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Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Biodiversity and Chemotaxonomy

Editors: Ramawat, K.G. (Ed.)

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  • Combines biodiversity and chemotaxonomy
  • Helpful in sustainable resource identification and utilization
  • Covers lower plants to angiosperms
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Plant classifications are based on morphological characters and it is difficult, particularly in small plants and grasses, to identify these below generic level on the basis of these characters using a dissecting microscope. Plant species have intra- and inter-specific variation in secondary metabolites which can be utilized as marker compounds for identification and classification of plants. Secondary metabolites are produced as a result of primary metabolism and the production of these compounds not only involves several genes but also it is an energy dependent process. Hence these products cannot be considered as insignificant for the plant and the environment. Modern tools of molecular biology and secondary metabolites present in them can definitively decide about classification of plants. Absence of correct identification of plant is associated to many problems of resource utilization.  Due to wide availability of these tools, interest has revived in systematics and correct classification of plants based on these parameters for their sustainable utilization and resource management.

The purpose of this book is to assess the potential of phytochemical and molecular tools in the systematic and classification of plants. The topics covered include species concept, barcoding and phylogenetic analysis, chemotaxonomy use of polyketides, carotenes, cuticular wax, volatile oils, biodiversity of corals, metazoans, Ruta and Echinocereus.

It provides comprehensive and broad subject-based reviews, useful for students, teachers, researchers, and all others interested in the field. The field has been kept wide and general to accommodate the wide-ranging topics. This book will be useful to agriculturists, chemists, botanists, industrialists, and those involved in planning of crop plants.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Biodiversity and Chemotaxonomy

    Pages 1-14

    Ramawat, Kishan Gopal

  • The ‘Sixth Mass Extinction Crisis’ and Its Impact on Flowering Plants

    Pages 15-42

    Shivanna, K. R.

  • Molecular Approaches to Explore Coastal Benthic Metazoan Diversity—Success and Constraints

    Pages 43-53

    Bhadury, Punyasloke

  • Soft Coral Biodiversity in the Red Sea Family Alcyoniidae: A Biopharmaceutical and Ecological Perspective

    Pages 55-85

    Dokalahy, Erick E. (et al.)

  • Woody Perennial Diversity at Various Land forms of the Five Agro-Climatic Zones of Rajasthan, India

    Pages 87-120

    Mathur, Manish (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30746-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30745-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity and Chemotaxonomy
Editors
  • K.G. Ramawat
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30746-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30746-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30745-5
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 318
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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