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  • 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 Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation

    Advances in Microbial Toxin Research and its Biotechnological Exploitation

    This book is a reference book based on the contribution made by eminent scientists (toxicologists) from the leading laboratories of the world. This book includes discussions of toxins produced by microbes, particularly fungi and bacteria, their chemical characterization, mechanism of action at the cellular and molecular level and also exploitation of TOX genes for the management of insect pests, weeds and plant pathogens.

  • Agroforestry for Commodity Production: Ecological and Social Dimensions

    Agroforestry for Commodity Production: Ecological and Social Dimensions

    Agroforestry systems have been touted as sustainable production systems that alleviate many of the environmental problems associated with modern production systems. Are they indeed ecologically and economically sustainable? Using case studies from around the globe, this book highlights the potential of agroforestry systems to produce a broad range of commodities. In addition to addressing the biophysical and socioeconomic dimensions of producing ...

  • Doubled Haploid Production in Crop Plants

    Doubled Haploid Production in Crop Plants

    This is the first manual presenting a set of protocols for production of doubled haploids (DH) in 22 major crop plant species including 4 tree species. It contains various protocols and approaches of DH production proven for different germplasm of the same species. The protocols describe in detail all steps of DH production - from donor plants growth conditions, through in vitro procedures, media composition and preparation, to regeneration of ...

  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants XI

    Medicinal and Aromatic Plants XI

    Medicinal and Aromatic Plants XI comprises 24 chapters. It deals with the distribution, importance, conventional propagation, micropropagation, tissue culture studies, and the in vitro production of important medicinal and pharmaceutical compounds in various species of Anagallis, Azadirachta, Centranthus, Costus, Cuphea, Dioscorea, Drosera, Fagara, Frangula, Hyacinthus, Hypericum, Jamesoniella, Karwinskia, Lactarius, Lactuca, Marribium, ...

  • Microbial Siderophores

    Microbial Siderophores

    In response to low iron availability in the environment most microorganisms synthesize iron chelators, called siderophores. Bacteria and fungi produce a broad range of structurally diverse siderophores, which all show a very high affinity for ferric ions."Microbial Siderophores" presents an up-to-date overview of the chemistry, biology and biotechnology of these iron chelators. Following an introduction to the structure, functions and regulation

  • Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production

    Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production

    A deficiency of one or more of the eight plant micronutrients (boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and zinc) will adversely affect both the yield and quality of crops. Micronutrient deficiencies in crops occur in many parts of the world, at various scales (from one to millions of hectares), but differences in soil conditions, climate, crop genotypes and management, result in marked variations in their occurrence. The ...

  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Plant Organelles

    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Plant Organelles

    Plant organelles have intrigued biologists since the discovery of their endosymbiontic origin and maternal inheritance. The first application of organelle biotechnology was the role of cytoplasmic male sterility in hybrid seed production and "Green Revolution". In modern times, plant organelles are again leading the way for the creation of genetically modified crops. On a global scale, 75% of GM crops are engineered for herbicide resistance and ...

  • Molecular Biology in Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Management:

    Molecular Biology in Plant Pathogenesis and Disease Management:

    Studies on the phenomenon of plant pathogenesis (disease development) have been useful to have a deep insight into the interactions between host plant and the pathogen. Depending on the levels of susceptibility (compatibility) or resistance (incompatibility) of the host plant and virulence of the pathogen, disease development may progress, either leading to symptom expression or result in the suppression of pathogen proliferation. Molecular ...

  • New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health

    New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health

    The world trade of plants and plant products is gradually increasing in both quantity and variety. Also, as more and more citizens are nowadays travelling to distant destinations, there is an increased risk of unintentionally importing harmful organisms and invasive species. Governments respond to increased phytosanitary risks by imposing trade-restricting measures. However, they are under increasing pressure of the private sector and the World ...

  • New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health

    New Approaches to the Economics of Plant Health

    The world trade of plants and plant products is gradually increasing in both quantity and variety. Also, as more and more citizens are nowadays travelling to distant destinations, there is an increased risk of unintentionally importing harmful organisms and invasive species. Governments respond to increased phytosanitary risks by imposing trade-restricting measures. However, they are under increasing pressure of the private sector and the World ...

  • Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives X

    Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives X

    This is the 10th volume in a series which was initiated in 1977. Like previous volumes, it contains scientific peer reviewed reviews on topics dealing with orchids. These topics include 1) a history of orchid breeders in Singapore, 2) discussion of research on pollen effects on orchid flowers carried out a century ago by the German plant physiologist Hans Fitting in Bogor, Indonesia which led to the first suggestion that plants produce hormones, ...

  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture - A Tool in Biotechnology

    Plant Cell and Tissue Culture - A Tool in Biotechnology

    This book provides a general introduction as well as a selected survey of key advances in the fascinating field of plant cell and tissue culture as a tool in biotechnology. After a detailed description of the various basic techniques employed in leading laboratories worldwide, follows an extended account of important applications in, for example, plant propagation, secondary metabolite production and gene technology. Additionally, some chapters ...

  • Plant Metabolomics

    Plant Metabolomics

    Metabolomics – which deals with all metabolites of an organism – is a rapidly-emerging sector of post-genome research fields. It plays significant roles in a variety of fields from medicine to agriculture and holds a fundamental position in functional genomics studies and their application in plant biotechnology.This volume comprehensively covers plant metabolomics for the first time. The chapters offer cutting-edge information on analytical tec

  • Plant Relationships

    Plant Relationships

    Since the publication of the first edition of "The Mycota Vol. V – Plant Relationships" in 1997, tremendous advances in fungal molecular biology and biochemistry have taken place; and both light and electron microscopical techniques have improved considerably. These new insights led to a better understanding of the relationships between fungi and plants; and a completely revised new edition of Plant Relationships could be produced, providing an ...

  • Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

    Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

    Environmental stresses represent the most limiting factors for agricultural productivity. Apart from biotic stress caused by plant pathogens, there are a number of abiotic stresses such as extremes in temperature, drought, salinity, heavy metals and radiation which all have detrimental effects on plant growth and yield. However, certain plant species and ecotypes have developed various mechanisms to adapt to such stress conditions. Recent ...

  • 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 ...

  • Positive Interactions and Interdependence in Plant Communities

    Positive Interactions and Interdependence in Plant Communities

    Positive interactions and interdependence in plant communities offers a new look at an old problem – the nature of the communities. This book marshals ecological literature from the last century on facilitation to make the case against the widely accepted “individualistic” notion of community organization. Clearly, many species in many communities would not be present without the ameliorating effects of other species. In other words, communities ...

  • Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology

    Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology

    The primary purpose of this book is to tell the reader what plant biotechnology is all about – progressing from its roots in the basic sciences to its current applications in the biological and agricultural sciences, industry, and medicine. These widespread applications signal the fact that plant biotechnology is increasingly gaining in importance. This is because it impinges on so many facets of our lives, particularly in connection with global ...

  • Roots

    Roots

    The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is required for both plant production and environmental protection. This book is at the forefront of ...