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Dr.BENNY JACOB
(M. Sc., Ph. D.)
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Associate Professor, Head of the Department
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Publications:
2009
10. Karyomorphological studies on Chlorophytum borivilianum. National Seminar Molecule Drugs P.49.2009.
11. Safed musli is a divine ethnomedicine ? Commercialized to uncontrolled use from India. Ethnobotany. P 84-87.2009.
1992
8. Chromosome Behaviour and pachytene Morphology of Coix gigantea. Cytologia 57: 303-308. 1992.
1991
6. A New Hexaploid cyto-type of Coix lacryma Jobi Linn. Proc. ISCA Section Botany p.12
7. Karyomorpholical and Phylogenetic studies on Hygroryza aristata (Retz.) Nees of the Tribe Oryzeae. Cytologia 56:95-102. 1991.
9. Leaf epidermal features of Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen. Multi. Res. Rev. 1:No.2.p112-115. 1991.
1990
5. Karyomorphology of Coix gigantea from South India. Cell And Chromosome Research Vol. 13(2) 1990 p.19.
1989
2. The Leaf Epidermal Patterns in the systematics of Coix. National Symposium on Recent Advances in Plant Cell Research 1989. 3. On the occurrence of a new Hexaploid cytotype of Coix lacryma-jobi Linn. From North-East India. Current Science Vol.58. 13: p
1988
1. Cytological studies of Manisuris myuros Linn. Of the tribe and Andropogoneae. Science & Culture Oct. 1988 Vol. 54 p335.

Awards,Recognitions and Contribution to the College

Dy. Chairman of Valuation Boards B.Sc. CBCSS MG University
Chairman of Practical Sem IV CBCSS Botany 2014 , 2015 & 2016

Distinctions

Popular Talks on All India Radio
1. Kisanvani ? ?Jaivakrishi? 15/12/2006 FM Kochi.
2. FM Diary ? Medicinal Plant Cultivation 08/09/2012 FM Kochi.
3. Krishivani ? Biotechnology and Agriculture on 27/02/2015 FM Kochi.

Membership in professional bodies

Positions and Associations
Secretary (1996-2001) Kerala Botanical Society
Vice ? President Indian Botanical Society (Kerala Chapter)
Secretary Kerala University Research Students Union 1990-91
Association Impact Assessment Team of Poyyankutty Hydroelectric Project (Proposed by KSEB)
B.Sc. Syllabus 1996 Designed and Submitted to M.G. University


Areas Of Interest

Govt. Participatory Team work - Impact Assessment Team of Poyyankutty Hydroelectric Project (Proposed by KSEB) Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore 641010.

Publication in Books

Multidisciplinary Research Review, Trivandrum ISSN 0971-1457
Associate Editor Journal of Life Science, Calicut
Editor New leaves (News letter-Botanical Society of Kerala)
Chief Editor Molecule To Drugs 2009 (Abstract of National Seminar)

Research Guidance

Title of the thesis : Cytomorphological and karyological studies of Coix species (Tribe Maydeae, Poaceae) from India.

Papers presented in conferences

List of Publications:
A. International Journals
1. On the occurrence of a new hexaploid of Coix lacryma-jobi Linn. From North East India. Christopher, J and Jacob, B. 1989. Curr. Sci. 58(13): 757-758.
2. Karyomorphology of Coix gigantea from South India. Christopher J and Jacob, B. 1990. Cell and Chro. Res. 13 (2). 16.
3. Cytology of a new hexaploid cyto-type of Coix lacryma-jobi Linn. Christopher, J and Jacob, B. 1990. Cytologia 55: 57-60.
4. Karyomorphological and phylogenetic studies on Hygroryza aristata (Retz.) Ness. Of the tribe oryzae. Christopher, J. Mini, L S and Jacob, B. 1991 Cytologia: 56:95-102.
5. Cytological studies of Coix gigantea Koenig ex Roxb. From south India. Christopher, J and Jacob, B. 1991. Cytologia 56: 265-268.
6. Leaf-epidermal features of Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen. Jacob, B. 1991. Multi. Res. Rev. 1. 112-115.
7. Chromosome behavior and pachytene morphology of Coix gigantean. Jacob, B and Christopher, J. 1992. Cytologia 57:303-308.


B. Indian Journals

8. Cytological studies of Manisuris mayuros Linn. Of the tribe Andropogoneae. Jacob, B. and Christopher, J. 1988. Sci. and Cult. 54(10): 335.
9. A new hexaploid cyto-type of Coix lacryma Jobi Linn. Christopher, J and Jacob, B. 1989. Proc. 76th Ind. Sci. Cong. Part II 177-178.
10. The leaf epiderman patterns in the systematic of Coix. Jacob, B and Christopher, J. 1989. Rec. Adv. Plt. Cell Res. P14.
11. Karyomorphological studies on Chlorophytum borivilianum. Jacob,B. Molecule to Drugs 2009. P49.
12. Safed musli is a divine ethnomedicine ? commercialized to controlled use from India. Jacob, B.Ethnobotany ? Plant friendly practices on Medicinal Plants. 2009. P.84-87.
13. ?Jaivakrishi? ? All India Radio on 15/12/2006
14. GM Rubber ? a potential scope for farmer-Paper presented on 02/02/2011.

Training Programmes attended
1. Chromosome Banding and Somatic Hybridization 19-23 Dec. 1989.
2. Orientation for College teachers ? Academic Staff College Tvm. 28/1/1999 to 24/02/1999.
3. Restructuring of Curriculum in Degree Course MGUniv.1997.
4. National Service Scheme Training and Orientation ? 14-23 July 1998.
5. Indira Gandhi National Open University Extended contact programme 98. Oct. 30 to Nov. 8 1998.
6. National Service Scheme Training and orientation ? 25-29 Oct. 1999.
7. UGC Sponsored refresher course ? CUSAT 15/10/2001-06/11/2001.
8. Directorate of Collegiate Education - Maharajas College ? Refresher 15/2/203 to 08/03/2003.




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