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Taxonomic revision of Genus Zingiber Sect: Crypthanthium from Western ghats of India.

Project summary:

The aim of the current investigation is to revise the Genus Zingiber: Sect Crypthanthium
taxonomically for the geographic region of western ghats and to resolve the species
complexes with respect to their identity and nomenclature.

Cost: $


Rushabh Balu Chaudhari

Highest degree:

M.Sc. Angiosperm Taxonomy

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Early-career researcher (PhD obtained within last three years)


Flowering plants

Blatter Herbarium, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Taxonomic and Nomenclatural studies on Zingiber neesanum (J.Graham) Ramamoorthy [Work In process]

Referee 1:

Dr. Rajendra Shinde

Referee 2:

Dr. Rajdeo Singh

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

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Broader Impacts


7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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