Plant-Environment Interactions

Plant-Environment Interactions
  • Author : Jochen Bundschuh,Hartmut M. Holländer,Lena Qiying Ma
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2000-07-12
  • ISBN : 9781466503878

Plant-Environment Interactions Book Review:

This book presents comprehensive coverage of differentiated plant responses to changing environments. It focuses on how multiple and combined stress factors influence plant survival. It examines the latest data on the capacity of roots to alter growth patterns due to disturbances in physical and/or chemical soil constraints, water supply, and other traumas. It contains over 85% new and updated material with more than 1500 new citations, tables, drawings, and photographs.

Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises
  • Author : Caula A. Beyl,Robert N. Trigiano
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2016-01-06
  • ISBN : 9781466503885

Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises Book Review:

Includes a DVD Containing All Figures and Supplemental Images in PowerPoint This new edition of Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises presents a robust view of modern plant propagation practices such as vegetable grafting and micropropagation. Along with foundation knowledge in anatomy and plant physiology, the book takes a look into the future and how cutting edge research may impact plant propagation practices. The book emphasizes the principles of plant propagation applied in both temperate and tropical environments. In addition to presenting the fundamentals, the book features protocols and practices that students can apply in both laboratory and field experiences. The book shows readers how to choose the best methods for plant propagation including proper media and containers as well as performing techniques such as budding, cutting, layering, grafting, and cloning. It also discusses how to recognize and cope with various propagation challenges. Also included are concept chapters highlighting key information, laboratory exercises, anticipated laboratory results, stimulating questions, and a DVD containing all the figures in the book as well as some supplemental images.

Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology
  • Author : Mark T. Windham,Robert N. Trigiano,Alan S. Windham
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2003-07-28
  • ISBN : 0849310377

Plant Pathology Book Review:

Instructors, students and researchers in plant pathology have been searching for a primary text that combines an informal, easy-to-read style with a thorough introduction to the concepts and terminology of plant pathology. Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises answers their demand by presenting pathology principles, protocols and procedures, serving as a valuable resource tool for both students and researchers. This guide explains definitions of disease, characteristics of organisms that cause disease, and how diseases interact with hosts and the environment. Each topic is addressed by an expert in the field, and is supported by one or more lab exercises. The structure of the text allows for easy reading, with references minimized and major concepts highlighted at the beginning of each chapter. The laboratory exercises give added flexibility to instructors. There are experiments for both beginning and advanced students, and a broad choice of exercise topics that can be selected based upon the focus within each individual class. Step-by-step instructions are provided for each laboratory exercise.

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises
  • Author : Robert N. Trigiano
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 2018-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781351424035

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises Book Review:

Alternating between topic discussions and hands-on laboratory experiments that range from the in vitro flowering of roses to tissue culture of ferns, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, addresses the most current principles and methods in plant tissue culture research. The editors use the expertise of some of the top researchers and educators in plant biotechnology to furnish students, instructors and researchers with a broad consideration of the field. Divided into eight major parts, the text covers everything from the history of plant tissue culture and basic methods to propagation techniques, crop improvement procedures, specialized applications and nutrition of callus cultures. New topic discussions and laboratory exercises in the Second Edition include ""Micropropagation of Dieffenbachia,"" ""Micropropagation and in vitro flowering of rose,"" ""Propagation from nonmeristematic tissue-organogenesis,"" ""Variation in culture"" and ""Tissue culture of ferns.""It is the book's extensive laboratory exercises that provide a hands-on approach in illustrating various topics of discussion, featuring step-by-step procedures, anticipated results, and a list of materials needed. What's more, editors Trigiano and Gray go beyond mere basic principles of plant tissue culture by including chapters on genetic transformation techniques, and photographic methods and statistical analysis of data. In all, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, is a veritable harvest of information for the continued study and research in plant tissue culture science.

Plant Tissue Culture

Plant Tissue Culture
  • Author : Robert H. Smith
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780323160476

Plant Tissue Culture Book Review:

Plant Tissue Culture Techniques and Experiments is a manual that contains laboratory exercises about the demonstration of the methods and different plant materials used in plant tissue culture. It provides an overview on the plant cell culture techniques and plant material options in selecting the explant source. This book starts by discussing the proper setup of a tissue culture laboratory and the selection of the culture medium. It then explains the determination of an explant which is the ultimate goal of the cell culture project. The explant is a piece of plant tissue that is used in tissue culture. Furthermore, the book discusses topics about callus induction, regeneration and morphogenesis process, and haploid plants from anther and pollen culture. The meristem culture for virus-free plants and in vitro propagation for commercial propagation of ornamentals are also explained in this manual. The book also provides topics and exercises on the protoplast isolation and fusion and agrobacterium-mediated transformation of plants. This manual is intended for college students, both graduate and undergraduate, who study chemistry, plant anatomy, and plant physiology.

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition
  • Author : Robert N. Trigiano,Dennis J. Gray
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 1999-11-10
  • ISBN : 0849320291

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition Book Review:

Alternating between topic discussions and hands-on laboratory experiments that range from the in vitro flowering of roses to tissue culture of ferns, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, addresses the most current principles and methods in plant tissue culture research. The editors use the expertise of some of the top researchers and educators in plant biotechnology to furnish students, instructors and researchers with a broad consideration of the field. Divided into eight major parts, the text covers everything from the history of plant tissue culture and basic methods to propagation techniques, crop improvement procedures, specialized applications and nutrition of callus cultures. New topic discussions and laboratory exercises in the Second Edition include "Micropropagation of Dieffenbachia," "Micropropagation and in vitro flowering of rose," "Propagation from nonmeristematic tissue-organogenesis," "Variation in culture" and "Tissue culture of ferns." It is the book's extensive laboratory exercises that provide a hands-on approach in illustrating various topics of discussion, featuring step-by-step procedures, anticipated results, and a list of materials needed. What's more, editors Trigiano and Gray go beyond mere basic principles of plant tissue culture by including chapters on genetic transformation techniques, and photographic methods and statistical analysis of data. In all, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition, is a veritable harvest of information for the continued study and research in plant tissue culture science.

Plant Tissue Culture

Plant Tissue Culture
  • Author : Roberta H. Smith
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2012-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780124159853

Plant Tissue Culture Book Review:

Plant Tissue Culture, Third Edition builds on the classroom tested, audience proven manual that has guided users through successful plant culturing A.tumefaciens mediated transformation, infusion technology, the latest information on media components and preparation, and regeneration and morphogenesis along with new exercises and diagrams provide current information and examples. The included experiments demonstrate major concepts and can be conducted with a variety of plant material that are readily available throughout the year. This book provides a diverse learning experience and is appropriate for both university students and plant scientists. Provides new exercises demonstrating tobacco leaf infiltration to observe transient expression of proteins and subcellular location of the protein, and information on development of a customized protocol for protoplast isolation for other experimental systems Includes detailed drawings that complement both introductions and experiments Guides reader from lab setup to supplies, stock solution and media preparation, explant selection and disinfestations, and experimental observations and measurement Provides the latest techniques and media information, including A. tumefaciens mediated transformation and infusion technology Fully updated literature

Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes
  • Author : Holly Scoggins,Mark Bridgen
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2013-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781604695458

Plants from Test Tubes Book Review:

Thirty years ago, in vitro propagation was a new technique for producing plants, and Lydiane Kyte’s Plants from Test Tubes became the standard work on the topic. The new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many advances in science and technology, including the five accepted sequential stages of micropropagation. Ten new plants have been added. This in turn has greatly expanded the already extensive bibliography. Among the new topics that have been introduced or expanded on are embryo culture for breeding, somaclonal variation, anther culture, somatic embryogenesis, cryopreservation, and genetic engineering. More ornamental plant examples are given and many new illustrations provided, including a chronology of discoveries in micropropagation.

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World
  • Author : Ákos Máthé
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 460
  • Relase : 2015-09-30
  • ISBN : 9789401798105

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Book Review:

Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) have accompanied mankind from its very early beginnings. Their utilization has co-evolved with homo sapiens itself bringing about a profound increase in our scientific knowledge of these species enabling them to be used in many facets of our life (e.g. pharmaceutical products, feed- and food additives, cosmetics, etc.). Remarkably, despite the new renaissance of MAPs usage, ca. 80 % of the world’s population is relying on natural substances of plant origin, with most of these botanicals sourced from the wild state. This first volume and ultimately the series, provides readers with a wealth of information on medicinal and aromatic plants.

Science and the Garden

Science and the Garden
  • Author : David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2015-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781118778432

Science and the Garden Book Review:

Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. Science and the Garden, Third Edition is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' – Why are plants green? Why do some plants only flower in the autumn? Why do lateral buds begin to grow when the terminal bud is removed by pruning? Why are some plants successful as weeds? Why does climate variability and change mean change for gardeners? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes: the diversity, structure, functioning and reproduction of garden plants; nomenclature and classification; genetics and plant breeding; soil properties and soil management; environmental factors affecting growth and development; methods of propagation; size and form; colour, scent and sound; climate; environmental change; protected cultivation; pest, disease and weed diversity and control; post-harvest management and storage; garden ecology and conservation; sustainable horticulture; gardens and human health and wellbeing; and gardens for science. This expanded and fully updated Third Edition of Science and the Garden includes two completely new chapters on important topics: Climate and Other Environmental Changes Health, Wellbeing and Socio-cultural Benefits Many of the other chapters have been completely re-written or extensively revised and expanded, often with new authors and/or illustrators, and the remainder have all been carefully updated and re-edited. Published in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society, reproduced in full colour throughout, carefully edited and beautifully produced, this new edition remains a key text for students of horticulture and will also appeal to amateur and professional gardeners wishing to know more about the fascinating science behind the plants and practices that are the everyday currency of gardening.

Journey of a Single Cell to a Plant

Journey of a Single Cell to a Plant
  • Author : S J Murch,Praveen K. Saxena
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 394
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060837492

Journey of a Single Cell to a Plant Book Review:

In plants, the ability to regenerate identical individuals from single cells is the basis for modern agriculture. These scientific advancements have given us virus-free stocks, novel germplasms, clonal propagation systems, and the commercial introduc-tion of difficult to propagate plant species. The timescale for breeding programs was dramatically reduced as plant tissue culture technologies were developed to shorten the time between generations and reduce the number of generations required for a line to be developed. Without the capacity to regenerate plants, it would not have been possible for plant biotechnology and genetic engineering to have advanced this far. This book contains detailed reviews by the leading scientists who made these discoveries.

Science and the Garden

Science and the Garden
  • Author : David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2008-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780470995334

Science and the Garden Book Review:

Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' - Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, and post harvest management and storage. Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book will be a most valuable text for those sitting the RHS general examination, and horticultural students at certificate and diploma levels; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists.

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises
  • Author : Robert N. Trigiano,Dennis J. Gray
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 1996-03-21
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105018320098

Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises Book Review:

Covering more plants than any previous text on the subject, Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises provides a broad perspective of the field. It presents historical perspectives, state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies, and looks ahead to promising new advances and applications. Laboratory exercises illustrate concepts in the topic-specific chapters. All chapters are authored by specialists with considerable experience in the field. This unique book is divided into five major sections:

Hydroponics

Hydroponics
  • Author : J. Benton Jones, Jr.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781420037708

Hydroponics Book Review:

Revolutionary hydroponic/soilless advances are being achieved by efficiently improving results with the application of new concepts, methods, and equipment. The new edition of a bestseller, Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower has been revised to reflect these advances with new chapters that provide essential information on greenhouse design, function, and methods for crop production and management. With approximately 40% additional material in the second edition, the book is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive guide. The second edition begins with the concepts of how plants grow and then describes the requirements necessary to be successful when using various hydroponic and soilless growing methods. The major focus is on the nutritional requirements of plants and how best to prepare and use nutrient solutions for different plants using various growing systems under a wide range of environmental conditions. Supported by a wealth of tables, figures, and nutrient formulas the book provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system. Appropriate for a wide audience, this edition is a practical guide, overview, and handy reference for advanced hobbyists, commercial growers, and researchers.

Artemisinin - From Traditional Chinese Medicine to Artemisinin Combination Therapies; Four Decades of Research on the Biochemistry,Physiology, and Breeding of Artemisia annua

Artemisinin - From Traditional Chinese Medicine to Artemisinin Combination Therapies; Four Decades of Research on the Biochemistry,Physiology, and Breeding of Artemisia annua
  • Author : Tomasz Czechowski,Ian A. Graham,Pamela J. Weathers,Peter E. Brodelius,Geoffrey Duncan Brown
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-12-04
  • ISBN : 9782889661589

Artemisinin - From Traditional Chinese Medicine to Artemisinin Combination Therapies; Four Decades of Research on the Biochemistry,Physiology, and Breeding of Artemisia annua Book Review:

The Bench Grafter's Handbook

The Bench Grafter's Handbook
  • Author : Brian E. Humphrey
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 638
  • Relase : 2019-06-18
  • ISBN : 9781351694933

The Bench Grafter's Handbook Book Review:

Containing 500 full color photographs and illustrations, The Bench Grafter’s Handbook: Principles and Practice presents exhaustive information on all aspects of bench grafting. It details requirements of more than 200 temperate woody plant genera, covering over 2,000 species and cultivars including important ornamental, temperate fruit, and nut crops. The book explains the principles and practices of bench grafting, new procedures to enhance grafting success, and recommendations for further scientific investigation. Practical issues to aid professionals and the beginner, include detailed accounts, supported by pictures and diagrams, of the main grafting methods, knifesmanship techniques, and methods of training. Provision and design, now and for the future, of suitable structures, grafting facilities, and equipment, to provide ideal controlled environments for grafts, are described. The book describes major grafting systems, sub-cold, cold, warm, supported warm, hot-pipe, and other grafting strategies. It provides details of health and safety issues; work stations, seat design, lighting levels; recorded output figures for various types of graft; grafting knives and tools; and methods of sharpening by hand and machine. Features: Comprehensive description, pictures, and diagrams of how to learn and utilize important grafting methods. Detailed information and scientific principles behind the selection, specification, and choice of the main graft components – the rootstock and scion. Scientific principles and practicalities of providing optimal plant material, equipment, facilities and environmental conditions for graft union development including addressing the problems of graft incompatibility. Discussion of the actual and potential role of bench grafting in woody plant conservation with suggestions for new initiatives. This book is intended for use by nurserymen; those involved in the upkeep of extensive plant collections; conservationists; plant scientists; lecturers in horticulture; horticultural students; and amateurs with an interest in grafting.

The Biology of Horticulture

The Biology of Horticulture
  • Author : John E. Preece,Paul E. Read
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2005-01-13
  • ISBN : 9780471465799

The Biology of Horticulture Book Review:

This comprehensive book provides a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities. Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, it incorporates the principles behind the techniques described in other ''how-to'' horticulture texts. By providing readers with a thorough grounding in the science of horticulture, it successfully prepares them for more specialized studies in nursery management, floriculture, landscaping, vegetable and fruit science.

Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry

Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Author : Gerardo Portela Da Ponte Jr
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2021-06-09
  • ISBN : 9780128236277

Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry Book Review:

Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry: Offshore and Onshore Concepts and Case Studies delivers the concepts, strategies and good practices of offshore and onshore safety engineering that are applicable to petroleum engineering and immediately surrounding industries. Guided by the strategic risk management line, this reference organizes steps in order of importance and priority that should be given to the themes in the practical exercise of risk management activities, from the conceptual and design phase to operational and crisis management situations. Each chapter is packed with practical case studies, lessons learned, exercises, and review questions. The reference also touches on the newest techniques, including liquefied natural gas (cryogenics) operations and computer simulations that contemplate the influence of human behavior. Critical for both the new and experienced engineer, this book gives the best didactic tool to perform operations safely and effectively. Helps readers by presenting practical case studies and exercises that are included in every chapter Presents an understanding on how to approach and apply best practices specific to the oil and gas industry, both offshore and onshore Provides the knowledge needed to gain new techniques in computer simulation and human factors to apply to various sectors of the industry, including subsea and refineries

General Horticulture

General Horticulture
  • Author : Pearson Custom Publishing
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 1993-08-01
  • ISBN : 0808794701

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Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Board on Life Sciences,Committee on Identifying and Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods on Human Health
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2004-07-08
  • ISBN : 0309166152

Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods Book Review:

Assists policymakers in evaluating the appropriate scientific methods for detecting unintended changes in food and assessing the potential for adverse health effects from genetically modified products. In this book, the committee recommended that greater scrutiny should be given to foods containing new compounds or unusual amounts of naturally occurring substances, regardless of the method used to create them. The book offers a framework to guide federal agencies in selecting the route of safety assessment. It identifies and recommends several pre- and post-market approaches to guide the assessment of unintended compositional changes that could result from genetically modified foods and research avenues to fill the knowledge gaps.