2010

Desert Plants

Biology and Biotechnology

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ISBN: 978-3-642-02549-5 (Print) 978-3-642-02550-1 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. General Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-36

      Biodiversity, Biology and Conservation of Medicinal Plants of the Thar Desert

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      Pages 37-56

      Potentiality of Hydrocarbon Yielding Plants for Future Energy and Chemicals

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      Pages 57-71

      Biology and Biotechnological Advances in Jatropha curcas – a Biodiesel Plant

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      Pages 73-89

      Biology of Annual Plants in Arid and Semi-Arid Desert Regions of China

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      Pages 91-120

      Soil Biology in Traditional Agroforestry Systems of the Indian Desert

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      Pages 121-134

      Aspects of Mycorrhizae in Desert Plants

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      Pages 135-155

      Anatomical Variations in the Woody Plants of Arid Areas

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      Pages 157-173

      Diversity and Conservation in the Cactus Family

  3. Reproductive Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 176-176

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      Pages 177-195

      Reproductive Biology of Some Gum-Producing Indian Desert Plants

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      Pages 197-230

      Reproductive Biology of Cactaceae

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      Pages 231-239

      Parthenocarpy and Seed Production in Burseraceae

  4. Ecophysiological Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 242-242

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      Pages 243-259

      Photosynthesis of C 4 Desert Plants

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      Pages 261-298

      Polyamines and Plant Adaptation to Saline Environments

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      Pages 299-320

      Ecology of Inland Saline Plants

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      Pages 321-340

      Ecophysiology of Prosopis Species From the Arid Lands of Argentina: What Do We Know About Adaptation to Stressful Environments?

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      Pages 341-352

      Plant Growth Inhibitors From Mesquite ( Prosopis juliflora )

  5. Biotechnological Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 354-354

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      Pages 355-370

      Genetic Variation in the Tunisian Date Palm ( Phoenix dactylifera L.)

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      Pages 371-406

      Biology and Multiplication of Prosopis species Grown in the Thar Desert

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      Pages 407-421

      Biotechnology Advances in Jojoba ( Simmondsia chinensis )

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      Pages 423-459

      Date Palm Cultivation in the Changing Scenario of Indian Arid Zones: Challenges and Prospects

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