By Punjab Agricultural University on 04 May 2017 | read
  4 077




The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon released a book entitled “Plant Cells and their Organelles,” which has been edited by Professor William V. Dahsek and Professor Gurbachan Singh Miglani. The book has been published by John Wiley and Sons (Wiley Balckwell), United Kingdom, one of the most renowned publishers of the world. Professor Miglani is a Visiting Professor in the School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU. After teaching genetics for 35 years, Professor Miglani retired as Professor of Genetics from PAU in 2005. He has authored over a dozen books on molecular genetics, which have been widely accepted by the scientific community in India as well as abroad. He is also a recipient of Meritorious Teachers Award of PAU. Dahsek is an eminent American cell biologist and author of several books on cell biology.

            Dr Dhillon congratulated the editors and said the book will be of immense use to the upper level undergraduate as well as postgraduate students studying cell biology.  

            Professor Miglani said the book has 13 chapters written by 19 authors from India, Australia and United States. “The book is student friendly and written in simple language with well labeled illustrations,” he stated. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the structure and function of plant organelles, he added. The book also emphasizes the research literature in plant cell biology concerning cell and organellar structure, he told. The literature from plant physiology, molecular genetics and biochemistry has been utilized to augment the discussions of cell and organellar function, he said. Professor Miglani also explained how he got into writing of the books 44 years back. He was accompanied by his wife and other members of the family at the book release function.

            It is worth mentioning that the book also includes a chapter, written by Dr (Mrs) Yogesh Vikal of School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU.

Dr S.S. Gosal, Member, Board of Management, PAU and Dr D.S. Brar, Honorary Adjunct Professor, School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU, also spoke on the occasion and congratulated Professor Miglani on the excellent work he has done in bringing out several books.

Present on the occasion were Dr R.S. Sidhu, Registrar; Dr Ashok Kumar, Director of Research; Dr H.S. Dhaliwal, Dean, College of Agriculture; Dr J.S. Mahal, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology; and Dr G.K. Sangha, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities PAU. The Additional Directors of Research also attended the function