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  • Genes from the Wildby Robert Prescott-Allen; Christine Prescott-Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Tomatoes could not be grown commercially without the help of their wild relatives. A single wild species of rice has helped double rice production in Asia. Wild silk-worms are enabling India to expand its silk industry. A wild carp with resistance to cold has been used to extend Soviet carp production further into the north. Wild genetic resources... more...

  • After the Green Revolutionby Gordon R. Conway; Edward B. Barbier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks.... 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...

  • Sustainable Agriculture: Volume 2by Eric Lichtfouse; Marjolaine Hamelin; Mireille Navarrete; Philippe Debaeke

    Springer 2011; US$ 329.00

    This book gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations. more...

  • Livestock Biodiversityby Stephen J. G. Hall

    Wiley 2008; US$ 191.95

    Livestock biodiversity is integral to our culture, history, environment, economy and, most importantly, our future. Thousands of livestock breeds, from relatively small genetic pools, have evolved over time to suit particular environments and farming systems. This is both the result of natural processes and of human needs for specialized livestock... more...

  • The Handbook of Plant Mutation Screeningby Khalid Meksem; Guenter Kahl

    Wiley 2009; US$ 255.95

    The Handbook of Plant Mutation Screening – Mining of Natural and Induced Alleles – covers all major current and emerging mutation detection technologies together with many applications, provides detailed and easy-to-follow protocols, and focuses on the screening, detection and analysis of novel mutations. Written by a global team of expert... 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...

  • Temperate Fruit Crop Breedingby Jim F. Hancock

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 289.00

    This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species covering all the major fruit crops in one distinct volume. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods,... more...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Tropical Speciesby Shri Mohan Jain; P.M. Priyadarshan

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 289.00

    Covers almost all tropical tree plantation crops Serves as a reference book for all users (researchers, teachers, students) Many chapters include biotechnology and molecular components, more like a package breeding and appropriate molecular techniques more...

  • Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Temperate Speciesby Shri Mohan Jain; P.M. Priyadarshan

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 286.00

    Covers almost all temperate tree plantation crops Serves as a reference book for all users (researchers, teachers, students) Many chapters include biotechnology and molecular components, more like a package breeding and appropriate molecular techniques more...