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Pteridology in the New Millennium: NBRI Golden Jubilee Volume

Edited by Subhash Chandra and Mrittunjai Srivastava 
Kluwer Academic Publishers  March 2003  


Hardbound  544 pp  ISBN 9781402011283      £154.00
This book is dedicated to Professor B.K. Nayar, founder of the pteridology laboratory of the National Botanical Research India, Lucknow, India, on the eve of the Golden Jubilee Year October 2002 to October 2003 of the NBRI, a national laboratory under CSIR, New Delhi.

This volume is a collection of research papers on pteridology covering a wide spectrum of various aspects of pteridological research from prominent scientists throughout the world. In editing this volume we have made an attempt to highlight the current significance of some of the emerging fields of pteridological research in various communities across the globe. The book includes thirty-five chapters mainly covering topics on systematics, morphology, anatomy and cytology, ecology and floristics, phytoremediation and economic utility, reproductive biology, tissue culture and Paleobotany.

Contents


List of Contributors.
Foreword.
Editors' Note.
Preface I.
Preface II.
Preface III.
Preface IV.

General Papers.
1. Professor Bala Krishnan Nayar: A biographical sketch; S. Chandra.
2. The Pteridology Laboratory, N.B.R.I., Lucknow (India); M. Srivastava.

Systematics.
3. Taxonomy and biogeography of Indian pteridophytes; G. Panigrahi.
4. Phylogenetics, biogeograpgy and classification of the woodwardioid ferns (Blechnaceae); R. Cranfill, M. Kato.
5. Review of the family Woodsiaceae (Diels) Herter of Eurasia; A.I. Shmakov.
6. An Introduction to the pteridophytes of Hainan Island, South China; Xian-Chun Zhang.
7. Notes on new or interesting Asplenium species from Western Asia, including comments on Ching & Wu (1985), and Fraser-Jenkins (1992) Reliquiae Reichsteinianae 1; R.L.L. Viane, T. Reichstein.
8. Diversity and distribution patterns of Aspleniaceae in Brazil; L. da Silva Sylvestre, P.G. Windisch.
9. Two new species of Cyathea from North-Eastern India; T. Bandyopadhyay, T. Sen, U. Sen.
10. Distributional study of the genus Cyrtomium C. Presl (Dryopteridaceae); Jin Mei-Lu, Xiao Cheng.
11. Taxonomic studies on the family Sinopteridaceae and the genus Ctenitopsis (Tectariaceae) from Hainan Island, China; Gang-Min Zhang, Shi-Yong Dong, Xian-Chun Zhang, Shu-Gang Lu.
12. Valuable and noteworthy Chinese fern specimens preserved at the herbarium of Singapore Botanic Gardens (SING); Su Gong Wu, B. Ching Tan.
13. Pteridophytic flora of Northern part of Bihar (India) adjacent to Indo-Nepal border; A. Kumari, R. Bahadur Srivastava.

Morphology, Anatomy and Cytology.
14. Studies on the Chinese Selaginellaceae-V: Observations on the forliar epidermis of Selaginella Beauv. from Hainan Island in China; Ping Yang, Xiang-Chung Zhang.
15. Morphological observations on the co-occurring geophytes IsoŽtes duriei Bory (Lycophyta, IsoŽtaceae) and Romulea columnae Sebast. et Mauri (Anthophyta, Iridaceae); A. Troža, E. Oddo, E. Bellini.
16. Cytomorphological studies on some Indian population of IsoŽtes coromandelina L.f.; G. Krishna Srivastava, M. Rai, M. Srivastava.
17. Studies on the morpho-taxonomy of Indian vittarioid ferns; J. Bikas Bhandari, R. Mukhopadhyay.
18. Morphological and cytological variations of Japanese Dryopteris varia group (Dryopteridaceae); Su-Juan Lin, M. Kato, K. Iwatsuki. Ecology and Floristics.
19. Environmentally related demography: field studies on IsoŽtes lacustris L. (Lycophyta, IsoŽtaceae) in Europe; M. VŲge.
20. The vertical distributions of live and dead fern spores in the soil of a semi-natural woodland in Southeast Scotland and their implications for spore movement in the formation of soil spore banks; L.M. Esteves, A.F. Dyer.
21. Species richness of pteridophytes in natural versus man-made lowland forest in Malaysia and Singapore; F. Binti Yusuf, B. Ching Tan, I.M. Turner.
22. The taxonomy and ecology of the pteridophytes of Mt. Iraya and vicinity, Batan Island, Batanes Province, Northern Philippines; J. Fenete Barcelona.
23. Some aspects of the fern flora (Filicopsida) of the Netherlands; P. Bremer.
24. Demographic studies of homosporous fern populations in South Siberia; I.I. Gureyeva.
25. Eco-morphological characteristics of Pyrrosia petiolosa (Christ et Baroni) Ching (Polypodiaceae) in the primorye territory, in far-Eastern Russia; N.M. Derzhavina.
26. Herbivory on three tropical fern species of a Mexican cloud forest; K. Mehltreter, J. Tolome.
27. Animal interaction with pteridophytes with emphasis on Indian records; S. Bera, B. Patra, N. Ghorai.

Phytoremediation/Economic Utility.
28. Tolerance of heavy metals in vascular plants: Arsenic hyperaccumulation by Chinese brake fern (Pteris vittata L.); B. Rao Bondada, L. Qiying Ma.
29. Economically viable pteridophytes of India; H. Bhajan Singh.

Reproductive Biology/Tissue Culture.
30. Gametophyte morphology and breeding systems in ferns; D.R. Farrar.
31. Some aspects of reproductive biology of the gametophyte generation of homosporous ferns; S. Chander Verma.
32. Mating systems of Cyatheaceae native to Taiwan; Wen-Liang Chiou, Yao-Moan Huang, Pei-Hsuan Lee.
33. Plantlet production of the Philippine Giant Staghorn Fern [Platycerium grande (Fee) C. Presl] through spore culture; C. Beltran Amoroso, V. Bucad Amoroso.
34. Micropropagation and conservation of rare and endangered ferns of the Southern Western Ghats through in vitro culture; V. Soosai Manickam, S. Vallinayagam, M. Johnson.

Paleobotany.
35. Heterosporous water ferns from the late Cretaceous to Neogene periods of India; B. Nandi, S. Chattopadhyay.

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