Plant Health Books

  • The Statistics of Gene Mapping

    Gene mapping is used in experimental genetics to improve the hardiness or productivity of animals or plants of agricultural value, to explore basic mechanisms of inheritance, or to study animal models of human inheritance. In human populations it is used as a first step to identify genes associated with human health and disease. This book presents ...

  • The Rhizobiaceae

    This book gives a comprehensive overview of our present molecular biological knowledge about the Rhizobiaceae, which currently can be called the best studied family of soil bacteria. For many centuries they have attracted the attention of scientists because of their capacity to associate with plants and as a consequence also to specifically ...

  • Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

    The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. The soybean is a member of the tribe Phaseoleae, the most economically important of the legume tribes. The soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr. is the major source of vegetable oil and protein on earth. Soybean oil has garnered ...

  • Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

    Genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) have been under development for more than 20 years while GE crops have been grown commercially during the last decade. During this time, a number of questions have cropped up concerning the potential consequences that certain GEOs might have on natural or managed ecosystems and human health. Interest in ...

  • Xanthomonas

    Xanthomonas is a bacterial plant pathogen which infects a wide range of crops worldwide. This book presents an overview of the host plants and the diseases caused by the pathogen on different crops. ...

  • Farming for Health

    Farming for Health describes the utilization of agricultural farms, farm animals, plants and landscapes as a base for promoting human mental and physical health and social well-being. This book gives an overview of the development of ‘Farming for Health’ initiatives across Europe. This development is a logical result of the changing paradigms in ...

  • Stress-Inducible Processes in Higher Eukaryotic Cells

    Koval provides an interdisciplinary forum for the diverse studies involved in the stress biology of eukaryotic cells. Readers gain access to the most recent information available for eukaryotic systems ranging from plants to humans. For the student, this format introduces a source of potentially unifying concepts and hypotheses. Scientists ...

  • 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 ...

  • Genetic Transformation of Plants

    Whilst genetic transformation of plants is commonly viewed as a means of bringing about plant improvement, it has not so readily been recognised as a tool for analysing the function of plant genes. This book is unusual in that it focuses on the genetic transformation of a range of plants using a number of different methods. Many plants have been ...

  • Frankia Symbiosis

    The 12th meeting on Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants that took place in Carry-le-Rouet, France in June 2001 was the opportunity for scientists to communicate about latest developments on this symbiosis that concerns a wide range of dicotyledonous plants, initiates ecological successions and is used in a number of countries to protect crops from ...

  • Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods

    RNA Polymerase III Transcription in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; S. Buratowski. Lens Oncogenesis and Differentiation; H. Westphal. Genetic Engineering of Cardiac Muscle Cells In vitro and In vivo; S.J. Fuller, K.R. Chien. Genetic Control of Plant Ureases; J.C. Polacco, M.A. Holland. Gene Discovery in Dictyostelium; W.F. Loomis, et al. ...

  • Disease Management in Cocoa

    Witches' broom is an important Southern and Central American disease of cocoa that is estimated to reduce annual world production by some six to seven percent. The disease is still spreading into currently unaffected cocoa-producing areas. This book describes the results of an authoritative, international study resulting from the ...

  • Sustainable disease management in a European context

    The main theme of the book is sustainable disease management in a European context. Some of the questions addressed are: How does society benefit from plant pathology research? How can new molecular approaches solve relevant problems in disease management? What other fields can we exploit in plant pathology research? What challenges are associated ...

  • In Vitro Culture of Mycorrhizas

    The technique of in vitro cultivation of root organs has been developed over the past few decades and opens up new ways of studying plant-fungi associations. It is a technical breakthrough, especially for the investigation of the ubiquitous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, since these obligate symbionts rely on plant tissue. This is the first book ...

  • Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance

    A major threat to agricultural productivity worldwide is undoubtedly due to environments with stressful factors including drought, salinity, waterlogging, extreme temperatures, non-optimal levels of mineral nutrients etc. Based on contributions presented at the International Conference on Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance in ...

  • Submission and evaluation of pesticide residues data for the estimation of maximum residue levels in food and feed. Pesticide residues

    FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersThe first version of this manual was printed in 1997 as a working document with the aim of consolidating the procedures used by the FAO Panel of experts on pesticide residues. Since then there have been many developments in the scientific evaluation process of the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental Stress: Indication, Mitigation, and Eco-Conservation

    In the present scenario, stresses induced due to global environmental change have indeed become a focal point of researches and study programmes worldwide. Stress caused to plant life has an important consequence to both, vegetation as such and all other global cycles which sustain this 'living earth'. Unlike other already existing works ...

  • Microbial Activity in the Rhizosphere

    The rhizosphere is a very complex environment. The interactions among microorganisms and the plant roots are essential for the nutrition, growth and productivity of the plant. On the other hand, the microorganisms also benefit from their interactions with the plant. Rhizosphere studies are of interest to agriculturists, soil biologists, chemists, ...

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