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

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 199.00

    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$ 189.00

    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...

  • Sustainable Horticultural Systemsby Dilip Nandwani

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 209.00

    Sustainable horticulture is gaining increasing attention in the field of agriculture as demand for the food production rises to the world community. Sustainable horticultural systems are based on ecological principles to farm, optimizes pest and disease management approaches through environmentally friendly and renewable strategies in production agriculture.... more...

  • Rice Biotechnologyby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2008; US$ 219.00

    Rice is the most important food crop for half the world's population. Over the last three decades, the imporvement in human nutrition and health in Asia has largely been attributable to a relatively stable and affordable rice supply. The challenge to produce enough rice for the future, however, remains daunting, as the current rate of population growth... more...

  • Plant Biotechnologyby Nigel Halford

    Wiley 2006; US$ 186.00

    Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Uses of Genetically Modified Crops covers in detail the development, use and regulation of GM crops. Split into three sections, Part 1 introduces GM crops and describes the GM crops that are used commercially. Part 2 looks at new developments and methodologies in areas including potential applications... more...

  • Gene Flow from GM Plantsby Guy M. Poppy; Michael J. Wilkinson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 288.00

    Gene flow is not unique to genetically modified (GM) crops, but the possibility of the spread of transgenic DNA to wild and domesticated relatives raises a new set of issues for scientists and policymakers to consider. Unfortunately, we are still too often unable to quantify the risks of ecological damage associated with gene flow. This is due partly... more...

  • Biotechnology in Animal Feeds and Animal Feedingby R. John Wallace; Andrew Chesson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 193.00

    With the dramatically rising sophistication of biological methods and products and the increasing use of recombinant DNA technology, now is an apt time to review the status of biotechnology in animal feeding. This book gives succinct yet comprehensive coverage of products of biotechnology and allied sciences used in animal feed and feeding industries.... more...

  • Biosystems Engineeringby Ahindra Nag

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 150.00

    Ahindra Nag, Ph.D., is a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has three years industrial and twenty one years of teaching experience and has published seventy research papers in major national and international journals and has guided six PhD students. He was invited as a... more...

  • Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plantsby Dilfuza Egamberdieva; Smriti Shrivastava; Ajit Varma

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 189.00

    This book describes the various applications of microorganisms in improving plant growth, health and the efficiency of phytochemical production. The chapters trace topics such as the role of PGPRs in improving salt stress and heavy metal tolerance in plants; the prevention and control of plant diseases; boosting soil fertility and agriculture productivity;... more...

  • Agricultural Biotechnology in Chinaby Valerie J. Karplus; Xing Wang Deng

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 129.00

    Over the last thirty years, China has developed one of the world?s largest public research programs in agricultural biotechnology. Building on a long tradition of agricultural advances, Chinese scientists have applied biotechnology techniques to develop hundreds of novel crop varieties suited to local farming conditions and challenges. This book is... more...