Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences

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A multi-faceted reference work, the Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences addresses the core knowledge, theories, and techniques employed by plant scientists, while also concentrating on applications of these in research and in industry. Plants influence all our lives as sources of sustenance, fuel and building materials. The Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences is a comprehensive yet succinct publication that covers the application of current advances in the biological sciences, through which scientists can now better produce sustainable, safe food, feed and food ingredients, and renewable raw materials for industry and society. This three-volume set also covers the concerns over continuing advances in the application of knowledge in the areas of ecology and plant pathology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry and biotechnology, as well as the ethical issues involved in the use of the powerful techniques available to modern plant science. An invaluable reference, the Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone involved in the study of plant sciences. The Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences is available online on ScienceDirect. The print edition price for this reference work does not include online access. For more information on pricing for access to the online edition, please review our Licensing Options. The richness and authority of Elsevier reference works is now lent valuable functionality and accessibility through the online launch of Elsevier Reference Works on ScienceDirect. Features:

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Product details

  • Hardback | 2000 pages
  • 264 x 344 x 148mm | 5,638.12g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0122270509
  • 9780122270505

Review quote

"This is a very valuable work and libraries, especially at universities, should strongly consider its purchase..."
-Douglas Darnowski of PLANT SCIENCE BULLETIN, 2005

"...a well thought-out resource that will serve researches and students for a long time."
- E-STREAMS, June 2004

"...a well thought-out resource that will serve researchers and students for long time."
-Peggy Dominy, Information Services Librarian, Drexel University Hagerty Library

"Very Specialized...Recommended."
-M.S. Muskiewicz, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

"...well-edited multi-authored book and represents a valuable source of information on plant physiology and biotechnology."

"Very specialized. Articles...provide extended detailed treatment...Recommended."
-CHOICE (MAY 2004)

"...this Encyclopedia will be of most use to plant geneticists, physiologists, and biotechnologists, it is highly recommended for the reference section of all libraries."
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Table of contents

Abiotic Stresses
Biology of Recalcitrant Seeds
Crop Improvement and Biotechnology
Environmental Regulation of Growth and Development
Genetics of Crop Improvement
Methods in Plant Breeding
Organic Farming
Plant Diversity and Usage
Plant Growth and Development
Plant Nutrition
Plant Pests and Diseases
Plant Tissue Culture
Plants and the Environment
Pollination (including Insect and Wind Pollination
Postharvest Physiology
Primary Products
Primary Products of Photosynthesis
Production Systems/Agronomy
Regulators of Growth
Secondary Products
Seed Development
Water Relations of Plants
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About Professor Denis J. Murphy

Brian Thomas obtained his first degree in Botany and a PhD in Plant Physiology at UCW Aberystwyth. He worked as a Postdoctoral Scientist in Carleton University, Ottawa, and the University of Reading before becoming a research scientist at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in Littlehampton, which subsequently became part of Horticulture Research International. He moved to Wellesbourne in 1995 where he was latterly a Research Director responsible for the Crop Improvement and Biotechnology Research Theme. He joined the University of Warwick in 2004 as part of Warwick HRI and became acting Head of Department 2009. He became a member of the School of Life Sciences in 2010 where he is currently Professor of Crop Development.
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