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Entomology Ecology & Biodiversity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 522

Entomology Ecology & Biodiversity

The dominance of insects amongst all living organisms on earth, coupled with infinite wealth of knowledge so important for our own existence, is a fundamental scientific fact which is yet to be widely acknowledged. This dominance means that in numbers of species beyond our comprehension these animals permeate diverse and essential natural processes in Earth's terrestrial, aerial and freshwater ecosystems, contributing to the function of the natural world as a self-sustaining biological system. Invariably insects are an integral and complex part of the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems with which the future of humans is inextricably linked. Insects have ultimately achieved a formidable di...

The Jatropha Genome
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Jatropha Genome

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-25
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book presents the genetics and genomics of Jatropha, which is used for biofuel, and shows how plant genomics can be used to improve plant breeding. The utilization of plant biofuels is a promising solution to global issues such as the depletion of fossil fuels and resources and climate change. Jatropha curcas L. (jatropha) is a species of shrub belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. Native to Mesoamerica, it is now grown widely in tropical and subtropical areas in America, Africa and Asia. The seed oil of Jatropha is a suitable source for biodiesel or bio jet fuel, and since it is not edible and can grow in semi-arid lands unsuitable for the cultivation of food crops, its production does not compete with that of food to inflate its price. The characteristics of this promising biofuel plant, however, have not been fully exploited in terms of breeding, mainly because of the lack of information on its genetics and genomics. The structure of the whole genome of Jatropha is analyzed, providing insights into on the plant’s genetic system and accelerating the molecular breeding process.

Plant Sciences Reviews 2012
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Plant Sciences Reviews 2012

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: CABI

Plant Sciences Reviews 2012 provides scientists and students with analysis on key topics in current research, including plant diseases, genetics, climate impacts, biofuels and postharvest. Experts such as Frances Seymour, Roger Jones, Paul Christou and Errol Hewitt provide incisive reviews of their fields. Originally published online in CAB Reviews, this volume makes available in printed form the reviews in plant science published during 2012.

Abiotic Stress Signaling in Plants: Functional Genomic Intervention
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 636

Abiotic Stress Signaling in Plants: Functional Genomic Intervention

Abiotic stresses such as high temperature, low-temperature, drought and salinity limit crop productivity worldwide. Understanding plant responses to these stresses is essential for rational engineering of crop plants. In Arabidopsis, the signal transduction pathways for abiotic stresses, light, several phytohormones and pathogenesis have been elucidated. A significant portion of plant genomes (Arabidopsis and rice were mostly studied) encodes for proteins involves in signaling such as receptor, sensors, kinases, phosphatases, transcription factors and transporters/channels. Despite decades of physiological and molecular effort, knowledge pertaining to how plants sense and transduce low and h...

Plant Mineral Nutrients
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Plant Mineral Nutrients

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-05-01
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  • Publisher: Humana Press

Collating a host of detailed methodologies and stepwise instructions for their use, this addition to the Methods in Molecular Biology series has all the key protocols used in studying plant mineral nutrition, as well as expert advice and troubleshooting tips.

The Hidden Harvest
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Hidden Harvest

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Bibliographie - Buchbesprechung - Ernährung.

Applied Plant Biotechnology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Applied Plant Biotechnology

This book presents a review of some recent developments in various areas of plant biotechnology impinging on their application to improving crop productivity and product diversification. It covers genetic manipulation of major products such as carbohydrates, fatty acids, sesquiterpenes, and floriculture crops as well as discusses aspects related to biosafety, environmental release and commercial exploitation of transgenics. The progress made in developing pest-resistant transgenic plants and production of human therapeutics in plants are presented. Utility of molecular biology techniques in plant breeding, for protection of intellectual property rights/Plant Breeders' Rights, biosystematics etc. is also discussed. Research managers may find it useful in gaining a clear perspective of plant biotechnology. For teachers and students of biotechnology the book will be a useful reference.

Mineral Nutrition of Crops
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 399

Mineral Nutrition of Crops

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999-06-18
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

The first book on crop nutrition that covers topics from soil hydrology to molecular biology! The first book ever to elucidate so many different aspects of mineral nutrition of crops, Mineral Nutrition of Crops: Fundamental Mechanisms and Implications will allow you to grasp the complexity of the soil-water-plant-microbe interactions governing nutrient uptake and utilization by crops. By emphasizing a fundamental mechanistic approach, this book effectively complements the monograph Nutrient Use in Crop Production (The Haworth Press, Inc.). With Mineral Nutrition of Crops you will explore the many facets necessary to increase crop and pasture yields and minimize unwanted losses of nutrients t...

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 350

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-07
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Musa is one of three genera in the family of Musaceae. Over 50 species of Musa exist, including bananas and plantains. This book assembles the latest information on the genomic research of this genus. A group of leading experts in Musa genetics, genomics, and breeding provide basic as well as advanced information for those interested in learning more about the banana genome. The accessible style is easily understood by students and researchers, making the book an ideal springboard for those looking to do expanded research into this crop.