Authors : S S Bhojwani, PK DANTU & S P Bhatnagar

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About the Author

S S Bhojwani :-  
S S Bhojwani retired as the Director and Professor of Botany, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra. He has earlier been at the University of Delhi. During his 50 years of teaching and research career he worked in the UK as a British Council Visitor and again as a Royal Society Commonwealth Bursar, and at the NRC Plant Biotechnology Institute, Canada. He was awarded Senior Fellowships of NRAC, New Zealand and JSPS, Japan. Dr Bhojwani has published over 100 research papers in international journals. He has also authored two books on plant tissue culture and edited four books on embryology of angiosperms, and plant biotechnology.

P K Dantu is Professor of Botany at Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra. He has 30 years of teaching and research experience in the field of plant biotechnology and reproductive biology of angiosperms. He has published 20 research papers in refereed journals and contributed six chapters to books published from India and abroad. He has co-authored a book on plant tissue culture.

S P Bhatnagar :-  
S P Bhatnagar retired as Professor of Botany, University of Delhi. As a CAS Senior Visitor of the British Council he worked at the Botany School, Cambridge University. He has published extensively in both Indian and foreign journals. He compiled a bibliography on the embryology of angiosperms, and also co-authored a textbook on gymnosperms.

About the Book

For the last 40 years this book has served well the students of Botany, Agriculture and Forestry for their regular courses like BSc. (General and Hons) and MSc., as well as competitive examinations. It has stood the test of time due to the authors' zeal to update it regularly with inputs from latest developments in the field. 
Since the last revision of the book, the methods used to study plant embryology have changed radically. Powerful modern biological techniques are now being applied to understand the developmental aspects and genetic and molecular bases of embryological processes. It has become possible to generate tissue specific mutants by T-DNA insertional mutagenesis, use of green fluorescent protein probes for live imaging of growing cells and tissues and to analyze gene expression in few-celled structures, such as early stages of embryo, and constituent cells of the male and female gametophytes. These techniques, combined with the development of high resolution confocal laser scanning microscopy, have provided non-invasive methods to view live processes, such as pollen tube growth in the pistil and double fertilization under in situ conditions. 
The book has been translated into Japanese and Korean languages.


• Historical Account • Flower • Microsporangium • Male Gametophyte - Development • Male Gametophyte - Morphology • Megasporangium • Female Gametophyte • Pollination • Fertilization • Sexual Incompatibility • Endosperm • Embryo • Polyembryony • Apomixis • Seed • Embryology in Relation to Taxonomy • Experimental and Applied Embryology

Key Features

• Well established text with content rigorous enough for both UG and PG studies  
• Covers important topics like development and structure of male and female gametophytes, pollination, fertilization, sexual incompatibility, development of endosperm and embryo, polyembryony, apomixis and seed development
• Describes embryology in relation to taxonomy and experimental and applied embryology Use of tables and figures to depict important data and information
• Updated as per the new developments in the study of plant embryology