Encyclopedia Of Applied Plant Sciences by Brian ThomasEncyclopedia Of Applied Plant Sciences by Brian Thomas

Encyclopedia Of Applied Plant Sciences

byBrian ThomasEditorDenis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

Hardcover | November 4, 2016

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Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Second Editionpresents both foundational and applied information on plants used by humans as sources of food, raw materials, and amenity purposes. It highlights how the underlying science and information links through to applications in practical situations.

Since the last edition was published, the role of applied science in agricultural production has been brought into greater focus as fluctuations in global food production feed through into prices and availability to consumers. At the same time, technological advances are changing the way plant science is done.

This Second Edition has been expanded to include specific chapters on the leading crops and crop-types, as well as updated chapters on plant development, photosynthesis, metabolism, nutrition, reproduction, seed biology, plant pests and diseases, weed biology, and responses to environmental stresses. The updated chapters reflect progress, particularly in genome sequencing and molecular genetics and biotechnology, including genetic modification, that have taken place since the first edition was published. In addition, the book places these developments in the wider context of biodiversity, food security, intellectual property, and ethical considerations.



  • Presents complete, up-to-date, authoritative information on over 25 separate areas of plant science, covering both theory and applications
  • Edited and written by a distinguished international group of editors and contributors
  • Provides concise, easy to read gateway entries to topics, each supplemented with a further reading list that allows practitioners, students, and researchers to delve deeper into each topic

About The Author

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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Title:Encyclopedia Of Applied Plant SciencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1706 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 4, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012394807X

ISBN - 13:9780123948076

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List of Sections:

Agronomy Bioethics Cell Walls Crop Protection/Pathology Genetic Modification Growth regulators Horticulture production and quality Photosynthesis and biochemistry Physiology, production and secondary products Plant nutrition Plants and the environment Postharvest biology and stress Reproduction and biodiversity Tissue Culture