Plants, Genes, and Agriculture

Plants, Genes, and Agriculture

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Jones and Bartlett and the American Society of Plant Biologists have teamed up for the second edition. This book integrates many fields to help students understand the complexity of the basic science that underlies crop and food production. It is truly an interdisciplinary text that brings together aspects of genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology and genetic engineering, population increases and the difficulty of eradicating hunger, pest control practices and their environmental consequences, the role of biotechnology in modern crop production, and much more.It includes physical, chemical, and biological deterioration, such as decline in soil fertility, decline in structural condition, erosion, adverse changes in salinity, acidity or alkalinity, and the effects of toxic chemicals, pollutants or excessive inundation. ... by cropping and removing harvested produce, is a less severe problem, but can be the beginning of soil degradation. ... and an increase in the temperature of tropical soils; decline in the organic matter and the biological activity of the soil;anbsp;...

Title:Plants, Genes, and Agriculture
Author:Maarten J. Chrispeels, Sadava David E
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Pub - 1994


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