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Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science (Print)

1st Edition

By Robert M. Goodman

CRC Press

1,360 pages

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Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science is the first-ever single-source reference work to inclusively cover classic and modern studies in plant biology in conjunction with research, applications, and innovations in crop science and agriculture. From the fundamentals of plant growth and reproduction to developments in agronomy and agricultural science, the encyclopedia's authoritative content nurtures communication between these academically distinct yet intrinsically related fields-offering a spread of clear, descriptive, and concise entries to optimally serve scientists, agriculturalists, policy makers, students, and the general public.


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    "…exceptionally well-illustrated and believe it will become a standard reference in plant and crop science."

    -Journal of Agricultural and Food Information

    …the encyclopedia boasts a distinguished international editorial staff!"

    -Library Journal

    "…the subjects are treated in current, rigorously accurate ways. The editorial committee has made all the I studied in the 1300-page text readily understandable to any reader who is motivated to understand contemporary, nonsimplified material….a bargain….

    "…a library acquisition of the first order for any high school, college, or university where those interested in plants abide…..This book is a gold lode waiting for the miner."

    -David B. Weaver, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A.

    "This outstanding encyclopedia will become the standard online and print reference for plant and crop science…

    "…Carefully assembled, well written, and fully in line with modern scientific applications…

    "…The individual authors were well chosen and have contributed important essays…

    "…An exciting book that ought to be on the shelves of all those interested in plant and crop sciences."

    -Peter H. Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

    "The new Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science is a source of accurate and up-to-date information on the most important topics in higher plant biology and agricultural applications…

    "…Entries are admirably concise, widely accessible to plant biologists, yet authoritative and impressively comprehensive."

    -Linda E. Graham, Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

    "…contributors for each particular area of subject matter are the absolute experts in their field."

    -David B. Weaver, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A.

    Table of Contents

    Abiotic Stress o Agronomy o Anatomy o Biodiversity o Bioinformatics o Biological Control of Pests and Pathogens o Breeding o Cell and Tissue Culture o Cell Division and Cell Cycle o Cropping Systems o Cytogenetics o Domestication o Ecological Indicators o Entomology o Food Security o Gene Regulation o Genetics o Genome Evolution o Genomics o Germplasm o Industrial Uses of Plants and Plant Products o Intellectual Property and Plant Sciences o Medicinal Uses of Plants o Metabolism o Morphology o Nutriceuticals o Pests and Pathogens o Photosynthesis o Phytochemistry o Plant Defenses o Plant Development o Plant Pathology o Plant Physiology o Plant Responses to Environmental Cues o Plant-Microbe Symbioses: Nitrogen Fixation, Mycorrhizae, and More o Plants and People o Plants and Water o Plastids o Reproduction and Propagation o Seeds: Development, Pathogens, Pests, Physiology, and Technologies o Sustainable Agriculture o The Major Crops o Transgenic Plants: Uses and Precautions o Weeds and Weed Control

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General