Encyclopedia of Plant Science (12 Volume Set)


Gerardo Hansen (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

This twelve volume set covers a wide range of topics, including:
· medical marijuana
· bioactive packaging
· weed management
· biocontrol agents
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Chapter 1. Biological Applications of Laser Produced Plasma Spectroscopy: A Review
Chapter 2. Applications and Potential of NMR Spectroscopy in Plant Metabolomics
Chapter 3. Recent Developments and Applications of Novel Analytical Techniques for the Analysis of Plant Materials
Chapter 4. Chlorophyll a Fluorescence Analysis: A Technique to Explore the Photochemistry of Photosystem II
Chapter 5. Drought Stress and Metabolomics in Plants
Chapter 6. Impact of Heat Shock on Bipolaris Sorokiniana the Causative Pathogen of Spot Blotch Disease in Cereal Crops
Chapter 7. Effect of Salinity on Crop Plants and Their Mitigation Strategies
Chapter 8. Plant Cell Death: Rumen-Induced Stress on Plant in Ruminant Herbivores
Chapter 9. Role of Diazotrophs in Maintaining Plant Health and the Factors Affecting their Growth and Development in Agricultural Fields
Chapter 10. Population Biology of Rhizoctonia Solani AG-1 IA from India
Chapter 11. The Herbal Plants and Their Products as Antimicrobial
Chapter 12. Biofilms: A House for Microorganisms
Chapter 13. Genetically Modified Organism
Chapter 14. A Mini Review on Morphological and Genetic Diversity of Sweet (Prunus avium L.) and Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) Cultivars
Chapter 15. Somatic and Gonadal Tissue Cryopreservation: An Alternative Tool for the Germplasm Conservation in Wild Mammals
Chapter 16. Research on Purple Seed Stain of Soybean: Germplasm Screening and Genetic Resistance
Chapter 17. Preservation and Characterization of Woodland Grape (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris GMEL.) Genotypes of the Szigetköz, Hungary
Chapter 18. Melon Germplasm Characteristics, Diversity, Preservation and Uses
Volume 2
Chapter 19. Production, Cultivation, and Conservation of Domestic Aromatic Plants in Japan
Chapter 20. Fruit Waste as a Natural Resource of Antioxidants
Chapter 21. Roles of Developmental Patterns and Morphogenesis in the Secondary Metabolite Production of Conventionally and Biotechnologically Cultivated Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Chapter 22. A Survey of Angiospermic Flora and the Economic Potential of Species in “Caatinga-Cerrado” Transition Vegetation in the Piauí State, Northeastern Brazil
Chapter 23. Antioxidant and Allelopathic Potential of Oils, Fatty Acids, and Methyl Esters from Fruits of Solanum lycocarpum A. St. Hil. (Solanaceae)
Chapter 24. Total Phenolic and Total Flavonoid Content, Antioxidant, Antibacterial, and Allelopathic Activities of the Methanol Extract and Fractions from Solanum lycocarpum A. St. Hil. (Solanaceae)
Chapter 25. The Impact of Animal Manure on Phytochemicals in Hot Pepper Fruits
Chapter 26. Inhibition of the Growth of the Ehrlich Experimental Tumor by the Intraperitoneal Administration of Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae)
Chapter 27. Ripe Fruits of Solanum lycocarpum A. St. Hil. (Solanaceae): Composition and Biological Activities
Volume 3
Chapter 28. Molecular Pharming in the Chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for the Production of Recombinant Therapeutic Proteins
Chapter 29. Review on Instrumentation, Modelling and Automatic Control for Microalgae Culture
Chapter 30. The Biofuel Potential of the Green Colonial Microalga Botryococcus braunii
Chapter 31. Effect of Culture Conditions on the Quantity and Quality of Lipids: Its Importance on Biodiesel Synthesis
Chapter 32. Microalgae in Livestock Nutrition
Chapter 33. Hydrogen and Polyhidroxybutyrate (PHB) Production by a Photoheterotrophic Mixed Culture
Chapter 34. Software Sensor for Microalgae Culture: Theoretical Development, Numerical Solutions and Real Time Implementations
Chapter 35. Photobioreactors: Improving the Biomass Productivity
Chapter 36. Measuring Sustainable Development in Biofuel Production from Microalgae
Chapter 37. Technologies for the Production of Biodiesel from Microalgae: Biomass Production the Main Challenge
Chapter 38. Dewatering and Dehydration of Microalgae
Chapter 39. Microalgae as Source of High Added-value Compounds: Carotenoids
Chapter 40. Utilization, Isolation and Characterization of Chlorella vulgaris for Carbon and Waste Water Sequestration Treatment
Chapter 41. Biogas Production and Upgrading using Microalgae
Chapter 42. Recovery of Microalgae by Coagulation-flocculation-sedimentation and Characterization of the Produced Pastes
Chapter 43. Product Development: Mechanized System for Culture of Garlic (Allium Sativum L.)
Chapter 44. Medicinal Applications of in situ Generated Allicin
Chapter 45. Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of the Fresh Allium sativum Liliaceae (Garlic)
Chapter 46. Medicinal use and Health Benefits of Allium sativum: A Comparative Review of the Whole Extract vs Bioactive Constituents
Chapter 47. Historical Perspective and Folkloric use of Garlic
Volume 4
Chapter 48. Identifying and Categorizing Halophytes
Chapter 49. Halophytes in the South Mediterranean: Understanding their Mechanisms of Survival and Exploring their Uses
Chapter 50. Cistanche tublulosa Could Be Considered as Medicinal Plant in Halophytes Farming
Chapter 51. Nutritional Profiles of Four Species of Chenopodiaceae Halophytes
Chapter 52. Halophytes Uses in Portugal: A Review
Chapter 53. Physiological Characteristics of Halophyte Growth under Salinity Conditions and Presumed Mechanisms of Growth Stimulation Induced by Moderate NaCl Application
Chapter 54. In Vitro Multiplication of Plant Tissue Culture: Foundations and Practices
Chapter 55. Micropropagation of Some Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
Chapter 56. A New Wind is Blowing Through Phalaenopsis Micropropagation
Chapter 57. A New Protocol for Micropropagation of Lilium Longiflorum L.: Use of Cyclodextrin in a Double Phase Medium
Chapter 58. Efficient Protocols for the in Vitro Propagation of the Bulbous Ornamental Plant Gladiolus grandiflorus Hort
Chapter 59. Micropropagation of Jacaranda (Jacaranda Mimosaefolia D. Don)
Chapter 60. Propagation of Ryukyumatsu (Pinus Luchuensis Mayr.) via Somatic Embryogenesis
Chapter 61. Somatic Embryogenesis as a Tool for Propagation of Palm Trees (Arecaceae): Principles, Strategies and Challenges
Chapter 62. A Shortened Protocol for the Micropropagation of a Bird of Paradise (Strelizia reginae Ait.)
Volume 5
Chapter 63. Chia Seed: Dietary Fiber, Bioactive Compounds and its Application in Functional Foods
Chapter 64. Biological Properties of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Proteins
Chapter 65. Water Absorption Kinetic of Biopolymer from Whole Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seed
Chapter 66. Oxidative Stability of Chia Oil: Its Potential Application in Food
Chapter 67. Genetic Variability of Plants Grown from Seeds of Salvia hispanica L. Marketed in Yucatán
Chapter 68. Characterization of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) Seed and By-Products from Argentina
Chapter 69. Chia as a Food Ingredient
Chapter 70. Salvia hispanica L., (Chia) an Attractive Source of Essential N-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid for Human Nutrition: Metabolic Aspects
Chapter 71. Capsules and Films Formulation with Chia (Salvia hispanica) Gum Obtained from Whole and Crushed Seeds from Mexico
Chapter 72. Salvia hispanica L.: Nutritive Quality of Plant and Seed in Animal Nutrition
Chapter 73. Induction by Salicylic Acid of in vitro Thermotolerance during Thermotherapy
Chapter 74. The Self-association of Salicylic Acid Derivatives in Aqueous Solutions Studied by Methods of Absorption and Fluorescence
Chapter 75. Salicylic Acid, Methyl Jasmonate and Phospholipid Signaling in Suspension Cells
Chapter 76. Role of Exogenous Salicylic Acid Applications for Salt Tolerance in Tomato Plants
Chapter 77. Immune Responses Induced by Salicylic and Jasmonic Acids Against Plant Parasites
Chapter 78. Marijuana and Motivation
Chapter 79. Health and Safety Warnings for Legally Sold Marijuana
Chapter 80. Marijuana and Video Games: “Real” Addictions?
Chapter 81. The Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Public Health and Usage among College-age Young Adults
Chapter 82. Legalization and the Effect on Youth: Articulating a Clear and Effective Marijuana Policy
Chapter 83. Marijuana Regulation, Policy and Arrest Disparities: Their Impact on Recidivism and Negative Public and Mental Health Outcomes among African Americans
Chapter 84. Medical Marijuana: Medical Necessity vs. Political Agenda
Volume 6
Chapter 85. Seeds of Jatropha curcas L.: Diversity, Yield, Quality, Storage and Germination
Chapter 86. Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Jatropha curcas
Chapter 87. Jatropha curcas L. Biomass Raw Materials: The Current State and Future Potentialities
Chapter 88. Phytochemical Aspects of Jatropha curcas and its Application in Health
Chapter 89. Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.) Extracts and Active Compounds with Biological Activity Against Pest Insects and Pathogenic Fungi
Chapter 90. Functional Potential of Jatropha curcas L. in Prevention and Treatment of Non Communicable Diseases
Chapter 91. Biotechnological Applications of Protein Hydrolysates and Curcin from Jatropha curcas L. Seeds
Chapter 92. Morphoanatomy and Ontogeny of the Fruit and Seeds of Jatropha curcas L.: A Promising Biofuel Plant
Chapter 93. Jatropha curcas: A Sustainable Feedstock for Biodiesel Synthesis
Chapter 94. Jatropha curcas Seed Oil and Biofuels
Chapter 95. Perspective of Bioenergy Crop Jatropha curcas Improving Agriculture and Mitigation of Global Climate Change
Chapter 96. Agribusiness Potential use of Jatropha curcas in the World: A Review
Chapter 97. Can Jatropha Have a Second Chance? Insights Based on Previous Experiences in México
Chapter 98. Technomic Analysis of Biodiesel Production from Jatropha Curcas: Shrub Cultivability, Consecutive-Competitive Reactions, Centrifugal Separation and Optimization
Chapter 99. A Technology and Entrepreneurship Interface Model for Promoting Multiple Uses of Jatropha for Pro-Poor Development
Chapter 100. Responses of Two Jatropha curcas L. Provenances according to Water and Nitrogen Availabilities
Chapter 101. Allelopathic Effects of Aqueous Extracts of Jatropha curcas L. on the Germination of Six Cultivated Species
Chapter 102. Growth and Seed Yield of Jatropha curcas L. Cultivated in Arid Region of Tunisia
Chapter 103. Propagation of Jatropha curcas through Seeds, Vegetative Cuttings and Tissue Culture
Chapter 104. Potential Uses of Jatropha curcas
Chapter 105. Mechanical Properties of White Bread Made of Barley Flour Concentrate and Jatropha curcas
Chapter 106. Simple and Effective Method for Removal of Phorbol Esters from Jatropha curcas Seed Oil by Silica Gel Adsorption
Volume 7
Chapter 107. Jatropha curcas as a Biofuel
Chapter 108. A Commercially Available Product of Hypericum Perforatum Acts on GABAA Receptor to Produce Anxiolytic-Like, but not Antidepressant-Like Effects in Wistar Rats
Chapter 109. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum spp.) – Relation between the Biological Source and Medical Properties
Chapter 110. Quality and Safety of Hyperici Herbs: Reference to the Content of Toxic Metals Cadmium and Lead
Chapter 111. New Discoveries on the Hyperforin Derivative, Tetrahydrohyperforin: Closer to an Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment?
Chapter 112. The Secreting Structures of the Genus Hypericum, with Particular Reference to Hypericum perforatum L.
Chapter 113. Hypericum Sinaicum: A Threatened Near Endemic Medicinal Plant Growing in St. Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt
Chapter 114. Potential of the Balkan Flora as a Source of Prospective Hypericum Genotypes for the Conventional and Biotechnological Delivery of Phytopharmaceuticals
Chapter 115. An Experimental Project for Growing, Harvesting, and Utilizing Willow Trees Aimed at Short Rotation Forestry in Japan
Chapter 116. Poplars and Willows Responses to Flooding Stress
Chapter 117. Salix: Properties and Practical Purposes
Chapter 118. Application of Organic Wastes from Industry and Municipalities at Short-Rotation Willow and Poplar Plantations
Chapter 119. Poplar Forests in NE China and Possible Influences on Soil Properties: Ecological Importance and Sustainable Development
Volume 8
Chapter 120. Another Brick in the Wall of the Oxytropis Campestris Complex with an Emphasis of Three Members of this Group from Pirin Mts, The Balkans
Chapter 121. Medicinal Plants of the Family of Fabaceae used to Treat Various Ailments
Chapter 122. Caatinga Fabaceae: Botanical and Ethnobotanical Features, Phytochemical Composition and Biological Properties
Chapter 123. Potential for Turmeric in Preventing Chronic Inflammatory Disease: A Review of the Clinical Evidence
Chapter 124. Turmeric: Therapeutic Actions and Toxicity
Chapter 125. Use of the Turmeric Dye Solvent Extraction Residue for Development of Bioactive Packaging
Chapter 126. Responses of Freshwater Macrophytes to Fluctuations in Abiotic Stress Vectors
Chapter 127. Production of Biogas from Aquatic Plants
Chapter 128. Production of Bioethanol from Aquatic Biomass: Progress and Perspectives
Chapter 129. Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Lemnoideae spp. for Production of Industrious Chemicals
Chapter 130. Role of Aquatic Macrophytes in the Removal of Nutrients from Polluted Water: A Review
Volume 9
Chapter 131. Dynamics of Riparian Vegetation (Geoecodynamics) in Thermo-Mediterranean Landscapes
Chapter 132. Fluvial Geomorphology of Mars: Background to Separate Biogenic and Abiogenic Effects and to Identify Climate Change Related Features
Chapter 133. Spatiotemporal Variability of the Channel Pattern of High Arctic Proglacial Rivers
Chapter 134. Influence of Sunflower and Rapeseed Lecithin on Physical Properties of Fat Filling
Chapter 135. Lipidomics, Proteomics and Profiling of Low Molecular Weight Components in Brassica Napus Plant by Mass Spectrometric based Analytical Methods
Chapter 136. Antioxidant Activity in Transgenic Canola (Brassica napus L.) Plants Grown in vitro
Chapter 137. Rapeseed Protein-Derived Bioactive Peptides: Production, Processing, and Potential Health Benefits
Chapter 138. Enzyme-Aided Processing of Rapeseed Oil Industry By-Products into Added Value Ingredients for Food, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Applications
Chapter 139. The Evaluation of the Antinutritional Factors, Antioxidant Compounds and Their Activity in a New Variety of Amaranth Seeds
Chapter 140. Biological Value and Technological Properties of Oil Seed Proteins
Chapter 141. Chemical and Functional Properties of Cereal and Legume Proteins
Chapter 142. Protease Inhibitors in Phaseolus spp. Seeds
Chapter 143. Caucasus Regional Seed Bank (CRSB)
Chapter 144. Soil Seed Bank and Rangeland Condition in a Productive Meadow: A Case Study in North Patagonia
Chapter 145. Seed Characteristics, Light-Sensitive Germination Features, and Importance for Invasiveness of Crofton Weed in China
Chapter 146. Seed Bank Research in Central-European Grasslands – An Overview
Volume 10
Chapter 147. Technical, Cost and Allocative Efficiency of Processing Cassava into Gari in Delta State, Nigeria
Chapter 148. Sustainable Management of Cassava Processing Waste for Promoting Rural Development
Chapter 149. Recent Advances in the Development of Biodegradable Films and Foams from Cassava Starch
Chapter 150. Potential Uses of Cassava Products and Its Future Challenging Opportunities
Chapter 151. Cassava Cultivation, Processing and Potential Uses in Ghana
Chapter 152. Socio-Economic Determinants of Modern Technology Adoption and the Influence of Farm Size on Productivity and Profitability in Cassava Production: A Case Study from South-Eastern Nigeria
Chapter 153. Trend in the Trade of Cassava Products in the Coastal, Eastern and Western Regions of Kenya
Chapter 154. Status of Cassava Processing and Challenges in the Coastal, Eastern and Western Regions of Kenya
Chapter 155. Cassava Production and Utilization in the Coastal, Eastern and Western Regions of Kenya
Chapter 156. Potential uses of Cassava Bagasse for Bioenergy Generation by Pyrolysis and Copyrolysis with a Lignocellulosic Waste
Chapter 157. Wastewater from Cassava Processing as a Platform for Microalgae-Mediated Processes
Chapter 158. Cassava Production and its Economic Potentials in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Review
Chapter 159. Utilization of Modified Cassava Flour and its By-Products
Chapter 160. Wild Relatives of Cassava: Conservation and Use
Chapter 161. Cassava Wastewater as Substrate in Biotechnological Processes
Chapter 162. Cassava Flour as an Alternative to Produce Gluten-Free Baked Goods and Pastas
Chapter 163. Technological Aspects of Processing of Cassava Derivatives
Chapter 164. Cassava Waste: A Potential Biotechnology Resource
Chapter 165. Comparison of Cassava and Sugarcane Bagasse for Fuel Ethanol Production
Volume 11
Chapter 166. Introduction to Leaf Anatomical Characters for Systematical Studies
Chapter 167. Protocols for Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Studies
Chapter 168. Important Leaf Epidermal Markers for Systematics of Medicinal Plant Species
Chapter 169. Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Euphorbiaceae on the basis of Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters
Chapter 170. Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Moraceae on the Basis of Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters
Chapter 171. Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Fabaceae on the basis of Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters
Chapter 172. Taxonomic Evaluation of Family Poaceae from District Lahore based on Leaf Epidermal Anatomy Characters
Chapter 173. Taxonomic Evaluation of Trees based on Leaf Epidermal Anatomical Characters from Tropical and Subtropical Areas of Pakistan
Chapter 174. Redox Regulation in Arabidopsis: An Introduction to Antioxidant and Redox Defense Systems
Chapter 175. Arabidopsis thaliana: Classical Genetics and Genomics
Chapter 176. Functional Genomic Studies of Chloroplast Genome in Arabidopsis
Chapter 177. Transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana – A Little Weed with a Thousand Faces
Chapter 178. Role of miRNA in Abiotic Stress Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana
Chapter 179. Vegetative and Reproductive Phases of Arabidopsis thaliana and Infection by Phytopathogenic Fungi of Fusarium Species
Chapter 180. Induction of Cell Death by Graphene in Arabidopsis thaliana (Columbia Ecotype) T87 Cell Suspension
Volume 12
Chapter 181. Integrated Weed Management in Winter Cereals in Southern Europe
Chapter 182. Control of Orobanche spp.: Molecular Aspects and Agronomic Practices
Chapter 183. Alien Plant Species Invading Rare and Protected Habitats in Slovenia
Chapter 184. Integrating Belowground Non-Chemical Approaches for Future Weed Management
Chapter 185. Glyphosate-Resistant Volunteer Maize (Zea mays L.): Impact and Management
Chapter 186. Why are Some Weeds Glyphosate Tolerant? The Case of Fabaceae Weeds
Chapter 187. Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an Invasive Pest of Citrus in Greece: from Introduction to Control Strategies
Chapter 188. Pollen Provisioning for the Conservation of Omnivorous Phytoseiids: An Integrated Approach for Pest Control in Protected Cropping Systems, Vineyards and Orchards
Chapter 189. Aphidophagous Ladybird Beetles as Biological Control Agents
Chapter 190. The Use of Bacillus spp. as Biocontrol Agent
Chapter 191. Acacia Pollen: An Important Cause of Pollinosis in Tropical and Subtropical Regions
Chapter 192. The Geographic Mosaic Theory of Coevolution Applied to the Neotropical Mutualism Acacia-Pseudomyrmex
Chapter 193. Reconstruction of Ancestral Character States in Neotropical Ant-Acacias
Chapter 194. Regeneration in Acacia mangium Willd. Plantation in Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, Philippines: Implications to Restoration Ecology
Chapter 195. NMR Spectroscopy in Solution of Gum Exudates Located in Venezuela
Chapter 196. Ecology of Acacieae
Chapter 197. Stem and Wood Characterization of Acacia melanoxylon as an Introduced Species in Europe
Chapter 198. Potential of Acacia melanoxylon for Pulping

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