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Taxonomic Study of The Genus Galium L. (Rubiaceae) of Nepal

Project summary:

According to Khalik et al. 2007 pollen granis of Galium shows zonocolpate type and number of colpi ranges from 5 to 10. Present study mainly concentrate on palynology via SEM method to differentiate species, subspecies and varieties along with morphological, anatomical and cytological studies for the taxonomic study of genus Galium.

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Pratigya Sharma

Highest degree:

Bachelor's of Science

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Mini - Revision on Galium L. (Rubiaceae) in 2019

Referee 1:

Prof. Dr. Sangeeta Rajbhandary

Referee 2:

Dr. Deepak Raj Pant

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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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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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