Honorary Fellow (Botany), School of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Management
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Areas of Teaching
I have been teaching plant groups, plant anatomy and plant embryology at the University of New England since early 1975; taught earlier at the University of Malaya for five years and in northern India for a year.
- BIOL 120 - Plant Groups
- AGBY 221 - Plant Anatomy
- BOTY 241/341 - Flowerless Plants (Liverworts, Mosses, Ferns, Cycads, Conifers)
- BOTY 260/360 - Algae
- BOTY 273/373 - Herbs & Spices, Cloth & Wood, Medicinal Plants
Areas of present and potential research include the following aspects of the structure and reproduction of vascular plants -- particularly of conifers (wollemi pine etc.), 'primitive' flowering plants (Austrobaileya, Eupomatia, Idiospermum etc.), legumes (both herbaceous and woody), grasses, sedges, lilies, weeds and aquatic angiosperms. Embryology -- development of anther and pollen; formation of male and female gametes; fertilisation; growth of the embryo and the nutritive tissue; seed and fruit structure, Comparative morphology and anatomy (including wood), Cytology.
Teixiera, S.P., Prakash, N. and Ranga, N.T. 2001. Ovule and early seed development related to seed abortion in Dahlstedtia pinnata and D. pentaphylla (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae). Phytomorphology 51: 61-70.
Clarke, K. and Prakash, N. 2001. Floral morphology and embryology of two Australian species of Citrus (Rutaceae). Aust. J. Bot. 49: 1-9.
Prakash, N., Lee, Y.H. and Goh, C.J. 2000. Anther and pollen development in Heliconia. Harvard Papers in Botany 5:193-200.
Ping Yu, Prakash, N. and Whalley, R.D.B. 2000. Comparative Reproductive Biology of the vulnerable and common grasses in Bothriochloa and Dicanthium. In 'Grasses, Systematics and Evolution' (ed. S.W.L. Jacobs and J. Everett), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp 307-315.
Prakash, N. and Ramsey, M. 2000. Embryological development in Blandfordia and Neoastelia with comments on their systematic position. In 'Monocots: Systematics and Evolution', (ed. K.L. Wilson and D.A. Morrison), CSIRO, Melbourne, pp 214-217.
Prakash, N. 2000. Methods in Plant Microtechnique. 3rd ed. pp. 63, UNE, Armidale.
Prakash, N. 1999. Flora. In (eds A. Kaur and I Metcalfe), "The Shaping of Malaysia", Macmillan Press, London. pp. 42-55.
Prakash, N. 1998. An embryological study of Piptocalyx moorei (Trimeniaceae). In (eds B. Bhatia, A.K. Shukla, H.L. Sharma), "Plant Form and Function" Prof. M.R. Vijayaraghavan Festschrift Volume. Angkor Publ., New Delhi. pp. 272-300.
Prakash, N. 1997. Sexual Reproduction in Seed Plants - An Embryological Approach. 2nd revised edition. Univ. New England, Armidale. pp. 87.
Prakash, N. and Lim, A.L. 1996. Reproduction in Rutaceae - a review. In (ed. K.G. Mukerji) Advances in Botany, A P H Publishing Corporation, New Delhi. pp 53-80.
Prakash, N. and Lim A.L. 1995. The systematic position of Aegialitis annulata - the enigmatic mangrove. Wallaceana 74:11-15.
Lim A. L. and Prakash, N. 1994. Embryology of the winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus. Gardens Bulletin Singapore 46:79-92.
Prakash, N., Brown, J.F. and Wang Y.H. 1994. An embryological study of Kava, Piper methysticum. Australian J. Bot. 42: 231-237.
Cameron, B.G. and Prakash, N. 1994. Variation in the female gametophyte development in the Papilionoideae. In S.Tucker and I.K. Ferguson (eds), Advances in Legume Systematics, Vol. 6 pp. 97-115, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Prakash, N. (1987) Embryology of the leguminosae. In C.H. Stirton (ed), Advances in Legume Systematics, Vol. 3. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp 241-278.