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A Standard Methodology for Plant Biological Researches

Edited by Toshiki Asao

Shimane University

Hydroponics-A standard methodology for plant biological researches provides useful information on the requirements and techniques needs to be considered in order to grow crops successfully in hydroponics. The main focuses of this book are preparation of hydroponic nutrient solution, use of this technique for studying biological aspects and environmental controls, and production of vegetables and ornamentals hydroponically. The first chapter of this book takes a general description of nutrient solution used for hydroponics followed by an outline of in vitro hydroponic culture system for vegetables. Detailed descriptions on use of hydroponics in the context of scientific research into plants responses and tolerance to abiotic stresses and on the problems associated with the reuse of culture solution and means to overcome it are included. Some chapters provides information on the role of hydroponic technique in studying plant-microbe-environment interaction and in various aspects of plant biological research, and also understanding of root uptake of nutrients and thereof role of hydroponics in environmental clean-up of toxic and polluting agents. The last two chapters outlined the hydroponic production of cactus and fruit tree seedlings. Leading research works from around the world are brought together in this book to produce a valuable source of reference for teachers, researcher, and advanced students of biological science and crop production.

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HydroponicsA Standard Methodology for Plant Biological ResearchesEdited by Toshiki Asao

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2215

ISBN: 978-953-51-0386-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5256-9

Copyright year: 2012

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126548 Total Chapter Downloads

38 Crossref Citations

104 Web of Science Citations

114 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nutrient Solutions for Hydroponic Systems

By Libia I. Trejo-Téllez and Fernando C. Gómez-Merino


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2. Parameters Necessary for In Vitro Hydroponic Pea Plantlet Flowering and Fruiting

By Brent Tisserat


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3. The Use of Hydroponics in Abiotic Stress Tolerance Research

By Yuri Shavrukov, Yusuf Genc and Julie Hayes


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4. Autotoxicity in Vegetables and Ornamentals and Its Control

By Toshiki Asao and Md. Asaduzzaman


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5. Plant Hydroponic Cultivation: A Support for Biology Research in the Field of Plant-Microbe-Environment Interactions

By Haythem Mhadhbi


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6. The Role of Hydroponics Technique as a Standard Methodology in Various Aspects of Plant Biology Researches

By Masoud Torabi, Aliakbar Mokhtarzadeh and Mehrdad Mahlooji


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7. The Use of Hydroponic Growth Systems to Study the Root and Shoot Ionome of Arabidopsis thaliana

By Irina Berezin, Meirav Elazar, Rachel Gaash, Meital Avramov-Mor and Orit Shaul


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8. Understanding Root Uptake of Nutrients, Toxic and Polluting Elements in Hydroponic Culture

By J-T. Cornelis, N. Kruyts, J.E. Dufey, B. Delvaux and S. Opfergelt


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9. Hydroponics and Environmental Clean-Up

By Ulrico J. López-Chuken


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10. Hydroponic Cactus Pear Production, Productivity and Quality of Nopalito and Fodder

By Hugo Magdaleno Ramírez-Tobías, Cristian López-Palacios, Juan Rogelio Aguirre-Rivera and Juan Antonio Reyes-Agüero


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11. Hydroponic Production of Fruit Tree Seedlings in Brazil

By Ricardo Monteiro Corrêa, Sheila Isabel do Carmo Pinto, Érika Soares Reis and Vanessa Andalo Mendes de Carvalho


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