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Phytophthora: A Global Perspective

Editorial: CABI Plant Protection Series No. 2, I2013, ISBN-13: 978-1780640938

Autor/es: Kurt Lamour (Ed.)

Members of the genus Phytophthora cause serious damage to a huge array of plants. From the nineteenth century Irish potato famine to current widespread threats to forests and ecosystems in North and South America, Europe and Australia, the genus lives up to its reputation as the plant destroyer. This book provides an overview of Phytophthora species impacting crops, forests, nurseries, greenhouses and natural areas worldwide. Chapters cover major hosts, identification, epidemiology, management, current research, future perspectives and the impacts of globalization on Phytophthora. Phytophthora: A Global Perspective is an essential resource for researchers and extension workers in plant pathology and crop protection. 

Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture

Editorial: InTech 2013, ISBN 978-953-51-1024-8

Autor/es: Kourosh Vahdati and Charles Leslie (Eds.)

1. Abiotic Stress Adaptation: Protein Folding Stability and Dynamics 2. Abiotic Stress in Plants and Metabolic Responses 3. Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants: Unraveling the Complexity of Genes and Networks to Survive 4. The Molecular Basis of ABA-Mediated Plant Response to Drought 5. Root Development and Abiotic Stress Adaptation 6. Extreme Temperature Responses, Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense in Plants 7. Programmed Cell Death as a Response to High Light, UV and Drought Stress in Plants 8. Water Use and Drought Response in Cultivated and Wild Apples 9. Tolerance to Lime - Induced Chlorosis and Drought in Grapevine Rootstocks 10. Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants with Emphasizing on Drought and Salinity Stresses in Walnut 11. The Role of Transcription Factors in Wheat Under Different Abiotic Stresses 12. Water Deficit Stress - Host Plant Nutrient Accumulations and Associations with Phytophagous Arthropods

Environmental Biotechnology - New Approaches and Prospective Applications

Editorial: InTech 2013, ISBN 978-953-51-0972-3

Autor/es: Marian Petre (Ed.)

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 

Diseases, Pests, and Beneficial Organisms of Strawberry, Raspberry, and Blueberry

Editorial: APS PRESS. 2013, Item No: 02301

Autor/es: Liette Lambert, Odile Carisse, Ginette H. Laplante, and Charles Vincent

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. 

Compendium of Sweetpotato Diseases, Pests, and Disorders

Editorial: APS PRESS 2013, ISBN 978-0-89054-410-5

Autor/es: Christopher A. Clark, Donald M. Ferrin, Tara P. Smith, and Gerald J. Holmes (Eds.)

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.

Fungicides for Field Crops

Editorial: APS PRESS 2013, ISBN 978-0-89054-420-4

Autor/es: Daren Mueller, Kiersten Wise, Nicholas Dufault, Carl Bradley, and Martin Chilvers (Eds.)

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. 

Fungal Biology in the Origin and Emergence of Life

Editorial: Cambridge University Press 2013, ISBN 9781107652774

Autor/es: David Moore

 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.

Methodologies for Metabolomics. Experimental Strategies and Techniques

Editorial: Cambridge University Press 2013, ISBN 9780521765909

Autor/es: Norbert W. Lutz, FranceJonathan V. Sweedler, Ron A. Wevers (Eds.)

Metabolomics, the global characterization of the small molecule complement involved in metabolism, has evolved into a powerful suite of approaches for understanding the global physiological and pathological processes occurring in biological organisms. The diversity of metabolites, the wide range of metabolic pathways, and their divergent biological contexts require a range of methodological strategies and techniques. Methodologies for Metabolomics provides a comprehensive description of the newest methodological approaches in metabolomic research. The most important technologies used to identify and quantify metabolites including nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry are highlighted. The integration of these techniques with classical biological methods is also addressed. Furthermore, the book presents statistical and chemometric methods for evaluation of the resultant data. The broad spectrum of topics includes a vast variety of organisms, samples, and diseases, ranging from in vivo metabolomics in humans and animals, to in vitro analysis of tissue samples, cultured cells and biofluids. 

Recent Advances in Plant Virology

Editorial: Caister Academic Press, ISBN 978-1-904455-75-2

Autor/es: Carole Caranta, Miguel A Aranda, Mark Tepfer and JJ Lopez-Moya (Eds.)

1. Roles of Cis-acting Elements in Translation of Viral RNAs 2. Replication of Plant RNA viruses 3. Plasmodesmata as Active Conduits for Virus Cell-to-Cell Movement 4. Systemic Movement of Viruses Via the Plant Phloem 5. Functions of Virus and Host Factors During Vector-mediated Transmission 6. RNA Silencing and the Interplay Between Plants and Viruses 7. Mechanism of Action of Viral Suppressors of RNA Silencing 8. NB-LRR Immune Receptors in Plant Virus Defense 9. Plant Resistance to Viruses Mediated by Translation Initiation Factors 10. Advanced Breeding for Virus Resistance in Plants 11. Sustainable Management of Plant Resistance to Viruses 12. Integrated Control Measures Against Viruses and Their Vectors 13. Population Dynamics and Genetics of Plant Infection by Viruses 14. Evolutionary Constraints on Emergence of Plant RNA Viruses 15. Emergence of Begomovirus Diseases 16. Genomic Approaches to Discovery of Viral Species Diversity of Non-cultivated Plants 17. Endogenous Viral Sequences in Plant Genomes 18. Virus Particles and the Uses of Such Particles in Bio- and Nanotechnology 19. Plant Viral Vectors for Protein Expression

Plant Virology, 5th Edition

Editorial: Academic Press, ISSN 9780123848710

Autor/es: Roger Hull

The seminal text Plant Virology is now in its fifth edition. It has been 10 years since the publication of the fourth edition, during which there has been an explosion of conceptual and factual advances. The fifth edition of Plant Virology updates and revises many details of the previous edition while retaining the important earlier results that constitute the field's conceptual foundation. Revamped art, along with fully updated references and increased focus on molecular biology, transgenic resistance, aphid transmission, and new, cutting-edge topics, bring the volume up to date and maintain its value as an essential reference for researchers and students in the field.

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