Ferns: Growth, Diversity and Ecological Importance


Shobhit Kumar Srivastava, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Asian International University, Manipur, India
Gyan Prakash Srivastava, M.Sc. – Biotechnology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India

Series: Life Sciences Research and Development
BISAC: SCI011000; NAT034000; NAT011000
DOI: 10.52305/ZDNJ1623

The study of organism evolution and diversity has long drawn the attention of scientists, particularly those working in the various branches of botany. As a result, there are numerous textbooks on the topic. Pteridophytes (Ferns) take up different percentages of the extant texts, and some textbooks even focus on only one subgroup, like the ferns. Currently, no book that comprehensively addresses every crucial aspect related to the development, diversity, and ecological significance of pteridophytes to the best of our knowledge. The authors are confident that the readers of this book will be fascinated by pteridophytes and the range of products they provides, including food, fibers, and ornaments etc. The chapters on the evolution of different plant parts will give the readers new insights into how to investigate more relationships that link the evolution’s lingering. All aspects of biodiversity in pteridophytes are covered in the current book, including spore morphology, climate and ecological relationships, ethnobotanical significance, and nematode activity. The remaining two chapters focused on the discourse of these magnificent plants and the cultural relevance of pteridophytes in diverse agro-climatic zones worldwide

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Ferns in Montane Environments: Elevation, Climate and Ecological Relationships
O. Roger Anderson
Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades NY, US

Chapter 2. Technological Abiotic Stresses in the Ornamental Potted Fern Asplenium Nidus L.
A. Di Benedetto¹,², A. Pagani¹, D. Carnelos¹, E. Giardina¹ and J. Molinari¹
¹Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
²Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Mar del Plata, Balcarce, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chapter 3. Nematicidal Activity of Extracts from the Male Fern Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott (1834) in Experiments with the Free-Living Soil Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans Maupas (1900)
Anastasia V. Egorova¹, Alsu F. Gatiyatullina¹, Dmitriy A. Terenzhev², Timur G. Belov², Dilyara M. Khakimova3, Evgeny N. Nikitin², Tatiana B. Kalinnikova¹, and Rifgat R. Shagidullin¹
¹Research Institute for Problems of Ecology and Mineral Wealth Use of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia
²Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science, Federal Research Center, Kazan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia
³Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia

Chapter 4. Diversity and Ethno-Botanical Uses of Pteridophytes in the District Tehri Garhwal, India
Ajendra Singh Bagri and Gulshan Kumar Dhingra
Department of Botany, Pt LMS Govt PG College Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhhand, India

Chapter 5. Pteridophytes of the Visakhapatnam District, East Coast of India: An Ecological, Commercial and Medicinal Approach
G. M. Narasimha Rao
Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Chapter 6. Ferns from Folklore to Pharmacy: Ethnopharmacology of Pteridophytes
Tusheema Dutta¹,², and Hasan Ikbal²
¹Vanasiri Evolutionary Ecology lab, School of Biology, IISER Trivandrum, India
²Natural products research lab, Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Chapter 7. Spore Morphology and Ornamentation of Fern and Fern-Allies from West Bengal, India
Sinjini Mondal, Preshina Rai, Priyanka Das and Saurav Moktan
Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, WB, India

Chapter 8. Endangered Ferns and Their Conservation
Saima Sohrab¹ and Nivedita Singh²
¹Department of Botany, Ewing Christian College, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India
²Phycology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India

Chapter 9. The Spiritual and Cultural Prominence of Ferns across the World
Nivedita Singh¹ and Saima Sohrab²
¹Phycology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad, India
²Department of Botany, Ewing Christian College, University of Allahabad, India

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