Botany for Degree Students (B.Sc. Sem.-II, As per CBCS)

Botany for Degree Students (B.Sc. Sem.-II, As per CBCS)

Authors : B P Pandey

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About the Author

B P Pandey :-
B P Pandey, PhD, was formerly Head of Botany Department, J V College, Baraut. He obtained his MSc (Botany) degree from Agra University and PhD (Botany) degree from Meerut University. He has close to 40 years of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A prolific author, Dr Pandey has written several books on Botany for BSc and MSc courses, such as Plant Anatomy, Plant Pathology, A Textbook of Botany: Angiosperms, A Taxonomy of Angiosperms, Economic Botany, College Botany (Volume I), College Botany (Volume II), College Botany (Volume III), Botany for Degree Students - First Year, Botany for Degree Students - Second Year, Botany for Degree Students - Third Year, Modern Practical Botany (Volume I), Modern Practical Botany (Volume II) and Modern Practical Botany (Volume III) — all published by S Chand And Company Ltd, New Delhi. These books have been enthusiastically received by the students as well as the teaching fraternity. Besides, being a renowned textbook author, his interest also lies in poetry, both, English and Hindi.

About the Book

This textbook has been designed to meet the needs of BSc Second Semester students of Botany as per the UGC Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). It acquaints students with abiotic and biotic components of the ecosystem and their interactions at different levels. It also covers origin of angiosperms, their phylogeny and classification using various methods. While it provides strong conceptual understanding of the subject, it also helps in developing scientific outlook of the student.

Key Features

• Enriched with more than 200 well-labelled diagrams for easy understanding of the concepts
• Engaging unit-end exercises, having more than 150 questions, for practice
• Collection of experiments at the end of the book to stimulate interest, aid in learning and memorize the practical aspect of the subject

Table of Content

Part I: Plant Ecology
• Introduction to Plant Ecology • Ecological Factors • Ecological Adaptations • Biotic Community and Succession • Ecosystem: Structure and Function • Biosphere • Energy Flow in Ecosystem • Food Chain, Food Web and Ecological Pyramids • Nutrient Cycling-Biogeochemical Cycles • Major Biomes of the World • Land Resources and Forests of India

Part II: Plant Taxonomy
• Introduction to Plant Taxonomy • Identification: Plant Collection and Preparation of Herbarium • Taxonomic Evidences • Taxonomic Hierarchy • Botanical Nomenclature • Classification • Biometrics, Numerical Taxonomy and Cladistics