Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences

Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences

1st Edition - September 25, 2003

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Brian Thomas
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080917900

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A multi-faceted reference work, the Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences addresses the core knowledge, theories, and techniques employed by plant scientists, while also concentrating on applications of these in research and in industry. Plants influence all our lives as sources of sustenance, fuel and building materials. The Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences is a comprehensive yet succinct publication that covers the application of current advances in the biological sciences, through which scientists can now better produce sustainable, safe food, feed and food ingredients, and renewable raw materials for industry and society. This three-volume set also covers the concerns over continuing advances in the application of knowledge in the areas of ecology and plant pathology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry and biotechnology, as well as the ethical issues involved in the use of the powerful techniques available to modern plant science.An invaluable reference, the Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone involved in the study of plant sciences.The Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences is available online on ScienceDirect. The print edition price for this reference work does not include online access. For more information on pricing for access to the online edition, please review our Licensing Options. The richness and authority of Elsevier reference works is now lent valuable functionality and accessibility through the online launch of Elsevier Reference Works on ScienceDirect. Features: Extensive browsing and searching across subject, thematic, alphabetical, author and cited author indexes - as applicable to the work Basic and advanced search functionality within volumes, parts of volumes, or across the whole work Ability to build, save and re-run searches as well as combine saved searches Internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy All articles are available as full-text HTML files, and as PDF files that can be viewed, downloaded or printed out in their original print format A dedicated Reference Works navigation tab and homepage on ScienceDirect to enable easy linking from your OPAC or library websiteFor more information about the Elsevier Reference Works on ScienceDirect Program, please visit:http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively covers both the key theoretical and practical aspects of plant sciences
  • Edited and written by a distinguished international group of editors and contributors
  • Well-organized format provides for concise, readable entries, easy searches, and thorough cross-references
  • Presents complete up-to-date information on over 25 separate areas of plant science
  • Features many tables and figures, with a color plate section in each volume
  • New terms clearly explained in glossary sections of each article


Plant Scientists, Botanists, Horticulturalists, Research institutes, Academic and industrial libraries

Table of Contents

  • Includes:
    Abiotic Stresses
    Biology of Recalcitrant Seeds
    Crop Improvement and Biotechnology
    Environmental Regulation of Growth and Development
    Genetics of Crop Improvement
    Methods in Plant Breeding
    Organic Farming; Photosynthesis
    Plant Diversity and Usage
    Plant Growth and Development
    Plant Nutrition
    Plant Pests and Diseases
    Plant Tissue Culture
    Plants and the Environment
    Pollination (including Insect and Wind Pollination
    Postharvest Physiology
    Primary Products
    Primary Products of Photosynthesis
    Production Systems/Agronomy
    Regulators of Growth
    Secondary Products
    Seed Development
    Water Relations of Plants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2000
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: September 25, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080917900

About the Editor in Chief

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas obtained his first degree in Botany and a PhD in Plant Physiology at UCW Aberystwyth. He worked as a Postdoctoral Scientist in Carleton University, Ottawa, and the University of Reading before becoming a research scientist at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in Littlehampton, which subsequently became part of Horticulture Research International. He moved to Wellesbourne in 1995 where he was latterly a Research Director responsible for the Crop Improvement and Biotechnology Research Theme. He joined the University of Warwick in 2004 as part of Warwick HRI and became acting Head of Department 2009. He became a member of the School of Life Sciences in 2010 where he is currently Professor of Crop Development.

Affiliations and Expertise

HRI Wellesbourne, UK

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