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  • A Guide to QTL Mapping with R/qtl

    A Guide to QTL Mapping with R/qtl

    Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping is used to discover the genetic and molecular architecture underlying complex quantitative traits. It has important applications in agricultural, evolutionary, and biomedical research. R/qtl is an extensible, interactive environment for QTL mapping in experimental crosses. It is implemented as a package for the widely used open source statistical software R and contains a diverse array of QTL mapping ...

  • Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants

    Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants

    Environmental insults such as extremes of temperature, extremes of water status as well as deteriorating soil conditions pose major threats to agriculture and food security. Employing contemporary tools and techniques from all branches of science, attempts are being made worldwide to understand how plants respond to abiotic stresses with the aim to help manipulate plant performance that will be better suited to withstand these stresses. This ...

  • Abiotic Stresses in Plants

    Abiotic Stresses in Plants

    This book provides a valuable insight into how the area of plant adaptation to abiotic stresses has progressed through the application of the new technologies. The book consists of eight chapters written by outstanding scientists across the world, who carry out research at the cutting edge of their disciplines. The topics, addressed in up-to-date specific chapters, include effects and responses of plants to stresses caused by such factors as: 1) ...

  • Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populations

    Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populations

    Fitness and adaptation are fundamental characteristics of plant and animal species, enabling them to survive in their environment and to adapt to the inevitable changes in this environment. This is true for both the genetic resources of natural ecosystems as well as those used in agricultural production. Extensive genetic variation exists between varieties/breeds in a species and amongst individuals within breeds. This variation has developed

  • Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease

    Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease

    Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe grisea, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide and destroys enough rice to feed more than 60 million people annually. Due to high variability of the fungal population in the field, frequent loss of resistance of newly-released rice cultivars is a major restraint in sustainable rice production. In the last few years, significant progress has been made in understanding the ...

  • Advances in Geocomputing

    Advances in Geocomputing

    This book provides a concise overview of the recent development in geocomputing, which covers the model construction and result visualisation, advanced computational theory and high performance software development on supercomputers and their applications in simulating geodynamics, crustal dynamics, earthquakes, tsunami and rock physics spanning different scales. A DVD-ROM is attached together with this book for the image and animation files of ...

  • Advances in Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    Advances in Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    The discovery of haploid Datura plants in 1964 initiated great excitement in plant breeding and genetics communities. Recent years have witnessed a resurgence in activities especially in developing protocols, identifying genes and mechanisms and large scale commercial take up.The identification of controlling genes has driven functional genomic studies which now link in with studies in gene expression, metabolism and changes in cell ultra-struc

  • Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    Food insecurity is a central concern and a fundamental challenge for human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production, results in low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risks and lack of empowerment. Land degradation and soil fertility depletion are considered the major threats to food security and natural resource conservation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Investments in technology, policy and institutional reforms ...

  • Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation

    Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation

    This book is a reference book based on the contribution made by eminent scientists (toxicologists) from the leading laboratories of the world. This book includes discussions of toxins produced by microbes, particularly fungi and bacteria, their chemical characterization, mechanism of action at the cellular and molecular level and also exploitation of TOX genes for the management of insect pests, weeds and plant pathogens.

  • Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

    Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems

    This book presents an up-to-date review of advances in the mathematical modeling of agricultural systems. It covers a broad spectrum of problems and applications based on internet and communications technology, as well as methodological approaches based on the integration of different simulation and data management tools. Using real-world cases, each chapter presents a detailed solution of a problem in a particular field. This book demonstrates ...

  • Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops

    Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops

    Plant stress caused by drought and salinity are among the major constraints on crop production and food security worldwide. Breeding programs to improve crop yield in dry and saline environments have progressed slowly due to our limited understanding of the underlying physiological, biochemical, developmental, and genetic mechanisms that determine plant responses to these forms of stress, as well as to technical difficulties in combining ...

  • Advances in Plant and Animal Boron Nutrition

    Advances in Plant and Animal Boron Nutrition

    Boron is one of the essential micronutrients for higher plants growth and development, and more and more studies have been conducted to establish boron as an essential element in animals and humans. This book reviews all aspects of boron research in recent years and is based on the Third International Symposium on all Aspects of Plant and Animal Boron Nutrition which was held in Wuhan, P.R. China. The following issues are discussed:boron sor

  • Advances in Plant Ethylene Research

    Advances in Plant Ethylene Research

    The rapid advances in elucidating the biosynthesis and mode of action of the plant hormone ethylene as well as its involvement in the regulation of the whole plant physiology made imperative the organization of a series of dedicated conferences. This volume contains the main lectures and poster contributions presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene held in Pisa in 2006. The book is organized in seven sections ...

  • Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes

    Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes

    Aeolian sand and sand dunes is an important review of the recent literature dealing with the mechanics of aeolian sand transport, sand dune dynamics, internal structure, and the post-depositional processes that modify the properties of aeolian sand. Partly as a result of increasing concern about the effects of climatic change, agricultural development in arid areas, and sea-level rise on coasts, the past two decades have seen vastly expanded ...

  • Agriculture and Climate Beyond 2015

    Agriculture and Climate Beyond 2015

    Interactions between agriculture, climate and patterns of land use are complex. Major changes in agriculture, and land use patterns are foreseen in the next couple of decades in response to shifts in climate, greenhouse gas management initiatives, population growth and other forces. The book explores key interactions between changes in agriculture, patterns of land use and efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions from agriculture. The volume is ...

  • Agriculture and the Environment

    Agriculture and the Environment

    The book describes the excess supply of nutrients and manure to agricultural lands and the resulting problems of groundwater contamination and surface water eutrophication. It reviews these practices in the main EU countries and in North America and proposes a new sustainable approach for dealing with this environmental deterioration.

  • Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology

    Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology

    Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which causes the "crown-gall" disease, a neoplastic growth that results from the transfer of a well-defined DNA segment ("transferred DNA", or "T-DNA") from the bacterial Ti (tumor-inducing) plasmid to the host cell, its integration into the host genome, and the expression of oncogenes contained on the T-DNA. The molecular machinery, needed for T-DNA generation and transport into the host cell and encoded by a ...

  • Agroforestry for Commodity Production: Ecological and Social Dimensions

    Agroforestry for Commodity Production: Ecological and Social Dimensions

    Agroforestry systems have been touted as sustainable production systems that alleviate many of the environmental problems associated with modern production systems. Are they indeed ecologically and economically sustainable? Using case studies from around the globe, this book highlights the potential of agroforestry systems to produce a broad range of commodities. In addition to addressing the biophysical and socioeconomic dimensions of producing ...

  • Agroforestry in Europe

    Agroforestry in Europe

    While recent EU Rural Development policy clearly recognises the economic, ecological, and social advantages of agroforestry systems, to date the implementation of such systems remains poor throughout most of Europe. In light of this, this collection of peer-reviewed papers brings together some of the most important current research in European agroforestry, and evaluates the current scope and future potential of agroforestry across the EU.While

  • Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases

    Allelochemicals: Biological Control of Plant Pathogens and Diseases

    Biological control of plant diseases and plant pathogens is of great significance in forestry and agriculture. There is great incentive to discover biologically active natural products from higher plants that are better than synthetic agrochemicals and are much safer, from a health and environmental point-of-view. The development of natural products such as herbicides, fungicides, and their role in biological control of plant diseases, indicates ...