Encyclopedia Of Applied Plant Sciences

Other | September 25, 2003

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A multi-faceted reference work, theEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciencesaddresses 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. TheEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciencesis 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, theEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Scienceswill be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone involved in the study of plant sciences. TheEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciencesis 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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  • Comprehensively covers both the key theoretical and practical aspects of plant sciences
  • Edited and written by a distinguished international group of editors and contributors
  • Well-organized format provides for concise, readable entries, easy searches, and thorough cross-references
  • Presents complete up-to-date information on over 25 separate areas of plant science
  • Features many tables and figures, with a color plate section in each volume
  • New terms clearly explained in glossary sections of each article

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A multi-faceted reference work, theEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciencesaddresses 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. TheEncyclopedi...

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 Hortic...

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Format:OtherDimensions:2000 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 25, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080917909

ISBN - 13:9780080917900

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Includes:
Abiotic Stresses
Biology of Recalcitrant Seeds
Crop Improvement and Biotechnology
Environmental Regulation of Growth and Development
Ethics
Genetics of Crop Improvement
Methods in Plant Breeding
Organic Farming
Photosynthesis
Phytoremediation
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
Weeds