Saturday, 12 July 2014

CSIR-UGC JRF NET Marks Statement - Examination held on 22nd December, 2013

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Budget Highlights 2014 - Agriculture Sector

Rs 1000 Crore provided for the scheme "Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna"

Two institutions on the pattern of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, will be established in Assam and Jharkhand. 

Agricultural Universities are proposed to be set up in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, besides two horticulture universities in Telangana and Haryana.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

A Dialogue with Professor Judy Jernstedt about Botany and 100 years of American J of Botany

Cover- American J Botany; 101(1)
American Journal of Botany, was launched in 1914. Since then over a period of hundred years AJB has published approximately 16500 articles, with an average of more than 160 and 13 articles per year and month respectively. Many articles published in AJB are highly cited and are from various sub-disciplines of botany. It possess the pride of publishing many breakthrough research publication which were significant in understanding the structure, function and further advancement of mechanism in plants.

To celebrate the completion of a century and stepping forward in its second century of publication, AJB will feature monthly invited AJB Centennial Review Papers. It will also bring a special issue, 'Speaking of Food: Connecting Basic and Applied Science' which probably will consists the paper presented at colloquium during Botany-2013 Conference.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Molecular Systematics - APG III System of Classification of Flowering Plants

Still in many countries 'Bentham & Hooker System of Classification' is widely used across the world as it is useful to identify the plants in the field. However, this system of classification does not speak about evolutionary relationship of plants.
A modern system for flowering plants was formed in 1990’s by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group which involves few eminent botanists from across the world. Some countries are now using APG III system.  Herbarium arranged as per linear sequence of DNA and starts with Amborellaceae-1 and ends with Apiaceae-413.
Ranee Prakash, Curator-Flowering Plants, Dept. of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, U.K. explains the salient features of  'APG III System of Classification of Flowering Plants' through power point presentation.
The presentation is a part of her lecture given at Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand during her visit to India.