Agricultural and Biological Sciences

  • Plant Breeding from Laboratories to Fields
    Plant Breeding from Laboratories to Fields
    Editor Sven Bode Andersen
    ISBN 978-953-51-1090-3
    298 pages, May, 2013
    Breeding of crop plants to make them more adapted to human agricultural systems has been on-going during domestication the last 10 000 years. However, only recently with the invention of the Mendelian principles of genetics and the subsequent develo ...
  • Fungicides - Showcases of Integrated Plant Disease Management from Around the World
    Fungicides - Showcases of Integrated Plant Disease Management from Around the World
    Editor Mizuho Nita
    ISBN 978-953-51-1130-6
    340 pages, May, 2013
    This book comprised of three sections that focus various aspects of fungicide usages and its consequences. In the eight-chapter first section, authors discuss implementation of Integrated Plant Disease Management on a wide array of crops grown in dif ...
  • The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive
    The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive
    Editor 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 ...
  • Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges
    Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges
    Editor Sonia Soloneski and Marcelo Larramendy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0984-6
    214 pages, March, 2013
    This book covers alternative insect control strategies, such as the allelopathy phenomenon, tactics in integrated pest management of opportunistic generalist insect species, biological control of root pathogens, insect pest control by polyculture str ...
  • Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
    Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
    Editor 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, ...
  • Food Safety and Agro-Environment in China: Perceptions and Behaviors of Farmers and Consumers
    Food Safety and Agro-Environment in China: Perceptions and Behaviors of Farmers and Consumers
    Editor Teruaki Nanseki and Min Song
    ISBN 978-953-51-1000-2
    176 pages, March, 2013
    The prediction of China's rise is the subject of this book. The main ideas of this book are derived from Kanshokufuji, a new concept proposed by the chief editor of Prof. Nanseki, pertaining to a sound food system in a sound agro-environment. It impl ...
  • Herbivory
    Herbivory
    Editor Breno Barros and Marcus E. B. Fernandes
    ISBN 978-953-51-1052-1
    86 pages, February, 2013
    Studies of herbivory provide important insights into fundamental questions in many areas of the biological sciences. The focus on natural systems is more effective for the prediction of potential changes in ecosystems, given that agricultural systems ...
  • Soybean - Bio-Active Compounds
    Soybean - Bio-Active Compounds
    Editor Hany A. El-Shemy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0977-8
    556 pages, February, 2013
    Legumes are important for the diet of a significant part of the world's population; they are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The "importance of soybean" lies in the overall agriculture and trade and in its contribution ...