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  • Acknowledgments Introduction Dicotyledons Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots-- Eudicotyledoneae) Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171002
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225020 20171002
Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171002
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xvi, 1,334 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction Dicotyledons Chapter 1 Dicotyledons I: The ANA Grade and "Magnoliid" Monosulcates Chapter 2 Dicotyledons II: Basal Tricolpates Eudicots (Tricolpate Dicots-- Eudicotyledoneae) Chapter 3 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons III: "Caryophyllid" Tricolpates Chapter 4 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons IV: "Rosid" Tricolpates Chapter 5 Core Eudicots: Dicotyledons V: "Asterid" Tricolpates References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171218
Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification. Instead, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of major aquatic species by compiling information from numerous sources that lie scattered among the primary literature, herbarium databases, and other reference materials. Included dicotyledon species are those having an obligate (OBL) wetland status, a designation used in the USACE National Wetland Plant List. Recent phylogenetic analyses are incorporated and rationale is provided for interpreting this information with respect to species relationships. This diverse assemblage of information will be useful to a wide range of interests including academic researchers, wildlife managers, students, and virtually anyone interested in the natural history of aquatic and wetland plants. Although focusing specifically on North America, the cosmopolitan distribution of many aquatic plants should make this an attractive text to people working virtually anywhere outside of the region as well. This book is an essential resource for assisting with wetland delineation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482225037 20171218
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1 online resource (xi, 312 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Methods for cytogenetic chromosome barcoding and chromosome painting in Brachypodium distachyon and its relative species / Dominika Idziak-Helmcke and Alexander Betekhtin
  • Transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of drought stress treatments in Brachypodium leaves / Edoardo Bertolini, Mario Enrico Pe, and Erica Mica
  • Brachypodium distachyon long noncoding RNAs : genome-wide identification and expression analysis / Concetta De Quattro, Erica Mica, Mario Enrico Pe, and Edoardo Bertolini
  • Highly efficient and reproducible Fusarium spp. inoculation method for Brachypodium distachyon / Anuj Rana, Aneesh Karunakaran, Timothy L. Fitzgerald, Rosalie Sabburg, Elizabeth A.B. Aitken, Robert J. Henry, Jonathan J. Powell, and Kemal Kazan
  • Tissue culture (somatic embryogenesis)-induced Tnt1 retrotransposon-based mutagenesis in Brachypodium distachyon / Upinder S. Gill, Juan C. Serrani-Yarce, Hee-Kyung Lee, and Kirankumar S. Mysore
  • Methods for xyloglucan structure analysis in Brachypodium distachyon / Lifeng Liu
  • Genomic approaches to analyze alternative splicing, a key regulator of transcriptome and proteome diversity in Brachypodium distachyon / Sonia Irigoyen, Renesh H. Bedre, Karen-Beth G. Scholthof, and Kranthi K. Mandadi
  • Information resources for functional genomics studies in Brachypodium distachyon / Keiichi Mochida and Kazuo Shinozaki
  • Methods for functional transgenics : development of highly efficient transformation protocol in Brachypodium and its suitability for advancing Brachypodium transgenics / Ron Vunsh
  • Molecular markers in whole genome evolution of Brachypodium / Xin-chun Mo, De-quan Zhang, Can Kou, and Ling-juan Yin
  • Estimate codon usage bias using codon usage analyzer (CUA) / Zhenguo Zhang and Gaurav Sablok
  • Identification of pseudogenes in Brachypodium distachyon chromosomes / Salvatore Camiolo and Andrea Porceddu
  • TILLING in Brachypodium distachyon / Louise de Bang, Anna Maria Torp, and Søren K. Rasmussen
  • Method for the large-scale identification of phasiRNAs in Brachypodium distachyon / Kun Yang, Xiaopeng Wen, and Gaurav Sablok
  • Evaluation of genome-wide markers and orthologous markers in Brachypodium distachyon / Gaurav Sablok, Suresh B. Mudunuri, Korneliya Gudys, Kranthi Chennamsetti, G.P. Saradhi Varma, and Miroslaw Kwasniewski
  • Protocol for coexpression network construction and stress-responsive expression analysis in Brachypodium / Sanchari Sircar, Nita Parekh, and Gaurav Sablok
  • Whole genome DNA methylation analysis using next-generation sequencing (BS-seq) / I-Hsuan Lin
  • Application of tissue culture and transformation techniques in model species Brachypodium distachyon / Bahar Sogutmaz Ozdemir and Hikmet Budak.
This volume presents protocols for Brachypodium genomics in numerous areas ranging from marker development, trait evolution, functional genomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, genomics, and tilling. This book also explores techniques to study the widening genetic base of Brachypodium that will help researchers better understand the model plant using NGS technologies. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Brachypodium Genomics: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for bench-oriented molecular biologists and computational biologists working towards further evolving this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493972760 20171211
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xiv, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: cultivating commerce-- 1. Plant traders and expertise-- 2. Science, commerce and culture-- 3. Amateur botany-- 4. Social status and the communication of knowledge-- 5. Commerce and cosmopolitanism-- 6. Cosmopolitanism under pressure-- Conclusion: commerce and cultivation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107126848 20171227
Sarah Easterby-Smith rewrites the histories of botany and horticulture from the perspectives of plant merchants who sold botanical specimens in the decades around 1800. These merchants were not professional botanists, nor were they the social equals of refined amateurs of botany. Nevertheless, they participated in Enlightenment scholarly networks, acting as intermediaries who communicated information and specimens. Thanks to their practical expertise, they also became sources of new knowledge in their own right. Cultivating Commerce argues that these merchants made essential contributions to botanical history, although their relatively humble status means that their contributions have received little sustained attention to date. Exploring how the expert nurseryman emerged as a new social figure in Britain and France, and examining what happened to the elitist, masculine culture of amateur botany when confronted by expanding public participation, Easterby-Smith sheds fresh light on the evolution of transnational Enlightenment networks during the Age of Revolutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107126848 20171227
Green Library
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viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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xix, 219 pages ; 27 cm.
  • Part I Basic Theory and Simple Models. Introduction. Predator-prey interactions. Overview of some results of plant-herbivore models. Models with Toxin-Determined Functional Response. Part II Applications. Plant quality and plant defenses: Parallels and differences. Herbivore strategies: the role of plant quality and defenses. Plant toxins, Food Chains, and Ecosystems. Fire, Herbivory, Tree Chemical Defense, and Spatial Pattersn in the Boreal Forest. Example of Mathematica Notebooks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498769174 20171009
Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions addresses mathematical models in the study of practical questions in ecology, particularly factors that affect herbivory, including plant defense, herbivore natural enemies, and adaptive herbivory, as well as the effects of these on plant community dynamics. The result of extensive research on the use of mathematical modeling to investigate the effects of plant defenses on plant-herbivore dynamics, this book describes a toxin-determined functional response model that helps explains field observations of these interactions. This book is intended for graduate students and researchers interested in mathematical biology and ecology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498769174 20171009
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource (367 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"This book is a tribute to three outstanding scientists, Professors Jan Anderson FRS, Leslie Dutton FRS and John Walker FRS, Nobel Laureate. Covering some of the most recent advances in the fields of Bioenergetics and Photosynthesis, this book is a compilation of contributions from leading scientists actively involved in understanding the natural biological processes associated with the flow of energy in biological cells. The lectures found in this significant volume were presented at a meeting in March 2016 in Singapore to commemorate the outstanding research in this area. The contents begin with the ideas, specially the contribution from Nobel Laureate Rudolph Marcus, who is well-known for creating the theory of electron transport reactions. This is followed by contributions of many others on various aspects of respiratory and photosynthetic transport chains as well as the dynamic regulation of light harvesting and electron transport events in oxygenic photosynthesis. The book is highly recommended to postgraduate students and researchers who are interested in various aspects of bioenergetic cycles."--Publisher's website.
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xix, 465 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda, Carlos M. Baeza and Eduardo Ruiz-- Part I. Historical Aspects: 1. History of the islands Tod F. Stuessy-- 2. Botanists in the islands Tod F. Stuessy and Clodomiro Marticorena-- Part II. The Physical Setting: 3. Geology and soils Walter A. Sontag, Jr and Tod F. Stuessy-- 4. Climate and weather Walter A. Sontag, Jr and Tod F. Stuessy-- Part III. The Green Landscape: 5. Taxonomic inventory Tod F. Stuessy, Roberto Rodriguez, Carlos M. Baeza and Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda-- 6. Vegetation Josef Greimler, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda and Karl Reiter-- Part IV. Plant Conservation: 7. Impacts on the vegetation Tod F. Stuessy, Clodomiro Marticorena, Ulf Swenson, Josef Greimler and Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda-- 8. Invasive species Josef Greimler, Tod F. Stuessy, Ulf Swenson, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda and Carlos M. Baeza-- 9. Conservation of native and endemic species Tod F. Stuessy, Carlos M. Baeza, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda, Roberto Rodriguez and Ulf Swenson-- Part V. Patterns of Character Diversity: 10. Flavonoid compounds: taxonomic and phylogenetic implications Daniel J. Crawford, Mario Silva O., Patricia Pacheco and Hugo Valdebenito-- 11. Chromosome numbers Tod F. Stuessy and Carlos M. Baeza-- 12. Reproductive biology Gregory J. Anderson and Gabriel Bernardello-- Part VI. Evolutionary Processes: 13. Patterns of phylogeny Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford and Eduardo Ruiz-- 14. Genetic diversity and divergence Daniel J. Crawford, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda, Koji Takayama and Eduardo Ruiz-- 15. Speciation Daniel J. Crawford, Tod F. Stuessy, Koji Takayama, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda, Gregory J. Anderson and Gabriel Bernardello-- Part VI. Biogeography: 16. Plant origins and dispersal Gabriel Bernardello and Gregory J. Anderson-- 17. Modeling species diversity Walter A. Sontag, Jr, Tod F. Stuessy and Ulf Swenson-- Conclusions Tod F. Stuessy, Daniel J. Crawford, Carlos M. Baeza, Patricio Lopez-Sepulveda, Josef Greimler, Eduardo Ruiz, Koji Takayama, Gregory J. Anderson, Gabriel Bernardello and Ulf Swenson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107180079 20171227
Bringing together results from over 30 years of research on the Juan Fernandez Archipelago off the coast of Chile, this book offers comprehensive coverage of the plants of these special islands. Despite its remote setting in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Juan Fernandez Archipelago is in many ways an ideal place to ask and attempt to answer basic questions regarding the evolution of vascular plants in an oceanic island environment. By building upon a firm taxonomic base for the flora, a new level of understanding regarding evolution, biogeography, and conservation of the plants is presented. This book is an extensive investigation of the origin and evolution of the flora of an oceanic archipelago, and it serves as a valuable resource for researchers and scholars of island biology as well as for conservation biologists worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107180079 20171227
Green Library
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210 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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1 online resource (xv, 335 pages) : illustrations.
  • Polyphenols: sources and main characteristics Hernan Speisky, Jocelyn Fuentes, , Eva Dorta and Camilo Lopez-Alarcon Key aspects of polyphenols and health: metabolic fate, mechanisms of action and influence on gut microbiota Josep Lluis Torres, Sara Ramos-Romero and Jara Perez-Jimenez Solid-liquid extraction of polyphenols at low pressure Eduardo Caballero-Valdes, Araceli Olivares-Miralles, Carmen Soto-Maldonado and Maria Elvira Zuniga-Hansen Extraction of polyphenols by pressurized liquids Jose Rodrigo Vergara-Salinas, Jose Cuevas-Valenzuela and Jose R. Perez-Correa Supercritical fluid extraction of polyphenols Jose M. del Valle, Edgar Uquiche and Loreto Valenzuela Analysis and characterization of polyphenol extracts Sonia Guadalupe Sayago-Ayerdi, Gilberto Mercado-Mercado, Sara Ramos-Romero, Josep Lluis Torres and Jara Perez-Jimenez Purification of polyphenolic extracts from natural sources: adsorption and membrane technologies Maria Parada, Maria Luisa Soto, Beatriz Diaz-Reinoso, Elena M. Balboa, Andres Moure, Enma Conde, Herminia Dominguez and Juan Carlos Parajo Fractionation of polyphenols Peter Winterhalter and Ulrich H. Engelhardt Drying and preservation of polyphenols Paz Robert, Paula Garcia and Carolina Fredes Inclusion of polyphenols into food matrixes Veronica Dueik and Pedro Bouchon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498714976 20171218
The growing concern for human wellbeing has generated an increase in the demand for polyphenols, secondary plant metabolites that exhibit different bioactive properties. This increasing demand is mainly due to the current applications in the food industry where polyphenols are considered essential for human health and nutrition. Advances in Technologies for Producing Food-relevant Polyphenols provides researchers, scientists, engineers, and professionals involved in the food industry with the latest methodologies and equipment useful to extract, isolate, purify, and analyze polyphenols from different available sources, such as herbs, flora, vegetables, fruits, and agro-industrial wastes. Technologies currently used to add polyphenols to diverse food matrices are also included. This book serves a reference to design and scale-up processes to obtain polyphenols from different plant sources and to produce polyphenol-rich foods with bioactive properties (e.g. antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anticancer properties) of interest for human health and wellbeing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498714976 20171218
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  • Section A - Botanical, ecological and socioeconomic perspectives 1. Moringa Stenopetala - botanical and ecological perspectives 2. Moringa Stenopetala - socioeconomic significance Section B - The chemistry of Moringa Stenopetala 3. The chemistry of Moringa Stenopetala seed oils 4. The chemistry of Moringa Stenopetala - non-oil components 5. Quality control and chemical profiling of Moringa Stenopetala drug preparations Section C - The science behind the multiuse of m. Stenopetala 6. The pharmacology of Moringa Stenopetala: toxicology aspects 7. The pharmacology of Moringa Stenopetala - antioxidant mechanisms 8. The pharmacology of m. Stenopetala: antimicrobial effects 9. The pharmacology of Moringa Stenopetala - the effects on diabetes and related diseases 10. The pharmacology of Moringa Stenopetala - potential anticancer effects 11. The science behind the use of Moringa Stenopetala seeds for water purification Section D - Other Moringa species indigenous to Africa and the Arabian/Persian region 12. The chemistry and pharmacology of other African and Arabian Moringa species.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081022863 20171017
The African and Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Therapeutic Applications reviews the botany, socioeconomic significance and underlying chemistry of these interesting plants. The book begins by addressing the botanical and socioeconomic aspect of M. stenopetala, one of the most widely cultivated species within the genus. Next, it reviews the chemistry of the plant, with a systematic presentation covering the seed oil, various secondary metabolites, and issues relating to quality control. Final sections address the chemistry behind the reported use of the plant for the management of various diseases, highlighting potential antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anticancer properties and more. Other African and Arabian Moringa species, from their botany, to their chemical and pharmacological profiles are also included. Drawing on the author's latest research and the most current literature in the field, this book is an invaluable guide for researchers in medicinal chemistry, herbal medicine, drug discovery/development, and plant derived natural products within both industry and academic environments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081022863 20171017
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  • Preface; Contents; Part I: Air Pollution in East Asia; Chapter 1: Gaseous Species; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 SO2; 1.2.1 Japan; 1.2.2 China; 1.2.3 Korea; 1.3 NOx; 1.3.1 Japan; 1.3.2 China; 1.3.3 Korea; 1.4 Tropospheric Ozone; 1.4.1 Japan; 1.4.2 China; 1.4.3 Korea; 1.4.4 Trends in Ozone Concentrations Above the East China Sea Based on Aerial Observations; References; Chapter 2: Aerosols; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Aerosols and PM2.5; 2.3 Kosa and Chemical Species Transported with kosa; 2.4 Elemental Carbon (EC) and Organic Carbon (OC); 2.5 PAHs; 2.6 Metallic Elements and Source Apportionment
  • 2.7 Sulfate, Nitrate, and Ammonium Aerosols2.8 Trends of Ionic Species in Aerosols Transported from East Asia Measured by Aircraft; References; Chapter 3: Acid Deposition; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Acid Deposition Monitored by a Regional Network in East Asia; 3.2.1 Wet Deposition; 3.2.2 Dry and Total Deposition; 3.2.3 Observational Data in Forested Areas Obtained by the EANET: Relevant Studies; 3.3 Soil Acidification in Asian Countries; 3.4 Summary; References; Part II: Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Plants in Japan; Chapter 4: Effects of Ozone on Japanese Agricultural Crops
  • 4.1 Introduction4.2 Studies in the 1970s; 4.3 Studies from the 1980s to 1990s; 4.4 Studies in the early 2000s and Beyond; References; Chapter 5: Effects of Ozone on Japanese Trees; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Effects of O3 on Growth and Physiological Characteristics of Japanese Trees; 5.2.1 Effects of O3 on Growth; 5.2.1.1 Dry-Matter Growth; 5.2.1.2 Leaf Turnover; 5.2.1.3 Carbon Allocation; 5.2.1.4 Phenology; 5.2.2 O3 Effects on Physiology; 5.2.2.1 Stomatal Functions; 5.2.2.2 Photosynthesis; 5.2.2.3 Respiration; 5.3 Risk Assessment of Ozone Impact; 5.4 Free-Air Ozone Fumigation Experiment
  • 5.5 Biotic Relations5.5.1 Defense Capacity Against Biotic Stresses; 5.5.2 Symbiosis with Ectomycorrhizal Fungi; 5.6 Future Perspectives; References; Chapter 6: Combined Effects of Ozone and Other Environmental Factors on Japanese Trees; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Combined Effects of O3 and Elevated Atmospheric CO2; 6.3 Combined Effects of O3 and Soil Nitrogen Load; 6.4 Combined Effects of O3 and Soil Water Stress; 6.5 Future Perspectives; References; Chapter 7: Environmental Monitoring with Indicator Plants for Air Pollutants in Asia; 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Japanese Experience in the Application of Indicator Plants7.3 Bryophyte and Lichen Communities; 7.4 Chemical Analysis of Bryophytes and Lichens; 7.5 Use of Common Tree Species as Bio-indicators; 7.6 Summary and Future Perspectives; References; Part III: Case Studies in Japanese Forests; Chapter 8: Flux-Based O3 Risk Assessment for Japanese Temperate Forests; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Study Sites; 8.3 Estimation of Light-Saturated GPP; 8.4 Estimation of Cumulative O3 Uptake (COU); 8.5 Effects of Cumulative O3 Uptake (COU) on C Sequestering Capacity in the Beech and Oak Forests; 8.6 Conclusion
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  • Chapter 1 Arbuscular Mycorrhizas: An Overview.- Chapter 2 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of Drought Stress in Plants.- Chapter 3 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of Waterlogging Stress in Plants.- Chapter 4 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of Salt Stress in Plants.- Chapter 5 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of P Stress in Plants.- Chapter 6 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of Fe Stress in Plants.- Chapter 7 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of Zn Stress in Plants.- Chapter 8 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Heavy Metal Tolerance in Plants.- Chapter 9 Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tolerance of Temperature stress in Plants.- Chapter.10 Roles of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Protecting against Plant/soil Pathogens.- Chapter 11 Arbuscular Mycorrhizas and Reactive OxygenSpecies.- Chapter 12 Arbuscular Mycorrhizas and Ecosystem Restoration.- Chapter 13 Application of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi into Agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811041143 20170605
This book reviews the potential mechanisms in arbuscular mycorrhizas (AMs), in the hope that this can help arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) to be more used efficiently as a biostimulant to enhance stress tolerance in the host plants. AMF, as well as plants, are often exposed to all or many of the abiotic and biotic stresses, including extreme temperatures, pH, drought, water-logging, toxic metals and soil pathogens. Studies have indicated a quick response to these stresses involving several mechanisms, such as root morphological modification, reactive oxygen species change, osmotic adjustment, direct absorption of water by extraradical hyphae, up-regulated expression of relevant stressed genes, glomalin-related soil protein release, etc. The underlying complex, multi-dimensional strategy is involved in morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular processes. The AMF responses are often associated with homeostatic regulation of the internal and external environment, and are therefore critical for plant health, survival and restoration in native ecosystems and good soil structure.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811041143 20170605
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  • 1.Arsenic contamination from historical aspects till present situation.- 2.Arsenic: Source, occurrence, cycle and detection.- 3.Studies on arsenic and human health.- 4.Epigenetics in arsenic toxicity:Mechanistic response, alterations, and regulations.- 5.Prospects of combating arsenic: Physico-chemical aspects.- 6.Arsenic and its effect on major crop plants: Stationary awareness to paradigm with special reference to rice crop.- 7.Uptake, transport and remediation of arsenic by plants.- 8.Genomics and genetic engineering in phytoremediation of arsenic.- 9.Perspectives of plant tissue culture research with a special focus on environmental arsenic pollution.- 10.Potential role of microbes in bioremediation of arsenic.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319543543 20170710
This book provides an overview to researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as academicians who are interested in arsenic. It covers human health risks and established cases of human ailments and sheds light on prospective control measures, both biological and physico-chemical. Arsenic (As) is a widely distributed element in the environment having no known useful physiological function in plants or animals. Historically, this metalloid has been known to be used widely as a poison. Effects of arsenic have come to light in the past few decades due to its increasing contamination in several parts of world, with the worst situation being in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The worrying issue is the ingestion of arsenic through water and food and associated health risks due to its carcinogenic and neurotoxic nature. The impact of the problem is widespread, and it has led to extensive research on finding both the causes and solutions. These attempts have allowed us to understand the various probable causes of arsenic contamination in the environment, and at the same time, have provided a number of possible solutions. It is reported that more than 200 mineral species contain As. Generally, As binds with iron and sulfur to form arsenopyrite. According to one estimate from the World Health Organization (WHO), contextual levels of As in soil ranges from 1 to 40 mg kg-1. Arsenic toxicity is related to its oxidation state which is present in the medium. As is a protoplastic toxin, due to its consequence on sulphydryl group it interferes in cell enzymes, cell respiration and in mitosis. Exposure of As may occur to humans via several industries, such as refining or smelting of metal ores, microelectronics, wood preservation, battery manufacturing, and also to those who work in power plants that burn arsenic-rich coal.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319543543 20170710
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255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, facsimiles ; 26 cm
  • La passion du savoir -- Vie d'Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841) -- Les "Mémoires et souvenirs" ou l'autobiographie de Candolle -- Enfance et adolescence (1778-1798) -- Jeunesse (1798-1808) -- Age viril (1808-1816) -- Age mûr - Vieillesse (1816-1841) -- La statufication en guise de reconnaissance -- Un acteur clé en taxonomie botanique -- Le théoricien de la "méthode naturelle" de classification -- De la théorie candolléenne du "type primitif" au diagramme floral -- Une représentation discontinue de la nature -- Un des initiateurs des règles de nomenclature botanique -- Décrire et inventorier le monde végétal -- De l'"Histoire des plantes grasses" au "Prodromus", une oeuvre monument -- L'épopée des Candolle à l'origine d'un herbier de renommée mondiale -- Une approche pionnière et encyclopédique de l'étude taxonomique des plantes -- Un des fondateurs avec Humboldt de la biogéographie -- Une oeuvre méconnue en physiologie végétale -- Une passion de jeunesse pour l'expérimentation -- Une position vitaliste pour expliquer le fonctionnement du vivant -- Une classification des sciences pour souligner la complémentarité de la physiologie -- Pour en savoir plus -- Le jardin des Candolle (1817-1849) -- -- La botanique balbutiante et ses premiers jardins historiques, de Bauhin à Candolle -- -- Naissance du Jardin botanique de Genève -- -- A.-P. de Candolle, l'Homme-Jardin, et le quotidien du Jardin botanique -- -- L'Ecole botanique (1818-1849).
"Entre Lumières et Romantisme, le botaniste genevois Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841) a marqué de son empreinte l'histoire naturelle. Une carrière nomade folle de rebondissements dans un contexte de guerres napoléoniennes, une oeuvre prolifique explorant les sciences du végétal en plein bouleversement et la réalisation d'un herbier d'une grande richesse ont jalonné sa vie. En jouant un rôle de premier plan dans la vie sociale, culturelle et mondaine de Genève, il est aussi à l'origine de plusieurs institutions de la ville. Sa fondation la plus marquante est le Jardin botanique des Bastions en 1817, à l'origine des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève. Composé de textes explicatifs éclairés de multiples citations de correspondances inédites et d'extraits d'oeuvres diverses, cet ouvrage, richement illustré, rend compte de la vie et de l'oeuvre d'Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle. Il relate aussi la création du Jardin botanique des Bastions et de son fonctionnement quotidien jusqu'en 1849 sous la direction des Candolle père et fils. Destiné tant à un large public qu'à tout féru d'histoire, de sciences et de botanique, l'ouvrage ravira également les amateurs de belles histoires et d'anecdotes savoureuses."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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111 pages ; 26 cm.
"Learn to sketch and paint flowers, from bud to full-blown! Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals is a draw-in book that shows you how by taking a close look at the details of great floral paintings and coaching readers to try the techniques with the help of an exper's suggestions. Printed on quality uncoated stock and suited for drawing and watercolor, each spread will consist of two working parts. The left-hand page is for study, featuring a close-up for a drawing or painting by a noted artist from the 19th century or earlier. The right-hand page is for drawing, with only a small box for the expert's brief coaching tips, observations, and a demonstrative sketch. While progressing through the book and trying the different artist styles, you'll gain observational confidence and techniques to apply your own drawing and painting. In learning from the masters, you'll become a master yourself!"-- Provided by publisher.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource (69 pages). Digital: text file.
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  • Classification of Cannabis sativa L. in relation to agricultural, biotechnological, medical and recreational utilizationHistory of Cannabis as Medicine: Nineteenth Century Irish Physicians and Correlations of their Observations to Modern ResearchCannabis Sativa L.: Botany and HorticultureCannabis sativa and Cannabis indica versus "Sativa" and "Indica"Morpho-anatomy of Marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.)Chemical and Morphological Phenotypes in Breeding of Cannabis sativa L.Natural Cannabinoids of Cannabis and Methods of AnalysisCannabinoids: Biosynthesis and Biotechnological ApplicationsThe Pharmacology and Therapeutic Potential of Plant CannabinoidsCannabinoid CB2 Receptor Mechanism of Cannabis sativa L.Cannabidiol as a Treatment for Seizures, Convulsions and EpilepsyAllergenicity to Cannabis sativa L. and Methods to Assess Personal ExposureMicropropagation of Cannabis sativa L. - An UpdateHairy Root Culture as a Biotechnological Tool inC. sativaGenomics and Molecular Markers in Cannabis sativa L.The Role of Agrobacterium-Mediated and Other Gene-Transfer Technologies in Cannabis Research and Product DevelopmentInduction of Polyploidy and Its Effect onCannabis sativa L.Classical and Molecular Cytogenetics of Cannabis sativa L.Assessing Genetic Diversity in Cannabis sativa Using Molecular ApproachesCannabis Endophytes and Their Application in Breeding and Physiological FitnessChemical and physical elicitation for enhanced cannabinoid production in CannabisContaminants of Concern in Cannabis: Microbes, Heavy Metals and Pesticides.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319545639 20170925
This book highlights current Cannabis research: its botany, authentication, biotechnology, in vitro propagation, chemistry, cannabinoids biosynthesis, metabolomics, genomics, biomass production, quality control, and pharmacology. Cannabis sativa L. (Family: Cannabaceae) is one of the oldest sources of fiber, food and medicine. This plant has been of interest to researchers, general public and media not only due to its medicinal properties but also the controversy surrounding its illicit use. Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use in the Middle East and Asia, being first introduced as a medicine in Western Europe in the early 19th century. Due to its numerous natural constituents, Cannabis is considered a chemically complex species. It contains a unique class of terpeno-phenolic compounds (cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids), which have been extensively studied since the discovery of the chemical structure of tetrahydrocannabinol (Î 9-THC), commonly known as THC, the main constituent responsible for the plant's psychoactive effects. An additionally important cannabinoid of current interest is Cannabidiol (CBD). There has been a significant interest in CBD and CBD oil (extract of CBD rich Cannabis) over the last few years because of its reported activity as an antiepileptic agent, particularly its potential use in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319545639 20170925
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  • Synthesis and Transformations of 2, 3-Secotriterpene Derivatives of Betulin Irina A. Tolmacheva, Natalia V. Galaiko, Ekaterina V. Igosheva, Anastasiya V. Konysheva, Alexey V. Nazarov, Gulnaz F. Krainova, Marina N. Gorbunova, Eugene I. Boreko, Vladimir F. Eremin, and Victoria V. Grishko Synthesis and Membrane-Protective Properties of Sulfur-Containing Derivatives of Monoterpenoides with Monosaccharide Fragments Aleksandr V. Kutchin, Svetlana V. Pestova, Evgeny S. Izmest'ev, Oksana G. Shevchenko, and Svetlana A. Rubtsova The Synthesis and Properties of New Oxygen and Nitrogen Containing Terpene Acid Derivatives Maksim P. Bei and Anatolij P. Yuvchenko Structural and Chemical Modification of Cellulose in Phosphotungstic Acid: Formic Acid System and Sulfation Prepared Derivatives Elena V. Udoratina and Michael A. Torlopov Effect of Complexation with Phospholipids and Polarity of Medium on the Reactivity of Phenolic Antioxidants Lyudmila N. Shishkina, Lidiya I. Mazaletskaya, Kseniya M. Marakulina, Yuliya K. Lukanina, Irina G. Plashchina, and Nataliya I. Sheludchenko Biocatalytic Conversion of Lignocellulose Materials to Fatty Acids and Ethanol with Subsequent Esterification Sergey D. Varfolomeev, Marina A. Gladchenko, Sergey N. Gaydamaka, Valentina P. Murygina, Violetta B. Volieva, Nona L. Komissarova, Farid M. Gumerov, Rustem A. Usmanov, and Elena V. Koversanova Mechanism of Ammonia Immobilization by Peat and Obtaining of Peat-Based Sorbent Alexander R. Tsyganov, Aleksey Em. Tomson, Victor P. Strigutskiy, Victoriya S. Pehtereva, Tamara V. Sokolova, Svetlana B. Selyanina, Marina V. Trufanova, and Tamara Ig. Ponomareva Problem of Modification of Technical Lignins Using Acylation Method Andrey V. Protopopov, Danil D. Efryushin, and Vadim V. Konshin Compounds of Plant Origin as AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Activators Daria S. Novikova, Gleb S. Ivanov, Alexander V. Garabadzhiu, and Viacheslav G. Tribulovich Effects of Low Doses of Savory Essential Oil Dietary Supplementation on Lifetime and the Fatty Acid Composition of the Ageing Mice Tissues Tamara A. Misharina, Valery N. Yerokhin, and Lujdmila D. Fatkullina Technology for Obtaining of Biopreparations and Investigation of Their Effectiveness Tatyana V. Khurshkainen and Alexander V. Kutchin Plant Growth and Development Regulators and Their Effect on the Functional State of Mitochondria Irina V. Zhigacheva and Elena B. Burlakova Amaranth: Bioindicator of Toxic Soils Sarra A. Bekuzarova, Johnny G. Kachmazov, and Ekaterina S. Ayskhanova Antiradical Properties of Essential Oils and Extracts from Spices Tamara A. Misharina and Ekaterina S. Alinkina The Chemical Composition of Essential Oils from Wild-Growing and Intoduced Plants of the Astrakhan Region Anatoly V. Velikorodov, Vyacheslav B. Kovalev, Svyatoslav B. Nosachev, Alexey G. Tyrkov, Maria V. Petelina, and Ekaterina V. Shchepetova.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885607 20171121
Chemistry and Technology of Plant Substances: Chemical and Biochemical Aspects demonstrates the progress and promise of developing new chemical substances from renewable sources of chemical raw materials. The volume brings together new achievements in the field of research and processing of plant raw materials and the synthesis of natural compounds for the production of biologically active substances and drugs. The volume looks closely at the rational use of renewable raw materials, which is the source of new compounds and intermediates for the chemical industry. It covers a wide range of problems associated with the use of the components of plants to produce new substances with a wide variety of purposes. According to the latest estimates, plants form about a million chemical substances. In some cases, plant products have pharmacological or biological activity that can be of therapeutic benefit in treating diseases. In addition, due to the structural diversity of plant material, chemical synthesis is easily reachable. Synthetic analogs of natural products with improved potency and safety can be prepared by chemical synthesis. Such synthetic analogs are safer for humans. Plant materials are often used as starting points for drug discovery. Chemistry and Technology of Plant Substances: Chemical and Biochemical Aspects presents the theoretical trends and recent practical achievements on complex processing of plant-based raw materials. Low molecular weight components, isolated from plant material, are widely used in fine organic synthesis. High molecular weight polysaccharides of conifers and other greens, such as pectin and hemicellulose, are the basis for the creation of anticoagulants and other drugs. The range of research papers presented in the book is quite wide: from fundamental and applied problems of wood chemistry and organic synthesis to biological activity of natural compounds. The book provides valuable information for those skilled in organic chemistry, chemical engineers, researchers and scientists as well as for faculty and upper-level students. This volume, Chemistry and Technology of Plant Substances: Chemical and Biochemical Aspects, was created on the initiative of Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) and the Institute of Chemistry of Komi Scientific Center of Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Syktyvkar).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771885607 20171121
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