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Stress Physiology of Woody Plants

1st Edition

Wenhao Dai
May 09, 2019

Woody plants have distinct growth and development habits. Being sessile and perennial species, woody plants are challenged by multiple stresses year-round or facing repeated stress attacks during their lives. A stress challenge in one season may impact the plant performance in other seasons or...

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal: Botany, Natural Products, & Ethnopharmacology

1st Edition

Christophe Wiart
May 01, 2019

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal is a complete compendium. It provides the scientific name, classification, local name(s), historical background, local medicinal uses, botanical description, chemical constituents, pharmacological activity and toxicology of more than 100...

Fungi in Polar Regions

1st Edition

Masaharu Tsuji, Tamotsu Hoshino
April 29, 2019

Fungi that inhabit polar-region can grow and decompose organic compounds under subzero temperatures play important roles in the nutrient cycle of polar-region ecosystems. Thus, changes in the mycoflora affect the ecological recycling in these regions, and understanding the cold-adaptation...

Asymmetry in Plants: Biology of Handedness

1st Edition

Bir Bahadur, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Monoranjan Ghose, S. John Adams
April 15, 2019

Plants exhibit forms of asymmetry analogous to "handedness" in bilaterally symmetrical animals. This book explores the evolutionary significance and development of asymmetry. Examples of genetic control include the direction of tendril or stem coiling of many climbing plants; the so-called spiral...

Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World

1st Edition

Raymond Cooper, Jeffrey John Deakin
April 15, 2019

As the shortcomings of purely synthetic approaches to biochemical discovery and development are becoming more apparent, a renaissance of interest in the chemistry of natural products as sources for new compounds is occurring. A unique approach to natural products chemistry, Botanical Miracles:...

Monograph on Brachystelma and Ceropegia in India

1st Edition

Thammineni Pullaiah, Subbiah Karuppuswamy, Kondragunta Sri Rama Murthy
April 15, 2019

The book provides data on all the species of the two genera Genera Brachystelma Sims and Ceropegia L. in India for their bioprospection and conservation. The other objectives are to promote the beauty and uniqueness of the species of these two genera and also to provide medicinal and edible uses...

Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka

1st Edition

Viduranga Y. Waisundara
March 30, 2019

The Sri Lankan medicinal system predominantly utilizes herbs and spices for the treatment of various ailments. This is mostly because Sri Lanka is a tropical country, a biodiverse hot-spot blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna. Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka looks at the traditional...

Revival: Insect-Plant Interactions (1993): Volume V

1st Edition

Elizabeth A. Bernays
February 20, 2019

Volume 5 of "Insect-Plant Interactions" is a volume in a series that presents research in the field. Topics covered include chemical changes in plants as a result of insects feeding on their leaves, dynamic elements of the use and avoidance of host plants by tephritid flies as a result of the...

Revival: Insect-Plant Interactions (1990): Volume III

1st Edition

Elizabeth A. Bernays
February 20, 2019

Insect-Plant Interactions is a series devoted to reviews across the breadth of the topic from cellular mechanisms to ecology and evolution. Articles are selected from areas of particular current interest or subjects that would especially benefit from a new review. It is hoped that the...

Revival: Insect-Plant Interactions (1990): Volume II

1st Edition

Elizabeth A. Bernays
February 20, 2019

Insect-Plant Interactions is a series devoted to reviews across the breadth of the topic from cellular mechanisms to ecology and evolution. Articles are selected from areas of particular current interest or subjects that would especially benefit from a new review. It is hoped that the...

Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties

1st Edition

V.R. Mohan, A. Doss, P.S. Tresina
February 13, 2019

Ethnomedicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties provides detailed information on locally important medicinal plants, discusses the pharmacological properties of selected medicinal plants, and looks at the phytodrug aspects of selected plants. In 24 important chapters, the volume covers...

Advances in Macrofungi: Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology

1st Edition

Kandikere Ramaiah Sridhar, Sunil Kumar Deshmukh
February 01, 2019

Advances in Macrofungi: Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology discusses the diversity and ecology of edible, toxic, medicinal and mycorrhizal macrofungi; the impact of ectomycorrhizal fungi in terrestrial ecosystems, ectomycorrhizal complex in Boreal forests and commercial application of Pseudotsuga...

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