Looking into the competitive era for B.Sc (Ag) and B.Sc Basic Science Students during the forthcoming years this book has been compiled which covers whole syllabus of B.Sc (Ag) on plant physiology subject. By consulting this book students will get complete information on the subject. The book is prepared while consulting standard books. It will also serve as an introduction to botanical science students who have one semester course in general biology.
Dr.A.S.Gontia, Professor and Head, Department of Plant Physiology, College of Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalyaya, Jabalpur - 482 004 (M.P.) Dr.A.S. Gontia, was born on 29'h April, 1957. He has completed his graduation from the University of Jabalpur during 1976 and obtained the M.SC. (Ag) degree in Agricultural Botany during 1979 from JNKVV, Jabalpur. He was awarded doctoral degree in Botany from APS University Rewa during the year 1990. He joined his services during 1980 at JNKVV, Jabalpur in the Department of Agricultural Botany which was later on redesignated as Department of Plant Physiology as Assistant Professor. During 2001 he was promoted to the post of Professor. Recently he has been nominated as Professor and Head of the Department. He has been actively involved in teaching, research and extension and guided 20 M.Sc (Ag) students and one PhD student as Major Advisor and 15 PhD students of various disciplines including Plant Physiology as Minor Adviser. He has published a book entitled "Glossary ofPlant Physiology" in 2012. His major field of expertise is Crop Physiology and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. He has 65 research papers, book chapters, bulletins to his credit. Presently besides teaching of UG, PG and PhD. students he is involved in research and extension activities pertaining to crop plants as well as medicinal and aromatic plants.