8 Books found


  • Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition

    Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition

    This book comprises the contributions of the international workshop Boron 2001 which was aimed at gathering all relevant information on recent developments in boron research in soils, plants, animal and men over the past years. Review articles and original contributions deal with both applied and basic aspects in this area, comprising topics such as methods for B determination, the physiological functions of boron in plant and animal ...

  • Climate Change and Crops

    Climate Change and Crops

    Climate change is directly linked to the human activities, according to the Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC (2007). In last two decades of 20th Century, accelerated anthropogenic activities pushed up the atmospheric abundance of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, CH4, and N2O, alarmingly which enhanced the radiative forcing of the Earth’s surface and thus perturbed its heat radiation balance. As a consequence, atmospheric characteristics, such as te

  • Endosperm


    The nutritive endosperm of angiosperms is mankind’s most important source of food, livestock feed and industrial raw material. This book is the first comprehensive overview of the developmental and molecular biology of endosperm. The text covers cereal endosperm development from fertilization to maturity, including molecular and cell biology of the syncytial phase, the cellularization process and cell fate specification of the embryo surrounding

  • Nitrogen Cycling in the Americas: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences and Controls

    Nitrogen Cycling in the Americas: Natural and Anthropogenic Influences and Controls

    The rate of creation of reactive nitrogen (NR) on the earth has dramatically increased in the last half century mainly due to the production of N-fertilizer through the Haber-Bosch process, fossil fuel combustion, and the cultivation of plants that fix N from the atmosphere. The anthropogenic production of NR has been especially high in developed countries of the temperate zone, such as the USA and Canada, where severe eutrophication of ...

  • Fertilizers and Environment

    Fertilizers and Environment

    Food production remains the highest agricultural priority, subject to the constraint that it be done in harmony with nature, or at least with minimum environmental pollution. The amount of fertilizer applied can be controlled using modern application techniques, including soil and crop management, guaranteeing higher economic profit and lower environmental cost. It is in such a context that the present book addresses the efficient and ...

  • Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity

    Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity

    This book is a comprehensive and updated review of fundamental studies on inhibition of soil urease activity and of applied studies on improving efficiency of urea fertilizers by inhibition of soil urease activity. The general literature on these topics covers 65 years and the patent literature comprises a period of nearly 40 years. The potential of food production to meet the growing needs related to population increase is largely conditioned ...

  • Iron Nutrition in Soils and Plants

    Iron Nutrition in Soils and Plants

    The current status of the work being carried out throughout the world in the field of iron deficiency in plants is reviewed by research papers and invited lectures on specific topics related to iron deficiency. The book includes chapters reviewing the molecular and biochemical mechanisms elicited by iron deficiency in plants, algae and bacteria. Papers and reviews providing new information on the Strategy I-type and the Strategy II-type ...

  • Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Soil

    Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Soil

    Grain legume crops, e.g. common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), and soyabeans (Glycine max L.) are amongst the main sources of protein in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Their high protein content derive from their ability, in symbiosis with Rhizobium bacteria, to fix atmospheric nitrogen. Incorporating contributions from molecular biologists, microbiologists, plant breeders and soil scientists, this volume reports the results of an ...