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

Botany for Degree Students (B.Sc. Sem.-III, 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 B.Sc. Third Semester students of Botany as per the UGC Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). It acquaints students with the tissue system, anatomy of stems, roots & leaves and secondary growth. It explains adaptive & protective systems and structural organization of a flower. Besides, the book also covers pollination, fertilization, development of endosperm and embryo, apomixis and polyembryony. While it provides strong conceptual understanding of the subject, it also helps in developing scientific outlook of the student.

Key Features

• Enriched with close to 300 well-labelled diagrams for easy understanding of the concepts
• Engaging unit-end exercises, having nearly 100 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

Unit-I: Meristematic and Permanent Tissues 
• Introduction • Shoot and Root Apical Meristems • Simple and Complex Tissues

Unit-II: Organs
• Anatomy of Dicotyledonous and Monocotyledonous Stems • Anatomy of Dicotyledonous and Monocotyledonous Leaves • Root System: Primary and Secondary Structures 

Unit-III: Secondary Growth
• Cambium • Secondary Growth in Dicotyledonous Stems • Secondary Growth in Dicotyledonous Roots

Unit-IV: Adaptive and Protective Systems
• Tissue System 

Unit-V: Structural Organization of Flower
• Flower: Structure and Function

Unit-VI: Pollination and Fertilization
• Pollination, Mechanisms and Adaptations, and Fertilization

Unit-VII: Embryo and Endosperm
• Embryo and its Development (Embryogenesis) • Endosperm

Unit-VIII: Apomixis and Polyembryony
• Apomixis • Polyembryony

• Laboratory Methods • Meristems • Tissues • Stem • Root • Leaf and Phyllode • Adaptive Anatomy • Structure of Anther and Tapetum • Ovule: Development and Types • Female Gametophyte • Types of Pollination and Dispersal of Fruits and Seeds • Endosperm/ Embryo • Pollen Grainss