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  • Abiotic Stress Response in Plants - ...
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    Edited by Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
    ISBN 978-953-307-672-0,
    358 pages, August, 2011
    Plants, unlike animals, are sessile. This demands that adverse changes in their environment are quickly recognized, distinguished and responded to with suitable reactions. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that ad ...
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
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    Edited by Imran Ahmad Dar and Mithas Ahmad Dar
    ISBN 978-953-307-468-9,
    644 pages, December, 2011
    We are increasingly faced with environmental problems and required to make important decisions. In many cases an understanding of one or more geologic processes is essential to finding the appropriate solution. Earth and Environmental Sciences are by ...
  • Plants and Environment
    Plants and Environment
    Edited by Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah and Devaiah Kambiranda
    ISBN 978-953-307-779-6,
    284 pages, October, 2011
    Changing environmental condition and global population demands understanding the plant responses to hostile environment. Significant progress has been made over the past few decades through amalgamation of molecular breeding with non-conventional bre ...
  • Agricultural Science
    Agricultural Science
    Edited by Godwin Aflakpui
    ISBN 978-953-51-0567-1,
    264 pages, April, 2012
    This book covers key areas in agricultural science, namely crop improvement, production, response to water, nutrients, and temperature, crop protection, agriculture and human health, and animal nutrition. The contributions by the authors include mani ...
  • DNA Repair - On the Pathways to Fixi ...
    DNA Repair - On the Pathways to Fixi ...
    Edited by Francesca Storici
    ISBN 978-953-307-649-2,
    392 pages, September, 2011
    DNA repair is fundamental to all cell types to maintain genomic stability. A collection of cutting-edge reviews, DNA Repair - On the pathways to fixing DNA damage and errors covers major aspects of the DNA repair processes in a large variety of organ ...
  • Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
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    Edited by Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-532-7,
    822 pages, January, 2011
    This book provides an overview on a large variety of pesticide-related topics, organized in three sections. The first part is dedicated to the "safer" pesticides derived from natural materials, the design and the optimization of pesticides formulatio ...
  • Chemical Biology
    Chemical Biology
    Edited by Deniz Ekinci
    ISBN 978-953-51-0049-2,
    444 pages, February, 2012
    Chemical biology utilizes chemical principles to modulate systems to either investigate the underlying biology or create new function. Over recent years, chemical biology has received particular attention of many scientists in the life sciences from ...
  • Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
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    Edited by Marco Aur�lio dos Santos Bernardes
    ISBN 978-953-307-178-7,
    462 pages, August, 2011
    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, ...
  • RNA Processing
    RNA Processing
    Edited by Paula Grabowski
    ISBN 978-953-307-557-0,
    258 pages, August, 2011
    RNA functions broadly as informational molecule, genome, enzyme and machinery for RNA processing. While these functions reflect ancient activities, they also remain vital components of contemporary biochemical pathways. In eukaryotic cells RNA proces ...
  • DNA Replication-Current Advances
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    Edited by Herve Seligmann
    ISBN 978-953-307-593-8,
    708 pages, August, 2011
    The study of DNA advanced human knowledge in a way comparable to the major theories in physics, surpassed only by discoveries such as fire or the number zero. However, it also created conceptual shortcuts, beliefs and misunderstandings that obscure t ...
  • Genetic Transformation
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    Edited by María Alvarez
    ISBN 978-953-307-364-4,
    340 pages, September, 2011
    Genetic transformation of plants has revolutionized both basic and applied plant research. Plant molecular biology and physiology benefit from this power fool, as well as biotechnology. This book is a review of some of the most significant achievemen ...
  • Parasitology
    Edited by Mohammad Manjur Shah
    ISBN 978-953-51-0149-9,
    216 pages, March, 2012
    Parasitology is an established discipline that covers a wide area of subjects, ranging from the basics (study of life cycle, ecology, epidemiology, taxonomy, biodiversity, etc) to the advanced and applied aspects (human and animal related, although ...
  • Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Edited by Tzi-Bun Ng
    ISBN 978-953-307-207-4,
    412 pages, April, 2011
    Soybean is an agricultural crop of tremendous economic importance. Soybean and food items derived from it form dietary components of numerous people, especially those living in the Orient. The health benefits of soybean have attracted the attention o ...
  • Gel Electrophoresis - Principles and ...
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    Edited by Sameh Magdeldin
    ISBN 978-953-51-0458-2,
    376 pages, April, 2012
    Most will agree that gel electrophoresis is one of the basic pillars of molecular biology. This coined terminology covers a myriad of gel-based separation approaches that rely mainly on fractionating biomolecules under electrophoretic current based m ...
  • The Tsunami Threat - Research and Te ...
    The Tsunami Threat - Research and Te ...
    Edited by Nils-Axel M?rner
    ISBN 978-953-307-552-5,
    728 pages, January, 2011
    Submarine earthquakes, submarine slides and impacts may set large water volumes in motion characterized by very long wavelengths and a very high speed of lateral displacement, when reaching shallower water the wave breaks in over land - often with di ...
  • Tropical Forests
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    Edited by Padmini Sudarshana, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao and Jaya R. Soneji
    ISBN 978-953-51-0255-7,
    400 pages, March, 2012
    The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosyst ...
  • Biodiversity
    Edited by Adriano Sofo
    ISBN 978-953-307-715-4,
    148 pages, October, 2011
    Biodiversity is strongly affected by the rapid and accelerating changes in the global climate, which largely stem from human activity. Anthropogenic activities are causing highly influential impacts on species persistence. The sustained environmental ...
  • Plant Pathology
    Plant Pathology
    Edited by Christian Joseph R. Cumagun
    ISBN 978-953-51-0489-6,
    374 pages, April, 2012
    Plant pathology is an applied science that deals with the nature, causes and control of plant diseases in agriculture and forestry. The vital role of plant pathology in attaining food security and food safety for the world cannot be overemphasized.
  • Biochemistry
    Edited by Deniz Ekinci
    ISBN 978-953-51-0076-8,
    462 pages, March, 2012
    Over the recent years, biochemistry has become responsible for explaining living processes such that many scientists in the life sciences from agronomy to medicine are engaged in biochemical research. This book contains an overview focusing on the re ...
  • Abiotic Stress in Plants - Mechanism ...
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    Edited by Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
    ISBN 978-953-307-394-1,
    440 pages, September, 2011
    World population is growing at an alarming rate and is anticipated to reach about six billion by the end of year 2050. On the other hand, agricultural productivity is not increasing at a required rate to keep up with the food demand. The reasons for ...