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Botony (O.U)

Botony (O.U)

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Course Code : B.Sc II-III (O.U)
University : Osmania University
Regulation : 2019
Categories : Arts and Science
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1. Introduction: Principles of plant systematics, Types of classification: Artificial, Natural and Phylogenetic

Systems of classification: Salient features and comparative account of Bentham and Hooker and Engler

and Prantle. An introduction to Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG).

2. Current Concepts in Angiosperm Taxonomy: Embryology in relation to taxonomy, Cytotaxonomy,

Chemotaxonomy and Numerical Taxonomy.

3. Nomenclature and Taxonomic Resources: An introduction to ICBN, Vienna Code-a brief account.

Herbarium: Concept, techniques and applications.


4. Systematic Study and Economic Importance of Plants Belonging to the Following Families:

Polypetalae: Annonaceae, Capparidaceae, Rutaceae, Fabaceae (Faboideae/papilionoideae,

Caesalpinioideae, Mimosoideae), Cucurbitaceae.

5. Gamopetalae: Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Asclepiadaceae, Lamiaceae.

6. Monochalmydeae: Amaranthaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Monocotyledons: Orchidaceae and Poaceae.


7. Ethnomedicine: Scope, interdisciplinary nature, distinction of ethnomedicine from folklore medicine.

8. Outlines of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathic systems of traditional medicine. Role of AYUSH,


9. Plants in Primary Health Care: Common medicinal plants - Tippateega (Tinospora cordifolia), Tulasi

(Ocimum sanctum), Pippallu (Piper longum), Karakaya (Terminalia chebula), Kalabanda (Aloe vera),

Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Evaluation of crude drugs.


10. Traditional Medicine VS Modern Medicine: Study of selected plant examples used in traditional

medicine as resource (active principles, structure, usage and pharmacological action of modern medicine):

Aswagandha (Withania somnifera), Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina), Nela usiri (Phyllanthus amarus),

Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) and Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri).

11. Pharmacognosy: Introduction and scope, adulteration of plant crude drugs and methods of identificationsome

examples. Indian Pharmacopoeia.

12. Plant Crude Drugs: Types, methods of collection, processing and storage practices.

Note : Botony, B.Sc II-III (O.U)

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