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Cover for Biology, distribution and population status of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>.

This chapter describes the biology, distribution and population status of G. assamicus, which is elaborated with informative field data. The genus Gymnocladus belongs to the family Leguminosae and subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It has a basal position in phylogenetic schemes and is highly diverse in...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lettuce.

This chapter focuses on the seed germination, head formation, flower induction, vernalization and seed production of lettuce. The various factors determining the productivity and physiological disorders of the principal types of lettuce, i.e. crisphead, butterhead and leaf lettuce, are also...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The physiology of vegetable crops.

This book on the physiology of vegetable crops focuses on the activities and functions of vegetables, defined as herbaceous plants that are harvested for edible parts that can be consumed fresh or with little preparation. Physiology deals with the growth and development processes of these plants,...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book
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Cover for Peppers.

This chapter focuses on seed germination, vegetative growth, flowering, flower development, fruit set, fruit growth and maturation, crop production, and physiological disorders of pepper.

Author(s)
Yasuor, H.; Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato.

This chapter focuses on the history, nutritive value and importance and morphological and phenological characteristics of potatoes. Information on the growth and development, cultivation, dry matter content of tubers, environmental factors affecting tuber bulking and yield, carbohydrate metabolism...

Author(s)
Rosen, C. J.; Gupta, S. K.; Souza, E. F. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Peas.

This chapter focuses on the genetics, physiology, seed anatomy and germination, vegetative growth, nitrogen fixation, flower formation, pod and seed development and senescence of peas. Information on the various factors affecting productivity, physiological disorders and pea types are also...

Author(s)
Davies, P. J.; Muehlbauer, F. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Symmetry and asymmetry: signposts in route finding.

This chapter provides information on the results of various experiments conducted to determine whether bees were attracted to symmetry or whether they avoided asymmetry when foraging.

Author(s)
Horridge, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240894)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Himalayan soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>): an ecologically and economically important tree on the brink of extinction.

The book with six chapters contains detailed information about G. assamicus and discusses its current distribution, population status, ethnobotanical uses and other ecological parameters. Major intrinsic and extrinsic factors that might be responsible for population decline are described. More...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive ecology of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>.

This chapter presents a detailed account of the G. assamicus reproductive ecology, which was revealed through pollination ecology experiments conducted in the field. Breeding systems in the genus Gymnocladus are confusing and described either as polygamous or dioecious or with unisexual flowers....

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Approaches to genetically engineering flowering control in trees.

This chapter discusses approaches to flowering control in genetically engineered trees. The chapter covers the following topics: transgene confinement, engineering flowering control, excision systems, targeted mutagenesis and gene replacement, and prospects for flowering control.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter

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