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Systematic revision of the genus Stellaria L.(Caryophyllaceae) of Nepal.

Project summary:

This systematic revision of Stellaria L. of Nepal will cover 18 species 11 varieties and 2 forma of Stellaria L. recorded in Nepal. Methodology such as herbarium preparation as well as Identification of specimens of the species and their gross morphology, molecular, anatomy, cytology, and preparation will be adopted. From this study complete taxonomic account along new records will be added. This study will contribute to the biodiversity status and Floras.

Cost: $


Rashika Kafle

Highest degree:

Bachelor in Science(Botany)

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


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Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University,Kirtipur, Nepal

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Taxonomic study of Stellaria L. of Nepal (A minirevision submitted for the MSc third sem curriculum activities)

Referee 1:

Dr. Sangeeta Rajbhandary, Professor

Referee 2:

Dr.Deepak Raj Pant, Associate Professor

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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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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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