Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged behind that of crop plants. Therefore, systematic conservation, sustainable improvement and pragmatic utilization of trees are global priorities. This book provides comprehensive and up to date information about tree characterization, biological understanding, and improvement through biotechnological and molecular tools.
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Physiology of Imprinting and Homing Migration in Pacific Salmon. The Behaviour and Physiology of Migrating Atlantic Salmon. The Onset Mechanisms of the Spawning Migrations of Anguillid Eels. Marine Migratory Behaviour of the European Silver Eel. Sea Lamprey Migration: a Journey with Millions of Years. Migratory Behavior of Adult Pacific Lamprey and Evidence for Effects of Individual Temperament on Migration Rate. Behavioral Ecology and Thermal Physiology of Immature Pacific Bluefin Tuna.