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Cover for Isoelectric focusing of proteins.

This chapter focuses on the efficacy of isoelectric focusing, which is a technique used for separating charged molecules by differences in their isoelectric point, in the examination of general proteins and specific enzymatic differences among plant parasitic nematodes, particularly the potato cyst ...

Author(s)
Brito, J. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant defence against pathogens.

This chapter focuses on the physiological mechanisms that arrest pathogen development or simply prevent infection. Cell-autonomous plant defences comprise two layers, namely the constitutive defences, which are physical barriers and antimicrobial factors produced during the course of normal plant...

Author(s)
Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiological and molecular mechanisms of bacterial phytostimulation.

Given the comprehensive reviews already published summarizing the suitability of bacteria as bioinoculants in horticultural crops, for enhanced crop resistance to abiotic, or biotic stresses, this review focuses on what is known about the plant-bacteria (such as plant growth promoting...

Author(s)
Ortiz-Castro, R.; López-Bucio, J. S.; López-Bucio, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Discovery and characterization of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8.

This chapter describes how the elusive UV-B photoreceptor, UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8), was eventually discovered. The structure and mechanism of action of this protein are also discussed.

Author(s)
Jenkins, G. I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648590)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent innovations in agricultural biotechnology: challenging the status quo.

This paper discusses recent patents regarding aspects of plant biotechnology pertaining to methodologies involved in the generation of transgenic crops and innovations that may improve human health. Procedures that can hasten the regulatory process for transgenic crops as well as technologies that...

Author(s)
Hefferon, K. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant disease resistance genes: insights and concepts for durable disease resistance.

This chapter focuses on the recent insights into the classification, recognition and activation of R proteins, genome-wide analysis and evolution of R genes in plant species. New strategies to develop enhanced disease resistance are also presented.

Author(s)
Ma LiSong; Borhan, M. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of legumes in bringing protein to the table.

This chapter examines the role of legumes in the provision of nitrogen and protein in the European food system. It follows the nitrogen cycle starting with a description of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and its role in generating reactive nitrogen that is essential to the functioning of...

Author(s)
Murphy-Bokern, D.; Peeters, A.; Westhoek, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Overview of seed development, anatomy and morphology.

This chapter focuses on seed development (pollination and fertilization, apomixis, embryogenesis, and endosperm development), seed morphology and anatomy (embryo, endosperm, perisperm, seed coat, seed shape and size, and number of seeds), seed dormancy, and storage compounds in seeds...

Author(s)
Sliwinska, E.; Bewley, J. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641836)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Brassinosteroids' role for amino acids, peptides and amines modulation in stressed plants - a review.

This chapter describes the brassinosteroids-mediated modulation of amino acids (proline and glycinebetaine [betaine]) and polypeptides (nucleic acids, proteins and enzymes) in plants, and its role in plant responses to biotic (plant pathogens) and abiotic (salinity, drought, cold stress, heat...

Author(s)
Vardhini, B. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642734)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant-derived pharmaceuticals: principles and applications for developing countries.

This book describes the most recent research involving the generation of vaccines and other therapeutic proteins for combating infectious diseases which predominate in developing countries.

Author(s)
Hefferon, K. L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643434)
Type
Book

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