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  • Biotechnology: Secondary Metabolites Plants And Microbes 2nd Edn

    J M Merillon,K G Ramawat

    Item Code: #9781138581777

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    About the Book Biotechnological approaches have the potential to augment the supply of plant-based compounds the demand for which is increasing. The book provides a comprehensive account of such approaches. This book comprises topics such as secondary metabolites production in culture using different approaches such as optimization, selection, biotransformation and possible mechanism of production, genetic transformation using Agrobacteriunm rizogenes, and use of different types of bioreactor systems. Diverse compounds such as alkaloids, steroids, insecticides, antitumour agents and foood additives, metabolites from fungi, lichens and plants are arranged in different chapters. Chapters on techniques used for the study of cells and production of secondary metabolites are also included. The book will serve as a source material for students, teachers and researchers working in the fields of agriculture, botany, biotechnology, pharmacy and environmental sciences.
  • Poultry Health And Management: Chickens Ducks Turkeys Geese And Quail 4th Edn

    David Sainsbury

    Item Code: #9788126574117

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    Since the third edition was published in 1992 there have been many more developments in the poultry industry, which have made a new edition necessary. These include new systems which are environmentally and welfare friendly ; much more emphasis on hygiene and vaccines in disease control and the role of molecular biology and cloning; further advances in management with special reference to feeding, drinking, lighting and egg collection; advances in genetics; developments in housing; nutritional advances; and increasingly restrictive legislation concerning the safety to the public of poultry products (particularly zoonotic diseases and drug residues) and welfare.
  • Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding: Germplasm To Genomics

    James F Hancock

    Item Code: #9789402412710

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    This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species including apple, apricot, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, cherry, currant, gooseberry, grape, kiwifruit, peach, pear, plum, raspberry and strawberry. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods, heritability of major traits and germplasm resources, along with the most recent advances in genetic mapping and QTL (quantitative trait loci) analysis, marker assisted breeding, gene cloning, gene expression analysis, regeneration and transformation. Patenting and licensing issues are also covered. This book will be useful in fruit breeding classes and should provide as a springboard for all fruit breeders desiring an update on the latest technologies, horticulturalists who wonder what is being done in fruit breeding and genomicists searching for a way to contribute to fruit breeding efforts.
  • Food Handbook

    C M E Castsberg,G J M Kempen Van Dommelen

    Item Code: #9789402412758

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    This textbook is intended for students of dietetics and applied home economics, for use in teacher training, higher hotel schools and for students of human nutrition in agricultural departments of universities. Students and others with a professional or personal interest who want to know more about foodstuffs and related products can also use it as a reference work. The first four chapters give a general introduction and deal with, in this order, production, distribution and legislation (Chapter 1), potential forms of quality deterioration and spoilage (Chapter 2), methods of preservation (Chapter 3), and the presence of additives and contaminants in foodstuffs (Chapter 4). The main part of the book (see the scheme on page 11) describes the various product groups and, group by group, deals with technology, composition, potential use and storage advice. Where appropriate, a description of typical and special products follows, including those that are not essential dietary items. We are indebted to the Board of Directors of the Hogeschool Nijmegen Akademie Dietetiek. We were allowed to use as the basis for this book a thesis written previously. We also thank our colleagues, especially those from the subject department of Food, and students from the Akademie Dietetiek for remarks and marginal notes, which they made in the aforementioned thesis.
  • Recent Advances In Crop Protection

    P Parvatha Reddy

    Item Code: #9788132237846

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  • Rainfed Farming Systems

    Colin Birch,Lan Cooper,Lan Partridge,Philip Tow

    Item Code: #9789402412734

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  • Climate Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation And Mitigation Strategies

    Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankara,Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao,Harish Chandra Prasad Singh

    Item Code: #9788132237853

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    Climate change, a global phenomenon, has attracted scientists to contribute in anticipatory research to mitigate adverse impacts, which are more important for horticulture, considering that the scenario is in the midst of revolution, reaching the production level of 250 million tonnes in India. Impacts of climate variability have, invariably, profound influence on production and quality. An understanding of the impacts and relevant adaptation strategies are of foremost importance to sustain the productivity and profitability of horticulture crops in the climate change scenario, which necessitates synthesis of current knowledge to develop strategies for adaptation and mitigation to achieve climate-resilient horticulture. The book Climate-resilient horticulture: adaptation and mitigation strategies addresses the effects of climate change on different horticultural crops and focuses on the adaptation strategies based on the scientific knowledge generated by the experts in different agro-climatic regions in India. Issues have been covered in various chapters to make this book a treasure of knowledge in horticulture vis-a-vis climate change. Some of the crops included in the book are apple, grapes, cashew, banana, litchi, mango, coconut, oil palm, potato, tomato, cucurbits and flowers. In addition to strategies to be adapted in these crops, various other important aspects like carbon sequestration, pests and diseases, and urban landscaping are also covered in the book. Information on climatic risks and adaptation options for resilience in horticultural crops and future strategies and information on pest and disease dynamics on horticultural crops in relation to climate change and available mitigation strategies have also been documented. The book is edited by Dr H P Singh, a visionary leader, and his colleagues, which will be highly valuable to research workers, students, policy planners and farmers to understand and checkmate the adverse effect of climate change, so as to convert weakness into opportunity.
  • Molecular Marker Systems In Plant Breeding And Crop Improvement: Biotechnology In Agriculture And Forestry 55

    Gerhard Wenzel,Horst Lorz

    Item Code: #9783662564011

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  • Integrated Management Of Fruit Crops And Forest Nematodes

    K G Mukerji,A Ciancia

    Item Code: #9789402412697

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  • Precision In Crop Farming: Site Specific Concepts And Sensing Methods Application And Results

    Hermann J Heege

    Item Code: #9789402412727

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  • Soil Biochemistry

    Konrad Haider,Andreas Schaffer

    Item Code: #9781138582378

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    Soils play a central role in the conversion of organic matter and element fluxes because of the large number of microorganisms present in the soil. In this book the more important processes that are driven by microbiological activity are discussed. It will be of interest to students of chemistry, biology, ecology, soil science and related areas. Researchers from these fields will profit from extended literature surveys in each chapter comprising important findings from early as well as the most recent investigations.
  • Plant Tissue Culture Engineering

    S Dutta Gupta,Yasuomi Ibaraki

    Item Code: #9789402412703

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  • Soil And Environmental Analysis: Modern Instrumental Techniques 3rd Edn

    Malcolm S Cresser,Keith A Smith

    Item Code: #9781138582385

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    Evaluating traditional and recent analytical methods according to speed, sensitivity, and cost-efficiency, this reference supports specialists in the selection of effective analytical techniques and equipment for the study of soils, soil contaminants, and environmental samples. Updated and revised, this Third Edition illustrates the advantages, limitations, range, and challenges of the major analytical approaches utilized in modern research laboratories. It includes new chapters and expanded discussions of the measurement of organic pollutants in the environment and gas fluxes between the land surface and atmosphere, and an extensive range of environmental materials.
  • Practical Atlas For Bacterial Identification 2nd Edn

    D Roy Cullimore

    Item Code: #9781138582293

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    Published nearly ten years ago, the first edition of Practical Atlas for Bacterial Identification broke new ground with the wealth of detail and breadth of information it provided. The second edition is poised to do the same. Differing fundamentally from the first edition, this book begins by introducing the concept of bacteria community intelligence as reflected in corrosion, plugging, and shifts in the quality parameters in the product whether it be water, gas, oil, or even air. It presents a new classification system for bacterial communities based upon their effect and activities, and not their composition. The book represents a radical departure from the classical reductionist identification of bacteria dominated by genetic and biochemical analyses of separated strains. The author takes a holistic approach based on form, function, and habitat of communities (consorms) of bacteria in real environments. He uses factors related to the oxidation-reduction potential at the site where the consorm is active and the viscosity of the bound water within that consorm to position their community structures within a two-dimensional bacteriological positioning system (BPS) that then allows the functional role to be defined. This book has an overarching ability to define bacterial activities as consorms in a very effective and applied manner useful to an applied audience involved in bacterial challenges. Organized for ease of use, the book allows readers to start with the symptom, uncover the bacterial activities, and then indentify the communities distinctly enough to allow management and control practices that minimize the damage. The broad spectrum approach, new to this edition, lumps compatible bacteria together into a relatively harmonious consortia that share a common primary purpose. It gives a big picture view of the role of bacteria not as single strains but collectively as communities and uses this information to provide key answers to common bacterial problems.
  • Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria For Horticultural Crop Protection

    P Parvatha Reddy

    Item Code: #9788132237839

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  • Microbiological Examination Of Water And Wastewater

    Csaba Csuros,Maria Csuros

    Item Code: #9781138582149

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    Microbiological tests have proven to be an indispensable part of environmental contaminant detection. It has also been tremendously difficult to find a comprehensive training manual and laboratory manual for those procedures. Microbiological Examination of Water and Wastewater now provides that much-needed resource for laboratory trainees and environmental professionals alike. An all-inclusive guide to applications and techniques of microbiological testing, Microbiological Examination of Water and Wastewater includes coverage of General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, plus Techniques and Methods in Routine Environmental Microbiology Laboratory. By exploring the fundamentals of microbiology, as well as microbial metabolism, growth, control, and classification, trainees will better understand the purpose and manner of microbiological examination. Those details also make Microbiological Examination of Water and Wastewater ideal as a standard guidebook for laboratories, water and wastewater treatment plants, and the communities they serve.
  • Advances In Plant Biopesticides

    Dwijendra Singh

    Item Code: #9788132237860

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  • Novel Therapeutic Agents From Plants

    Maria Cecilia Carpinella,Mahendra Rai

    Item Code: #9781138582194

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    Since the advent of synthetic drugs, the use of natural products has diminished. However, the diversity of natural molecules still surpasses those from synthetic compounds, and this ensures that natural products will continue to be important for drug discovery. Besides, many of the currently used synthetic drugs have side-effects and often expensive. While there are several books on natural drugs, this volume covers multiple curative aspects of natural chemicals. It is a complete review of medicinally active metabolites produced by nature and looked at from different approaches. The book describes the effects of natural extracts and/or their isolated compounds and also gives an update of their modes of action, production and commercialisation.
  • Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues Technology And Innovation

    Dilip Nandwani

    Item Code: #9783319740164

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    Sustainable horticulture is gaining increasing attention in the field of agriculture as demand for the food production rises to the world community. Sustainable horticultural systems are based on ecological principles to farm, optimizes pest and disease management approaches through environmentally friendly and renewable strategies in production agriculture. It is a discipline that addresses current issues such as food security, water pollution, soil health, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, entomology, ecology, chemistry and food sciences. Sustainable horticulture interprets methods and processes in the farming system to the global level. For that, horticulturists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable horticulture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable horticulture treats problem sources.
  • Field Manual Of Diseases On Fruit And Vegetables

    R Kenneth Horst

    Item Code: #9789402412772

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    Microbiological tests have proven to be an indispensable part of environmental contaminant detection. It has also been tremendously difficult to find a comprehensive training manual and laboratory manual for those procedures. Microbiological Examination of Water and Wastewater now provides that much-needed resource for laboratory trainees and environmental professionals alike. An all-inclusive guide to applications and techniques of microbiological testing, Microbiological Examination of Water and Wastewater includes coverage of General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, plus Techniques and Methods in Routine Environmental Microbiology Laboratory. By exploring the fundamentals of microbiology, as well as microbial metabolism, growth, control, and classification, trainees will better understand the purpose and manner of microbiological examination. Those details also make Microbiological Examination of Water and Wastewater ideal as a standard guidebook for laboratories, water and wastewater treatment plants, and the communities they serve.
  • Handbook Of Food Packaging 2nd Edn

    H Y Paine,F A Paine

    Item Code: #9781493977260

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    This is the second edition of a successful title first published in 1983 and now therefore a decade out of date. The authors consider the development of the right package for a particular food in a particular market, from the point of view of the food technologist, the packaging engineer and those concerned with marketing. While the original format has been retained, the contents have been thoroughly revised to take account of the considerable advances made in recent years in the techniques of food processing, packaging and distribution. While efficient packaging is even more a necessity for every kind of food, whether fresh or processed, and is an essential link between the food producer and the consumer, the emphasis on its several functions has changed. Its basic function is to identify the product and ensure that it travels safely through the distribution system to the consumer. Packaging designed and constructed solely for this purpose adds little or nothing to the value of the product, merely preserving farm or processor freshness or preventing physical damage, and cost effectiveness is the sole criterion for success. If, however, the packaging facilitates the use of the product, is reusable or has an after-use, some extra value can be added to justify the extra cost and promote sales. Many examples of packaging providing such extra value can be cited over the last decade.
  • Organic Farming Pest Control And Remediation Of Soil Pollutants

    Eric Lichtfouse

    Item Code: #9789402412741

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  • Marine Algae: Biodiversity Taxonomy Environmental Assessment And Biotechnology

    Joao M Ne,Leonel Pereira

    Item Code: #9781138582088

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    This book is divided into three thematic areas. The first covers a revision of the taxonomy of algae, based on the algae portal, as well as the general aspects of biology and the methodologies used in this branch of marine biology. The second subject area focuses on the use of algae in environmental assessment, with an intensive implementation in Western economies and some emerging economies. The third topic is the potential use of algae in various industries including food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agricultural fertilizers, and the emerging biofuels industries.
  • Veterinary Science: Current Aspects In Biology Animal Pathology Clinic And Food Hygiene

    Antonio Pugliese

    Item Code: #9783662564295

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  • Soil And Environmental Analysis: Physical Methods

    Keith A Smith,Chris E Mullins

    Item Code: #9781138583269

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    This second edition retains all of the topics covered in the first edition. Each chapter has been revised, to take account of new developments. The two separate contributions relating to penetrometer measurements have been combined into one chapter, and others have been somewhat shortened, in order to include new material on the measurement of infiltration, the measurement of soil strength and friability, and field methods of assessment of soil physical conditions. The chapter on gas movement and air-filled porosity now covers soil- atmoshphere exchange of environmentally important gases, including radon and greenhouse gases. While some topics have undergone relatively little change in terms of available methods or instrumentation in the period since the first edition appeared, some have changed considerably. The measurement of soil water, which has such an important role in soil physics and which underwent such a change when the neutron probe was developed, can now be undertaken with other sophisticated instruments. For example, time domain reflectrometry (TDR) and frequency domain systems, which share with the neutron methods the desirable feature of allowing nondestructive measurements at the same site to study temporal variations, now provide a reliable alternative to the neutron probe, while avoiding the problems of radiation protection. The widespread availability and use of data loggers has also tranformed our approach to many measurements, particularyly water content, matirc potential, penetrometry, and soil thermal properties, and placed a greater emphasis on those instruments that can be logged. Like the previous edition, this boook is aimed at the researcher or agricultural or environmental adviser working in environmental science, soil science, or a related field. It should also be useful to teachers and students in postgraduate cources in soil science, soil analysis, and environmental science. One of the significant trends of the past few years has been the development of interdisciplinary activities, in the attempt to improve understanding of complex phenomena in the life and environmental sciences. This places new emphasis on the concurrent measurement of physical, chemical and biological parameters. One typical example of this is the study of losses of nitrogen from soils into waters and the atmosphere, where information may be needed on soil water in infiltration, saturated and unsaturated flow, and water-filled pore space- all of which require physical measurements- as well as on soil mineral nitrogen analysis and plant growth. Researchers who may have trained in chemistry or biological sciences now need to become informed about physical techniques as well. In this book we attempt to provide an introduction to each type of measurement, with enough theory to teach the principles behind the mehtods, and to help in the selection of methods appropriate to the task at hand.
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