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Cover for Amino acids and peptides as mediators of abiotic stress tolerance in higher plants.

This chapter discusses the role of amino acids and peptides in mediating abiotic stress tolerance in higher plants. The pathways involved in plant responses to abiotic stress (such as salinity, ambient temperature, drought, acid rain, anoxia and heavy metal contamination) are highly complex,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial remediation of contaminated soils.

Our environment is threatened by thousands of contaminants, mainly as a result of human activities and industrialization. These include both inorganic (e.g. heavy metals) and organic compounds (e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons and herbicides). It has been shown that...

Author(s)
Shahsavari, E.; Mansur, A. A.; Aburto-Medina, A.; Haleyur, N.; Jones, N.; Ball, A. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remediation of contaminated soil by biochar.

Biochar is a by-product obtained from biomass pyrolysis. Due to the potential role in improving soil fertility and remediation of contaminated soil, biochar has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Biochar can remediate organically contaminated soil via adsorption and biodegradation,...

Author(s)
Sima, X. F.; Jiang, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Manipulation of chronobiology.

This chapter proposes chronobiology considerations and the manipulation of arthropod biological clocks. The effects of light on circadian and photoperiodic responses are complex and can affect arthropod biology at many levels. The development of methods to alter daily and seasonal rhythms of...

Author(s)
Abrieux, A.; Gottlieb, D.; Chiu, J. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural requirements.

This chapter focuses on seed germination, land preparation, planting, thinning, spacing, mulches and plant covers, glasshouse culture, grafting, temperature, daylength and light intensity, soil, fertilizers, irrigation, support, training, pruning, and weed control in cucurbits.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seed storage, germination, quality, and enhancements.

To fully comprehend the complexities of vegetable crop growth and development, we must understand seed physiology related to storage, germination, quality, and enhancements. The challenge is to present an in-depth knowledge of vegetable seeds that covers considerable diversity with respect to...

Author(s)
Taylor, A. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulation of flowering in crop plants.

Recently, the expansion of genomic sequencing and genome editing are enabling progress directly in crops themselves. This is key since, while it is highly tractable, Arabidopsis thaliana is a model dicot, and so it will always be important to assess how relevant it is to crop plants. Nevertheless,...

Author(s)
Wigge, P. A.; Jaeger KatjaE.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asian citrus psyllid life cycle and developmental biology.

This chapter focuses on the adult reproductive biology, life characteristics and polymorphisms and development of ova and nymphs of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri). The effects of temperature, humidity, rain and solar radiation on the biological development of this economically...

Author(s)
Hall, D. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change impacts and sustainability: ecosystems of Tanzania.

This book presents the current state of research at the University of Dar es Salaam linking climate change and ecosystems' integrity in the tropics with particular focus on Tanzania. The focus of the book is on the implications of climate change on various aspects of economic endeavour - from...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the impacts of climate change on various tropical ecosystems in Tanzania and their related aspects of economic endeavour - from agriculture, marine resources and wildlife to weather forecasting. The analyses concentrate on Real and potential impacts of...

Author(s)
Mung'ong'o, C. G.; Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
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