Dr E.K Janaki Ammal
JanakiAmmalEdavalethKakkat was an Indian botanist who conducted scientific research in cytogenetics and geography. Her most notable work involves those on sugarcane and the eggplant. Her studies on ethnobotany particularly in use of plants by tribals in Kerala are of great value. In order to promote excellent work in taxonomy and encourage young students and scholars to work in this field, the E.K. JanakiAmmal Award was instituted in the year 1999. Two awards, for outstanding work in Botanical and Zoological Taxonomy including work done in Micro-organisms are eligible for consideration under either of the two categories—E.K. JanakiAmmal National Award on Plant Taxonomy and E.K. JanakiAmmal National Award on Animal Taxonomy respectively.
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