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Agricultural biotechnology

  • Genetic Modification of Plantsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 519.00

    Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over genetically modified (GM) crops, this book brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of crops,... more...

  • Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Cropby

    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...

  • Genomics of Plant-Associated Fungi: Monocot Pathogensby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 189.00

    This book describes how genomics has revolutionized our understanding of agriculturally important plant-associated fungi. It illustrates some fundamental discoveries about these eukaryotic microbes with regard to the overall structure of their genomes, their lifestyles and the molecular mechanisms that form the basis of their interactions with plants.... more...

  • Short and Long Distance Signalingby

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 219.00

    Plants? ability to shift RNA molecules and transcription factors between cells and tissues is a recent discovery, yet has crucial implications. Here, experts discuss varied aspects of the intercellular transport of viruses and plant endogenous macromolecules. more...

  • Molecular Farming in Plants: Recent Advances and Future Prospectsby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 189.00

    Plants have the potential to provide vast quantities of low-cost medicinal bio-products. Covering the principles of molecular farming, this book summarizes recent advances, elucidates current challenges and suggests useful avenues for future research. more...

  • Global Tea Breedingby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 179.00

    Global Tea Breeding: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives provides a global review on biodiversity and biotechnology issues in tea breeding and selection. The contributions are written by experts from China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, Nigeria, and etc., which countries amount to 90% of the... more...

  • Seed Development: OMICS Technologies toward Improvement of Seed Quality and Crop Yieldby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 209.00

    This book reviews the application of 21st century high-throughput OMICS" technologies: transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and systems biology, toward more complete understanding of the processes involved in seed development in different crop plants. more...

  • Genomics of Plant Genetic Resourcesby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book shows the pivotal role played by genomics in order to mine germplasm collections, elucidate gene function, identify superior alleles and, ultimately, release improved cultivars. It features a number of compelling case studies and examples. more...

  • Forest Tree Breeding in Europeby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book examines national and collaborative programmes for genetic improvement of the ten most important forest tree species across Europe. It illustrates the diversity of breeding strategies and proposes perspectives for future collaborative breeding. more...

  • Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applicationsby

    Springer London 2013; US$ 129.00

    Kenaf is an annual  crop that can provide fibres for several industrial applications as well as raw material for energy exploitation. This book provides a global picture of state of the art research and developments with Kenaf from Asia, USA and Australia. more...