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Laboratory Techniques in Plant Bacteriology

Suresh G. Borkar
September 19, 2017

Bacterial diseases of plants occur worldwide and cause substantial economic losses in crops. This book includes the techniques required to identify and isolate pathogenic bacteria of plants and covers other important topics of bacterial diseases....

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017

In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary discoveries resulting in a range of advances. Topics include nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processing, plant growth and development, and other aspects. The book also examines research...

Figs: The Genus Ficus

Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
September 12, 2017

With a history as ancient as any cultivated fruit, many believe the fig has been with us even longer than the pomegranate. The Ficus constitutes one of the largest and hardiest genera of flowering plants featuring as many as 750 species. Although the extraordinary mutualism between figs and their...

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

Kristin Bilyeu, Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017

The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria. Soybean was domesticated in northeastern China about 2500 BC and...

Biology and Breeding of Crucifers

Surinder Kumar Gupta
September 12, 2017

Considerable interest has developed in recent years in crucifers and particularly in their wild relatives, as they contain genetic material that may be utilized for further evolution of superior crop varieties through introgression and distant hybridization. Until now, there has been no single...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
September 05, 2017

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India is the fifth of a five-volume set on the ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place information on the ethnobotany of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India, this volume presents the valuable details of the...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 4: Western and Central Himalayas

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
August 29, 2017

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 4: Western and Central Himalayas is the 4th volume of the 5-volume set, an informative book series on the ethnobotanical aspects of India. The books cover different regions, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and Deccan Volume 2: Western Ghats and West Coast...

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics

Donald H. Les
August 28, 2017

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for...

Oil Palm Breeding: Genetics and Genomics

Aik Chin Soh, Sean Mayes, Jeremy A. Roberts
August 16, 2017

The oil palm is a remarkable crop, producing around 40% of the world’s vegetable oil from around 6% of the land devoted to oil crops. Conventional breeding has clearly been the major focus of genetic improvement in this crop. A mix of improved agronomy and management, coupled with breeding...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 3: North-East India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
August 08, 2017

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the third of a five-volume set of Ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place the important information on the ethnobotany of the North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Island region of India, this...

Ethnobotany of India, 5-Volume Set

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
July 15, 2017

This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and...

Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants in the Environment: Biological Aspects

Gennady E. Zaikov, Larissa I. Weisfeld, Eugene M. Lisitsyn, Sarra A. Bekuzarova
July 13, 2017

This important new volume presents a plethora of research on the distribution of heavy metals in soils and rocks of natural habitats, farmlands, and urbanized areas along with the factors influencing their bioavailability. The authors evaluate the content of organic matter, soil acidity, mineral...

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