Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science

Edited by Robert M. Goodman 
Marcel Dekker  2004  

Hard Cover  1300 pages, Illustrated  ISBN 9780824709440      £375.00
Guided by an elite advisory board and 44 expert topical editors from around the globe, this Ency clopedia stands as the definitive source on
  • plant physiology, growth, development, reproduction, and evolution
  • biochemical processes such as photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation
  • plant pathology and disease
  • environmental stress responses
  • principles of crop improvement and plant science
  • genetics, genomics, and genetic engineering
  • relationships between herbivores and plants
  • the history of crop domestication
  • human usage of plants in industry, the economy, medicine, and the arts

This Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science is the first-ever single-source reference work to inclusively cover classic and modern studies in plant biology in conjunction with research, applications, and innovations in crop science. From the fundamentals of plant growth and reproduction to developments in agronomy and agricultural science, the Encyclopedia's authoritative content nurtures communication between these academically distinct yet intrinsically related spheres--offering a spread of clear, descriptive, and concise entries to optimally serve scientists, agriculturalists, policy makers, students, and the general public.

Projected Contents

Agriculture and Biodiversity
Agriculture as Practiced by Non-human Species
Agriculture: Why and How Did it Begin?
Air Pollutant Interactions with Pests and Pathogens
Air Pollutants: Effects of Ozone on Crop Yield and Quality
Air Pollutants: Interactions with Elevated Carbon Dioxide
Air Pollutants: Mode of Action
Air Pollutants: Responses of Plant Communities
Alternative Feedstocks for Bioprocessing
Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism
Aneuploid Mapping in Diploids
Aneuploid Mapping in Polyploids
Anther and Microspore Culture and Production of Haploid Plants
Anti-Cancer Compounds and Nutraceuticals from Desert Trees
Arabidopsis thaliana: Characteristics and Annotation of a Model Genome
Arabidopsis Transcription Factors: Genome-wide Comparative Analysis Among Eukaryotes
Archaeobotanial Remains: New Dating Methods
Aromatic Plants for the Flavor and Fragrance Industries
Ascorbic Acid: An Essential Micronutrient Provided by Plants
B Chromosomes
Bacterial Attachment to Leaves
Bacterial Blight of Rice
Bacterial Pathogens: Detection and Identification Methods
Bacterial Pathogens: Early Interactions with Host Plants
Bacterial Products Important for Plant Disease: Diffusable Metabolites as Regulatory Signals
Bacterial Soft Rots: Erwinia as a Paradigm
Bacterial Survival and Dissemination in Insects
Bacterial Survival and Dissemination in Natural Environments
Bacterial Survival and Dissemination in Seeds and Planting Material
Bacterial Survival Strategies
Bacterial Wilt
Bacteria-Plant Host Specificity Determinants
Bamboo: Production for Industrial Uses
Beneficial Phytoplasma Infection: Free Branching of Poinsettia
Biological Control in the Phyllosphere
Biological Control of Nematodes
Biological Control of Oomycetes and Fungal Pathogens
Biological Control of Weeds
Biosafety Applications in the Plant Sciences: Expanding Notions About
Biosafety Approaches to Transgenic Crop Plant Gene Flow
Biosafety Considerations for Transgenic Insecticidal Plants: Non-Target Herbivores, Detritivores, and Pollinators
Biosafety Considerations for Transgenic Insecticidal Plants: Non-Target Predators and Parasitoids
Biosafety Considerations for Virus-resistant Crops
Biosafety Programs for Genetically Engineered Plants: An Adaptive Approach
Biosafety Science: Overview of Plant Risk Issues
Botanical Gardens, Arboreta, and Herbaria: Role in Ex Situ Genetic Conservation
Breeding Biennial Crops
Breeding Clones
Breeding for Durable Resistance
Breeding for Nutritional Quality
Breeding Hybrids
Breeding Hybrids and Marker Assisted Selection
Breeding Plants and Heterosis
Breeding Plants with Transgenes
Breeding Pure Line Cultivars
Breeding Self-Pollinated Crops through Marker-Assisted Selection
Breeding Synthetic Cultivars
Breeding Using Doubled Haploids
Breeding Widely Adapted Cultivars: Examples from Maize
Breeding: Choice of Parents
Breeding: Genotype by Environment Interaction
Breeding: Incorporation of Exotic Germplasm
Breeding: Mating Designs
Breeding: Participatory Approaches
Breeding: Recurrent Selection and Gain from Selection
Breeding: The Backcross Method
C3 Photosynthesis to Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Shift in Mesembryanthenum Crystallinum: A Stress Tolerance Mechanism
Calvin Cycle Intermediates
Canola: Applications in High Performance Lubricants
Carotenoids in Photosynthesis
Cereal Sprouting
Chemical Regulation of Growth and Gas Exchange Under Drought
Chemical Weed Control
Chloroplast Genomes: Architecture of Ancestors
Chromosome Banding
Chromosome Manipulation and Crop Improvement
Chromosome Rearrangements
Chromosome Structure and Evolution
The Circadian Clock in Plants
Citrus Canker
Classification and Identification of Nematodes
Classification and Nomenclature of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria
Coevolution of Insects and Plants
Columbian Exchange: The Role of Analog Crops in the Adoption and Dissemination of Exotic Cultigens
Commercial Micropropagation
Competition: Responses to Shade by Neighbors
Consumer Acceptability of Seeds
Corn Stover: Applications in the Production of Ethanol
Crop Domestication in Africa
Crop Domestication in China
Crop Domestication in Mesoamerica
Crop Domestication in Prehistoric Eastern North America
Crop Domestication in Southeast Asia
Crop Domestication in Southwest Asia
Crop Domestication in the American Tropics: Phytolith Analyses
Crop Domestication in the American Tropics: Starch Grain Analyses
Crop Domestication in the Andes and Lowland South America
Crop Domestication: Fate of Genetic Diversity
Crop Domestication: Founder Crops
Crop Domestication: Role of Unconscious Selection
Crop Improvement: Broadening the Genetic Base for
Crop Mimics in Weedy Species
Crop Responses to Elevated Carbon Dioxide
Cropping Systems: Irrigated Continuous Rice Systems of Tropical and Subtropical Asia
Cropping Systems: Irrigated Rice and Wheat of the Indo-gangetic Plains
Cropping Systems: Rain-fed Maize-Soybean Rotations of North America
Cropping Systems: Slash and Burn Cropping Systems of the Tropics
Cropping Systems: Yield Improvement of Wheat in Temperate Northwestern Europe
Crops and Environmental Change
Cross-species and Cross-genera Comparisons in the Grasses
Crown Gall
Cytogenetics of Apomixis
Distribution and Exchange of Germplasm
Drought and Drought Resistance
Drought Resistant Ideotypes: Future Technologies and Approaches for the Development of
Echinacea: Uses as a Medicine
Ecology and Agricultural Sciences
Ecology: Functions, Patterns, and Evolution
Economic Impact of Insects
Endosperm Development
Environmental Concerns and Agricultural Policy
Epigenetic Variation and Phenotypic Diversity
Evolution of Plant Genome Microstructure
Evolution of Plant Pathogenic Eukaryotic Microbes
Ex Situ Evaluation: Core Collections
Ex Situ Genetic Resource Conservation and Composite Populations
Ex Situ Genetic Resource Conservation: Characterization and Validation
Ex Situ Genetic Resource Conservation: Plantations
Exchange of Trace Gases Between Crops and the Atmosphere
Exciton Theory
Farmer Selection and Conservation of Crop Varieties
Female Gametogenesis
Fire Blight
Fixed-Nitrogen Deficiency: Overcoming by Nodulation
Floral Induction
Floral Scent
Flow Cytogenetics
Flower and Fruit Feeding Insects
Flower Development
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization
Fluorescence: A Probe of Photosynthetic Apparatus
Foliage Feeders: Leaf chewing, mesophil feeding, and sap feeding
Functional Genomics and Gene Action Knockouts
Fungal and Oomycete Plant Pathogens: Cell Biology
Fungal and Oomycete Plant Pathogens: Epidemiology
Gene Banks, Building
Gene Expression Modulation in Plants by Sugars in Response to Environmental Changes
Gene Flow Between Crops and Their Wild Progenitors
Gene Silencing: A Defense Mechanism Against Alien Genetic Information
Genebanks: Utilization in Plant Breeding
Genetic and Epigenetic Variation Released Upon Polyploidization
Genetic Conservation of Genomic Resources
Genetic Conservation of Non-Seed Materials
Genetic Diversity Among Weeds
Genetic Engineering Experiments: Design and Selection of Candidate Genes
Genetic Load
Genetic Resource Conservation of Seeds
Genetic Resources
Genetic Resources of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants from Brazil
Genetic Resources: Access to and Exchange of
Genetically Engineered Crops with Resistance Against Insects
Genetically Modified Oil Crops
Genome Rearrangements and Survival of Plant Populations to Changes in Environmental Conditions
Genome Size
Genome Structure and Gene Content in Plant and Protist Mitochondrial DNAs
Genomic Approaches to Understanding Plant Pathogenic Bacteria
Genomic Imprinting in Plants
Germplasm Acquisition
Germplasm Collections: Regeneration in Maintenance
Germplasm Enhancement Through Mutation Techniques
Germplasm Maintenance
Germplasm: International and National Centers
Herbicide Resistant Crops: Impact of
Herbicide Resistant Weeds
Herbicides in the Environment: Fate of
Herbs, Spices, and Condiments
Human Cholinesterases from Plants for Detoxification
The Hypersensitive Response in Plants
In Situ Genetic Conservation: Design of National Natural Resources
In Situ Genetic Resource Conservation: Local Parks and Reserves
In Situ Genetic Resource Conservation: Wild Relatives and Weedy Species
In Vitro Chromosome Doubling
In Vitro Flowering
In Vitro Morphogenesis in Plants - Recent Advances
In Vitro Plant Regeneration by Organogenesis
In Vitro Pollination and Fertilization
In Vitro Production of Triploid Plants
In Vitro Tuberization
Insect Interactions with Other Pests (Weeds, Pathogens, Nematodes)
Insect Life History Strategies: Development and Growth
Insect Life History Strategies: Reproduction and Survival
Insect/Host Plant Resistance in Crops
Insect/Plant Interactions
Insects as Vectors of Disease Agents
Integrated Pest Management
Intellectual Property and Plant Science
International Treaties Relevant to the Management and Conservation of Genetic Resources
The Interphase Nucleus
Interspecific Hybridization
Isoprenoid Metabolism
Larvicidal Proteins from Bacillus thuringiensisin in Soil: Release, Persistence, and Effects
Late Blight
Leaf Cuticle
Leaf Structure
Leaf Surface Sugars
Leaves and Canopies: Physical Environment
Leaves and the Effects of Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels
Legumes: Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Uses
Lesquerella Potential for Commercialization
Light-harvesting Complexes
Lipid Metabolism
Long Term Selection for Biochemical Traits
Long Term Selection for Developmental Traits
Long Term Selection for Heretosis
Long Term Selection: Repeatability of Response in Finite Populations
Male Gametogenesis
Mammalian Cytokines Produced in Plants
Management of Bacterial Diseases of Plants: Biological Control
Management of Bacterial Diseases of Plants: Chemical Methods
Management of Bacterial Diseases of Plants: Plant Resistance
Management of Bacterial Diseases of Plants: Regulatory Aspects
Management of Diseases in Seed Crops
Management of Fungal and Oomycete Diseases: Field Crops
Management of Fungal and Oomycete Diseases: Fruit Crops
Management of Fungal and Oomycete Diseases: Turf Diseases
Management of Fungal and Oomycete Diseases: Vegetable Crops
Management of Nematode Diseases: Options
Marigold Flower: Industrial Applications
Mass Spectrometry For Identifying Proteins, Protein Modifications, And Protein Interactions In Plants
Mechanisms of Infection: Imperfect Fungi
Mechanisms of Infection: Oomycetes
Mechanisms of Infection: Rusts
Medical Molecular Pharming: Therapeutic Recombinant Antibodies, Biopharmaceuticals and Edible Vaccines in Transgenic Plants Engineered via the Chloroplast Genome
Metabolism, Primary: Engineering Pathways
Metabolism, Secondary: Engineering Pathways of
The Milkweed Business
Minor Nutrients
Mitochondrial Respiration
Molecular Analysis of Chromosome Landmarks
Molecular Biology of In Vitro Morphogenesis in Plants
Molecular Comparison of Bacterial Pathogens of Plants and Animals
Molecular Evolution
Molecular Farming in Plants: Technology Platforms
Molecular Integrated Cytogenetic Mapping
Molecular Technologies and Their Role Maintaining and Utilizing Genetic Resources
Mutational Processes
Mutualisms in Plant-Insect Interactions
Mycorrhizal Evolution
Mycorrhizal Symbioses
Mycotoxins Produced by Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Natural Rubber
Nematode Biology, Morphology, and Physiology
Nematode Feeding Strategies
Nematode Infestations: Assessment
Nematode Parasitism Genes
Nematode Population Dynamics
Nematode Problems: Most Prevalent
Nematodes and Disease Interactions
Nematodes and Host Resistance
Nematodes: Ecology
New Antimicrobials of Plant Origin
New Industrial Crops in Europe
New Secondary Metabolites: Potential Evolution
Non-chemical Weed Control: New Directions In
Non-Infectious Seed Disorders
Non-wood Plant Fibers: Applications in Pulp and Papermaking
Nucleic Acids Metabolism
Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: Market Innovation
Oomycete-Plant Interactions: Current Issues in
Organic Agriculture as a Form of Sustainable Agriculture
Origins of Plants: Evolutionary
Osmotic Adjustment and Osmoregulation
Ovule Development
Oxidative Stress and DNA Modification in Plants
Oxygen Production
Paper and Pulp: Agro-based Resources for
Parasitic Weeds
Pharmaceutical Overproduction and Purification Through His-tagged GUS-fusion Expressions in Chloroplasts
Pharmaceuticals in Plants
Photoacoustics: Listening to Plants
Photoperiodism and the Regulation of Flowering
Photoreceptors and Associated Signaling I: Phytochromes
Photoreceptors and Associated Signaling II: Cryptochromes
Photoreceptors and Associated Signaling III: Phototropins
Photoreceptors and Associated Signaling IV: UV Receptors
Photosynthate Partitioning and Transport
Photosynthesis and Stress
Photosynthetic Pathways: Scarcity-Driven Evolution
Photosystems I and II Structures
Photosystems: Electron Flow Through
Phyllosphere Microbial Diversity
Physiology of Herbivorous Insects
Phytochemical Diversity of Secondary Metabolites
Phytochrome and Cryptochrome Functions in Crop Plants
Phytomedicines from New Crops
Phytoremediation: Advances Towards a New Cleanup Technology
Pierce's Disease and Others Caused by Xylella fastidiosa
Plant (-) RNA Virus Diseases
Plant Breeding for Subsistence Agriculture: Developing Technologies for Resource-poor Farmers
Plant Cell Culture and its Applications
Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: Concepts and Methodologies
Plant Defenses Against Insects: Constitutive and Induced Chemical Defenses
Plant Defenses Against Insects: Physical Defenses
Plant Defenses Against Insects: Role of Endophytes
Plant Diseases Caused by Bacteria
Plant Diseases Caused by Phytoplasmas
Plant Diseases Caused by Sub-viral Agents
Plant DNA Virus Diseases
Plant dsRNA Virus Diseases
Plant Pathogen Interactions: Evolution
Plant Produced Recombinant Therapeutics
Plant Response to Stress: Abscisic Acid Fluxes
Plant Response to Stress: Biochemical Adaptations to Phosphate Deficiency
Plant Response to Stress: Control of Transposon Activity during Development
Plant Response to Stress: Critical Periods in Plant Development
Plant Response to Stress: Genome Reorganization in Flax
Plant Response to Stress: Mechanisms of Accommodation
Plant Response to Stress: Modifications of the Photosynthetic Apparatus
Plant Response to Stress: Phosphatidic Acid as a Second Messenger
Plant Response to Stress: Regulation of Plant Gene Expression to Drought
Plant Response to Stress: Role of Molecular Chaperones
Plant Response to Stress: Role of the Jasmonate Signal Transduction Pathway
Plant Response to Stress: Source-sink Regulation by Stress
Plant Response to Water Stress: Endogenous ABA
Plant Responses to Stress: Ultraviolet-B Light
Plant RNA Virus Diseases
Plant Viral Synergisms
Plant Virus Disease Control
Plant Virus Nomenclature and Taxonomy
Plant Virus Replication
Plant Virus Transmission
Plant Virus: Genome Organization
Plant Virus: Structure and Assembly
Plant Viruses: Initiation of Infection
Plasticity of Root Architecture: Developmental and Nutritional Aspects
Pollen-stigma Interactions
Population Genetics
Population Genetics of Plant Pathogenic Fungi
Population Genetics of Plant Pathogenic Oomycetes
Post-Translational Modifications and thier Roles in Plant Produced Recombinant Therapeutic Proteins
Potassium and Other Macronutrients
Pre-agricultural Plant Gathering and Management
Principles of Weed Management
Protein Quality in Transgenic Plants: Improvements
Protoplast Applications in Biotechnology
Protoplast Culture and Regeneration
Quantitative Trait Locus Analyses of the Domestication Syndrome and Domestication Process
Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping of Agronomic Traits
Radiation Hybrid Mapping
Recombination and Genetic Variation
Reconciling Agriculture with the Conservation of Tropical Forests
Regeneration from Guard Cells of Crop and Other Plant Species
Retrotransposons and Their Contributions to Plant Genome and Gene Evolution
Rhizodeposition: Composition and Quantitative Aspects
Rhizosphere Management: Microbial Manipulation for Biocontrol
Rhizosphere: An Overview
Rhizosphere: Biochemical Reactions
Rhizosphere: Microbial Populations
Rhizosphere: Modeling
Rhizosphere: Nutrient Movement and Availability
Rice Blast
RNA-mediated Silencing
Root Membrane Activities Relevant to Plant-Soil Interactions
Root-Feeding Insects
Rubisco Activase
Secondary Metabolites as Phytomedicines
Seed Banks and Seed Dormancy Among Weeds
Seed Borne Pathogens
Seed Dormancy
Seed Production
Seed Systems, Policies, and Regulations
Seed Testing Methods
Seed Vigor
Seeds: Pathogen Transmission Through
Sex Chromosomes in Plants
Shade Avoidance Syndrome and Its Impact on Agriculture
Social Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture
Soil Mechanical Resistance Induced Stress
Somaclonal Variation in Plants: Methods for Determining
Somaclonal Variation: Origins and Causes
Somatic Cell Genetics of Banana
Somatic Embryogenesis in Plants
Soy Wood Adhesives for Agro-based Composites
Spatial Dimension, The: Geographic Information Systems and Geostatistics
Spatial Distribution of Weeds
Stem and Trunk Boring and Girdling
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
Sustainable Agriculture: Definition and Goals
Sustainable Agriculture: Economic Indicators
Sustainable Agriculture: Philosophical Framework
Sweet Sorghum: Applications in Ethanol Production
Sweetgrass and its Use in African-American Folk Art
Switchgrass as a Bioenergy Crop
Symbioses with Rhizobia and Mycorrhizal Fungi: Microbe/Plant Interactions and Signal Exchange
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation: Plant Nutrition
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation: Special Roles of Micronutrients
Tobamoviral Vectors: Developing a Production System for Pharmaceuticals in Transfected Plants
Transformation Methods and Impact
Transgenes (GM) Sampling and Detection Methods in Seeds
Transgenes: Expression and Silencing of
Transgenetic Plants: Breeding Programs for Sustainable Insect Resistance
Transgenic Crop Plants in the Environment
Transgenic Crops: Regulatory Standards and Procedures of Research and Commercialization
Transgenic Plants in the Food Chain
Transposons and Allelic Diversity
Tropical Sources of Medicinal and Agricultural Products
UV Radiation Effects on Phyllosphere Microbes
UV Radiation Penetration in Plant Canopies
Vaccines Produced in Transgenic Plants
Village Agriculture - Commercial Agriculture
Viral Host Genomics
Virus Assays: Detection and Diagnosis
Virus Induced Gene Silencing
Virus Movement in Plants
Virus Recombination in Plants
Virus Transmission by Nematodes
Viruses and Viroids: Evolution
Water Deficits: Development
Water Movement through the Plant
Water Use Efficiency Including Carbon Isotope Discrimination
Wax Esters from Transgenic Plants
Weed Dispersal
Weed Management in Less Developed Countries
Weed Management in Organic Cropping Systems
Weed Science and Molecular Biology
Weed-crop Interactions: Competition
Weeds in Turfgrass
Wheat Rusts
Yeast Two-Hybrid Technology

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