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  • Testing for Genetic Manipulation in Plants

    Testing for Genetic Manipulation in Plants

    The debate over genetic manipulation and its use in plant improvement and protection has led to an increased demand for developing methods for detecting and characterizing genetic manipulation in plants and plant products such as seeds and foods. This book is unique in presenting all relevant methods together in one volume: those for using and determining markers retained in genetically manipulated products as well as methods for eliminating ...

  • Tropical Forest Seed

    Tropical Forest Seed

    The book aims at dealing with all practical issues in connection with practical tree seed procurement and supply in tropical countries, with necessary background information and documentation of applied methods. It starts with seed collection and follows the processes of the standard fates of seeds, from extraction, cleaning, drying, testing and storing to distribution and sowing in the field or in the nursery. The text covers simple hands-on ...

  • Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

    Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

    In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and phenological rhythms of their study sites, identifying important seed dispersers and key plant taxa that ...

  • Handbook of Plant Ecophysiology Techniques

    Handbook of Plant Ecophysiology Techniques

    This book is intended for people interested in plant ecophysiology research or related sciences. It will also be useful for scientists working in forestry or agronomy. Twenty-seven chapters cover a wide variety of techniques, from electron microscopy applied to seed germination, flow cytometry applied to different measures, cell cycle studies, field and lab measures related to photosynthesis (from pigments to gas exchange and ...

  • Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics

    Handbook of Quantitative Forest Genetics

    This handbook was designed as a reference tool for forest geneticists, tree breeders and other tree improvement personnel, as well as a textbook for university courses and short-courses at the graduate level in quantitative genetics. The chapters focus on the decision points faced by quantitative geneticists and breeders in designing programs and analyzing data. Beginning with a justification for the use of quantitative genetics in ...

  • Heathlands

    Heathlands

    Increased atmospheric nitrogen deposition and changes in the management of heathlands have caused a significant change in the species composition of the NW-European heathlands. This change from ericaceous towards gramineous dominance is analysed in detail in Heathlands: Patterns and Processes in a Changing Environment. Special emphasis is put on the effects of increased atmospheric nutrient input on nutrient cycling, competition between ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

    Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

    This book covers various basic and applied aspects of somatic embryogenesis and the technology of synthetic seed. It contains thirty-one chapters and is divided into the following three sections:I: Cell's Commitment to Embryogenesis; Early Events and Anatomy; Molecular Basis and Gene Expression; Role of Polyamines; Machine Vision Analysis of Somatic Embryos.II: Applications of Somatic Embryos; Synthetic Seed; Fluid Drilling; Micropropagation; ...