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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • White Rust of Crucifers: Biology, Ecology and Managementby Govind Singh Saharan; Prithwi Raj Verma; Prabhu Dayal Meena; Arvind Kumar

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    White rust caused by the fungus Albugo is the most devastating disease known to occur in more than 50 countries and infects about 400 plant species belonging to 31 families worldwide including important vegetable crucifers, oil yielding Brassicas, ornamental plants and numerous weeds. This book on ?White Rust? deals with the aspects on ?the disease?... more...

  • Regulating Agricultural Biotechnologyby Richard E. Just; Julian M. Alston; David Zilberman

    Springer 2006; US$ 319.00

    Presents an economic analysis of agricultural biotechnology regulation. Featuring contributors, most of whom are agricultural economists working either in universities or NGOs, this book addresses issues such as commercial pesticides, the costs of approving new products, benefits, consumer acceptance, regulation and its impacts, and others. more...

  • Genetically Modified Cropsby Keith T. Atherton

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 184.95

    Biotechnology has a significant impact on both medicine and agriculture. With the introduction of new products to the marketplace, the safety of those products is of paramount importance. New safety evaluation strategies are now employed to ensure that the consumer is adequately protected. This book describes those strategies and addresses some of... more...

  • Omics Technologies and Crop Improvementby Noureddine Benkeblia

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Increased world population, decreased water supply, and climate change all put stresses on the global food supply. An exploration of the challenges and possible solutions to improve yields of the main crops, such as cereals, roots, tubers, and grasses, Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement reviews data on food sciences and omics. The book covers... more...

  • Handbook of New Technologies for Genetic Improvement of Legumesby P. B. Kirti

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 179.95

    A comprehensive and groundbreaking collection of ideas for plant improvement Most of the world?s supply of legumes is cultivated under adverse conditions that make this commercially important crop susceptible to the vagaries of nature and damaging stresses. Genetic manipulation has become a proven way for cultivators to battle these problems;... more...

  • The Gene Revolutionby Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Whether or not to embrace GM technologies is a fundamental and politically charged question facing humanity in the 21st century, particularly in light of rapidly growing populations and the unknown future impacts of climate change. The Gene Revolution is the first book to bridge the gap between the ?naysayers? and ?cheerleaders? and look at the issues... more...

  • Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turfby Dejan Sokolovic; Christian Huyghe; Jasmina Radovic

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 0.00

    Grasslands are among the largest ecosystems in the world and consequently are of great importance to mankind. The genotypes of the species which are the main components of the grasslands have great influence on total outcome and successful utilization of grasslands. Therefore fodder crops and turf swards should be constantly improved to follow modern... more...

  • The Lotus japonicus Genomeby Satoshi Tabata; Jens Stougaard

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 0.00

    This book provides insights into some of the key achievements made in the study of Lotus japonicus (birdsfoot trefoil), as well as a timely overview of topics that are pertinent for future developments in legume genomics. Key topics covered include endosymbiosis, development, hormone regulation, carbon/nitrogen and secondary metabolism, as well... more...