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  • Uncertain Perilby Claire Hope Cummings

    Beacon Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Life on earth is facing unprecedented challenges from global warming, war, and mass extinctions. The plight of seeds is a less visible but no less fundamental threat to our survival. Seeds are at the heart of the planet's life-support systems. Their power to regenerate and adapt are essential to maintaining our food supply and our ability to cope... more...

  • OECD Regional Outlook 2011by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 84.00

    The OECD Regional Outlook 2011 provides an overview of the main developments in performance among OECD regions and the challenges for regional policy after the crisis. The first two chapters present fresh analysis of regional growth and labour-market trends, exploring their implications for policy. This is followed by three chapters offering focused... more...

  • Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Bio-Technologiesby Michael Howlett; David Laycock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 143.00

    Agri-food bio-technology policy and regulation is transitioning from an early period focused on genetic engineering technologies to ?next-generation? rules and regulatory processes linked to challenges originating in a wide variety of new technological processes and applications. Can lessons learned from past and current regulatory oversights of agricultural... more...

  • Emerging Consequences of Biotechnologyby Krishna R. Dronamraju

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 113.00

    The commercialization of biotechnology has resulted in an intensive search for new biological resources for the purposes of increasing food productivity, medicinal applications, energy production, and various other applications. Although biotechnology has produced many benefits for humanity, its applications have also resulted in some undesirable consequences... more...

  • Parasitic Orobanchaceaeby Daniel M. Joel; Jonathan Gressel; Lytton J. Musselman

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book was written in response to significant recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of parasitism in the Orobanchaceae, and breakthroughs in the control of the parasitic weeds Striga and Orobanche. It consists of 26 contributions by internationally recognized leading scientists. The main book chapters are grouped into two parts:·      ... more...

  • Cereal Genomics IIby Pushpendra K. Gupta; Rajeev Varshney

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    "Cereal Genomics" published in 2004 served the purpose of collecting all information on cereal genomics at one place and was well received by the cereal workers through-out the world. The last eight years have witnessed significant advancement in the field of cereal genomics. For instance, high-density genetic maps, physical maps, QTL maps... more...

  • Crop Improvementby Khalid Rehman Hakeem; Parvaiz Ahmad; Munir Ozturk

    Springer 2013; US$ 239.00

    The improvement of crop species has been a basic pursuit since cultivation began thousands of years ago. To feed an ever increasing world population will require a great increase in food production. Wheat, corn, rice, potato and few others are expected to lead as the most important crops in the world. Enormous efforts are made all over the world to... more...

  • Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Cropsby Chittaranjan Kole

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. To face this looming threat, significant progress in developing new breeding strategies has been made over the last few decades. The first volume of Genomics and Breeding... more...

  • Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Cropsby Chittaranjan Kole

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. To face this looming threat, significant progress in developing new breeding strategies has been made over the last few decades. The second volume of Genomics and Breeding... more...

  • Genomics of Plant Genetic Resourcesby Roberto Tuberosa; Andreas Graner; Emile Frison

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Our lives and well being intimately depend on the exploitation of the plant genetic resources available to our breeding programs. Therefore, more extensive exploration and effective exploitation of plant genetic resources are essential prerequisites for the release of improved cultivars. Accordingly, the remarkable progress in genomics approaches and... more...