Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Tropical Plant Species

Muhammad Sarwar Khan

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Well-established educationist, scientist, editor, and recipient of prestigious awards who has vastly published in high-impact journals, including Nature and Nature Biotechnology, and is an author of several books and book chapters.


Tropical Plants Tropical Fruit Plants Tropical Ornamental Plants Biotechnology In Vitro Culture Plant Architecture Plant Genealogy Nursery Management Orchard Development Disease Management Insect-Pest Management Medicinal Plants and Nutraceuticals

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About the book

Tropical plant species include some fruit, flowering plants, indoor and outdoor, climbers, and herbaceous plants including perennials, annuals, bulbous plants. Further, palms, ferns, and other plants are included in the list of tropical plant species. To successfully grow these plant species in orchards and gardens of tropical and subtropical regions, several factors need to be taken care of.

This book aims to provide a broader platform to discuss how to grow fruit and ornamental plants for nutrition, nutraceuticals, and aesthetic values. Further, the issues, advancements in technologies, and solutions to the problems of these plant species will be discussed. Hence, the key features of the book that will broadly be, but not be limited to production of tropical fruit plant species and orchard management, production to industry management of tropical medicinal plant species and tropical ornamental plant species nursery and garden management (outdoor and indoor herbaceous plant species, tropical outdoor and indoor flowering plant species, and outdoor and indoor foliage plant species). 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 3rd 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: March 1st 2022

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Review results due: May 20th 2022

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Expected publication date: July 19th 2022

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About the editor

Muhammad Sarwar Khan

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Muhammad Sarwar Khan is a distinguished Plant Molecular Biologist who started his career as a Bachelor and Master student in horticulture. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Khan was awarded a prestigious fellowship to research at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has served as the founding Head of the Biotech Interdisciplinary Division at the NIBGE and is currently serving as the Director of the Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr. Khan has supervised more than 100 Ph.D. candidates, MPhil students, and researchers. He has published several papers in high-impact journals, including Nature and Nature Biotechnology, and is the author of several book chapters and books. Dr. Khan has received several prestigious awards, including the President’s Medal for Technology, a Gold Medal in Agriculture from the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, a Performance Gold Medal, the Biotechnologist Award by the National Commission of Biotechnology, and the Best University Teacher Award by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society, the Cambridge Philosophical Society, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Cochran Foundation. He is also a member of the Pakistan Botanical Society and the International Association for Plant Biotechnology.

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