Soil Science Society of America

5 Books found


  • Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Students will learn the experimental aspects of genetics through 15 three-hour laboratory exercises with plant and animal organisms. Each exercise consists of background information, a materials list, a step-by-step procedure, and study questions. Learning objectives include an understanding of chromosomes and the physical properties of DNA, digestion by restriction enzymes, methods of DNA extraction, advanced techniques of gene cloning, ...

  • Soybeans: Improvement, Production, and Uses, Third Edition

    Soybeans: Improvement, Production, and Uses, Third Edition

    The complete sourcebook for soybean information, this monograph combines concise information and the scope of a monograph. Topics include morphology, production, disease, management, genomics and genetic improvement, economics and marketing, processing and use, and even the role of soybean in human health. Soybean is a global crop and the contents of this edition span the breadth of its worldwide significance.

  • Crops and Man, Second Edition

    Crops and Man, Second Edition

    Jack R. Harlan conceived the prevailing concepts of how the activities of human societies have shaped the evolution of crops used for food, feed, and fiber. Harlan collected and introduced over 12,000 accessions of plants into the United States. The world food supply now depends largely on only 12 to 15 plant species. Erosion of diverse gene sources from ancient landraces continues and more effective use needs to be made of germplasm collections ...

  • Glossary of Crop Science Terms

    Glossary of Crop Science Terms

    The glossary contains 1380 terms covering crop breeding, genetics, and cytology; crop physiology and metabolism; crop ecology, production, and management; seed physiology, production, and technology; crop quality and utilization; turfgrass; and forages. Also included is an appendix on terms used in cell biology and molecular genetics.

  • Genetic Improvement of Seed Quality

    Genetic Improvement of Seed Quality

    Dramatic examples of genetic enhancement of seed quality exist relative to hardness, germination, protein quality and quantity, oil, and many other traits. Maintenance of seed quality is also paramount in the preservation of biodiversity. Readers first learn fundamentals of preserving and enhancing good agronomic seed quality as well as specific disease and deteoriation mechanisms. Succeeding chapters review applied breeding programs and explore ...