Ghousia Begum

Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyIndia

Dr. Ghousia Begum got her Ph.D from Osmania University and continued her postdoctoral wok in the same University. In 1998 she was appointed Junior Scientist in Biology Division, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. She has significantly contributed to the field of Ecotoxicology, Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity and Environmental Biology. Her research interests lies in how environmental changes, particularly toxicants affect physiological functions in aquatic animals especially in fish She is also working on alternative animal models which include lower invertebrates (Daphnia) and vertebrates (Zebra fish and edible fishes) for toxicity evaluation. She has published more than 30 research articles in reputed journals. She has more than 500 citations to her credit She has been awarded YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD for the year 1993 by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), gold medal for academic excellence and SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD-2012 by NESA. She has edited a book entitled “ECOTOXICOLOGY” published by InTech. Presently she is editorial board member in eleven journals and editor of two journals. Many journals in the area of environmental biology, toxicology and related areas used her as peer reviewer.

3books edited

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This is a good book on upcoming areas of Ecotoxicology. The first chapter describes genotoxicity of heavy metals in plants. The second chapter offer views on chromatographic methodologies for the estimation of mycotoxin. Chapter three is on effects of xenobiotics on benthic assemblages in different habitats of Australia. Laboratory findings of genotoxins on small mammals are presented in chapter four. The fifth chapter describes bioindicators of soil quality and assessment of pesticides used in chemical seed treatments. European regulation REACH in marine ecotoxicology is described in chapter six. X-ray spectroscopic analysis for trace metal in invertebrates is presented in chapter seven. The last chapter is on alternative animal model for toxicity testing. In conclusion, this book is an excellent and well organized collection of up dated information on Ecotoxicology. The data presented in it might be a good starting point to develop research in the field of ECOTOXICOLOGY.

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