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  • Ascochyta blights of grain legumes

    Ascochyta blights of grain legumes

    Ascochyta blights consistently affect large areas of grain legume production (pea, lentil, chickpea and faba bean) in all countries where they are cultivated. These diseases are capable of causing large yield losses under conducive environmental conditions. This book considers the state of the art by taking a comparative approach of Ascochyta blight diseases of cool season food and feed legumes. Topics considered are pathogen diversity, legume ...

  • 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, ...

  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

    Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

    This volume covers all aspects of fundamental and applied nitrogen-fixation research, extending from biochemistry and chemistry through genetics, regulation and physiology to agricultural practice and environmental impact. It describes recent progress on studies of potential catalysts for nitrogen fixation; how the N2-fixing process is regulated in living cells; the use and impact of genetics and genomics on our understanding of the biological ...

  • Brassicas and Legumes

    Brassicas and Legumes

    Genome sequence studies have become more and more important for plant breeding. Brassicas and Legumes: From Genome Structure to Breeding comprises 16 chapters and presents both an overview and the latest results of this rapidly expanding field. Topics covered include: genome analysis of a flowering plant, Arabidopsis thaliana; the sequence of the Arabidopsis genome as a tool for comparative structural genomics in Brassicaceae; application of mol

  • Climate Change and Management of  Cool Season Grain Legume Crops

    Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops

    This book covers all aspect of legume production management technologies, plant ecological response, nutrients management, biological nitrogen fixation, molecular approaches, potential cultivars, biodiversity management under climate change. Also covered are various aspects of legume management under climate change such as, production management technology, ecology & adaptation, diseases, and international trade; physiology and crops response to ...

  • Lentil

    Lentil

    The lentil is one of the first foods to have been cultivated and has maintained excellent socio-economic value for over 8,000 years. The ancient crop is now a crop for modern times in both developing and developed countries today.The international market in recent years has increased significantly and this crop is gaining an important place in cropping systems under different ecologies. It is grown in over 35 countries, has a broad range of uses

  • Lotus japonicus Handbook

    Lotus japonicus Handbook

    Legumes are very important plants playing a central role in biological research. They are a key component of sustainable agricultural systems because of symbiotic nitrogen fixation and other beneficial symbiosis with mycorrhizal fungi. Studies on most of the major leguminous crops are hampered by large genome sizes and other disadvantages which have hindered the isolation and characterisation of genes with important roles in legume biology and ...

  • Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

    Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

    The 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf covers all aspects of molecular breeding of forage and turf plants, from gene discovery, functional genomics, molecular genetics and marker technology, marker-assisted selection, transgenesis to transgenic molecular breeding; address applications - among others - for enhanced quality, tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses; relating to forage grasses, forage legumes, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Current Issues in Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

    Current Issues in Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

    In the 100 years since the legume-Rhizobium symbiotic nitrogen fixation interaction was first described, interest in this field has grown rapidly. The types of studies have been cyclical in nature, involving a cross-section of disciplines. The availability of cheap nitrogenous fertilizers caused much of the biological nitrogen fixation research to become more theoretical in the developed world. The high cost of energy, coupled with ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Perspectives on Nitrogen Cycling in the Temperate and Tropical Americas

    New Perspectives on Nitrogen Cycling in the Temperate and Tropical Americas

    The global cycle of nitrogen has been altered by human activity to a greater extent than that of any other element. The production of nitrogen fertilizer, cultivation of legumes, and incidental nitrogen fixation in internal combustion engines together transfer more nitrogen from the atmosphere into biologically available forms than is fixed by all natural processes combined. Additionally, biomass burning and land-use change mobilize large ...

  • Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes

    Nitrogen Fixation with Non-Legumes

    Diazotrophic bacteria convert atmospheric nitrogen to plant-useable form and this input of nitrogen through biological fixation is of great agronomic importance. The contributions presented in this volume relate to free-living nitrogen fixers and the diazotrophs associated with plants. Symbiotic association of Frankia with non-legumes and cyanobacterial associations are also discussed. Research topics covered in this volume include the ...

  • Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes

    Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes

    New frontiers of science offer exciting opportunities to stretch rice research horizons. Recent advances in understanding symbiotic Rhizobium-legume interactions at the molecular level, the discovery of endophytic interactions of nitrogen-fixing organisms with non-legumes and the ability to introduce new genes into rice through transformation have created an excellent opportunity to investigate the possibilities for incorporating N2 ...

  • Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean

    Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean

    Genetic erosion, that is, the loss of native plant and genetic diversity has been exponential from the Mediterranean Basin through the Twentieth century. This careless eradication of species and genetic diversity as a result of human activities from a 'hot-spot' of diversity threatens sustainable agriculture and food security for the temperate regions of the world. Since the early 1900s there has been a largely ad hoc movement to halt the ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    The rapid progress made on somatic embryogenesis and its prospects for potential applications in improving woody plants prompted us to edit this book initially in three volumes, and now to add two more volumes. The editors were all convinced that such a treatise was needed and would be extremely useful to researchers and students. This Volume 4 has been divided into three sections and contains 23 chapters. Section A contains eleven ...

  • Sulphur in Plants

    Sulphur in Plants

    This book contains an account of the present status of knowledge and a detailed analysis of all aspects of sulphur, viz., the global S cycle; the present and future scenario of fertilizer demand and supply; management strategies of soil sulphur; uptake, assimilation and redistribution of sulphur in plants; biosynthesis and functions of various sulphur metabolites (glucosinolates, phytochelatins, metallothionine, sulpholipids, thiols) involved in ...