Botanical Report
International Journal of Plant Sciences
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Ethnomedicinal knowledge of Irular tribes in the Eastern Ghats region of Krishnagiri District, India


R. Kanthasamy, R. Mahesh, K. Muthuchelian M. Maridass and G. Raju





The ethno-medicinal report was collected from 2007 - 2011 in the areas of Irular tribes at the Krishnagiri District of Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu. The survey of plants conducted showed that 58 species of plants distributed in 55 genera belonging to 28 families were found on this reason for treating various ailments. During the ethno medicinal trips interviews were conducted with elder persons (men and women) and documented. Greatest utilization of trees for therapeutic reason demonstrates both their high population and availability in enormous number cum effortlessly accessibility or they may have solid restorative properties. Moreover, all parts of the plant body are used for the restorative purpose and we found that the plants were considered as sacred in most cases. Basic wellbeing diseases in the study range were skin issues, for example, wounds, bubbles, psoriasis and the bigger number of the cures were utilized to treat these infirmities. There is an urgent need to conserve the remaining natural resource of this area, which is at the verge of extermination.


Keywords: Irular tribes, Eastern Ghats, Medicinal plants, Tamil Nadu.

Volume No. 5(4)      December,2016



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Plant Biotechnology for Crop Improvement: Biosafety issues & Regulations


Jonnada A.V. Prasada Rao and C.Vijayakumar



The rapid adoption of biotechnology in India, especially inagriculture, has been accompanied by grave scientific risks and uncertainty. These mbiguities and doubts raise several challenges for policy and governance. While a large portion of investment in biotechnologies made in “developed” countries, most of the derived products, or genetically modified organisms (GMOS), are exported a   marketed to the “developing” world. This trans-boundary trade has been occurring despite the fact that there are several scientifically

unverified claims about GMOs and their impact. These apprehensions are usually sought to be dealt with within there of biosafety. Issues regarding the biosafety of transgenic plant to environment, human and animal health are being raised. Regulatory mechanism for biosafety considerations in India

has been established with specific responsibilities and accountability. Hence, the development and release of transgenic plants have been declared regulated activities.


Keywords: transgenics, GMOs, bio-safety, RCGM, GEAC, Biotech crops, biotic and abiotic stresses.