Plant Science Books

  • Irrigation of Agricultural Crops, Second Edition

    Irrigation is one of the most important human activities sustaining civilization. On average, irrigated crop yields are double those from unirrigated land. It has been estimated that to meet the needs of the 8 billion population by 2025, the irrigated area must expand more than 20% and irrigated crop yields must improve by 40% above current ...

  • Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

    Nature is the world's foremost designer. With billions of years of experience and boasting the most extensive laboratory available, it conducts research in every branch of engineering and science. Nature's designs and capabilities have always inspired technology, from the use of tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and autonomous legged ...

  • A Spectrum of Achievement in Agronomy: Women Fellows of the Tri-Societies

    A celebration of role models and pioneers in our Societies who have made significant contributions to science, this publication presents both a historical dimension and a cutting-edge, current-issue perspective. Readers will find insights into the dynamics of soil-plant-environment interactions as well as the complexity of the science we use to ...

  • Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics - vol 118 (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis bulletin, based on contributions from various contributors and edited by Dr. D.W. Roubik, introduces the reader to various aspects of natural and insect pollination. It discusses the pollinators themselves, and the ecological and economic importance of pollination, as well as applied pollination in ...

  • Molecular Analysis of Plant Adaptation to the Environment

    Adverse environmental factors can impose stress on plants and influence the expression of the full genetic potential for growth and reproduction. The capability of plants to develop plastic response reactions, to adapt to environmental stress situations, is unique in the biological world. A goal of the research described in this volume is to ...

  • Physiological Plant Ecology

    From the reviews of the 3rd edition: 'The textbook of Walter Larcher (...) belongs certainly to the most successful manuals that ever existed.' (Photosynthetica, Czech Republic)'(...) it continues to be one of the major texts in the field of ecophysiology.'(Plant Growth Regulation, The Netherlands) 'This book is really a must reading for those ...

  • Flowering Plants. Eudicots

    In this volume, the ninth of the series, treatments are offered for 52 families containing 432 genera belonging to 13 eudicot orders, many of which have recently been newly designed; four families remain unassigned to order. Emphasis is on the early-diverging eudicots and basal core eudicots the phylogenetic relationships and diversification of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition

    This book comprises the contributions of the international workshop Boron 2001 which was aimed at gathering all relevant information on recent developments in boron research in soils, plants, animal and men over the past years. Review articles and original contributions deal with both applied and basic aspects in this area, comprising topics ...

  • Ringtailed Lemur Biology

    This volume includes up-to-date field research on the longest-studied and best known of lemur species. It contains articles by scientists from America, Europe, Japan and Madagascar, who combine their knowledge to describe an animal which is unique among primates, a lemur whose group structure resembles that of many monkeys, but whose behavior does ...

  • The Apoplast of Higher Plants: Compartment of Storage, Transport and Reactions

    It was the botanist Ernst Münch, who separated the plant into two principal compartments, the 'dead' apoplast and the living symplast. Only during the last 20 years cell walls attracted the interest of a broader group of plant scientists. We know today that apoplastic functions are much more diverse. The apoplast may be considered as 'the internal ...

  • Molecular Marker Systems in Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement

    Successful release of new and better crop varieties increasingly requires genomics and molecular biology. This volume presents basic information on plant molecular marker techniques from marker location up to gene cloning. The text includes a description of technical approaches in genome analysis such as comparison of marker systems, positional ...

  • Flowering Plants

    Armen Takhtajan is among the greatest authorities in the world on the evolution of plants. This book culminates almost sixty years of the scientist's research of the origin and classification of the flowering plants. It presents a continuation of Dr. Takhtajan’s earlier publications including “Systema Magnoliophytorum” (1987), (in Russian), and ...

  • Double Fertilization

    'Double Fertilization' provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of this central event in the reproduction and development of flowering plants. Written by Val Raghavan, The Ohio State University, an acknowledged expert in plant developmental biology, the book vividly describes the molecular and cellular steps of the unique and complex ...

  • Plant Protoplasts and Genetic Engineering V

    In continuation of Volumes 8, 9, 22, and 23, this new volume deals with the regeneration of plants from isolated protoplasts and genetic transformation in various species of Actinidia, Allocasuarina, Anthurium, Antirrhinum, Asparagus, Beta, Brassica, Carica, Casuarina, Cyphomandra, Eucalyptus, Ipomoea, Larix, Limonium, Liriodendron, Malus, Musa, ...

  • Tobacco BY-2 Cells

    The first compilation of a wealth of knowledge on tobacco BY-2 cells, often cited as the HeLa cell line of higher plants. Basic issues of cell cycle progression, cytokinesis, cell organization and factors that are involved in these processes are covered in detail. Since the tobacco cell line is used as a tool for research in molecular and cellular ...

  • Brassica

    Recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have opened new avenues for the improvement of crop plants in the genus 'Brassica' - oilseeds and vegetables of worldwide economic importance. This volume reviews advances in various areas of 'Brassica' biotechnology. It covers the use of rapid-cycle brassicas, tissue culture and gene transfer, ...

  • Plant Physiological Ecology

    The growth, reproduction and geographical distribution of plants are profoundly influenced by their physiological ecology: the interaction with the surrounding physical, chemical, and biological environments. This renowned textbook is notable in emphasizing that the mechanisms underlying plant physiological ecology can be found at the levels of ...

  • Plant Protoplasts and Genetic Engineering VI

    Twenty-seven chapters deal with the regeneration of plants from protoplasts and genetic transformation in various species of Arachis, Buplerum, Capsella, Dendrobium, Dianthus, Diospyros, Fagopyrum, Festuca, Gentiana, Glycyrrhiza, Gossypium, Hemerocallis, Levisticum, Lonicera, Musa, Physalis, Platanus, Prunus, Saposhikovia, Solanum, Spinacia, ...

  • Plant Protoplasts and Genetic Engineering VII

    Twenty-seven chapters deal with the regeneration of plants from protoplasts and genetic transformation in various species of Agrostis, Allium, Anthriscus, Asparagus, Avena, Boehmeria, Carthamus, Coffea, Funaria, Geranium, Ginkgo, Gladiolus, Helianthus, Hordeum, Lilium, Lithospermum, Mentha, Panax, Papaver, Passiflora, Petunia, Physocomitrella, ...

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