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|Title:||Role of Biotechnology in the Study of Bryophyte Diversity|
Asthana, Ashish Kumar
|Abstract:||Bryophytes, which are known as Amphibians in plant kingdom grow throughout the world. These plants grow abundantly at the height of 3000 to 10,000 ft. above sea level. Due to variable environmental conditions, these plants show great diversity, which is under extensive study all over the world. The classification and evolution of these plants on the basis of morphology and anatomy has been studied in India and other countries but the classification and diversity assessment with the help of molecular structure have never been carried out except in some foreign countries. Study of plants on the basis of its molecular structure can only be possible with the help of biotechnological experiments, which are unfailure tools for understanding the diversity of plants. In last few years some researches proven that study through biotechnology of bryophytes can provide its molecular data of classification and evolution, and it is also helpful to determine the homicides by the experiments of DNA finger printing. A short discussion and discrimination is provided in this review article on the studies of significant biotechnological researches carried out on bryophytes with the useful results during last decide, which are boon for assessment of bryophyte diversity, rare/ threatened plants and to ascertain the status of the large and difficult genera/species and their population possessing overlapping characters.|
|ISSN:||0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||BVAAP Vol.13(2) [December 2005]|
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