Category Archives: Botany

Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary

In 2004, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg published C.P.Khare’s “Encyclopedia of Indian Medicinal Plants” which contained 400 monographs comprising classical as well as contemporary research findings. “Indian Medicinal Plants. An Illustrated Dictionary” is the second major one-volume reference work by C.P.Khare which has … Continue reading

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Waterlogging Signalling and Tolerance in Plants

Waterlogging is a major problem for plant cultivation in many regions of the world. This book combines both academic and practical aspects of this topic. Based on recent progress in cell and molecular biology, various facets of waterlogging signalling and … Continue reading

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Biocontrol-Based Integrated Management of Oilseed Rape Pests

Oilseed rape is a major arable crop in both Europe and North America. It is attacked by unique complexes of insect pests still largely controlled through the application of chemical insecticides. Crop management systems for the future must combine sustainability … Continue reading

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Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany: A Consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases

In recent years, scholars have emphasized the need for more holistic subsistence analyses, and collaborative publications towards this endeavor have become more numerous in the literature. However, there are relatively few attempts to qualitatively integrate zooarchaeological (animal) and paleoethnobotanical (plant) … Continue reading

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Desert Plants: Biology and Biotechnology

Vast areas of Earth’s landmass exist as deserts, representing quite distinct ecosystems. Desert plants and animals have evolved specialised survival strategies to cope with the harsh environment of high temperatures and scarce water resources. The life-supporting vegetation of deserts is … Continue reading

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The Far North:: Plant Biodiversity and Ecology of Yakutia (Plant and Vegetation)

Outside Russia very little is known about the terrestrial ecology, vegetation, biogeographical patterns, and biodiversity of the enormously extensive ecosystems of Yakutia, Siberia. These systems are very special in that they function on top of huge layers of permafrost and … Continue reading

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Plant Epigenetics: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

The past fifteen years have witnessed major advances in epigenetics, one of the most popular and quickly evolving fields of modern science. In Plant Epigenetics: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers explore the most recent developments, examining in great detail the … Continue reading

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Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants: Physiological, Molecular and Genomic Foundation

Environmental insults such as extremes of temperature, extremes of water status as well as deteriorating soil conditions pose major threats to agriculture and food security. Employing contemporary tools and techniques from all branches of science, attempts are being made worldwide … Continue reading

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Molecular Identification of Fungi

Fungi enjoy great popularity in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and biotechnological applications. Recent advances in the decipherment of whole fungal genomes promise an acceleration of these trends. This timely book links scientists from different parts of the world who are interested in … Continue reading

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Plant Drug Analysis: A Thin Layer Chromatography Atlas

This second edition of Plant Drug Analysis includes more than 200 updated color photographs of superb quality demonstrating chromatograms of all relevant standard drugs. All drugs presented meet the standard of the official pharmacopoeia and originate from well-defined botanical sources. … Continue reading

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