Farzana Khan Perveen

Classes and Event in Science (C.E.S), Reims

Dr. Farzana Khan Perveen, FLS, Gold Medalist, obtained her BSc (Hons) and MSc in Zoology (Entomology) from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She also obtained an MAS in Agriculture (Agronomy) from Nagoya University, Japan, and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Karachi. She is the founder and chairperson of the Department of Zoology and the previous controller of examinations at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), Pakistan. She is also the previous founder and chairperson of the Departments of Zoology at Hazara University and Kohat University of Science and Technology, both in Pakistan. She is the author of 150 high-impact research papers, 135 abstracts, 40 books, and 9 book chapters. She has also edited nine books. She has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate students. She has organized and participated in numerous international and national conferences and received multiple awards and fellowships. She is a member of research societies, journal editorial boards, the World Commission on Protected Areas, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Her fields of interest are parasitology, toxicology, forensic entomology, and zoology.

Farzana Khan Perveen

8books edited

9chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Farzana Khan Perveen

Biodiversity and Ecology of Lepidoptera - Insights and Advances presents a comprehensive overview of the order of winged insects known as Lepidoptera. It is organized into two sections and seven chapters. Section 1, "Lepidoptera: Behavioural Diversity", explores the myriad challenges faced by Lepidoptera globally. In the twenty-first century, the most pressing issue confronting them is the decline in biodiversity, necessitating the essential restoration of ecosystems. Concurrently, Lepidoptera exhibit mastery in camouflage and mimicry, enabling them to evade detection by predators and parasites, providing a reproductive advantage. This section also delves into gynandromorphy behavior, where individuals develop a mosaic of both male and female traits, with the left and right halves of the body displaying different sexes. Additionally, it reviews recent advances in non-coding RNAs, elucidating their role in regulating gene expression through chromosomes and their significance in the overall developmental process of Lepidoptera. Section 2, "Moths: Bioecology and Genetics", commences with the mapping of flight paths for feeding, reproduction, and pollination occurrence in hawkmoths in the family Sphingidae. The section then reveals the features of invasion into various ecosystems by five invasive leafminer moth species of the family Gracillariidae). Furthermore, it discusses the degree of genetic variability and phylogenetic relationships among 13 breeds of the mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori L.).

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