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A TEXTBOOK OF BOTANY VOL-2 - 12TH EDITION By Pandey S.N.

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A Textbook of Botany Volume II has been thoroughly revised and expanded to provide an up-to-date information for the study of Bryophtya, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany, incorporating the UGC Model Curriculum, keeping in mind the subject break up followed at leading universities. The book is primarily intended as a text for undergraduate courses, though the text is relevant for postgraduate students also.
SALIENT FEATURES
New to this Edition: Part I (Bryophyta) has been updated and written in a monographic style describing recent classification and including most of the Indian genera that are prescribed in various universities at different levels. Special attention has been made to account for their phylogeny and relationship. Parameters of general discussion have been so elaborated as to enhance the coverage of the subject including experimental studies. Part II (Pteridophyta) introduces a comprehensive but necessarily superficial survey of wide field in Pteridophyta, both living and extinct, proceeding from simple to complex. Classification of Pteridophyta has been updated and expanded. Some new topics are: Transition from an aquatic to terrestrial mode of life; ecology, diversity, economic importance and geographical distribution of Pteridophytes. Part III (Gymnosperms) has been thoroughly revised and updated. In chapter General Discussion, the topic “Economic Importance of Gymnosperms has been expanded in the light of latest information on the subject. Part IV (Palaeobotany) has been considerably modified and enlarged, and has been infused with modern approach of geological time scale.

CONTENTS
 
  • Part I–Bryophyta: Introduction
  • Classification of Bryophyta
  • Sphaerocarpales (Bottle-hepatics)
  • Marchantiales (Chambered-hepatics)
  • Monocleales (Giant thallose hepatics)
  • Metzgeriales (Multiform thallose hepatics)
  • Jungermanniales (Scale mosses)
  • Calobryales (Moss-like hepatics)
  • Takakiales
  • Anthocerotales (Hornworts)
  • Andreaeales (Lantern mosses)
  • Sphagnales (Peat mosses)
  • Tetraphidales (Four-toothed mosses)
  • Polytrichales (Hair cap mosses)
  • Buxbaumiales (Bug mosses)
  • Funariales (Joint-toothed mosses)
  • Archidiales (Large-spored mosses)
  • Gametophyte (Plant body)
  • Sporophyte
  • General Discussion
  • Part II– Pteridophyta (Vascular plants without seeds): Introduction
  • Division Psilophyta
  • Rhynia
  • Psilotum
  • Division Lycophyta
  • Lycopodium
  • Isoetes
  • Selaginella
  • Division Sphenophyta
  • Equisetum
  • Division Filicophyta
  • Ophioglossum
  • Pteridium
  • Marsilea
  • Azolla
  • General Discussion
  • Part III–Gymnosperms: Introduction
  • Classification
  • Cycas
  • Pinus
  • Gnetum
  • Ephedra
  • General Discussion
  • Part IV–Palaeobotany: Palaeobotany
  • Selected Reading
  • Index
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