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Varsha P. Shah

Senior Lecturer
PO Box 425799
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5799

Office Location: ASSC 340
Office Phone: 940-898-2366
Lab Phone:
Fax: 940-898-2382

Teaching Area: General Biology
Research Area:


Position Date Institution Field
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


Pollen, Ultrastructure

I have done research on pollen morphology including ultrastructure in relation to systematics of various plant groups such as Myrtales and Asterales.

Project List

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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


General Biology

Project List

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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