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  • Intro; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Part 2 Cultivation techniques; Part 3 Post-harvest management; Part 4 Diseases and pests; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Chapter 1 Exploiting the mango genome: molecular markers; 1 Introduction; 2 Biochemical markers; 3 DNA markers; 4 Other molecular markers; 5 Next-generation sequencing technologies; 6 Genetic linkage maps; 7 Other 'omics'; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 Acknowledgements; 11 References
  • Chapter 2 The genetic diversity of mangoes1 Introduction; 2 Description of the principal mango cultivars; 3 Photographs of the principal mango cultivars; 4 Acknowledgements; 5 References; 6 Appendix 1: list of the principal mango cultivars; 7 Appendix 2: photos of principal mango cultivars; Chapter 3 Advances in understanding mango tree growth and canopy development; 1 Introduction; 2 Mango tree architecture; 3 Morphology of the mango growth unit; 4 Growth and development of the mango growth unit; 5 From the growth unit to the current-year branch
  • 6 Interactions between vegetative growth and reproduction7 Conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 4 Advances in understanding flowering, pollination and fruit development in mangoes; 1 Introduction; 2 Vegetative shoot development; 3 Induction, initiation and floral differentiation; 4 Genes related to the flowering process; 5 Pollination and fertilisation; 6 Fruit set and growth; 7 Conclusion; 8 Future trends; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 References; Part 2 Cultivation techniques
  • Chapter 5 Mango cultivation practices in the tropics: good agricultural practices to maximize sustainable yields1 Introduction; 2 Constraints and strategies: soil; 3 Constraints and strategies: climate; 4 Constraints and strategies: orchard management; 5 Constraints and strategies: irrigation and nutrition; 6 Conclusion; 7 References; Chapter 6 Mango cultivation practices for the subtropics; 1 Introduction; 2 Tropical versus subtropical mango cultivation: climatic considerations; 3 Exploiting genetic variation among mango cultivars
  • 4 Cultural techniques: planting density, spacing and out-of-season production5 Cultural techniques: control of growth and flowering; 6 Conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 7 Mango cultivation in greenhouses; 1 Introduction; 2 Training and pruning; 3 Control of flowering; 4 Care of fruit; 5 Cultivation practices; 6 Disease and pest control; 7 Future trends and conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 8 Management of an ultra-high-density mango orchard and benefits of the small-tree system; 1 Introduction
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  • Part 1. Concepts.- Chapter1. Seed Priming: New Vistas and Contemporary Perspectives.- Chapter 2. Impact of Seed Priming on The Modulation of Physico-Chemical and Molecular Processes During Germination , Growth and Development of Crops.- Chapter 3. Seed Priming: An Emerging Technology to Impart Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants.- Chapter 4. Recent Advances in Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Plants Through Chemical Priming: An Overview.- Chapter 5. Seed Priming Technology in the Amelioration of Salinity Stress in Plants.- Chapter 6. Seed Priming with Plant Growth Regulators to Improve Crops Abiotic Stress Tolerance.- Chapter 7. Addressing Stresses in Agriculture Through Bio-Priming Intervention.- Chapter 8. Role of Microbial Seed Priming and Microbial Phytohormone in Modulating Growth Promotion and Defense Responses in Plants.- Chapter 9. Potential Of Biopriming in Enhancing Crop Productivity and Stress Tolerance.- Chapter 10. Stimulating Plant Tolerance Against Abiotic Stress Through Seed Priming.- Part 2. Case Studies on Priming.- Chapter 11. Seed Priming: A Low-Cost Technology for Resource-Poor Farmers in Improving Pulse Productivity.- Chapter 12. Studies on Seed Priming in Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.).- Chapter 13. Effect of Different Seed Priming Treatments on Germination and Seedling Establishment of Two Threatened Endangered Medicinal Plant Of Darjeeling Himalaya.- Chapter 14. Seed Priming on Germination, Growth and Flowering in Flowers and Ornamental Trees.- Chapter 15. Role of SNP Mediated Nitric Oxide Priming in Conferring Low Temperature Tolerance in Wheat Genotype (Triticum aestivum L.): A Case Study in Indian Northern Plains.- Chapter 16. Seedling Biopriming with Trichoderma spp. Enhances Nitrogen Use efficiency in Rice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811300318 20180806
Most crop plants grow in environments that are suboptimal, which prevents the plants from attaining their full genetic potential for growth and reproduction. Stress due to abiotic and biotic agents has a significant effect on world food production. Annually, an estimated 15% of global yields are lost, but this figure belies far greater losses for specific food systems and the people whose existence is dependent upon them, particularly in developing countries. Current efforts to mitigate these losses are worryingly over-reliant on the use of sophisticated and costly chemicals /measures with substantial economic and environmental costs, or on the development of efficient and smart crop varieties, which can take decades. What we need is a broad range of safe, robust and equitable solutions for food producers. One under-investigated approach is that of utilizing the crop plant's innate immune system to resist stress. More specifically, the innate immune system can be sensitized or `primed' to respond more quickly and strongly to protect the plant against stresses. However, a strategy of employing priming in combination with reduced pesticide use can enhance protection, and help to meet commitments to reducing chemical inputs in agriculture. This book discusses in detail different segments of priming in addressing stress factors and traits to increase competitiveness against all odds. Adopting a holistic and systematic approach, it addresses priming to counter climate-change related adverse effects coupled with pest and pathogen related stress on the productivity of crops utilizing natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for potential productivity of crops, maintaining synergy between soil, water and plants in ways that mimic nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811300318 20180806
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  • Foreword1. Anticoagulant Rodenticides and Wildlife: Introduction 2. Use of anticoagulant rodenticides in different applications around the world 3. Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity to non-target wildlife under controlled exposure conditions 4. Pharmacokinetics of anticoagulant rodenticides in target and non-target organisms 5. Ante-mortem and post-mortem signs of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis in birds of prey 6. Primary exposure and effects in non-target animals 7. Secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides and effects on predators 8. Spatial dimensions of the risks of rodenticide use to non-target small mammals and applications in spatially explicit risk modeling 9. Ecological factors driving uptake of anticoagulant rodenticides in predators 10. Development of resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides in rodents 11. An international perspective on the regulation of rodenticides 12. Anticoagulants and risk mitigation 13. Perspectives on existing and potential new alternatives to anticoagulant rodenticides and the implications for integrated pest management 14. Anticoagulant rodenticides and wildlife: concluding remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643755 20180129
Commensal rodents pose health risks and cause substantial damage to property and food supplies. Rats have also invaded islands and pose a serious threat to native wildlife, particularly raptors and seabirds. Estimates of total damage from introduced rats range into the billions of dollars in developed countries. This book aims to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the scientific advancements in the assessment of exposure, effects and risks that currently used rodenticides may pose to non-target organisms in the environment, along with practical guidance for characterization of hazards. This will be discussed in relation to their efficacy, and the societal needs for rodent control, and discussion of risk mitigation and development of alternatives. The flow in the book is planned as: a. introduction and setting the scene b. problem description (risks and effects on non-targets and secondary poisoning, development of resistance) c. ; alternatives, regulation and risk mitigation d. conclusions and recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643755 20180129
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  • Plant Protease Inhibitors and their Interactions with Insect Gut Proteinases S.M.D Akbar, Jaba Jagdish, Visweshwar Regode, G. Shiva Kumar and H.C. Sharma Genetic, Biochemical and Molecular Networks of Plant-Insect Interactions -Model Platforms for Integrative Biological Research Jessica Lasher, Allison Speer, Samantha Taylor and Chandrakanth Emani The Cotton-Insectã Interactive Transcriptome: Molecular Elements Involved in Plant-Insectã Interactions Mirzakamol S. Ayubov and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov The Co-Evolution of the Plant-Insect Interaction Networks Kevin Corneal, Jennifer Campbell, Nicholas Evans and Chandrakanth Emani Linking Primary and Secondary Metabolism: A Mechanistic Hypothesis for how Elevated CO2 Modulates Defenses Linus Gog, Jorge Zavala and Evan H. DeLucia Transgenic Approaches to Combatting Insect Pests in the Field - Model Crops and Recent Environmental and Ecological Friendly Paradigms Jennifer Campbell, Jason Veizaj, Nicholas Evans, Samantha Taylor and Chandrakanth Emani Metabolomics of Plant Resistance against Insects Mirka Macel and Nicole M. van Dam RNAi and microRNA Technologies to Combat Plant Insect Pests Ramu S. Vemanna, K.C. Babitha and Kirankumar S. Mysore Overview of the Biosafety and Risk Assessment Steps for Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops Venera Kamburova and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov Towards a Holistic Integrated Pest Management: Lessons Learned from Plant-Insect Mechanisms in the Field Xiomara Sinisterra-Hunter and Wayne B. Hunter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498709736 20180423
Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with an exclusive focus on the climate change effect on the resetting of plant-insect interactions. A valuable resource for biotechnologists, entomologists, agricultural scientists, and policymakers, the book includes theoretical aspects as a base toward real-world applications of holistic integrated pest management in agro-ecosystems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498709736 20180423
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  • 1. Cell and tissue culture approaches in relation to crop improvement Satbir Singh Gosal and Shabir Hussain Wani 2. Micropropagation and somatic embryogenesis in sugarcane Ajinder Kaur, Pawan K. Malhotra, Pooja Manchanda and Satbir S. Gosal 3. Production of super-elite planting material through in vitro culturing in banana Pooja Manchanda, Manav Inder Singh Gill, Swati Megha and Satbir Singh Gosal 4. Recent advances in virus elimination and tissue culture for quality potato seed production Prakash S Naik and Tanuja Buckseth 5. In vitro approaches for the improvement of eucalyptus Shuchishweta Vinay Kendurkar and Mamatha Rangaswamy 6. In vitro propagation of important rootstocks of apple for rapid cloning and improvement Amanpreet Kaur, Davinder Singh, Varsha, Nidhi Gupta, Anil Kumar 7. Advances in bamboo biotechnology- present status and future perspective PoojaThapa, Amita Bhattacharya, Priyanka Sood, Kiran Devi, Anil Sood 8. Fundamental facets of somatic embryogenesis and their applications on advancement of peanut biotechnology Suprabuddha Kundu, Saikat Gantait 9. Somaclonal variation for sugarcane improvement Pooja Manchanda, Ajinder Kaur and Satbir S. Gosal 10. Developing stress tolerant plants through in vitro tissue culture: family brassicaceae Nelofer Jan, Hilal Ahmad Qazi, Salika Ramzan and Riffat John 11. Somatic embryogenesis, in vitro selection and plantlet regeneration for citrus improvement Krishan Kumar, Manav Indra Singh Gill, and Satbir Singh Gosal 12. In vitro androgenesis for accelerated breeding in rice Navraj Kaur Sarao and Satbir Singh Gosal 13. Accelerated wheat breeding: doubled haploids and rapid generation advancement Puja Srivastava and Navtej Singh Bains 14. In vitro assisted compression of breeding cycles Janine Croser, Federico Ribalta, Maria Pazos Navarro, Christine Munday, Richard Bennett, Parwinder Kaur, Sergio Ochatt 15. Tissue culture approaches in relation to medicinal plant improvement Frank Marthe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319782829 20180806
During the past 15 years, cellular and molecular approaches have emerged as valuable adjuncts to supplement and complement conventional breeding methods for a wide variety of crop plants. Biotechnology increasingly plays a role in the creation, conservation, characterization and utilization of genetic variability for germplasm enhancement. For instance, anther/microspore culture, somaclonal variation, embryo culture and somatic hybridization are being exploited for obtaining incremental improvement in the existing cultivars. In addition, genes that confer insect- and disease-resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, herbicide tolerance and quality traits have been isolated and re-introduced into otherwise sensitive or susceptible species by a variety of transgenic techniques. Together these transformative methodologies grant access to a greater repertoire of genetic diversity as the gene(s) may come from viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects, animals, human beings, unrelated plants or even be artificially derived. Remarkable achievements have been made in the production, characterization, field evaluation and commercialization of transgenic crop varieties worldwide. Likewise, significant advances have been made towards increasing crop yields, improving nutritional quality, enabling crops to be raised under adverse conditions and developing resistance to pests and diseases for sustaining global food and nutritional security. The overarching purpose of this 3-volume work is to summarize the history of crop improvement from a technological perspective but to do so with a forward outlook on further advancement and adaptability to a changing world. Our carefully chosen "case studies of important plant crops" intend to serve a diverse spectrum of audience looking for the right tools to tackle complicated local and global issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319782829 20180806
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  • Intro; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; Chapter 1: Plant Genetic Transformation and Transgenic Crops: Methods and Applications; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Making Transgenic Plants; 1.2.1 Gene Transfer Methods in Plants; 1.2.2 Characterization of Putative Transgenic Plants; Phenotypic Assay; Enzyme Assays; PCR Analysis; Southern Blot Analysis; Western Blot Analysis; Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technologies; Progeny Analysis; Bioassay; 1.3 Engineering Crops for Agronomic Traits
  • 1.3.1 Development of Insect-Resistant Plants1.3.1.1 Introduction of Bacterial Gene(s); Introduction of Plant Gene(s) for Insecticidal Proteins; 1.3.2 Development of Disease-Resistant Plants; Virus Resistance; Coat Protein-Mediated Resistance (CP-MR); Satellite RNA-Mediated Resistance; Antisense-Mediated Protection; Development of Resistance Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology; Fungal Resistance; Antifungal Protein-Mediated Resistance; Antifungal Compound-Mediated Resistance; Bacterial Resistance; 1.3.3 Development of Herbicide-Resistant Plants
  • Transfer of Gene Whose Enzyme Product Detoxifies the Herbicide (Detoxification) Transfer of Gene Whose Enzyme Product Becomes Insensitive to Herbicide (Target Modification); 1.3.4 Development of Plants Resistant to Various Abiotic Stresses; 1.3.5 Development of Male Sterile and Restorer Lines for Hybrid Seed Production; 1.3.6 Improvement in Nutritional Quality and Molecular Farming/Pharming; 1.3.7 Biosafety Concerns of Transgenic Plants; References
  • Chapter 2: Virus Induced Gene Silencing Approach: A Potential Functional Genomics Tool for Rapid Validation of Function of Genes Associated with Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Application of VIGS Technology to Study Function of Genes Responsive to Various Abiotic Stresses; 2.2.1 Drought, Salinity, and Osmotic Stress Tolerance; 2.3 Advantages of Using VIGS to Study Abiotic Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Crop Plants; 2.4 Limitations of VIGS in Studying Abiotic Stress Tolerance Mechanisms and Possible Approaches to Overcome the Limitations
  • 2.5 Conclusion and Future PerspectivesReferences; Chapter 3: RNA Interference: A Promising Approach for Crop Improvement; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 RNA Interference (RNAi): siRNAs and miRNAs; 3.3 RNAi for Crop Improvement; 3.3.1 Biotic Stress Resistance; 3.3.2 Abiotic Stress Tolerance; 3.3.3 Increasing Nutritional Value; 3.3.4 Increase in Shelf Life of Fruits; 3.3.5 Production of Seedless Fruits; 3.3.6 Modification of Flower Color; 3.3.7 Development of Male Sterile Lines; 3.3.8 Production of Secondary Metabolites; 3.3.9 Removal of Allergens from Food Crops; 3.3.10 Change in Plant Architecture
656 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • What is a seed?
  • How did seed plants evolve ?
  • Seeds & humans
  • Seed conservation
  • Plant diversity & why it matters
  • Seed-bearing plants
  • Cycadophyta
  • Ginkophyta & gnetophyta
  • Pinophyta
  • Magnoliophyta.
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  • Part I Utilization of genetic resources and pre-breeding 1. Utilization of genebank accessions to improve northern adaptation of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)-- O.A. Rognli, R. Aavola, A. Aleliunas, T. Asp, G. Brazauskas, K.H. Gylstrom, A. Helgadottir, M. Isolahti, M.R. Kovi, T.A. Kristjansdottir, A.S. Larsen, P. Marum, C. Paina, C. Persson, and S. Rancane 2. Wild and primitive common bean populations in the germplasm collection at the MBG-CSIC-- A.M. De Ron, J.D. Pose, M.C. Menendez-Sevillano, and M.J. Ferreyra 3. Patterns of spring growth and phenology in natural populations of Lolium perenne under contrasting field conditions-- A.M. Roschanski, P. Barre, A. Escobar- Gutierrez, J.P. Sampoux, H. Muylle, I. Thomas, K.J. Dehmer, and E. Willner 4. Population structure of red clover ecotypes collected from Europe and Asia-- C. Jones, J. De Vega, D. Lloyd, M. Hegarty, S. Ayling, W. Powell, and L. Skot 5. Enhancing the sustainable use of Lolium perenne genetic resources from genebanks in plant breeding and research-- S. Bachmann-Pfabe, E. Willner, M. Oppermann, S. Weise, and K.J. Dehmer 6. Tetraploid Festuca apennina is prone to produce triploid hybrid progeny when crossed with diploid Festuca pratensis-- B. Boller, T. Felder, and D. Kopecky 7. Comparing mitotic and meiotic tetraploid red clover plants for seed yield-- T. Vleugels, I. Roldan-Ruiz, and G. Cnops 8. Domesticating shrubby native legumes for pastures and natural grasslands-- J.P. Muir, F.S. Forrest, J. Brady, J.C. Dubeux Jr., and W.D. Pitman 9. Effects of temperature on growth during in vitro embryo culture of field bean (Vicia faba var. minor L.)-- P. Ogrodowicz, M. Surma, T. Adamski, Z. Kaczmarek, W.K. Swiecicki, P. Stopyra, A. Kuczynska, K. Krystkowiak, and K. Mikolajczak 10. Ecological and agronomic evaluation of Dactylis glomerata subsp. Lobata-- E. Norkeviciene, A. Balsevicius, V. Kemesyte, B. Butkute, and G. Petrauskas 11. Yield and genetic composition of Latvian xFestulolium cultivars and breeding material-- P. Berzins, D. Rungis, S. Rancane, A. Gailite, V. Belevica, V. Stesele, I. Vezis, and A. Jansons 12. Genetic variability of the most important traits in alfalfa cultivars under Lithuanian conditions-- A. Liatukiene 13. Tetraploid induction in Lolium multiflorum-- O.K. Akinroluyo, V. Kemesyte, and G. Statkeviciute 14. The sense of testing sheep preference in tall fescue variety evaluation-- M. Cougnon, J. Baert, and D. Reheul 15. Chemical composition of zigzag clover (Trifolium medium L.)-- B. Butkute, N. Lemeziene, A. Padarauskas, E. Norkeviciene, and L. Taujenis 16. Wild and semi natural ecotypes of perennial grasses and legumes - for breeding purposes-- N. Lemeziene, V. Stukonis, V. Kemesyte, and E. Norkeviciene 17. Breeding for improved seed yield of red clover-- G. Petrauskas, J. Mikaliuniene, E. Norkeviciene, G. Statkeviciute, and V. Kemesyte Part II Genetic improvement of quality and agronomic traits 18. Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU's and China's protein self-sufficiency-- B. Julier, L. Skot, S. Weise, D. Karagic, I. Roldan-Ruiz, P. Barre, and D. Lloyd 19. Identification of loci controlling timing of stem elongation in red clover using GBS of pooled phenotypic extremes-- A. Ergon, O.W. Milvang, O. Milvang, and M.R. Kovi 20. Grain yield and morphology of dwarf vs tall white lupin in Mediterranean environments-- P. Annicchiarico, A.M. Carroni, P. Manunza, C. Huyghe, and L. Pecetti 21. Deciphering grain legumes quality riddle: The genomics of bioactive compounds-- M.C. Vaz Patto, E. Mecha, A.B. Pereira, S.T. Leitao, M.L. Alves, and M.R. Bronze 22. Manipulation of rumen nitrogen flows by use of Festulolium hybrids in rumen simulation fermenters-- S. Kamau, A. Belanche, M. Humphreys, and A. Kingston-Smith 23. Paternity test for forage yield improvement in timothy polycross breeding-- T. Tanaka, K. Tamura, K. Ashikaga, H. Fujii, and T. Yamada 24. Preliminary estimation of variation of alkaloids content in white lupin (Lupinus albus L.) collection-- W. Rybinski, M. Kroc, W. Swiecicki, P. Wilczura, K. Kamel, P. Barzyk, and W. Mikulski 25. Yields and quality of some perennial legumes in the Czech Republic-- D. Knotova, J. Pelikan, J. Skladanka, and P. Knot Part III Breeding for enhanced stress tolerance 26. Low crown rust resistance in Norwegian material of Lolium perenne and xFestulolium-- L. Ostrem, T. Asp, M. Ghesquiere, Y. Sanada, and O.A. Rognli 27. Unravelling the genetic control of bacterial wilt resistance in ryegrass: achievements, prospects and challenges-- R. Koelliker, V. Knorst, L. Hersemann, F. Widmer, and B. Studer 28. Genotyping of Festulolium cultivars involved in EUCARPIA multi-site trial using DArT markers and GISH-- D. Kopecky, J. Baert, S. Barth, J. Bartos, V. Cernoch, J. Dolezel, D. Grogan, J. Harper, M. Humphreys, T. Ksiazczyk, L. Ostrem, E. Paszkowski, D. Sokolovic, Z. Zwierzykowski, and M. Ghesquiere 29. Transcriptomic analysis of drought-sensitive and tolerant genotypes of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)-- M.O. Leyva, I. Nagy, S. Hentrup, S. Byrne, and T. Asp 30. Selection of perennial ryegrass spaced plants in sward conditions-- J. Aper, A. Ghesquiere, and J. Baert 31. Variation in intrinsic water use efficiency between perennial ryegrass genotypes differing for drought tolerance-- P. Westermeier, R. Schaufele, and S. Hartmann 32. Physiological indicators of tolerance to soil water deficit in Lolium multiflorum/Festuca arundinacea introgression forms-- K. Masajada, A. Augustyniak, D. Perlikowski, D. Ratajczak, W. Zwierzykowski, I. Pawlowicz, and A. Kosmala 33. Incidence of six grass species by Fusarium sp. as a cause of silvertop-- O. Trneny, and J. Nedelnik 34. Crown rust and brown blight infection of perennial ryegrass cultivars representing three maturity groups-- R. Aavola, P. Soovali, S. Tamm, and A. Bender 35. Correlation of seed yield and its components and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters in the narrow leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.)-- B. Gorynowicz, W. Swiecicki, W. Pilarczyk, and W. Mikulski 36. Seventh Workshop of the EUCARPIA Festulolium Working Group-- M. Ghesquiere Part IV Implementation of phenomic and genomic tools in breeding 37. Using LIDAR for forage yield measurement of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) field plots-- K. Ghamkhar, K. Irie, M. Hagedorn, J. Hsiao, J. Fourie, S. Gebbie, C. Flay, B. Barrett, A. Stewart, and A. Werner 38. An indoor screening method for reduced fall dormancy in alfalfa-- A. Bertrand, A. Claessens, and S. Rocher 39. Application of multivariate analysis for genotype evaluation in soybean-- V. Peric, M. Srebric, A. Nikolic, and S. Mladenovic-Drinic 40. Polymorphism of soybean cultivars and breeding lines revealed by marker Satt100 associated with the E7 locus-- D. Zharikova, S. Ivanyuk, G. Chebotar, O. Korniychuk, and S. Chebotar 41. Genetic diversity assessment of two Medicago sativa genes: CAD and WXP1-- C. Greard, P. Barre, S. Flajoulot, S. Santoni, and B. Julier 42. Testing for freezing tolerance in perennial ryegrass-- A. Aleliunas, and G. Brazauskas 43. The multifunctional role of legumes in vineyards and orchards-- T. Vymyslicky, J. Lang, and D. Knotova 44. Hydroponic evaluation of growth and nutrient uptake in a Lolium/Festuca introgression series-- D. Gasior, J. Harper, A. Thomas, C. Evans, R. Mathews, D. Allen, M. Humphreys, and I. Armstead 45. Use of GBS for lucerne variety distinction-- B. Julier, P. Barre, P. Lambroni, S. Delaunay, F. Lafaillette, M. Thomasset, and V. Gensollen 46. Genome-wide and functional gene analysis of perennial ryegrass for improved growth under water limiting conditions (GrowGene)-- K. Jonaviciene, G. Statkeviciute, and A. Aleliunas 47. Genomic selection for biomass yield of perennial and annual legumes-- P. Annicchiarico, N. Nazzicari, L. Pecetti, and M. Romani.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319895772 20180611
This book includes papers presented at the 2017 Joint meeting of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section and Protein Crops Working Group of EUCARPIA-Oil and Protein Crops Section. The theme of the meeting "Breeding Grasses and Protein Crops in the Era of Genomics" has been divided into six parts: (1) Utilisation of genetic resources and pre-breeding, (2) Genetic improvement of quality and agronomic traits, (3) Breeding for enhanced stress tolerance (4) Implementation of phenomics and biometrics, (5) Development of genomic tools and bioinformatics and (6) Reports of Parallel Sessions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319895772 20180611
viii, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • 1. Defining the Territory 2. From Patio to Park 3. Taming Nature 4. Ritual and Emptiness 5. Sensory Seclusion 6. Detachment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679252 20180611
The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus, is a place where architecture and landscape come together. It has a long and varied history, ranging from the early paradise garden and cloister, the botanic garden and giardini segreto, the kitchen garden and as a stage for social display. The enclosed garden has continued to develop into its many modern forms: the city retreat, the redemptive garden, the deconstructed building. As awareness of climate change becomes increasingly important, the enclosed garden, which can mediate so effectively between interior and exterior, provides opportunities for sustainable design and closer contact with the natural landscape. By its nature it is ambiguous. Is it an outdoor room, or captured landscape; is it architecture or garden? Kate Baker discusses the continuing relevance of the typology of the enclosed garden to contemporary architects by exploring influential historical examples and the concepts they generate, alongside some of the best of contemporary designs - brought to life with vivid photography and detailed drawings - taken primarily from Britain, the Mediterranean, Japan and North and South America. She argues that understanding the potential of the enclosed garden requires us to think of it as both a design and an experience. Captured Landscape provides a broad range of information and design possibilities for students of architectural and landscape design, practising architects, landscape designers and horticulturalists and will also appeal to a wider audience of all those who are interested in garden design. This second edition of Captured Landscape is enriched with new case studies throughout the book. The scope has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter concerning the urban condition, with detailed discussions on issues of ecology, sustainability, economy of means, well-being and the social pressures of contemporary city life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679252 20180611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 194 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : "The sinister touch of the poison"
  • Making chemical-agricultural landscapes
  • Creating new pests, experts, and risks
  • Spraying the airplane way
  • Toxic standards and fables
  • Regional politics, national debates, and the Ag-1 program
  • Spraying grasslands abroad
  • Conclusion : agricultural aviation at the dawn of a chemical-digital age.
An exploration of the elaborate relationship between farmers, aerial sprayers, agriculturalists, crop pests, chemicals, and the environment. The controversies in the 1960s and 1970s that swirled around indiscriminate use of agricultural chemicalsaEURO"their long-term ecological harm versus food production benefitsaEURO"were sparked and clarified by biologist Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962). This seminal publication challenged long-held assumptions concerning the industrial might of American agriculture while sounding an alarm for the damaging persistence of pesticides, especially chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, in the larger environment. In Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America's Grasslands since 1945 David D. Vail shows, however, that a distinctly regional view of agricultural health evolved. His analysis reveals a particularly strong ethic in the North American grasslands where practitioners sought to understand and deploy insecticides and herbicides by designing local scientific experiments, engineering more precise aircraft sprayers, developing more narrowly specific chemicals, and planting targeted test crops. Their efforts to link the science of toxicology with environmental health reveal how the practitioners of pesticides evaluated potential hazards in the agricultural landscape while recognizing the production benefits of controlled spraying. Chemical Lands adds to a growing list of books on toxins in the American landscape. This study provides a unique Grasslands perspective of the Ag pilots, weed scientists, and farmers who struggled to navigate novel technologies for spray planes and in the development of new herbicides/insecticides while striving to manage and mitigate threats to human health and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817319731 20180625
Green Library
viii, 224 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 121 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Part 1. Biotic diseases
  • Diseases caused by bacteria
  • Diseases caused by fungi and oomycetes
  • Diseases caused by viruses
  • Diseases caused by Phytoplasmas
  • Disease caused by a viruslike agent
  • Diseases caused by nematodes
  • Part II. Abiotic disorders
  • Part III. Arthropod pests
  • Appendix 1: Host plants (Oryza and Zizania spp.)
  • Appendix II: Diseases of rice (Oryza and Zizania spp.)
  • Appendix III: Anthropod pests of rice (Oryza and Zizania spp.)
  • Glossary.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
  • DNA, genes, genomes and plant breeding
  • The techniques of plant genetic modification and genome editing
  • The use of genetically modified (GM) and genome edited crops in agriculture
  • Legislation covering GM crops and foods
  • Issues that have arisen in the GM crop and food debate.
Plant molecular biology came to the fore in the early 1980s and there has been tremendous growth in the subject since then. The study of plant genes and genomes, coupled with the development of techniques for the incorporation of novel or modified genes into plants, eventually led to the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the mid-1990s. This was seen as the start of a biotechnological revolution in plant breeding. However, plant biotechnology became one of the hottest debates of the age and, in Europe at least, has been mired in controversy and over-regulation. Nevertheless, recent years have seen further technological innovation in the development of a range of techniques that enable scientists to make specific changes to target genes. Through a detailed history and development of the science and techniques that underpin crop biotechnology, this title is concise, comprehensive and readable. As well as new sections on genome editing, this edition includes expanded sections on current GM crops and future developments in plant biotechnology, and updated sections on techniques, legislation and the GM crop debate.
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Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology explains how certain techniques can be used to manipulate plant growth and development, focusing on the cross-kingdom transfer of genes to incorporate novel phenotypes in plants, including the utilization of microbes at every step, from cloning and characterization, to the production of a genetically engineered plant. This book covers microbial biotechnology in sustainable agriculture, aiming to improve crop productivity under stress conditions. It includes sections on genes encoding avirulence factors of bacteria and fungi, viral coat proteins of plant viruses, chitinase from fungi, virulence factors from nematodes and mycoplasma, insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, and herbicide tolerance enzymes from bacteria.
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  • Introduction. General Principles. Experimental Approaches and Quantitative Methods. Crop Physiological Responses to Light, Photosynthesis, and Respiration. Crop Physiological Responses to Temperature and Climatic Zones. Crop Developmental Responses to Temperature, Photoperiod, and Light Quality. Radiation and Energy Balances and Predicting Crop Water Use and Temperature. Crop Transpiration and Water Relations. Crop Adaptation to Water-Limited Environments. Hydrologic Budget of Cropping Systems, Irrigation, and Climatic Zones. Crop Responses to Flooding, Salinity, and other Limiting Soil Conditions. Interaction of Crop Responses to Pests and Abiotic Factors. Consideration of Crop Responses to Environment in Plant Breeding.
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Following in the tradition of its predecessor, Crop Responses to Environment, this fully updated and more comprehensive second edition describes aspects of crop responses to environment that are particularly relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods on a global scale. It includes an extensive discussion of the difficulties in developing agricultural systems that accommodate increasing human needs for agricultural products during the twenty-first century in a sustainable manner. The book features new sections on adaptation to global climate change including adapting to global warming, elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, and increased flooding and salinity through plant breeding and changes in crop management. Warming effects include stressful effects of heat on pollen development and reduced winter chilling effects on fruit and nut trees. The book examines principles, theories, mathematical models, and experimental observations concerning plant responses to environment that are relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods. It illustrates the importance of considering emergent plant properties as well as reductionist approaches to understanding plant function and adaptation. Plant physiological and developmental responses to light and temperature, and plant water relations are considered in detail. Dr. Hall also describes climatic zone definitions based on temperature, rainfall, and evaporative demand in relation to plant adaptation and the prediction of crop water use. Irrigation management and crop responses to salinity, flooding and toxic levels of boron and aluminum are considered. Crop responses to pests and diseases as they interact with crop responses to physical and chemical aspects of the environment are examined. The book concludes with analyses illustrating the relevance of crop responses to environment to plant breeding.
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