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Agricultural biotechnology

  • 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...

  • Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnologyby Se-Kwon Kim

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 499.00

    This authoritative desk reference for scientists and practitioners in every field of marine biotechnology has complete coverage of the subject, from bioproduct sources and how to isolate them, to production and applications in pharmacology and bioenergy. more...

  • Fenômica ? conheça como a fenotipagem de próxima geração está revolucionando o melhoramentoby Roberto Fritsche-Neto; Aluízio Borém

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 209.00

    This book represents a pioneer initiative to describe the new technologies available for next-generation phenotyping and applied to plant breeding. Over the last several years plant breeding has experienced a true revolution. Phenomics, i.e., high-throughput phenotyping using automation, robotics and remote data collection, is changing the way cultivars... 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...

  • Industrial Cropsby Von Mark V. Cruz; David A. Dierig

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 239.00

    The volume on Industrial Crop Breeding will be part of the series, Handbook of Plant Breeding. This volume will focus on the emerging area of plant breeding for sustainable production of transportation fuels and bio based products using the current advances in the field. The book is scheduled to consist of a total number of 30 chapters divided into... more...

  • Plant Biotechnologyby Agnes Ricroch; Surinder Chopra; Shelby Fleischer

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Plastid Biologyby Steven Theg; Francis-Andre Wollman

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 239.00

    Plastids are the sites of conversion of solar energy into the chemical energy usable to sustain life. They are also responsible for the production of the vast majority of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Through these activities they play a unique role in the biosphere, producing two critical products upon which life on Earth depends. It covers in 21... more...