8 Books found


  • Associative and Endophytic Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria and Cyanobacterial Associations

    Associative and Endophytic Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria and Cyanobacterial Associations

    This book is the self-contained fifth volume of a comprehensive seven-volume series covering both fundamental and applied aspects of nitrogen-fixation research since the 19th century. It addresses the issues arising from bacterial colonization of either the plant-root surface or other tissues as well as their modes of doing so. These associations are less formalized than the rhizobia-legume symbiosis but, as more and more of them are discovered, ...

  • Cereals


    Agriculture depends on improved cultivars, and cultivars are developed through proper plant breeding. Unfortunately, applied plant breeding programs that are focused on cereal commodity crops are under serious erosion because of lack of funding. This loss of public support affects breeding continuity, objectivity, and, perhaps equally important, the training of future plant breeders and the utilization and improvement of plant genetic resources ...

  • 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

  • Somatic Hybridization in Crop Improvement II

    Somatic Hybridization in Crop Improvement II

    Somatic hybrids through the fusion of plant protoplasts have widened the genetic variability of cultivated plants. As "Somatic Hybridization in Crop Improvement I", published in 1994, this volume describes how this discipline can contribute to the improvement of crops. It comprises 24 chapters dealing with interspecific and intergeneric somatic hybridization and cybridization. It is divided into four sections:I. Cereals: Barley, rice, and ...

  • Cereal Grain Quality

    Cereal Grain Quality

    The commercial value of cereals is dependent on how suitable the grain is for use in consumer products; this is in turn dependent on the functional and nutritional quality of the grain. Cereal Grain Quality brings together in one volume information on the biochemical constituents of the major cereal species, and how the composition of grain affects quality.

  • Cryopreservation of Plant Germplasm I

    Cryopreservation of Plant Germplasm I

    Whole plants have been regenerated from isolated protoplasts, cells, tissues, and organs freeze-preserved in liquid nitrogen. Thus cryopreservation has proved to be an important tool for the storage and conservation of plant genetic resources. Numerous experts have contributed to this volume, which is divided into the following sections: General introduction into the cryopreservation of plant cells, tissues, organs and seeds; trees; cereals and ...

  • Drying and Storage Of Grains and Oilseeds

    Drying and Storage Of Grains and Oilseeds

    This text and reference discusses the drying of grains, in particular the staple cereals, maize, rice, and wheat, and the oilseeds, soybeans and canola. The basic physical and thermodynamic properties of grain and air are examined, and the theory of the drying process is developed. Design of the optimum operating conditions for on-farm and off-farm dryers are presented. The book is written as an engineering text, but should also prove ...

  • Somatic Hybridization in Crop Improvement I

    Somatic Hybridization in Crop Improvement I

    Thirty-five chapters on various aspects of fusion of plant protoplasts and somatic hybridization deal with the regeneration of interspecific and intergeneric somatic hybrids and cybrids in various plants: cereals, grasses, legumes, potato, tomato, eggplant, lettuce, Brassica, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Nicotiana, Catharanthus, Rauwolfia, Citrus, Poncirus, Prunus, Pyrus, Populus, algae, bryophytes, and ferns. The implications of somatic hybridization in ...