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Agricultural biotechnology

  • The Gentianaceae - Volume 2: Biotechnology and Applicationsby Jan J. Rybczynski; Michael R. Davey; Anna Mikula

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 189.00

    This book, the second of two volumes on the Gentianaceae, is devoted to aspects of biotechnology and their applications. It consists of 18 chapters and covers micropropagation by means of organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis, and single cell manipulation of various species belonging to the horticultural genera Blakstonia , Centaurium , Gentiana... more...

  • Somatic Genome Manipulationby Xiu-Qing Li; Danielle J. Donnelly; Thomas G. Jensen

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 179.00

    Somatic genome manipulation is required when a sexual crossing approach cannot be used in breeding or genetic treatment of an individual organism. Examples can include gene- or cell-therapy of a person to correct disease, genetic improvement of vegetatively propagated plants, and genetic replacement of cytoplasm without significantly modifying the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Phenomicsby 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...

  • 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...

  • Omics Technologies and Crop Improvementby Noureddine Benkeblia

    CRC Press 2014; 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...

  • 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...