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Cover for Count data as response variable.

This chapter is devoted specifically to count data for three reasons: (i) they are common in ecological studies (e.g. clutch sizes, numbers of fledglings from a nest, numbers of seeds per pod...); (ii) they are simple to collect and are therefore often the data collected by students (e.g. numbers...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alkaloids.

Found in roots, rhizomes, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds of 15-30% of all flowering plants, alkaloids are particularly common in certain families, such as the Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Ranunculaceae, Apocynaceae, Solanaceae and Papaveraceae. Over 20,000 different alkaloids have been isolated from over 300 ...

Author(s)
Pengelly, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant lipids and alkylamides.

Plant lipids are classified as primary metabolites, and therefore essential for life. Unlike secondary metabolites, lipids are universally present in plants, articularly in their seeds, varying only in their abundance and chemical composition. All lipids are composed of a hydrocarbon skeleton with...

Author(s)
Pengelly, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Estimating numbers.

Estimating nematode numbers is required to quantify the presence of certain nematode taxa in plant tissue, field soil or any other substrates. This chapter describes the enumeration of nematodes within plant tissue (e.g. roots, stems, leaves, seeds) and in liquids. It also deals with estimating...

Author(s)
Hallmann, J.; Daub, M.; Wesemael, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pomegranate: botany, production and uses.

This is the first comprehensive book covering the botany, production, processing, health and industrial uses of the pomegranate (Punica granatum). This book provides information on how to increase yields and improve short- and medium-term grower profitability and sustainability. It covers practices ...

ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book
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Cover for Propagation.

This chapter deals with various propagation methods used in the multiplication of guava and progress made so far in this field. Seeds, stem cuttings, root cuttings, air layering, stooling, grafting, budding, rootstock, and in vitro propagation are discussed.

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra; Ray, P. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seed biology and modes of regeneration.

Seed biology and modes of regeneration are important criteria for management of threatened species and are highlighted in this chapter. Information on the ecological requirements at the seed and seedling stages is vital both for conservation and rehabilitation and is seldom articulated 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 Propagation.

This chapter discusses propagation of papaya by seed, cutting, grafting, budding, and in vitro method (embryogenesis). Papaya is mainly propagated by seeds. The best seed for germination of seedlings is obtained from ripe or overripe fruits. Environmental factors, including temperature and light...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pests of roots, tubers and sown seed.

This chapter provides information on some biting pests (generalized or polyphagous feeders and specialized or oligophagous feeders) and sucking pests of roots, tubers and sown seeds, including species from Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Auchenorrhyncha (Cicadidae and Cercopidae), Sternorrhyncha...

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter

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