CONTENTS:- 1. Fern allies of Uttaranchal: enumeration and distribution/Y.P.S. Pangtey and L.M. Tiwari. 2. Pteridophytic Flora of Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, Part I: A General account of Bilaspur District and 13 most common Pteridophytes/M.K. Seth and Sunil Kumar. 3. Phytogeography of Pteridophytic Flora of Satpura Hills (Central India): an over-view/S.M. Vasudeva. 4. Distribution and ethnobotanical notes on Pteridophytes growing in Hills of Jharkhand/Shobha Rani Singh, Binod Kumar and Ram Pravesh. 5. A list of doubtful species of Ferns from the North-Western Himalaya in Chandra's The Ferns of India/Y.P.S. Pangtey. 6. Reproductive biology of Homosporous Ferns: a review/S.S. Sharma. 7. Compartmentalization of the Fern Genome and the Gene Block Hypothesis Revisited/S.C. Verma. 8. VAM Associations in Cheilanthes Swartz (Sinopteridaceae)/I.B. Prasher and Anju Baghla. 9. Micropropagation of rare aquatic ferns/Harvinder K. Cheema. 10. Azolla: a floating fern to an excellent experimental model system/A. Sood, A.S. Ahluwalia and P.K. Singh.
Achievements and Prospects in Pteridophytes contains nine original research papers and reviews on various aspects of Pteridophytes. These concern : Distribution of fern allies of Uttaranchal, pteridophytic flora of various regions of N.W. Himalaya, phytogeographic studies on pteriodophytic flora of Central India, ethnobotanical studies on pteriodophytes of Jharkhand, reproductive biology of homosporous ferns, compartmentalization of fern genome and the gene block hypothesis, VAM association in Sinopteridaceae and micropropagation of rare aquatic ferns.