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Cover for Ecophysiology of seed heteromorphism in halophytes: an overview.

Seed heteromorphism is the production of two or more types of seeds by a single individual of many plant species. On the basis of an extensive literature survey, this chapter aims to provide an overview of the research on seed heteromorphism, especially in the context of halophytes, which are...

Author(s)
Aysha Rasheed; Farah Nisar; Bilquees Gul; Khan, M. A.; Abdul Hameed
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intra-habitat variability of halophytic flora of north-west India.

The growth and ion-accumulating characteristics of different plant species native to saline-arid areas vis-à-vis the ionic status of their rhizospheric soils are important factors to consider when studying the survival of plant species under harsh conditions. A survey of saline areas in Haryana...

Author(s)
Sarita Devi; Ashwani Kumar; Mann, A.; Arya, S. S.; Gurdev Chand; Neeraj Kumar; Anita Kumari; Pooja; Babita Rani; Arvind Kumar
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The rhizospheres of arid and semi-arid ecosystems are a source of microorganisms with growth-promoting potential.

This chapter discusses extremophile microorganisms, which have recently drawn attention for their unique adaptability mechanisms to tolerate extreme environmental changes. Nevertheless, a more comprehensive understanding of the genetics, biochemistry and physiology of these organisms is necessary...

Author(s)
Salazar-Badillo, F. B.; Salas-Muñoz, S.; Mauricio-Castillo, J. A.; Sáenz-Mata, J.; Mendoza-Mendoza, A.; Nieto-Jacobo, M. F.; Steyaert, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Way forward - towards climate resilience.

This chapter sketches out the intervention needs from the evidence evolved from the comprehensive analysis described in the previous chapters. The authors argue that there are innumerable entry points for interventions that should be in place through policies, and programmes to create an enabling...

Author(s)
Singh, N. P.; Bantilan, C.; Byjesh, K.; Nedumaran, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644639)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Current soil carbon loss and land degradation globally: where are the hotspots and why there?

Global soils store in their first metre three times more carbon than all forest biomass of the world combined, and double the CO2 content of the atmosphere. The natural soil carbon density is controlled by climate, soil properties and vegetation. Land-use intensity, drainage conditions and soil...

Author(s)
Joosten, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessment of organic carbon status in Indian soils.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) content in Indian soils has been reported as low, which is in tune with the fact that nearly 60% of the area in India represents the typical tropical climate, which does not permit SOC accumulation. Recent evaluation with the help of more soil and site data, model...

Author(s)
Tapas Bhattacharyya
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation agriculture in West Asia.

This chapter reviews the research on CA in West Asian countries, which started in an integrated form during the last three decades in selected countries including Turkey and Iran, and by international institutions such as the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in Syria...

Author(s)
Haddad, N.; Piggin, C.; Haddad, A.; Khalil, Y.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642598)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drylands.

Drylands are characterized by physical water scarcity, often associated with land degradation and desertification. Other factors that contribute to these problems include high population densities, unwise agricultural practices and overgrazing. However, while desert ecosystems are fragile and...

Author(s)
Solowey, E. M.; Amede, T.; Evans, A.; Boelee, E.; Bindraban, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication.

The processes and the accompanying genetic changes leading to the evolution of the wild progenitors into the present-day domesticates are discussed briefly in this chapter for the major food legumes, such as pea (Pisum sativum), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), chickpea, cowpea, lentil, adzuki...

Author(s)
Chimwamurombe, P. M.; Khulbe, R. K.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water.

This chapter discusses the water requirements, metabolism and quality for domestic, zoo and wild animals. The adaptation and water requirements of herbivores in desert areas are also described.

Author(s)
Cheeke, P. R.; Dierenfeld, E. S.
ISBN
2010 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845936310)
Type
Book chapter

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