IFS: Botany Reference List

  1. Cell Biology: De Robertis & Ambrose and Easy or Powar - Buy from Amazon.in
  2. Genetics: Strickberger or Vir Bala Rastogi - Buy from Amazon.in
  3. Physiology and Biochemistry: Salisbury and Ross or Fritz and Noggle - Buy from Amazon.in
  4. Ecology: Vir Bala Rastogi and MS Jayaraj and P.D. Singh
  5. Economic Botany: Kochar or Verma
  6. Microbiology: Powars's two books on microbiology are more than enough. - Buy from Amazon.in
  7. Pathology: Singh's book along with a foreign author - Buy from Amazon.in
  8. Cryptograms: B R Vasista (alage and fungi), P C Vashishta (Pteridophytes gymnosperms) Pandey and Trivedi (both volumes)
  9. Embryology: Bhojwani and Bhatnagar - Buy from Amazon.in
  10. Plant Anatomy: Esau or B.P. Pandey - Buy from Amazon.in
  11. Taxonomy: Nair along with Datta - Buy from Amazon.in

Botany Paper-1

  1. Lower Boiology (Algae, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms): Singh, Pandey & Jain
  2. Bacteria & Virus: H.C.Dubey
  3. Microbiology: Taro & Kapoor
  4. Plant Pathology: P.D. Sharma - Buy from Amazon.in
  5. Plant Pathology; R.S.Sharma Principles of Plant Pathology
  6. Economic Botany: B.P. Pandey - Buy from Amazon.in
  7. Economic Botany; Few topics from Kochar
  8. Plant Taxonomy: O.P.Sharma - Buy from Amazon.in
  9. Introduction to Botany (for Degree students): A.C.Dutta - Buy from Amazon.in

Paper-2

Cell Biology

  1. Cell Biology & Genetics P.K.Verma - Buy from Amazon.in
  2. Plant Physiology Pandey & Sinha - Buy from Amazon.in
  3. Genetics P.K.Gupta (for few topics) - Buy from Amazon.in

Genetics

  1. B.D.Singh Genetics - Buy from Amazon.in
  2. Pudan Singh Introduction to Genetics
  3. P.K.Gupta Genetics - Buy from Amazon.in

Plant Breeding

  1. B.D.Singh
  2. Pudan Singh

Biotechnology

  1. B.D. Singh

Plant Physiology

  1. Pandey & Sinha
  2. V.K. Jain
  3. Taiz & Zeiger (Photosynthesis, Respiration & Stress Physiology)

Ecology

  1. P.D. Singh

Botany Good References

  1. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: Salisbury and Ross or Taiz and Zeiger + An indian author (Pandey & Sinha)
  2. Ecology: P.D. Sharma + Odum + Vir Bala Rastogi - Buy from Amazon.in
  3. Economic Botany: Kochar or Verma + BP Pandey
  4. Microbiology: Prescott/ Taro for reference+ Powars's two books on microbiology.
  5. Pathology: Singh's book/ P.D.Sharma along with Agrios
  6. Lower planta: Singh and Jain + Vashishtha (reference)
  7. Embryology: Bhojwani and Bhatnagar - Buy from Amazon.in
  8. Plant Anatomy: Esau for reference + B.P. Pandey
  9. Taxonomy: Nair along with Datta
  10. Plant Breeding: B.D.Singh - Buy from Amazon.in
  11. Biotechnology: B D Singh / PK Gupta

Discussions & Questions

  • For IFS preparation in botany and zoology which books are best? ( - on ))

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    IFS botany preparation material and solutions to past papers are available at - https://www.doorsteptutor.com/Exams/IFS/

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