Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management provides, in-depth description of principles and practices of the techniques of both ex situ conservation strategy (seed and field genebanks, in vitro, DNA and pollen storage), and in situ conservation strategy (on..
Natural dyes were exclusively used for colouring till the middle of nineteenth century. But, due to accidental discovery of first synthetic dye mauveine by W.H. Perkin in1856, and a number of other synthetic dyes in latter part of nineteenth century, their use redu..
Reproductive biology of plants is an emerging frontier area in plant sciences.
Recent advances and research in this field are laying foundations for major conservation programmes initiated for protection of plant species all over the world. Reproductive mechanisms that operate i..
The necessity of a book which gives a comprehensive account of new topics along with latest information on established topics in phytopathology has been felt ever since the significance of an interdisciplinary approach has been realized. The purpose of this book is ..
The present book represents the first comprehensive compilation of the latest science of the dietary nitrate sources, potential human health effects and sustainable remedial strategies. This book provides practical, data-driven resources based upon the totality of t..
This book contains selected overviews on several important aspects of photosynthesis, and provides both tutorial content and critical insight into the future of photosynthesis research. Photosynthesis has been a challenging scientific topic, which involves a complex..
To use biodiversity components sustainably, to maintain ecosystem functions that provide goods and services, to conserve, protect and restore the natural world to halt biodiversity loss, it is vital to understand and conserve the diversity of life on earth through research, education and outrea..
Abiotic stresses such as temperature, radiation, salinity, heavy metals and drought are the main factors that limit crop productivity. The anthropogenic activities and changed agricultural system, intense use of chemical fertilizers and artificial irrigation have i..
Nitrogen fertilizers are the inescapable necessity to enhance agricultural production and to sustain food security. However, their inefficient use accrues from inherent limitations of the crop plants as well as the manner in which N fertilizers are formulated, applied and managed. Excessive acc..
India phytodiversity is one of the most significant in the world. India is one of the twelve mega-biodiversity centers in the world and also an important center of origin of agrobiodiversity. It is therefore, very important to study, document and conserve the plant ..
This book would enable the students to develop interest and appreciate the role of biotechnology for future research and advancement of agriculture, veterinary, biomedical, industrial development and environmental protection for the welfare of society. The aim of th..
All the medicinal Plants incorporated in Dictionary of Synonyms: Indian Medicinal Plants have been studied for their medicinal properties and qualify for further research in modern labs. This work should not be confused with an exhaustive compilation on Agro-forestr..
Microbes: Health and Environment highlights the interrelatedness of microbes with life and environment. It stresses that microbes have a beneficial impact on human life and environment. It covers the various aspects of microbes such as molecular biology, interrelati..
Oxidative stress is a central factor in a number of biotic and abiotic stress phenomena that occurs when there is a serious imbalance in any plant cell compartment between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant defense, leading to physiologi..
Plant Biotechnology: Practical Manual covers most of the important areas of present-day plant biotechnology, beginning from plant tissue culture media preparation to transgenic plant production and related molecular biology protocols. It is meant for both students w..
Plant Tissue Culture forms an integral basis of the present day biotechnology. Plant Tissue Culture: Practices and New Experimental Protocols is being brought out to fill the existing gap in the available literature on plant tissue culture, especially focusing on th..
Plant tissue culture techniques help in understanding basic life processes and their proper understanding is essential for improving crop productivity. Besides, recently molecular biology has assumed great importance with respect to plant biotechnology. The present ..
Microbes, including fungi, constitute an important component of biodiversity. They comprise one of the biggest kingdoms in the living world. A lot of work has been done in mycology in the past several years in India and abroad.
The present book comprises a collect..
Textbook of Bryophyta is an effort to make available authentic and standard study material related to this remarkable group of plants. This book has been compiled exclusively to accomplish the need of undergraduate and postgraduate students in accordance with the la..
Bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most widespread diseases of solanaceous vegetables, viz., tomato, eggplant, chili, and potato in India and the world. The disease is serious and soil-borne in nature and damage of crop is widespread and l..
Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological system. Biodiversity or biological diversity is the sum of all the different species of animals, ..
The aim of this book is to provide important details of meat composition and its various categories, basics of animal cells and tissues, muscle structure, bio-chemical reactions in pre- and post-mortem muscles and their effect on meat properties, slaughtering of lar..
Microbes and Sustainable Agriculture covers recent spate of research, highlighting the major role of microbes in agriculture sustainability. It explains the role of bacteria, cyanobacteria and fungi in diverse facets of agriculture to preserve the sustainability inc..
In recent years, plant cells are being increasingly utilized as model systems to unravel the cellular and molecular mysteries of nature. The basic mechanisms of developmental biology, cellular and molecular interactions at the cell and tissue level, gene expression ..