Varsha P. Shah
PO Box 425799
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5799
Office Location: ASSC 340
Office Phone: 940-898-2366
Teaching Area: General Biology
|PhD||1982||University of Oklahoma||Botany|
|MS||1976||University of Oklahoma||Botany|
|MSc||1971||Gujarat University, India||Botany|
|BSc||1969||Gujarat University, India||Botany|
Major Academic/Research Interest
I have done research on pollen morphology including ultrastructure in relation to systematics of various plant groups such as Myrtales and Asterales.
Patel, V. C., J. J. Skvarla and P. H. Raven. 1984. Pollen characters in relation to the delimitation of Myrtales. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 71: 858-969.
Patel V. and J .J .Skvarla. 1979. Ultrastructure of Valerianaceae pollen. Pollen et Spores 21: 81-103.
Skvarla, J. J., B. L. Turner, V. Patel and A. S. Tomb. 1978. Pollen morphology in the Compositae and in morphologically related families. Chapter 8 (pp 141-248) of the book “The Biology and Chemistry of the Compositae”. Academic Press.
Courses and Teaching Responsibilities
BIOL 1123 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II: Biology core course for science majors and minors; covering evolution, diversity, classification and ecology. Credit: Three hours. Offered: Spring and Fall.
SCI 1123 GENERAL LIFE SCIENCE: Natural science core course for non-science majors; covering life processes, evolution, genetics and diversity. Credit: Three hours with lab. Offered: Spring and Fall.
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