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Our collection of 29 books indexed in the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI)

  • Advances in Silage Production and Utilization
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    Edited by Thiago da Silva and Edson Mauro Santos
    ISBN 978-953-51-2778-9,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2777-2,
    204 pages, November, 2016
    Ensiling is a technique that is used to store food, mainly vegetable crops, to feed the herd when the forage supply from the pastures is not enough to maintain the productive performance of the ruminant animals. However, silage can also be used as su ...
  • Cotton Research
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    Edited by Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-51-2737-6,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2736-9,
    308 pages, November, 2016
    Cotton is the most important natural fiber crop of our planet, which provides humanity with cloth and vegetable oil, medicinal compounds, meal and hull for livestock feed, energy sources, organic matter to enrich soil, and industrial lubricants. Ther ...
  • Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function
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    Edited by Yueh-Hsin Lo, Juan A. Blanco and Shovonlal Roy
    ISBN 978-953-51-2028-5,
    658 pages, April, 2015
    The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas a ...
  • Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
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    Edited by Wengui Yan and Jinsong Bao
    ISBN 978-953-51-1240-2,
    316 pages, April, 2014
    Rice is a staple food for half of the worlds population mostly in Asia. Productivity of rice has largely been improved since the Green Revolution in 1960s. Further improvement of rice yield is necessary to keep pace with population growth, which is a ...
  • Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
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    Edited by Takuji Ohyama
    ISBN 978-953-51-1216-7,
    282 pages, January, 2014
    Biological nitrogen fixation has essential role in N cycle in global ecosystem. Several types of nitrogen fixing bacteria are recognized: the free-living bacteria in soil or water; symbiotic bacteria making root nodules in legumes or non-legumes; ass ...
  • The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive
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    Edited by Danijela Poljuha and Barbara Sladonja
    ISBN 978-953-51-1067-5,
    322 pages, April, 2013
    The book "The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive" collects relevant papers documenting the results of research in grapevine and olive genetics, as a contribution to overall compendium of the existing biodiversity for both species with i ...
  • Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
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    Edited by Kourosh Vahdati and Charles Leslie
    ISBN 978-953-51-1024-8,
    418 pages, March, 2013
    "This book is not intended to cover all known abiotic stresses or every possible technique used to understand plant tolerance but, instead, to describe some of the widely used approaches to addressing such major abiotic stresses as drought, salinity, ...
  • A Comprehensive Survey of International Soybean Research - Genetics, Physiology, Agronomy and Nitrogen Relationships
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    Edited by James E. Board
    ISBN 978-953-51-0876-4,
    624 pages, January, 2013
    Soybean is the most important oilseed and livestock feed crop in the world. These dual uses are attributed to the crop's high protein content (nearly 40% of seed weight) and oil content (approximately 20%); characteristics that are not rivaled by an ...