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Cover for Lipids in halophytes: stress physiology relevance and potential future applications.

The present environmental conditions impose serious constraints on typical cultivar farming. Halophytes are known to be highly resistant to harsh environments, withstanding drought and salinity while maintaining positive biomass production rates. It is known that, in adapting to adverse conditions, ...

Author(s)
Duarte, B.; Matos, A. R.; Marques, J. C.; Caçador, I.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bunch and oil analysis of oil palm: a manual.

This book serves as a practical guide to describe physical bunch and oil analysis of oil palms. It covers various topics on bunch and oil analysis, health and safety considerations, bunch sampling, physical bunch analysis of stalks, spikelets, fruits and nuts, fruit sampling, nut analysis and...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book
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Cover for Oil analysis.

Oil analysis of the mesocarp is determined by extracting the oil from dried mesocarp samples. Before the extraction step is conducted, the wet (fresh) mesocarp sample needs to be dried. Conventional drying of wet mesocarp is done in an oven. Oil is removed by refluxing with n-hexane in a soxhlet...

Author(s)
Widodo, P.; Nur, F.; Nafisah, E.; Forster, B. P.; Hasibuan, H. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Juglans</i> L.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; Juglone; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; provenance; timber and uses; and place of of black and common walnuts (...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioprospecting of endophytes.

Endophytic microorganisms constitute a prolific source of bioactive compounds mainly in the field of antineoplastic compounds and anti-infective agents. This chapter provides an overview on bioactive secondary metabolites from endophytes that were reported within the last five years (2013-2018),...

Author(s)
Ebrahim, W.; Ebada, S. S.; Proksch, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Interplay between endophyte and host plant in the synthesis and modification of metabolites.

The interplay between plants and microbes in their contribution of secondary metabolite synthesis is still not well understood. While plant pathogens might contribute by the synthesis of toxic compounds and the host by making antimicrobial compounds, the synthesis of secondary metabolites in the...

Author(s)
Ludwig-Müller, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant nutrition.

This chapter focuses on pineapple nutrient management, discussing soil sampling and analysis (for minerals, chemicals, texture, pH and liming), as well as plant tissue analysis (for nutrient concentrations). The distribution of nutrients within the plant; plant macro- and micronutrients; plant...

Author(s)
Vásquez-Jiménez, J.; Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production for other uses.

The pineapple plant has many uses besides fresh and processed fruit products, where it stands out not only for its flavour, but also for its nutritional properties. These alternate uses include ornamental purposes, reinforcing fibres for varied products, fibres for paper, enzymes with proteolytic...

Author(s)
Souza, F. V. D.; Souza, E. H. de; Sena Neto, A. R.; Marconcini, J. M.; Assis, S. A. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Halophytes: potential resources of coastal ecosystems and their economic, ecological and bioprospecting significance.

Halophytes are a special group of plants that grow and flourish in highly saline environments. This chapter summarizes current knowledge exploring the enormous potential of halophytes for industrial applications in the form of nutraceuticals, essential oils, biofuels, alcohol, latex, cosmetics,...

Author(s)
Parida, A. K.; Asha Kumari; Jaykumar Rangani; Monika Patel
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of halophytes as medicinal plants: phytochemical diversity and biological activity.

This chapter reviews the basic phytochemical characteristics and related biological activity in a range of halophytic species, in addition to their ethnobotanical relevance and traditional use as medicinal plants. The specific features of saline habitats (the osmotic and toxic effects of salts)...

Author(s)
Stevanović, Z. D.; Stanković, M. S.; Stanković, J.; Janaćković, P.; Stanković, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
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