Desert Plants: Biology and Biotechnology by Jaya Arora, Shaily Goyal, Kishan Gopal Ramawat (auth.), K.G.

By Jaya Arora, Shaily Goyal, Kishan Gopal Ramawat (auth.), K.G. Ramawat (eds.)

Deserts seem very interesting in the course of our brief visits. besides the fact that, the lives of crops and animals are very dif?cult less than the tough weather conditions of excessive tempe- ture and scant water offer in deserts, occasionally linked to excessive concent- tions of salt. The editor of this ebook used to be born and taken up within the nice Indian wasteland, and has spent a lot of his existence learning the expansion and metabolism of wilderness crops. it's very fascinating on a funky summer time night to take a seat on the best of a sand dune listening purely to blowing air and not anything else. it's been my dream to arrange a quantity on wasteland vegetation encompassing a number of facets of wasteland plant biology. during this booklet, i've got attempted to give sensible and worthy features of the crops assets of deserts besides scienti?c enter geared toward knowing and impr- ing the application of those vegetation. The scant plants of deserts helps animal existence and gives many helpful medicinal drugs, trees and gas wooden for people. for this reason, there are chapters dedicated to medicinal vegetation (Chap. 1), halophytes (Chaps. thirteen, 14), and fruit crops (Chaps. 17, 20). wilderness vegetation have a different reproductive biology (Chaps. 9–11), well-adapted eco-physiological and anatomical charact- istics (Chap. 7), and specialized metabolism and survival skills. those vegetation are dif?cult to propagate and pose many difficulties to researchers constructing biote- nological ways for his or her amelioration (Chaps. 18–20).

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