The Plant Life Of China

Author: Geoffrey P. Chapman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662048388
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An authoritative account of the fascinating plant life of China, written by two botanical experts. Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was limited, the present situation provides an opportunity for a new and authoritative assessment of botanical treasure-houses such as Yunnan and Sichuan. It will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, plant conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy.

The Plants Of China

Author: De-Yuan Hong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107070171
Size: 65.18 MB
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A unique addition to the botanical literature, this book presents the flora of China in its astonishing diversity.

The Subtropical Vegetation Of Southwestern China

Author: Cindy Q. Tang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401797412
Size: 57.26 MB
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This book provides a wealth of high-quality scientific information on the patterns and processes of vegetation change across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, concentrating on Southwestern China, mostly on the Yunnan region, and extending to the Yangtze River valley near the boundaries separating Chongqing, Sichuan and Guizhou.

Soil Nematodes Of Grasslands In Northern China

Author: Qi Li
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128132752
Size: 15.80 MB
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Soil Nematodes of Grasslands in Northern China presents research on China’s temperate grasslands, providing the findings and results of a large field survey along a transect across the northern temperate grassland. It examines nematode distribution patterns along the transect from trophic group and family, to genus level, also evaluating their relationship with climatic conditions, plant biomass and soil parameters. The book then presents detailed taxonomy information of nematodes to genus or species level, providing keen insights into nematode diversity along the grassland transect in north China. Final sections review the advances and perspectives for the research of soil ecology on soil nematodes in China, including recent major discoveries of soil microbial diversity and eco-function during this field survey. This work will help researchers predict the impact of global change drivers on below ground soil biota and better understand the functioning and services they provide in terrestrial ecosystems. Features previously unavailable information on nematode diversity and distribution along a large geographic region of China Describes the relationship of nematode assemblage composition with climatic conditions, plant and soil characteristics Covers nematode genera and species descriptions along the grassland transect

Biodiversity Hotspots

Author: Vittore Rescigno
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Size: 56.73 MB
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Current loss of biodiversity places a premium on the task of recognising and formulating proposals on potential areas for biological conservation based on scientific criteria; among these tasks, identification of hotspots has a relevant role on conservation of biodiversity. In this book, the authors discuss the application of different biogeographic methods to identify plant biodiversity hotspots. The areas recognised as such have a relevant role in plant biodiversity and are important in conservation due to their climatic conditions, the historical factors that have been involved in their evolution, and the restricted distribution of some plant taxa that inhabit them. Furthermore, the consequences of deforestation on biodiversity are substantial and widely recognised. This book predicts future land-use change, generates ecological niches of large mammals and assesses wildlife concentrations and their hotspots in different areas of the world. The evolution of the forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, the present situation of its remnants, and the main strategies, conflicts and potentials for conservation are evaluated as well.

Issues In Life Sciences Botany And Plant Biology Research 2012 Edition

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1481645390
Size: 60.68 MB
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Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Plant Nutrition and Soil Science in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Parasitic Flowering Plants

Author: Henning Heide-Jørgensen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047433599
Size: 25.65 MB
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Parasitic flowering plants are of great general and scientific interest besides their economic importance when attacking crop plants. This beautifully illustrated book covers all parasitic families and most of the genera and discusses all main aspects of their biology.

Floristic Characteristics And Diversity Of East Asian Plants

Author: Sugong Wu
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Size: 13.42 MB
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East Asia is an area with the richest plant species in the world, and possesses quite a lot of endemic taxa, some of which are still at the primitive stage of evolution. This book is the proceedings of the International Symposium on Floristic Characteristics and Diversity of East Asian Plants held on July 25-27, 1996, in Kunming, P.R. China. There were more than 200 botanists from 17 countries attending this symposium. It includes 45 papers in all, discussing the floristic characteristics and diversity of east Asia, China in particular; the systematic evolution of some important taxa in this area; and the utilization and conservation of plant resources from perspectives of geobotany, plant systematics, plant cytology and molecular biology.

Forest Ecology

Author: Arnold van der Valk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048127955
Size: 47.78 MB
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This volume provides an overview of recent advances in forest ecology on a variety of topics, including species diversity and the factors that control species diversity, environmental factors controlling distribution of forests, impacts of disturbances on forests (fires, drought, hurricane), reproduction ecology of both trees and understory species, and spatial organization of forests. Previously published in Plant Ecology, Volume 201, No.1, 2009.

Parasitic Orobanchaceae

Author: Daniel M. Joel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642381464
Size: 56.50 MB
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This book was written in response to significant recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of parasitism in the Orobanchaceae, and breakthroughs in the control of the parasitic weeds Striga and Orobanche. It consists of 26 contributions by internationally recognized leading scientists. The main book chapters are grouped into two parts: · Part I – The Orobanchaceae and Their Parasitic Mechanisms · Part II – The Weedy Orobanchaceae and Their Control The first part provides cutting-edge information on all key aspects of plant parasitism, such as the structure, development and function of the haustorium; nutrient transfer and the physiology of the parasite-host association; host reaction to parasitic plants; seed production and germination; the strigolactones and host-parasite signaling mechanisms; the parasite genome, phylogenetics, evolution and epigenetics; and ecology. Topics of the second part include: the problem posed by the weedy parasites; population diversity and dynamics; molecular diagnosis of seed banks; and detailed discussion of the various management strategies, including agronomic, chemical and biotechnological approaches, as well as host breeding for resistance, allelopathy and biological control. This book is intended for plant scientists, university lecturers and students, agronomists and weed specialists, breeders and farmers, extension personnel and experts in tropical and subtropical agriculture.