Editor Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
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 ...
Editor Imran Ahmad Dar and Mithas Ahmad Dar
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 ...
Editor Godwin Aflakpui
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 ...
Editor Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah and Devaiah Kambiranda
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 ...
Editor Francesca Storici
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 ...
Editor Deniz Ekinci
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 ...
Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
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 ...
Editor Dr.-Ing. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes
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, ...
Editor Paula Grabowski, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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 ...
Editor Herve Seligmann
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 ...
Editor Mohammad Manjur Shah
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 ...
Editor María Alvarez
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 ...
Editor Tzi-Bun Ng
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 ...
Editor Sameh Magdeldin
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 ...
Editor Padmini Sudarshana, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao and Jaya R. Soneji
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 ...
Editor Nils-Axel M?rner
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 ...
Editor Christian Joseph R. Cumagun
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.
Editor Adriano Sofo
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 ...
Editor Deniz Ekinci
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 ...
Editor Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
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 ...