Tropical Mycology

Author: Roy Watling,J. C. Frankland,A. M. Ainsworth,S. Isaac,C. H. Robinson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851997933

Category: Fungi

Page: 208

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Tropical mycology is attracting increasing interest, as the key role of fungi in tropical ecosystems and as pathogens becomes appreciated. This book is the first of two complementary volumes (Volume 2 covers Micromycetes) produced from papers given at the British Mycological Society's symposium held in Liverpool in April 2000. It describes the ecology, biology, economic dimensions and systematics of tropical Macromycetes. Written by leading experts in their field, the papers have been thoroughly edited and revised.

Biodiversity of West African Forests

An Ecological Atlas of Woody Plant Species

Author: L. Poorter,F. Bongers,F. N. Kouame,W. D. Hawthorne

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851999514

Category: Nature

Page: 521

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The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. They extend from Ghana to Senegal and are referred to as the Upper Guinean forests. Because of their isolated position, they harbour a large number of rare and endemic animal and plant species.This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of these forests. It analyses the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It also includes an atlas with ecological profiles of rare plant species and large timber species.

Forest Genetics and Sustainability

Author: Csaba Mátyás

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401715769

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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During the 4th International Consultation on Forest Genetics and Tree Building, held in 1998 in Beijing, China, leading scientists were invited to review past achievements, to redefine the role of forest genetics and breeding in contemporary forestry, and to set priorities for future research and development. On the basis of the invited presentations, the volume summarizes the state of knowledge in various fields, such as the impact of forest management and of changing environmental conditions on genetic resources, and the value of genetic markers as indicators for adaptational potential, as well as the tasks of conservation. Detailed reports from the different continents provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the global situation of forest genetics and tree breeding research. The book offers not only an overview of contemporary trends and expected future developments, but also identifies current main problems in funding and cooperation. It may prove therefore useful not only for scientists, university lecturers and advanced students in the field of forestry, ecology and conservation biology, but also for decision makers and managers in companies and conservation organizations.

Plant Systematics

Author: Michael G. Simpson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080922082

Category: Science

Page: 752

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Plant Systematics has made a substantial contribution to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level. This second edition continues to provide the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution, and classification of land plants. A foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence, and terminology of plant systematics are presented along with the most recent knowledge of evolutionary relationships of plants and practical information vital to the field. In this second edition, the author includes greatly expanded treatments of families of lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and flowering plants (all with full-color plates), a new chapter on species concepts and the role of systematics in conservation biology, and a new appendix summarizing basic statistical and morphometric techniques used in plant systematics studies. An explanation of maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference algorithms is included in methods of phylogenetic inference, and chapters on morphology and plant nomenclature have been augmented with new material. The second edition of Plant Systematics has been expanded to include: * Fifteen fern families, 9 gymnosperm families, and an increase of angiosperm family treatments from 100 to 129. Each family description includes a plate of full color photographs, illustrating exemplars of the group along with dissected and labeled material to show diagnostic features. * A new chapter on species concepts and the role and impact of plant systematics in conservation biology. * A new appendix on statistical and morphometric techniques in plant systematics. * In addition, the second edition contains more detailed explanations of maximum likelihood and Bayesian phylogeny inference methods, an expanded coverage and glossary of morphological terms, and an updated chapter on botanical nomenclature.

Issues in Life Sciences: Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963436

Category: Science

Page: 3674

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Issues in Life Sciences: Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences: Botany and Plant Biology Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research 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: 2011 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 http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Pflanzenbiochemie

Author: Hans-Walter Heldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827404923

Category: Botanical chemistry

Page: 597

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Nunmehr liegt die 2., grA1/4ndlich A1/4berarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage des gut eingefA1/4hrten Lehrbuches von Hans-Walter Heldt, einem der renommiertesten deutschen Pflanzenbiochemiker, vor. Der Autor spannt den Bogen von der Photosynthese A1/4ber PrimAr- und SekundArstoffwechsel sowie Phytohormone bis hin zu aktuellen Themen wie Molekulargenetik und Gentechnik. Die Pflanzenbiochemie ist auch auf vielen Feldern der angewandten Forschung von groAer Bedeutung, etwa in der Pflanzenzucht und Biotechnologie sowie der Wirkstoff-Forschung an Pflanzen. Neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse fanden Eingang in dieses Buch, und an vielen Stellen zeigt der Autor die Grenzen unseres derzeitigen Wissens auf. Kompetenz und AktualitAt, klare Darstellung und gute VerstAndlichkeit - das sind die Kennzeichen dieses Lehrbuches. Mit sorgfAltig erstellten zweifarbigen Abbildungen erfA1/4llt es einen hohen didaktischen Anspruch und reiht sich unter die besten Biochemie-LehrbA1/4cher. ((Foto wie auf 1. Auflage, liegt sicherlich in Produktion als Film)) Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Heldt, Jahrgang 1934, leitet die Abteilung fA1/4r Biochemie der Pflanze am Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut fA1/4r Pflanzenwissenschaften der UniversitAt GAttingen. Seine Forschungsinteressen gelten dem Photosynthese-Stoffwechsel hAherer Pflanzen und dem Metabolitentransport. FA1/4r seine Arbeiten wurde er 1993 mit dem Max-Planck-Forschungspreis ausgezeichnet. Dozentenstimmen zur 1. Auflage: ”Das Buch hat den Mut, komplexe Sachverhalte einfach darzustellen und notfalls auf die letzten Feinheiten und Varianten zu verzichten. Trotzdem bleibt die Darstellung korrekt, und sie ist auf dem aktuellen Stand. Das ist genau das, was die Studenten brauchen.>Pflanzenbiochemie aus einem GuA; in der Tiefe und in der Breite mit groAem VerstAndnis fA1/4r Regulation und Funktionen in der ganzen Pflanze. Auf so etwas haben wir lange gewartet.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.