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- Springer New York 2010; US$ 306.69
Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses presents the current breeding procedures and strategies in crops like grasses, clovers and alfalfa. Efficient uses of genetic resources are also explored as a means to measure the impact of biotechnology in plant breeding. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 218.75
Development of transgenic crop plants, their utilization for improved agriculture, health, ecology and environment and their socio-political impacts are currently important fields in education, research and industries and also of interest to policy makers, social activists and regulatory and funding agencies. This work prepared with a class-room approach... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 273.72
This volume on oil crop breeding presents information on the latest in applied plant breeding using the current advances in the field. The book is comprised primarily of specific issues and techniques pertaining to individual crops. more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 357.00 US$ 309.40
Plant Breeding Reviews is an ongoing series presenting state-of-the art review articles on research in plant genetics, especially the breeding of commercially important crops. Articles perform the valuable function of collecting, comparing, and contrasting the primary journal literature in order to form an overview of the topic. This detailed analysis... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 37.00
Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries. It also faces the enormous challenge of producing almost 50% more food by 2030 and doubling production by 2050. This will likely need to be achieved with less water, mainly because of growing pressures from urbanisation, industrialisation and climate change. In this context, it will be important... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 357.00 US$ 309.40
Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95
Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed. This book presents a collection of the latest thinking on the multiple dimensions of sustainable greenspace... more...
- CRC Press 2009; US$ 125.95
Arguably one of the oldest scientific traditions, plant breeding began in Neolithic times, with methods as simple as saving the seeds of desirable plants and sowing them later. It was not until the re-encounter with Mendel?s discoveries thousands of years later that the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments since then have provided... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95
The determination of when, how, how often and with whom an animal breeds is moving rapidly away from evolutionary pressures and towards human purposes: these include the breeding of around 50 billion mammals and birds for food production annually, the breeding of pedigree dogs and cats, racing dogs and horses, specialised laboratory animal strains... more...