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What's New About Crop Plants
Novel Discoveries of the 21st Century

ISBN 9781578086993
Published February 3, 2011 by CRC Press
649 Pages

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Book Description

Until recently, breeding efforts in mass produced food crops centered on high yield production while sacrificing flavor, taste and other quality traits. Now, more emphasis is being placed on the enhancement of nutritional and medicinal properties of the food crops. Aside from merely being considered a source of food, crops are today being looked from a health benefit perspective and even from an environmental standpoint. This volume looks at the use of crops for a myriad of purposes, including the prevention and/or mitigation of various diseases, vaccine and antigen production, biofuel production, and the suppression of weeds.

Table of Contents

Qualitative Improvement of Crop Plants. Rice. Wheat. Barley. Oat. Rye. Maize. Sorghum. Potato. Sweet Potato. Cassava. Phaseolus. Vigna Species. Broad Bean. Chickpea. Tomato. Brassica Vegetables. Cucurbita Vegetables. Spinach. Onion. Soybean. Peanut. Oilseed Brassicas. Sunflower. Sugarcane. Cotton. Tobacco.

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