• 10 Years Plant Molecular Biology

    By R. A. Schilperoort

    Our Price: $199.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789401051743
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2012
    It is very clear nowadays that plants offer several opportunities for basic studies, e.g. on development and embryogenesis, and that the fundamental principles laid open contribute to the development of new tools for plant breeding. Within the scope of the present publication, the editors have had to make a difficult choice from the many important subjects that have contributed to the remarkable progress of our molecular biological understanding of complex biological problems. This has resulted in review papers showing the present state of the art in genetic engineering, gene expression and its manipulation, microbe and insect interactions with plants, transposable elements and gene tagging, plant and organ development, the function and structure of the genome chloroplasts, and lipid biosynthesis. All papers have been written in such a way that they are also useful for non-experts interested in a particular field, as well as for students following courses in plant molecular biology. Besides presenting the state of the art, each paper gives some historical background to the developments in the field as well as perspectives for further basic research and applications. Because of the latter, scientists and students engaged in plant breeding will also profit from this publication.
  • 100 Edible Mushrooms: With Tested Recipes

    By Michael Kuo

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780472031269
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
    • Published: July 2007
    Michael Kuo selects the top 100 mushrooms best suited for cooking. Like Kuo's book Morels, 100 Edible Mushrooms is written in the author's style, taking the reader on the hunt through forest and kitchen in search of mycological pleasures and culinary delights.Kuo describes in detail how to identify each species, where and when to find them, and how to cook them in creative and delicious recipes. The mushrooms presented in the book are the most often eaten varieties, and a description of the button mushrooms found in the grocery store is included. All of the mushrooms have at least full-color illustration and some several more to aid in identifying and distinguishing look-alike and nonedible species.
  • 100 Orchids for the American Gardener

    By Elvin McDonald

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9780761110712
    • Publisher: Workman Publishing Group
    • Published: August 1998
    A colorful photographic introduction to some one hundred varieties of orchids provides the reader with useful information about these special flowers, the care they require, and their overall proper maintenance. Original.
  • 25 Orchids from the Flore Des Serres 1845-1876

    By Louis Van Houtte

    Our Price: $19.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781848300163
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: October 2007
  • 620 Wild Plants of North America

    By Tom Reaume

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780889772144
    • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
    • Published: December 2008
     Naturalists, birders, students, teachers, conservationists, environmental consultants, wildlife biologists and botanists--amateur and professonal alike--will find this picture book of plant anatomy to be an invaluable reference alongside local floras and field guides.620 Wild Plants of North America describes, in beautiful detail, the characteristic features of 89 families of vascular plants--including trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grasses, sedges, horsetails, and club-mosses--using labeled ink drawings, text and range maps. The author's drawings are from plants in the field and freshly picked specimens. The text outlines habitat, flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves and stems. The range maps cover central North America from the three Prairie Provinces south to northern Texas and from Iowa west to Idaho. With its detailed, labeled drawings, 620 Wild Plants opens the door to understanding the unique morphological features of plants in all of the major families represented in the flora of central North America.Includes: over 5,000 detailed, labeled line drawings; scientific names, including synonyms, and common names; detailed descriptions of habitat, flowers, leaves and stems; range maps for the northern Great and Central Plains; glossary, reference list and index.
  • The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

    By Allen J. Coombes

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781604691962
    • Publisher: Timber Press
    • Published: May 2012
    Provides the names of over four thousand common British and North American garden plants, and includes information on the names' origins, meanings, and relationships to the plants themselves.
  • Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants

    By Parvaiz Ahmad

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781461406334
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2011
    Abiotic stress cause changes in soil-plant-atmosphere continuum and is responsible for reduced yield in several major crops. Therefore, the subject of abiotic stress response in plants - metabolism, productivity and sustainability - is gaining considerable significance in the contemporary world. Abiotic stress is an integral part of "climate change," a complex phenomenon with a wide range of unpredictable impacts on the environment. Prolonged exposure to these abiotic stresses results in altered metabolism and damage to biomolecules. Plants evolve defense mechanisms to tolerate these stresses by upregulation of osmolytes, osmoprotectants, and enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, etc. This volume deals with abiotic stress-induced morphological and anatomical changes, abberations in metabolism, strategies and approaches to increase salt tolerance, managing the drought stress, sustainable fruit production and postharvest stress treatments, role of glutathione reductase, flavonoids as antioxidants in plants, the role of salicylic acid and trehalose in plants, stress-induced flowering. The role of soil organic matter in mineral nutrition and fatty acid profile in response to heavy metal stress are also dealt with. Proteomic markers for oxidative stress as a new tools for reactive oxygen species and photosynthesis research, abscisic acid signaling in plants are covered with chosen examples. Stress responsive genes and gene products including expressed proteins that are implicated in conferring tolerance to the plant are presented. Thus, this volume would provides the reader with a wide spectrum of information including key references and with a large number of illustrations and tables. Dr. Parvaiz is Assistant Professor in Botany at A.S. College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has completed his post-graduation in Botany in 2000 from Jamia Hamdard New Delhi India. After his Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India in 2007 he joined the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. He has published more than 20 research papers in peer reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. He has also edited a volume which is in press with Studium Press Pvt. India Ltd., New Delhi, India. Dr. Parvaiz is actively engaged in studying the molecular and physio-biochemical responses of different plants (mulberry, pea, Indian mustard) under environmental stress. Prof. M.N.V. Prasad is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, India. He received B.Sc. (1973) and M.Sc. (1975) degrees from Andhra University, India, and the Ph.D. degree (1979) in botany from the University of Lucknow, India. Prasad has published 216 articles in peer reviewed journals and 82 book chapters and conference proceedings in the broad area of environmental botany and heavy metal stress in plants. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor for eight books. He is the recipient of Pitamber Pant National Environment Fellowship of 2007 awarded by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
  • Aboveground-Belowground Linkages: Biotic Interactions, Ecosystem Processes, and Global Change

    By Richard D. Bardgett

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199546879
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: September 2010
  • Acarid Phylogeny and Evolution

    By Fabio Bernini

    Our Price: $229.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048159505
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 2013
    This volume covers several aspects of the Acarology as presented at The Fourth Symposium of the European Acarologists held in Siena, Italy, July 24-28, 2000. The meeting addressed the direction of today's research, as well as highlighted the challenges of this scientific field. On the basis of the presentations and invited papers, there is evidence of a "new" Acarology based on modern techniques and methods of investigations. It also demonstrated the importance of the "classical" Acarology, based on the alpha taxonomy and original studies. The Proceedings include selected original works on taxonomy, systematics, phynology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology (relationships between Acari and their plant/animal host), life strategies, morphology (reproductive anatomy, sperm transfer, structure and functioning of various organs of Acari), physiology, control and behaviour of mites and ticks.
  • Actin

    By Christopher J. Staiger

    Our Price: $459.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048155040
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 2010
    Actin is an extremely abundant protein that comprises a dynamic polymeric network present in all eukaryotic cells, known as the actin cytoskeleton. The structure and function of the actin cytoskeleton, which is modulated by a plethora of actin-binding proteins, performs a diverse range of cellular roles. Well-documented functions for actin include: providing the molecular tracks for cytoplasmic streaming and organelle movements; formation of tethers that guide the cell plate to the division site during cytokinesis; creation of honeycomb-like arrays that enmesh and immobilize plastids in unique subcellular patterns; supporting the vesicle traffic and cytoplasmic organization essential for the directional secretory mechanism that underpins tip growth of certain cells; and coordinating the elaborate cytoplasmic responses to extra- and intracellular signals. The previous two decades have witnessed an immense accumulation of data relating to the cellular, biochemical, and molecular aspects of all these fundamental cellular processes. This prompted the editors to put together a diverse collection of topics, contributed by established international experts, related to the plant actin cytoskeleton. Because the actin cytoskeleton impinges on a multitude of processes critical for plant growth and development, as well as for responses to the environment, the book will be invaluable to any researcher, from the advanced undergraduate to the senior investigator, who is interested in these areas of plant cell biology.
  • Actin

    By James E. Estes

    Our Price: $129.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461361022
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: April 2013
  • Adhesion and Friction in Biological Systems

    By Stanislav N. Gorb

    Our Price: $199.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789400714441
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: October 2011
    This book is a collection of experimental studies demonstrating structure-function relationships in various biological systems having particular surface specialization to increase/decrease friction and adhesion. Studies on snake skin, adhesive pads, wing-interlocking devices and sticky mouthparts of insects as well as anti-adhesive and adhesive surfaces of plants are included in the volume containing four main subsections: (1) adhesion, (2) friction, (3) attachment-devices, (4) attachment-related behavior. Numerous experimental methods for characterizing tribological properties of biological surfaces at macro-, micro-, and nanoscale levels are demonstrated. This book is an example of interdisciplinary science in action, combining approaches from biology, physics, engineering, tribology, and materials science. This work is an excellent collection of papers on biotribology for both engineers and physicists working with biological systems as well as for biologists studying friction and adhesion. Since biological surfaces have a great potential for technological ideas that can be used in developing new materials and systems, inspirations from biology reported here may be also potentially interesting for biomimetics.
  • Advance In Molecular Breeding Towards Salt Tolerant Crops

    By Matthew A. Jenks

    Our Price: $349.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402055775
    • Published: February 2008
    With near-comprehensive coverage of new advances in crop breeding for drought and salinity stress tolerance, this timely work seeks to integrate the most recent findings about key biological determinants of plant stress tolerance with modern crop improvement strategies. This volume is unique because is provides exceptionally wide coverage of current knowledge and expertise being applied in drought and salt tolerance research.
  • Advanced Research on Plant Lipids

    By N. Murata

    Our Price: $299.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402011054
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 2003
    Lipids serve as plant lubricants. Some 100 articles, representing the majority presented at the only international meeting on plant lipids, cover all aspects of research in this field: structure, analysis, fatty acid biosynthesis, regulation, physiological function, biotechnology, and environmental issues. Murata (National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki) discusses a method that demonstrates that plant cell membrane rigidity/fluidity plays a role in the regulation of gene expression upon cold shock. The volume also includes a chronology of the biennial symposia held since 1974. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Advanced Research on Plant Lipids

    By N. Murata

    Our Price: $299.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048162109
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 2003
    The International Symposia on Plant Lipids, the 15th of which was held in Okazaki, Japan, in May 12-17, 2002, is held every two years and is the only international meeting in this field. The almost 100 contributions from the symposium collected in this book represent the most up-to-date research results on plant lipids, including their structure, analysis, biosynthesis, regulation, physiological function, environmental aspects, and biotechnology, obtained world-wide during the last two years.