3000 accessions of bryophytes during plant collection trips to different parts of the country, including some arduous and treacherous terrains of Nilgiri and Palni Hills of Southern Peninsula, Eastern and Western Himalayas and Rajasthan.Currently Dr. Alam is working as an Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He has guided several students for their Ph. D. and many of them are working in the field of Bryology. He has over 50 research publications in prestigious international and national journals, two monographs and a textbook of Economic Botany. He is a life member of Association of Plant Taxonomy (APT), India and Indian Bryological Society (IBS).
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