Introduction to Nuclear Techniques in Agronomy and Plant Biology

Introduction to Nuclear Techniques in Agronomy and Plant Biology

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Peter B. Vose
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147482

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Introduction to Nuclear Techniques in Agronomy and Plant Biology is a 15-chapter book that begins with an explanation of the nature of isotopes and radiation, nuclear reactions, and radioisotopes. Subsequent chapters describe the radioassay, use of stable isotopes as tracers, and activation analysis for biological samples. Other chapters discuss X-ray fluorescence spectrography for plants and soils; autoradiography; isotopes in soils studies; isotopic tracers in field experimentation; and nuclear techniques in plant science and soil water. The last chapter centers on the radiation and other induced mutations in plant breeding.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    Chapter 1 The Nature of Isotopes and Radiation

    Chapter 2 Nuclear Reactions

    Chapter 3 Working with Radioisotopes

    Chapter 4 Detection Systems and Instrumentation

    Chapter 5 Radioassay

    Chapter 6 Radioisotopes and Tracer Principles

    Chapter 7 Stable Isotopes As Tracers; Mainly the Use of 15N

    Chapter 8 Activation Analysis for Biological Samples

    Chapter 9 X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrography for Plants and Soils

    Chapter 10 Autoradiography

    Chapter 11 Isotopes in Soils Studies

    Chapter 12 Isotopic Tracers in Field Experimentation

    Chapter 13 Nuclear Techniques in Plant Science

    Chapter 14 Nuclear Techniques for Soil Water

    Chapter 15 Radiation and Other Induced Mutation in Plant Breeding


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  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147482

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