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  • Crop Biosecurity

    Crop Biosecurity

    Agriculture is a key sector for the economy of many countries and it can be potentially exposed to deliberate attacks which can have dramatic economic consequences in the food, feed, and fibre sectors. Intentional introduction of certain microbes may have serious rebounds even on human health when food results contaminated after harvesting of crops and processing of raw materials. Programmes aimed at attacks against agriculture and the agro-food ...

  • Crop Biosecurity

    Crop Biosecurity

    Agriculture is a key sector for the economy of many countries and it can be potentially exposed to deliberate attacks which can have dramatic economic consequences in the food, feed, and fibre sectors. Intentional introduction of certain microbes may have serious rebounds even on human health when food results contaminated after harvesting of crops and processing of raw materials. Programmes aimed at attacks against agriculture and the agro-food ...

  • Dispersal Biology of Desert Plants

    Dispersal Biology of Desert Plants

    Dispersal processes have important effects on plant distribution and abundance. Although adaptations to long range dispersal (telechory) are by no means rare in desert plants, many desert plant species do not possess any features to promote dispersal (atelechory), while others have structures that hamper dispersal (antitelechory). The high frequency with which atelechorous and antitelechorous mechanisms are present in plants inhabiting arid ...

  • Exoplanets and Disks: Their Formation and Diversity

    Exoplanets and Disks: Their Formation and Diversity

    Protoplanetary disks around young stars are the sites of planetary formation. Recent high spatial resolution observations from both ground and space have revealed wide varieties of disk morphology and composition. This diversity of disk properties is certainly the seeds for the well known diversity of about 350 exoplanets so far detected. Encouraged with the recent success of direct imaging of exoplanets, next generation high-contrast ...

  • Growing Food

    Growing Food

    This specialist handbook is intended as a quick and easy reference guide to be used by individuals and organisations that are involved with the production of food, from both agriculture and horticulture. It is designed to be used as a reference book that answers basic questions about how food is produced from plants, and aims to demystify the subject of growing food as far as possible. The focus is firmly on the technical aspects of food crops; ...

  • Growing Food

    Growing Food

    This specialist handbook is intended as a quick and easy reference guide to be used by individuals and organisations that are involved with the production of food, from both agriculture and horticulture. It is designed to be used as a reference book that answers basic questions about how food is produced from plants, and aims to demystify the subject of growing food as far as possible. The focus is firmly on the technical aspects of food crops; ...

  • 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

  • Sequence Comparison

    Sequence Comparison

    Biomolecular sequence comparison is the origin of bioinformatics. Today, powerful sequence comparison methods, together with comprehensive biological databases, have changed the practice of molecular biology and genomics.This in-depth, state-of-the-art study of sequence alignment and homology search, covers the full spectrum of the field - from alignment methods to the theory of scoring matrices and alignment score statistics. Following a compr

  • Survival Strategies of Annual Desert Plants

    Survival Strategies of Annual Desert Plants

    Annual desert plant species of unrelated taxa in the Negev Desert of Israel have developed complementary sets of adaptations and survival strategies as ecological equivalents with physiological, morphological and anatomical resemblances, in the various stages of their life cycles. After 40 years of research in hot deserts Yitzchak Gutterman provides a comprehensive treatise of such adaptations and strategies. In doing so he covers the following ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biological Control of Plant Diseases: Progress and Challenges for the Future

    Biological Control of Plant Diseases: Progress and Challenges for the Future

    Enrichment, Conservation, and Management of Biological Control by Resident Soil and Plant-Associated Microorganisms: Biological Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes; F.L. Lamberti, A. Ciancio. Biological Control with Introduced Soil and Plant-Associated Microorganisms: Biological Control of Damping-Off Diseases with Seed Treatments; T.C. Paulitz. Strategies for Greater Use and Commercialization of Biocontrol: A Customized Approach to ...

  • 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 ...

  • East Africa´s Grasses and Fodders: Their Ecology and Husbandry

    East Africa´s Grasses and Fodders: Their Ecology and Husbandry

    This book is based on more than 1000 references to English and French articles produced in the region over many decades. A comprehensive review of the achievements in farming and research in both wet and dryland is given, related to the grasslands of: Eastern Africa, extending from Malawi to Eritrea, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan and eastern Zaire. Sown grasses, within the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Principles of Seed Science and Technology

    Principles of Seed Science and Technology

    This third edition of the successful and widely-used textbook provides an updated introduction to the science and technology of seeds. It presents a succinct exploration of the seed as a biological system and examines the fundamentals of how seeds are produced, conditioned, evaluated, and distributed in modern agriculture. This edition has been thoroughly revised and contains a fascinating new chapter on seed enhancement which reflects the ...

  • Seed Production

    Seed Production

    This is the only book to integrate seed technology and the production of agronomic species. It covers the principles and practices involved in producing, conditioning, evaluating, and marketing high quality seeds. The current seed production technology for each species is reviewed, including seeding methods; weed, insect and disease control; roguing and purification; harvesting, conditioning, bagging, and marketing. All production ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    These books provide an update to progress on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants including both angiosperm and gymnosperm trees. In the past, most of the information on this subject was scattered in proceedings volumes, journals, biotechnology books, etc. It has been difficult for the researchers and students to obtain comprehensive information on this rapidly growing subject from a single source. These books enable readers to get a ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    These books provide an update to progress on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants including both angiosperm and gymnosperm trees. In the past, most of the information on this subject was scattered in proceedings volumes, journals, biotechnology books, etc. It has been difficult for the researchers and students to obtain comprehensive information on this rapidly growing subject from a single source. These books enable readers to get a ...

  • The Genus Aspergillus: From Taxonomy and Genetics to Industrial Application

    The Genus Aspergillus: From Taxonomy and Genetics to Industrial Application

    Agriculture, Aflatoxins, and Aspergillus; P.J. Cotty, et al. Biosynthesis of Aspergillus Toxins-Non-Aflatoxins; M.O. Moss. The Molecular Genetics of Aflatoxin Biosynthesis; J.W. Bennett, et al. Aspergillus Toxins in Animal Feeding Stuffs; K.A. Scudamore. Aspergilli in Feeds and Seeds; J. Lacey. Antiinsectan Effects of Aspergillus Metabolites; D.T. Wicklow, et al. Aspergillus Spoilage; B. Flannigan, A.R. Pearce. Industrial Fermentation ...