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Species: The Evolution of the Idea, Second Edition

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John S. Wilkins
February 5, 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 ...

Caper: The Genus Capparis

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Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen, Shifra Lansky
October 18, 2019

Caper: The Genus Capparis presents a pharmacognostic and ethnopharmacological exploration of the genus Capparis, emphasizing its medicinal potential. There is a long history of safe usage of Capparis parts both in diet and as plant drugs throughout the world, and the details of this usage are...

Rice Improvement in the Genomics Era

1st Edition

Swapan K. Datta
October 18, 2019

Rice is probably the most important food crop in the world, feeding half its population. Rice Improvement in the Genomics Era examines the findings in the current studies of rice improvement, using the modern genomic tools available in today’s agriculture to better enable food security and human...

Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia
October 18, 2019

We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment....

Bioactive Compounds from Plant Origin: Extraction, Applications, and Potential Health Benefits

1st Edition

Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Colin Barrow
October 16, 2019

This new volume explores the importance of phytochemicals from plants in therapeutics, focusing on the extraction of bioactive compounds and their applications in human health. Natural products and their bioactive compounds are increasingly utilized in preventive and therapeutic medication as well...

The Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Plants: Health-Rejuvenating Bioactive Compounds of Native Flora

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Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Ademola Olabode Ayeleso, T. Jesse Joel, Sujogya Kumar Panda
October 05, 2019

This volume, The Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Plants, provides some informative research on the scientific evidence of the health benefits that can be derived from medicinal plants and how their efficacies can be improved. The volume is divided into three sections covering the...

Soilborne Microbial Plant Pathogens and Disease Management (Two Volume Set)

1st Edition

P. Narayanasamy
September 30, 2019

Soil has a versatile role in supporting the development of a wide range of organisms, including plants and microorganisms. Soilborne pathogens and root diseases are the primary limiting factor in many crops and tend to be very difficult to control. This first volume of a two-volume set introduces...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sugarcane

1st Edition

Robert J. Henry, Chittaranjan Kole
September 25, 2019

The fast-growing sugarcane plant is a major source of sugar (sucrose) in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The high productivity of the plant also makes it a key target for use as an energy crop. The fiber of the plant is used to generate electricity and produce ethanol as a fuel. Sugarcane is a...

Traditional and Indigenous Knowledge for the Modern Era: A Natural and Applied Science Perspective

1st Edition

David R. Katerere, Wendy Applequist, Oluwaseyi M. Aboyade, Chamunorwa Togo
September 23, 2019

While there is talk of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, old and new challenges bedevil the world – climate change, nutrition, and health poverty being at the top of the list. In seeking solutions to these and other problems which afflict the modern era, it is worthwhile to look into our collective...

Biocontrol of Plant Diseases by Bacillus subtilis: Basic and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Makoto Shoda
September 23, 2019

Plant diseases are a serious threat to food production. This unique volume provides the fundamental knowledge and practical use of B.subtilis as a promising biocontrol agent. In order to replace chemical pesticides, one possibility is microbial pesticides using safe microbes. Bacillus subtilis is...

Phytopathogenic Bacteria and Plant Diseases

1st Edition

BS Thind
September 12, 2019

The field of Phytobacteriology is rapidly advancing and changing, because of recent advances in genomics and molecular plant pathology, but also due to the global spread of bacterial plant diseases and the emergence of new bacterial diseases. So, there is a need to integrate understanding of...

Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health: Extraction of Bioactive Compounds

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, P. P. Joy, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
September 10, 2019

This new book deals with recent advanced research on natural products and health-promoting foods that work to reduce the risk of diseases while enhancing overall well-being. Plant-based functional foods are known to contain compounds (also referred to as phytochemicals) in the leaves, stems,...

Handbook of Lichenology: Volume 1

1st Edition

Margalith Galun
September 09, 2019

First published in 1988: This easy-to-read handbook provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on lichens. The structure of lichens and their dual nature is explained, as well as the physiology of interaction of the symbionts. The way lichens reproduce and their ecology is included,...

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