1. ANGIOSPERM TAXONOMY

Extensive studies on flowering plants of India had been conducted so far. Present studies include floristic surveys, revisions, systematics and molecular phylogy of several plant families and genera. More than 100 new species were identified and reported.

 

2. CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Studies conducted in this division include chromosome imaging and karyomorphometry, cytotoxic, mutagenic and anticancer assays, studies on genetic polymorphism as well as analysis of essential oils pertaining to aromatic and medicinal plants.

 

3. CYANOBACTERIAL DIVERSITY

 Earlier, studies were conducted on biodiversity and taxonomy of Pteridophytes and Bryophytes of Kerala. Now the division is focusing on algal & cyanobacterial research.

 

4. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

 

Studies on ecology, plant diversity and environmental science with thrust on biofertilizers, phyto-remediation & bio-accumulation.

 

5. FUNGAL DIVERSITY

 

 

Studies on mushrooms and other macro fungi. Extensive survey, documentation and systematic studies.  Two new genera and more than 100 new species identified and reported.

 

6.GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING

 

 

Studies on the genetics and breeding of rice, spices, aromatic plants, plantation crops, medicinal plants and ornamental gingers.

 

7. PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

 

Standardization of tissue culture protocols of several plants.  Study and exploitation of clonal variations. Studies on molecular systematics. Studies using tools of bioinformatics.

 

8. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

 

 

Studies on the physiology of germination, dormancy and flowering. Studies on stress physiology, enzymology and eco physiology.

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Department of Botany
University of Calicut
Thenhipallam PO
Malappuram - 673635
Phone : (0494) - 2407406 / 407
 
 
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