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PGR 608 ADVANCED ECONOMIC BOTANY                                                                               (2L+1P) I

Objective
To apprise students about economic uses of plants including fields such as ethnopharmacology as well as potential new commercial crops.

Theory

UNIT I
Structure, development and chemical constituents of plant parts- cereals, pulses and oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, nuts.

UNIT II
Origin, evolution and interrelations of crop taxa- cereals, pulses and oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamental plants, underutilized plants.

UNIT III
Economic uses and commercial importance of crop plants- cereals, pulses and oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamental plants, underutilized plants.

UNIT IV
Importance of plants with respect to society and environment- Social and religious significance of plants in environmental amelioration.

Practicals
Structure, development and chemical constituents of plant parts-cereals, pulses and oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamental plants, underutilized plants.

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