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- Springer New York 2010; US$ 329.00
It is important to include Tuber and Root Crops in the Handbook of Plant Breeding. They include starchy staple crops that are of increasing importance for global food security and relief of poverty, important millennium goals for the United Nations. Indeed, 2008 was the UN International Year of the Potato in recognition of this role of the potato as... more...
- 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...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 289.00
The Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceae provides a review of this important family (commonly termed the mustard family, or Cruciferae). Expert perspectives are presented on Brassicaceae species as models for studying genome evolution. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 239.00
Wild crop plants play a significant part in the elucidation and improvement of the genomes of their cultivated counterparts. This 10-volume work offers a comprehensive examination of wild crops as a gold mine for breeding. more...
- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 239.00
Covering the forefront of crop stress research, this book reviews progress in distinguishing and diminishing the effects of biotic stress from pests and pathogens, and abiotic stress caused by chemicals, radiation and extremes of temperature and moisture. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 49.95
Sugarcane, an important source of sugar, plays a substantial role in world economy. As a C4 plant this has very efficient system for carbohydrate metabolism through photosynthesis. Crop improvement efforts have concentrated mainly on improving quality traits, mainly sugar content. This being a complex trait, involves a large number of target genes... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 189.00
This book surveys advances in breeding for abiotic stresses, starting with new physiological concepts and breeding methods, and discussing modern molecular biological approaches to the development of improved cultivars tolerant to most sorts of abiotic stress. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 209.00
The most complete resource on jatropha curcus, an essential new bioenergy crop, this volume reports on the last ten years of scientific progress in researching this abstemious, semi-wild species, and includes in vitro culture and genomic sequencing. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 239.00
Rising interest in biofuels, concern over a looming global water crisis, a need for precise, environmentally benign weed control: these factors are driving new research on the Saccharinae clade. This book reviews recent progress and anticipates new advances. more...