Research Areas

Current research topics handled by the members of the Department of Botany are related to the fields of Propagation techniques of medicinal plants, Impacts on algal diversity, Taxonomy of marine algae, Toxic algae, Biological control of plant pathogens including soil–borne plant diseases such as Panama wilt of banana, coconut wilt disease,collar rots of bean, chilli and tomato, Screening of antimicrobial compounds from plants, Effects of herbicides on algae and cyanobacteria, Use of Lithium as a non-radioactive tracer, Allelopathic effects of weeds, Biodiversity studies, Genetic diversity of plants, Molecular biology, Molecular plant systematics, Mangrove ecology, Plant ecology, Ecophysiology, Biological monitoring of water bodies.