Introduction.- Structure.- Molecular Basics: The Building Blocks of Cells.- The Structure and Ultrastructure of the Cell.- The Tissues of Vascular Plants.- Morphology and Anatomy of Vascular Plants.- Physiology of Metabolism.- Physiology of Development.- Physiology of Movement.- Allelophysiology.- Evolution.- Systematics and Phylogeny Basics of Plant Ecology.- Plant–Environment Interactions.- Ecology of Populations and Vegetation.- Vegetation of the Earth.- Timeline
1. Environmental Biotechnology for Bioconversion of Agricultural and Forestry Wastes into Nutritive Biomass 2. Comparison of the Performance of the Laccase Bioconversion of Sodium Lignosulfonates in Batch, Continuous and Fed Batch Reactors 3. Biochemical Processes for Generating Fuels and Commodity Chemicals from Lignocellulosic Biomass 4. Synergistic Effects of Pretreatment Process on Enzymatic Digestion of Rice Straw for Efficient Ethanol Fermentation 5. Microbial Degradation of Persistent Organophosphorus Flame Retardants 6. Continuous Biotechnological Treatment of Cyanide Contaminated Waters by Using a Cyanide Resistant Species of Aspergillus awamori 7. Biodegradation of Cyanobacterial Toxins 8. Bioavailability of High Molecular Weight Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using Renewable Resources 9. Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production from Carbon Dioxide by Recombinant Cyanobacteria 10. The Extracellular Indolic Compounds of Lentinus edodes 11. Role of Biotechnology for Protection of Endangered Medicinal Plants 12. The Use of Interactions in Dual Cultures in vitro to Evaluate the Pathogenicity of Fungi and Susceptibility of Host Plant Genotypes
1.Transactions amongst microorganisms and plant in the composite rhizosphere habitat.- 2. Plant-Microbe Interactions for Sustainable Agriculture.- 3. Plant-microbe partnerships.- 4. Plant Microbe Symbiosis.- 5. Soil rhizobacteria.- 6. The complex molecular signaling network in microbe-plant interaction.- 7. The contribution of new technologies towards understanding plant-fungus symbioses.- 8. Legume Root Nodule Associated Bacteria.- 9. Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis and interactions in Agroecosystems.- 10. Biological nitrogen fixation.- 11. Alleviation of salt stress in legumes by co-inoculation with Pseudomonas and Rhizobium .- 12.Potential of Rhizosphere Bacteria for Improving Rhizobium- Legumes Symbiosis.- 13. Diversity of plant root associated microbes: its regulation by introduced biofilms.- 14. Secondary metabolites of Pseudomonas aurantiaca and their role in plant growth promotion.- 15. Plant –Microbe Interaction, a potential tool for enhanced bioremediation.- 16. Multifaceted plant associated microbes and their mechanisms diminish the concept of direct and indirect PGPRs.
This versatile pocket guide has 126 descriptive entries with more than 700 high resolution color photographs and illustrations to help identify pest problems and better understand the beneficial organisms present in strawberries, raspberries, and highbush blueberries. It is an excellent visual scouting tool when viewing symptoms, but also provides information about life cycle, conditions, and best practices with background information on the main phenological stages of the crops, diseases, insects and other organisms, screening and diagnosis. A useful glossary is included.
Bacteria in Agrobiology: Crop Productivity focus on the role of beneficial bacteria in crop growth, increased nutrient uptake and mobilization, and defense against phytopathogens. Diverse group of agricultural crops and medicinal plants are described as well as PGPR-mediated bioremediation leading to food security.
The second edition contains 325 color photographs (an increase of 243 compared with the previous edition) depicting the diagnostic symptoms of these diseases and disorders. These features make the book invaluable to growers, extension specialists, and diagnosticians in their efforts to accurately identify diseases and disorders they find on sweetpotatoes and to develop strategies to manage these problems. This book provides the most up-to-date and authoritative information available on each disease prepared by leading experts in each discipline.Each section has a comprehensive list of the critical research publications that will allow researchers to quickly dive into work on diseases that may be new to them.
"Bacteria in Agrobiology: Disease Management" discusses various aspects of biological control and disease suppression using bacteria. Topics covered include: fluorescent pseudomonads; siderophore-producing PGPR; pseudomonas inoculants; bacillus-based biocontrol agents; bacterial control of root and tuber crop diseases; fungal pathogens of cereals; soil-borne fungal pathogens; peronosporomycete phytopathogens; and plant parasitic nematodes.
Fungicides for Field Crops provides an overview of the current knowledge of fungicides and their use on field crops. This comprehensive book, which includes the contributions of 40 professionals from 20 universities and other organizations, combines past knowledge about fungicides with recent developments in the realm of field crop fungicides. Fungicides for Field Crops highlights the use of fungicides as key tools in the management of important diseases of field crops. Management is presented as a decision-making process—one in which factors as diverse as weather conditions and economics must be considered. Having a more complete understanding of fungicides will inform that decision making and help determine when fungicides should be included as part of a management plan.
Volume 1: Introduction of Plant Viruses and Sub-Viral Agents, Classification, Assessment of Loss, Transmission and Diagnosis. This book provides the latest valuable overview of the plant virus and virus-like diseases in tropical countries on aspects like introduction about plant viruses, their classification; transmission and diagnostic techniques; the well written chapters are thoroughly up-to-date and amply and clearly illustrated with numerous photographs. It is a good source of information on plant virus and sub-viral pathogens to all plant virologists, students, faculty, research and quarantine organizations.
The rhythm of life on Earth includes several strong themes contributed by Kingdom Fungi. So why are fungi ignored when theorists ponder the origin of life? Casting aside common theories that life originated in an oceanic primeval soup, in a deep, hot place, or even a warm little pond, this is a mycological perspective on the emergence of life on Earth. The author traces the crucial role played by the first biofilms – products of aerosols, storms, volcanic plumes and rainout from a turbulent atmosphere – which formed in volcanic caves 4 billion years ago. Moore describes how these biofilms contributed to the formation of the first prokaryotic cells, and later, unicellular stem eukaryotes, highlighting the role of the fungal grade of organisation in the evolution of higher organisms. Based on the latest research, this is a unique account of the origin of life and its evolutionary diversity to the present day.