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  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cash Crop Halophytes Recent Studies

    Cash Crop Halophytes Recent Studies

    The last decade has witnessed a sharp increase in losses of arable land from salinisation. In Europe this is especially hard for the farmers in the Mediterranean countries where irrigation farming is very common and many fields have reached a soil salinity level which prevents farmers from raising common crops. This is a world wide problem in dry and semi-dry tropical regions. The losses in soil fertility in certain regions is so severe that ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides

    Environmental Impacts of Microbial Insecticides

    This book will respond to the growing need to assess non-target impacts of biological pest control methods. So far, no review - let alone a handbook - exists on how to carry out the required assessments in practice, and what a particular outcome from an assessment might imply in terms of environmental risk or registration requirements. This book is intended to fill that gap. It should be of interest to many professional groups, including the ...

  • Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert

    Faunal Ecology and Conservation of the Great Indian Desert

    The Great Indian or Thar Desert is characterized by extremely harsh climatic conditions. Nevertheless, this unique region, consisting of very different habitats ranging from grassland, sand dunes and rocky expanses to hilly wooded terrains, but also crop fields and abandoned human habitations, features a spectacular biodiversity. In 16 chapters, reputed experts in their fields describe the regional climate and microclimatic regime of this hot, ...

  • Fruit and Vegetable Diseases

    Fruit and Vegetable Diseases

    During the past twentieth century, plant pathology has witnessed a dramatic advancement in management of plant diseases through in-depth investigations of host parasite interactions, integration of new concepts, principles and approaches. Our effort in brining out this book is to compile the achievements of modern times with regards to disease management of fruits which otherwise is widely dispersed in various scientific journals, books and ...

  • General Concepts in Integrated Pest and Disease Management

    General Concepts in Integrated Pest and Disease Management

    The first volume of the Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases book series presents general concepts on integrated pest and disease management, organized in three sections. Section one (modeling, management, environment) includes chapters on infection models, resurgence and replacement, plant disease epidemiology and effects of climate change in tropical environments. Followed by two reviews on IPM in post-harvest and carrot crops. ...

  • Host Plant Catalog of Aphids

    Host Plant Catalog of Aphids

    The major part of this Catalog presents host lists of particular aphid species in the Palaearctic Region based on published data and more than 2,400 author’s unpublished host records, with respective references arranged by geographical provenance. The book includes separate lists of aphids living on particular plants, arranged in alphabetical order of plant families and genera, separately for mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, dicotyledons and ...

  • Host Plant Catalog of Aphids

    Host Plant Catalog of Aphids

    The major part of this Catalog presents host lists of particular aphid species in the Palaearctic Region based on published data and more than 2,400 author’s unpublished host records, with respective references arranged by geographical provenance. The book includes separate lists of aphids living on particular plants, arranged in alphabetical order of plant families and genera, separately for mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, dicotyledons and ...

  • Host Plant Catalog of Aphids

    Host Plant Catalog of Aphids

    The major part of this Catalog presents host lists of particular aphid species in the Palaearctic Region based on published data and more than 2,400 author’s unpublished host records, with respective references arranged by geographical provenance. The book includes separate lists of aphids living on particular plants, arranged in alphabetical order of plant families and genera, separately for mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, dicotyledons and ...

  • Integrated Management of Diseases Caused by Fungi, Phytoplasma and Bacteria

    Integrated Management of Diseases Caused by Fungi, Phytoplasma and Bacteria

    The volume covers, in three Sections, the management of perennial and annual crop diseases. The first Section includes stone fruit and apple diseases, grapevine and fruit crops phytoplasma, Phytophthora on citrus, chestnut diseases, esca complex on grapevine and Rosellinia necatrix root rot. The second Section includes models for potato late blight management and Phytophthora decision-support systems, management of bacterial fruit-blotch on ...

  • Microbial Strategies for Crop Improvement

    Microbial Strategies for Crop Improvement

    This book presents the multidisciplinary nature and the many fascinating aspects of microbiological approaches for crop improvement in both conventional and stressed soils where quality and safety are the key concerns. The major goal is to provide a cross-section of the latest accomplishments and envisaged future directions in these areas. It gives a holistic view of the basic concepts and practical utility of microbes and thus presents an ...

  • Molecular Biology in Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Management:

    Molecular Biology in Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Management:

    Investigations on various aspects of plant-pathogen interactions have the ultimate aim of providing information that may be useful for the development of effective crop disease management systems. Molecular techniques have accelerated the formulation of short- and long-term strategies of disease management. Exclusion and eradication of plant pathogens by rapid and precise detection and identification of microbial pathogens in symptomatic and ...

  • Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection

    Physical Control Methods in Plant Protection

    Jointly published with INRA, Paris.Pesticide resistance is becoming more frequent and widespread with more than 500 insect species known to have become resistant to synthetic insecticides. On the other hand, consumers increasingly demand agricultural products without any pesticide residues. This book, for the first time, shows the alternative: solely physical methods for plant protection by means of thermal, electromagnetic, mechanical and ...

  • Plant-derived Natural Products

    Plant-derived Natural Products

    Plants produce a huge array of natural products (secondary metabolites). These compounds have important ecological functions, providing protection against attack by herbivores and microbes and serving as attractants for pollinators and seed-dispersing agents. They may also contribute to competition and invasiveness by suppressing the growth of neighboring plant species (a phenomenon known as allelopathy). Humans exploit natural products as ...

  • Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interaction

    Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interaction

    Research on the interactions of plants and phytopathogenic fungi has become one of the most interesting and rapidly moving fields in the plant sciences, the findings of which have contributed tremendously to the development of new strategies of plant protection. This book offers insight into the state of present knowledge. Special emphasis is placed on recognition phenomena between plants and fungi, parasitization strategies employed by the ...

  • Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships

    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships

    Large parts of the continents are covered by a green blanket of living plants. From an insect's point of view this green blanket is not uniform, but consists of a mosaic of resources of variable quality and with various levels of noxious secondary compounds. It is the challenge of phytophagous insects to orientate and reproduce within this mosaic of resources and among hostile competitors and natural enemies. The International Symposia on ...