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xxii, 625, 14, 4, 26 pages : color maps and illustrations ; 28 cm
  • The human population and its food supply in the 21st century
  • A changing global food system
  • Plants in human nutrition, diet, and health
  • Genes, genomics, and molecular biology
  • Growth and development
  • Converting solar energy into crop production
  • The domestication of our food crops
  • From classical plant breeding to molecular crop improvement
  • Plant propagation by seeds and vegetative processes
  • Innovations in agriculture
  • Soil ecosystems, plant nutrition, and nutrient cycling
  • Biotic challenges: weeds
  • Plant diseases and strategies for their control
  • Biotic challenges: pests
  • Abiotic stresses and how they affect crop yield
  • Introduced traits that benefit farmers and industry
  • Introduced traits that benefit the consumer
  • Food safety
  • Challenges and solutions for subsistence farmers
  • Plants as chemical factories
  • Plants as factories for the production of protein biologics
  • Sustainable food production in the 21st century.
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