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Cover for Introduction.

Oil palm, EIaeis guineensis Jacq., is an important source of vegetable oil. Oil is extracted from the fruit mesocarp (crude palm oil) and from the seed (palm kernel oil). Botanically, the fruit is a drupe, with the kernel protected by a shell (nut). The commercial oil palm is Tenera (thin shelled), ...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ion implantation mutagenesis.

This chapter covers the underlying principles (energy loss, mass depositing reaction, charge exchange, and dose and dose response) and technical aspects (facility, and methods in sample preparation and treatment) of ion implantation mutagenesis, and discusses its application in plant breeding and...

Author(s)
Feng, H. Y.; Yu, Z. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cloning genes for mineral uptake: examples using rice mutants.

This chapter presents examples of the identification of the silicon transporter gene in rice mutants and its cloning and characterization. The identification of aluminium tolerance genes and their genetic analysis and molecular mapping are also discussed.

Author(s)
Ma, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular genetics of symbiotic plant-microbe interactions in a model legume, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lotus japonicus</i>.

This chapter focuses on the recent developments of molecular cloning of host legume symbiotic genes using a model legume, Lotus japonicus. Available resources and databases for L. japonicus are also presented.

Author(s)
Kouchi, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter