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Cover for Halophytes and climate change: adaptive mechanisms and potential uses.

This book contains 22 chapters covering topics on the ecophysiology, mechanisms of adaptation to climate change and practical uses of halophytes.

Author(s)
Hasanuzzaman, M.; Shabala, S.; Fujita, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book
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Cover for Seagrasses, the unique adaptation of angiosperms to the marine environment: effect of high carbon and ocean acidification on energetics and ion homeostasis.

As a functional group, seagrasses form highly productive ecosystems present along the coasts of all continents (except Antarctica), where they rival tropical rainforests and coral reefs in ecosystem services (Costanza et al., 1997; Fourqurean et al., 2012). Unfortunately, seagrasses are diminishing ...

Author(s)
Rubio, L.; Fernández, J. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Thylakoid electron transfer in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Salicornia veneta</i> under different salinity levels: a fluorescence-based study.

The halophyte Arthrocnemum macrostachyum is able to survive in extreme environments where salt concentrations may rise to 1 M NaCl. Here we report the results of a study in which the photochemical properties of both photosystem (PS) PSII and PSI have been investigated in individuals living in their ...

Author(s)
Cannata, R.; Barbato, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Saving seeds for planting and sharing.

Most seed saving is relatively easy, and many gardeners already know how to do it. But the key to getting the most out of saving and sharing garden seeds is understanding how these affect diversity and adaptation, and what that means to people and the communities. This chapter focuses on concepts...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241006)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to planetary health.

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of environment and environmental change on health. A systems approach to planetary health, which includes the earth systems and socioeconomic systems, is discussed. Changes in the system, which could be adaptations or transformations, are described...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241655)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Oak-dominated ecosystems.

This chapter describes oak's geographical occurrence, taxonomic diversity, adaptations to diverse environments, and the historical changes in its environment.

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter describes the features of bamboo plants, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop environment, plant growth and physiology.

This chapter discusses carbon assimilation, water use, and the effects of environmental factors (such as temperature, irradiation, water stress, flooding, carbon dioxide enrichment, hail and salinity) on morphological, anatomical and physiological features, as well as adaptations, of pineapple.

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular virulence mechanisms of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i>.

This book chapter discusses the key factors such as genomics, RD1-RD3 loci, cell envelope, secretory systems, PE/PPE genes, regulatory genes, PhoPR regulatory systems, and RskA-Slg regulon genes that contribute to the virulence of Mycobacterium bovis which enable the mycobacterium to survive and...

Author(s)
Smyth, A.; Gordon, S. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A network of invasion hypotheses.

Hypotheses of research disciplines are typically not isolated from each other but share similarities. In a broad sense as defined here, they form an important part of the theoretical-conceptual understanding of a given topic, e.g. invasion hypotheses sensu lato represent an important part of our...

Author(s)
Enders, M.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter

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