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  • Developmental Genetics of the Flowerby Doug Soltis; Pamela Soltis; Jim Leebens-Mack

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 225.00

    Current major interests in this area include the study of higher level phylogenetic relationships and character evolution in the angiosperms, floral evolution, the genetic basis of key floral differences in basal angiosperms, the genetic and genomic consequences of polyploid speciation, conservation genetics of rare plant species, and phylogeography.... more...

  • Elsevier's Dictionary of Treesby M.M. Grandtner

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 315.00

    This dictionary will present all currently accepted generic, specific, sub-specific and variety names of trees, excluding fossil and more recently extinct taxa, hybrids and cultivars. Only the indigenous trees of a continent, those wild species that were natural elements of the spontaneous forest vegetation before the arrival of Europeans or other... more...

  • Flaxby Alister D. Muir; Neil D. Westcott

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 139.95

    Linum usitatissimum is a widely distributed plant that has a long history of traditional use as both an industrial oil and fiber crop. It is known as linseed in the United Kingdom, or flax in North America. For the last 15 years, there has been a steadily growing interest in the medicinal and nutraceutical value of flax, including experimental evidence... more...

  • Forest Trees of Australiaby DJ Boland; MIH Brooker; GM Chippendale; N Hall; BPM Hyland; RD Johnston; DA Kleinig; MW McDonald; JD Turner

    CSIRO Publishing 2006; US$ 125.00

    The classic Australian guide ? now fully revised and updated with nearly 300 of Australia?s most important native trees. more...

  • Lavenderby Maria Lis-Balchin

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The dried flowers... more...

  • Maize Cobs and Cultures: History of Zea mays L.by John Staller

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 209.00

    "Our perceptions and conceptions regarding the roles and importance of maize to ancient economies is largely a product of scientific research on the plant itself, developed for the most part out of botanical research, and its recent role as one of the most important economic staples in the world. Anthropological research in the early part of the... more...

  • Pine Wilt Diseaseby Bo Guang Zhao; Kazuyoshi Futai; Jack R. Sutherland; Yuko Takeuchi

    Springer Japan 2008; US$ 379.00

    Pine forests face a global threat of pine wilt disease, which is being spread by vector beetles carrying pathogenic nematodes from dead trees to healthy ones. Among the host pines there are varying degrees of susceptibility, and nematode strains also contain a variety of virulences, both of which factors help to determine whether infected host trees... more...

  • Plant Tissue Cultureby S.S. Bhojwani; M.K. Razdan

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 455.00

    Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, several new and exciting developments have taken place in the field of plant tissue culture, which forms a major component of what is now called plant biotechnology. The revised edition presents updated information on theoretical, practical and applied aspects of plant tissue culture. Each chapter... more...

  • Steviaby A. Douglas Kinghorn

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 159.95

    Stevia rebaudiana is a remarkable South American plant that has become widely used in certain parts of the world as a natural sweetening agent and dietary supplement. Purified extracts of S. rebaudiana have been used as sweeteners and flavor enhancers in the food industry in Japan for over a quarter of a century, and have been found to be up to 300... more...

  • Sugarcaneby Glyn James

    Wiley 2008; US$ 223.95

    From enhancing the flavour of food to providing a substrate for fermentation, sugar is renowned worldwide for its importance as a commodity. For many centuries sugarcane has been cultivated and developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties. Based on Blackburn’s highly successful Sugarcane , originally published in 1984, this... more...