1. Taxonomy and Biodiversity
|1."Theory and Practice of Animal Taxonomy and Biodiversity" by Kapoor V C|
“Theory and Practice of Animal Taxonomy and Biodiversity” Book Review: This book is an informative and comprehensive book on animal taxonomy and biodiversity. The book covers the principles and methods of classification, nomenclature, and identification of animals. It also discusses the importance of biodiversity, its conservation, and the role of taxonomy in conservation biology. The book provides an overview of the animal kingdom, covering topics such as systematics, phylogeny, and evolutionary history. It includes chapters on different animal groups, such as vertebrates, insects, and mollusks. The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of animal taxonomy and biodiversity.
|2."Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research (Systematics Association Special Volume Series)" by Mark F Watson and Chris H C Lyal|
“Descriptive Taxonomy: The Foundation of Biodiversity Research (Systematics Association Special Volume Series)” Book Review: The book offers current and essential insights into biodiversity and its preservation, with a specific emphasis on research techniques, advancement, and distribution. It aims to enhance the significance and effectiveness of data. The book uses case studies to highlight the outcomes and effects of taxonomic research. It also presents integrated methods that can accelerate the production of floras and faunas. This book is a valuable resource for those engaged in the study of plant and animal life.
|3."Plant Biodiversity And Taxonomy" by M P and M P Singh|
“Plant Biodiversity And Taxonomy” Book Review: This book highlights the significance of biodiversity and serves as a wake-up call regarding its depletion. It sheds light on the alarming rate of deforestation, where forests are being cleared to create space and generate funds for development. The content includes a discussion of the phyto-sociological regions of India. This book is particularly useful for those in the field of biology, who seek to understand the importance of preserving biodiversity and its impact on the environment.
|4."Biodiversity Taxonomy And Ecology" by G K Singh|
|5."Fundamental Of Biodiversity Taxonomy" by Jaspal Juneja|
|6."Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology" by Leonel Pereira and Joao Magalhaes Neto|
“Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology” Book Review: This book comprehensively addresses the taxonomy of algae, along with general aspects of biology, and methodologies used in marine biology. It particularly emphasizes the utilization of algae in environmental assessment, with a keen focus on Western economies and emerging economies. In addition, the book explores the diverse potential applications of algae in various industries, such as food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agricultural fertilizers, and the burgeoning biofuels industry. With its broad scope, this book serves as a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in biodiversity, taxonomy, and biotechnology.
|7."Lactic Acid Bacteria: Biodiversity and Taxonomy" by Wilhelm H Holzapfel and Brian J B Wood|
“Lactic Acid Bacteria: Biodiversity and Taxonomy” Book Review: This comprehensive book provides a deep understanding of lactic acid bacteria, encompassing their taxonomy, biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology. It sheds light on the diverse range of these organisms, despite the perceived limitations of their habitat. The book delves into the proper members of the LAB genera, detailing each species’ characteristics in a standardized format and assessing their significance in food, agricultural, and medical applications. Furthermore, the book offers extensive coverage of other bacterial groups, such as Bifidobacterium, commonly associated with LAB. By examining the role of LAB in various ecological ecosystems, this book also contributes to a better understanding of their significance. Research scientists, biochemists, and microbiologists working in the food and fermentation industries will find this book an indispensable reference, while advanced students of food science and technology can use it as a guide.
|8."Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss (Genetics and Society)" by Claire Waterton and Rebecca Ellis|
“Barcoding Nature: Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss (Genetics and Society)” Book Review: This book presents an analysis of the transformation of identification and classification practices in the natural sciences, based on six years of ethnographic research. Specifically, the book examines the implementation of DNA barcoding in response to the crisis of global biodiversity loss. The book delves into the significant impact this innovation is having on the collection, organization, analysis, and archiving of biological specimens and biodiversity data. In addition, the book explores the complex questions and contradictions that arise in the pursuit of a genomics-based environmental technoscience for the protection of biodiversity. Students and scholars in the field of sociology of science and science and technology studies will find this book to be a valuable resource.
|9."Biodiversity of Lianas (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)" by N Parthasarathy|
“Biodiversity of Lianas (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)” Book Review: This book offers extensive coverage of diverse topics spanning across all continents. It comprises peer-reviewed chapters contributed by renowned academicians and researchers worldwide, focusing on Plant Ecology, Taxonomy, and related aspects of Biodiversity Science. The book includes regional and global case studies and reviews that shed light on biodiversity, ecology, phytogeography, and conservation of lianas, found in temperate, subtropical, and tropical forests. It offers an insight into the patterns of liana diversity, distribution, and their role in shaping forest communities. The book delves into the functional ecology, carbon uptake, ecosystem services, dynamics, and invasion, and biotechnological approaches for the conservation of lianas. It emphasizes the importance and urgency of conserving lianas in the current global environmental scenario. This book serves as an essential reference material for students, researchers, and forest managers interested in biodiversity, forest ecology, and sustainable development of forest resources.
|10."Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation)" by Roseli Pellens and Philippe Grandcolas|
“Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation)” Book Review: The book presents an approach to reduce biodiversity losses during mass extinction through phylogenetic diversity. It emphasizes the value of phylogenetic diversity for biodiversity conservation, measures to choose and the loss of phylogenetic diversity due to extinction. The book stresses the importance of deeply branched organisms and relict species. It discusses methodological aspects like dealing with abundance, sampling effort and conflicting trees in analysis of phylogenetic diversity. The book shows how phylogenetic diversity can be integrated into systematic conservation planning, EDGE and HEDGE evaluations. This book serves as a reference for academics, policy makers and stakeholders involved in biodiversity conservation.
2. Taxonomy of Angiosperms
|1."Introduction to Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by Verma|
“Introduction to Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: This book provides an overview of the fundamental principles and objectives of taxonomy, delving into significant classification systems and the key features of the APG II (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, 2003) system for plant taxonomy. It also presents essential rules for plant nomenclature and various codes of nomenclature, including the latest Vienna Code of 2006. The author explores the current trends in plant taxonomy, highlighting the usefulness of anatomy, embryology, palynology, chemistry, cytology, and ecology. In addition, the book includes detailed illustrations and descriptions of 50 significant dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous angiosperm families, covering their distribution, vegetative features, floral description, morphological nature of organs, further classification, and affinities with other families. The author also highlights the economic importance of each family and provides a description of common plant species. Furthermore, the book covers different aspects and theories related to the origin of angiosperms, and explains the methods and techniques of herbarium development and maintenance. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing courses in Botany/Life Sciences.
|2."Angiosperms (Taxonomy, Systematic Botany, Economic Botany, Ethno Botany)" by Annie Ragland and V Kumaresan|
“Angiosperms (Taxonomy, Systematic Botany, Economic Botany, EthnoBotany)” Book Review: This book serves as an introduction to Angiosperms, including systems of Classification, Plant Nomenclature, and the Botanical Survey of India (BSI). It also covers the morphology and description of Angiospermic Plants, as well as Field and Herbarium Techniques, and Taxonomy in Relation to Cytology and Phytochemistry. The book delves into the characteristics and properties of various plant families such as Annonaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Cruciferae, Sterculiaceae, Rutaceae, Meliaceae, and Anacardiaceae. Additionally, readers will find an introduction to EthnoBotany and tribal medicines within the pages of this book. This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for Botany students.
|3."Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by D K Jain and V Singh|
“Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: This book provides an overview of plant taxonomy, including discussions on plant nomenclature and field and herbarium techniques. It includes an Illustrated Glossary of Taxonomic Terms as well as a Synopsis of the Selected Families. The book also covers the position of Selected Families in Major Contemporary Systems of Angiosperm Classification, as well as Selected Families of Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons. Students in the field of botany biology will find this book to be a valuable resource.
|4."Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by S S Sambamurty|
“Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: This book on Angiosperm Taxonomy is a comprehensive guide that delves into the principles of classification and nomenclature of the different families of angiosperms. The book features various illustrations with practical examples that aid in understanding the different concepts covered. It covers various aspects of taxonomy such as biosystematics, modern trends, chemotaxonomy, and numerical taxonomy, among others. The book examines a total of 214 families, out of which 55 are discussed in detail, while summarized accounts of the remaining families are given for the benefit of advanced students. The book includes various appendices, such as a comparison of classifications, floral diagrams, and formulae, as well as questions for practice. This book is highly recommended for Botany students pursuing B.Sc. (H), M.Sc., and other related fields such as Medical Botany, Pharmacy, Agricultural Botany, and Horticulture.
|5."Practical Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by R K Sinha|
“Practical Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: This book on the morphology of angiosperms provides a comprehensive guide to the taxonomy, systematization, and identification of 84 plants from 44 families. It also includes a brief overview of 143 plants from various families, with alphabetically-arranged terminology for stems, leaves, flowers, and more. The book is enhanced with labelled diagrams and flow charts for better comprehension and provides a comparison of allied common angiospermic families in an easy-to-read tabular form. Additionally, it presents the differences between related terminologies such as phyllode, phylloclade, siliqua, and siliqua in a tabular format. This book is a valuable resource for botany and biology students as well as researchers seeking to deepen their understanding of angiosperm morphology.
|6."Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by B P Pandey|
“Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: This book is an introductory guide for university students on the taxonomy of angiosperms. It covers the principles of taxonomy, plant collection and herbarium preparation, plant nomenclature, and the botanical survey of India. The book also covers botanic gardens and provides descriptions for angiospermic plant orders, including Magnoliales, Annonaceae, Rosales, and Lrguminales. It is a useful reference for those seeking basic information on the taxonomy of angiosperms.
|7."Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by S N Pandey and S P Misra|
“Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: This is a comprehensive book that delves into the classification, morphology, anatomy, and distribution of angiosperms. The book is divided into 14 chapters, covering topics such as the history of angiosperm classification, vegetative and reproductive morphology, embryology, cytology, phytochemistry, and biogeography. The authors also discuss various taxonomic systems and provide an overview of angiosperm families. The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of botany, and provides a thorough understanding of the taxonomy and diversity of angiosperms.
|8."Principles Of Angiosperm Taxonomy" by Davis and Heywood|
|9."Taxonomy of Angiosperm" by Nair R|
“Taxonomy of Angiosperm” Book Review: The book offers insights into the fundamental principles and contemporary developments in the taxonomy of angiosperms. It elucidates the core objectives and principles of taxonomy, as well as thoroughly compares all existing systems of classification and lucidly explains the intricate rules of plant nomenclature. Additionally, the book features extensive illustrations and is highly reliable, making it a useful resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of botany.
|10."Taxonomy of Angiosperms" by Shareef K Mohammed and Thuruthikkattil Ram Arun|
“Taxonomy of Angiosperms” Book Review: The book focuses on selected angiosperm families and their vegetative and floral traits, providing detailed descriptions and accompanying photographs. A key emphasis is placed on the identification of angiosperms in the field. Additionally, the book outlines the general characteristics of the families and includes explanatory examples. The families are arranged according to Bentham and Hooker’s Classification system. This resource will prove beneficial for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of botany.
3. Biosystematics, Taxonomy and Evolution
|1."Textbook of Biosystematics: Theory and Practicals" by T Pullaiah|
“Textbook of Biosystematics: Theory and Practicals” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to biosystematics, with a particular emphasis on plants. The introductory chapter provides the reader with an overview of the concept of biosystematics. The second chapter covers biosystematic categories, followed by an exploration of static and dynamic concepts related to plant taxonomy. Chapters four and five delve into the concept of population and character, respectively. The book also covers methods of sampling and processing data in the next chapter, as well as breeding systems. Chapter eight focuses on methods in experimental taxonomy and the sources of taxonomic characters. Subsequent chapters cover taximetrics, species concept, and germplasm preservation. Finally, the book concludes with practical applications of biosystematics.
|2."Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics: Classical and Modern Methods" by T S Rana|
“Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics: Classical and Modern Methods”
Book Review: The manual covers both basic and applied aspects of plant systematics for a variety of plant groups, including algae, lichens, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Chapters 1-3 describe approaches and methods for studying microbial and fungal diversity, providing useful information for students and young researchers. Chapters 4-5 focus on multi-dimensional approaches in Lichen systematics. The subsequent chapters (6-10) provide extensive information on the diversity and systematics of algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, and gymnosperms. Chapters 11-15 detail various methodological approaches for plant identification, Flora development, revision, and herbarium management. Chapters 14-15 are particularly useful for their coverage of the International code of plant nomenclature, including cultivated plants. This book is intended for students and young faculty pursuing research in plant taxonomy and provides information on the CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden and its repositories.
|3."Biosystematics and Bioecology of Aphis Spireacola Patch" by Vinay Kumar Singh and Shweta Dubey|
“Biosystematics and Bioecology of Aphis Spiraecola Patch” Book Review: The book offers valuable insights into the biosystematics and bioecology of aphids, which are essential for devising effective control programs and understanding their taxonomical, biological, and ecological aspects. It covers a wide range of topics, including infestation and pest control, and focuses on more than 65 plant genera that are commonly affected by aphids. These genera include but are not limited to asteraceae, brassicaceae, cucurbitaceae, fabaceae, malvaceae, polygonaceae, rosaceae, rubiaceae, rutaceae, and solanaceae.
|4."Biosystematics Taxonomy and Biostatistics" by M P Goswami|
|5."Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae in Egypt: Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae" by Joss Van Der Maesen and Kadry Abdel Khalik|
“Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae in Egypt: Biosystematic studies of the Family Brassicaceae” Book Review: The book provides information on Brassicaceae, including its global distribution and areas of cultivation, as well as its presence in various locations such as roadsides and waste grounds. The most significant genus and its growth patterns are also discussed. Additionally, the book covers several species cultivated as vegetables and salad plants, such as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, turnip, Chinese or Indian mustard, as well as other crops like radish, watercress, eruca, and cress. The textbook comprehensively covers 104 species belonging to 53 genera, assigned to 9 tribes.
|6."Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics" by Clive Anthony Stace|
“Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the fundamental principles and contemporary trends in plant taxonomy and biosystematics. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the history of plant classification, the principles of taxonomy, the concept of species, methods of data collection, and the construction of phylogenetic trees. It also delves into biosystematics, including the study of plant variation, the definition of species boundaries, and the investigation of the genetic basis of plant variation. The book concludes with a discussion of the applications of taxonomy and biosystematics in conservation biology and biotechnology.
|7."Taxonomy Evolution At Work" by M Daniel|
“Taxonomy Evolution At Work” Book Review: The book describes how different plant groups evolved over time and developed new and better characteristics to survive. It explains the challenges faced by primitive land plants and how they overcame them through intelligent strategies, such as outwitting insects, herbivores, parasites, and other adverse environmental factors. These adaptations led to the evolution of plants into successful taxa. The book also discusses the successful adaptive characteristics of all plant groups and the study of these processes.
|8."Principles and Techniques of Contemporary Taxonomy (Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience)" by Donald L J Quicke|
“Principles and Techniques of Contemporary Taxonomy (Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience)” Book Review: This book is an authoritative guide to modern principles and techniques of taxonomy. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the history of taxonomy, the principles and methods of classification, the use of molecular data, and the development of phylogenetic trees. It also explores the use of new technologies such as DNA sequencing, computer-aided identification, and molecular systematics. The book includes case studies that illustrate the application of these principles and techniques to specific groups of organisms. This book is an essential reference for students and researchers interested in the study of taxonomy and systematics.
|9."Evolution and Taxonomy" by John Henry Comstock|
“Evolution and Taxonomy” Book Review: This book is an insightful exploration of the relationship between evolution and taxonomy. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the history of taxonomy, the principles of evolution, and the development of the modern system of classification. The author examines the relationship between taxonomy and evolution and explores the role of natural selection in shaping the diversity of life. The book also includes detailed descriptions of the major groups of organisms and the evolutionary relationships between them. This book is an important reference for students and researchers interested in the study of evolution and taxonomy.
|10."Empire Biota: Taxonomy and Evolution" by Bernard Pelletier|
“Empire Biota: Taxonomy and Evolution” Book Review: This book is an insightful exploration of the history and development of life on Earth. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the principles of taxonomy and the evolutionary history of major groups of organisms, from bacteria to mammals. The author also examines the role of mass extinctions in shaping the diversity of life and discusses the future of the biosphere in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. The book includes detailed descriptions and illustrations of the major groups of organisms and their evolutionary relationships. This book is an essential reference for students and researchers interested in the study of taxonomy and evolution.