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Plant breeding

Plant breeding

Plant breeding is a key tool in the scientific battle to maintain food security, particularly in the context of climate change.

Collation and publication of specialist plant breeding literature by CABI dates back to 1929 and has covered all key advances and developments in the area since that time.  Our comprehensive coverage includes all aspects of crop breeding, genetics and biotechnology, and plant genetic resources.

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Advances in PGPR Research

Rhizosphere biology is approaching a century of investigations wherein growth-promoting rhizomicroorganisms (PGPR) have attracted special attention for their ability to enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability at a time when food securi...

UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology

Ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) has profound effects on plant growth and development, and exposure varies with ozone depletion and across geographic regions, with ecosystem and agricultural consequences. This book deals with large-scale impacts but al...

Plant Gene Silencing: Mechanisms and Applications

Plant gene silencing is a crucially important phenomenon in gene expression and epigenetics. This book describes the way small RNA is produced and acts to silence genes, its likely origins in defence against viruses, and also its potential to improve...