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Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

Radha Mohan Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
February 15, 2018

Strawberry is an excellent crop for nutritional, food and economic security worldwide, in general, and for those countries where growers show reluctance to grow other perennial fruits due to small size of holdings, in particular. With the introduction of soil less culture, this fruit can be grown...

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Tsuneo Watanabe
February 08, 2018

The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural...

Species: The Evolution of the Idea

John S. Wilkins
February 05, 2018

Over time the complex idea of "species" has evolved, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work is a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental...

Light Harvesting in Photosynthesis

Roberta Croce, Rienk van Grondelle, Herbert van Amerongen, Ivo van Stokkum
February 01, 2018

This landmark collective work introduces the physical, chemical, and biological principles underlying photosynthesis: light absorption, excitation energy transfer, and charge separation. It begins with an introduction to properties of various pigments, and the pigment proteins in plant, algae, and...

Biotechnology to Enhance Sugarcane Productivity and Stress Tolerance

Kalpana Sengar
February 01, 2018

Sugarcane is the most important plant source for sugar and alcohol production and is cultivated in more than 80 countries in tropical and subtropical areas. However, environmental factors negatively influence its yield and jeopardize the prospect to meet the increasing demand for sugar, other...

African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health

Charles Wambebe
February 01, 2018

Despite the relevance of and empirical evidence for African Traditional Medicine, based on African Indigenous Medical Knowledge (AIMK), research and development of new phytomedicines from this continent has been slow. African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health aims to...

Plant Viruses: Diversity, Interaction and Management

Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, SMP Khurana, Yuri Dorokhov
January 31, 2018

Plant viruses are significant as they affect our food supply and are capable of rapidly spreading to new plant species, so a comprehensive study of plant viruses is important in understanding their pathogenesis and prevention. This book focuses on the plant virus evolution, their molecular...

History of Plant Breeding

Rolf H. J. Schlegel
January 26, 2018

While there has been great progress in the development of plant breeding over the last decade, the selection of suitable plants for human consumption began over 13,000 years ago. Since the Neolithic era, the cultivation of plants has progressed in Asia Minor, Asia, Europe, and ancient America, each...

Plant Pathology

Stephen Burchett, Sarah Burchett
January 19, 2018

Plant Pathology explores the topic of plant pathology and aligns classic studies and knowledge in the topic with the current state of research, in an accessible format. The text is supported by summary tables of key information and, where appropriate, schematic diagrams to reinforce difficult...

Plant Biotechnology, Two-Volume Set

Bishun Deo Prasad, Sangita Sahni, Prasant Kumar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
January 03, 2018

Recent advances in the development of transgenic plants have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. As a result, a number of transgenic...

Plant Biotechnology

Hiru Ranabhatt, Renu Kapor
December 31, 2017

This book summarises various aspects of plant biotechnology and is divided into 27 chapters. This edition discusses: plant cell culture and development, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, germplasm storage, haploid plants, triploid plants, in vitro pollination and fertilisation, protoplast...

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues

Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, Prasant Kumar
December 27, 2017

This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and...

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