Kozhikode: The release of T C Narendran Commemoration Volume was convened by Prof. T C Narendran Trust for Animal Taxonomy at Malabar Christian College in Kozhikode on Sunday. Dr. M K Muneer MLA released the book and handed over the first copy to Dr. M. Sabu, Fellow of Indian National Science Academy and Professor, Botany University of Calicut.
The book is a compilation of research articles in systematic entomology. Majority of the articles deal with parasitic wasps in their biosystematic perspective. The contributors of the articles are from India, UK, Mexico, Australia and USA.
This book is a tribute to late Prof. T. C. Narendran, a renowned entomologist who discovered and described nearly 1100 species of insects new to science. One new genus is named as Narendranella by Dr. Hayat of Aligarh Muslim University and eight new species under different genera are named as narendrani as a tribute to Narendran’s contributions to entomology.
Dr. P. K. Ashokan, Dr. M. Nasser, Dr. Lambert Kishore, Dr. Santhosh Shreevihar and Dr. Sudheer K. attended the function. The meeting was followed by Prof. TC Narendran Memorial Lecture by Dr. M Sabu on the Ginger Diversity of India.