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Books in Agricultural and biological sciences

The Agricultural and Biological Sciences collection advances science-based knowledge for the improvement of animal and plant life and for secure food systems that produce nutritious, novel, sustainable foods with minimal environmental impact. Food Science titles include not only those products from agriculture but all other aspects from food production to nutrition, health and safety, chemistry to security, policy, law and regulation.

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Biotechnology Applications in Forestry

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Fred O Asiegbu + 1 more
  • English
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Biotechnology Applications in Forestry: Forest Microbiology Volume 4 is a comprehensive exploration of harnessing the unique attributes of the microbes in the forest biome and their tree hosts. The volume begins with a brief historical perspective on biotechnology and it’s applications in forestry, the volume introduces the basics of genomics, applied bioinformatics and next generation sequencing, providing a firm foundation before moving to specific approach, application and use chapters.The fourth volume in the Forest Microbiology series, Biotechnology Applications in Forestry explores opportunities through the use of genetics to expand or improve on many of these positive attributes of forest trees and associated organisms including adaptation to climate change as well as resilience to biotic and abiotic stressors. Novel techniques and current advances in the application of modern biotechniques in tree health protection, mushroom technology, biological control, biochar, bioenergy, Isolate & strain selection, metabolic engineering and commercial application relevant for forest ecosystem are also addressed.

Kefir

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Carlos Adam Conte Junior + 1 more
  • English
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Kefir is a fermented milk beverage that is growing in popularity among both researchers and consumers for its proven and potential health benefits. Kefir: Properties, Functionality, and Health Benefits focuses on the scientifically demonstrated benefits of this beverage, especially antimicrobial and antioxidant effects, intestinal microbiota modulation, immune response modulation, and anticancer properties. It will also cover kefir’s potential role in neurodegenerative disease prevention. Bioactive compounds responsible for these effects will be explored to provide a theoretical basis for developing new food and pharmaceutical formulations. Finally, the book will cover strategies for product diversification, quality control, and biotechnological applications. These findings will provide a basis for boosting the industrial production of kefir.Kefir: Properties, Functionality, and Health Benefits will summarize current research and encourage new discoveries, while covering the more practical side of production, technology, and product development. This work will serve as an important resource for researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of nutrition, pharmaceutical biochemistry, food science, engineering, and biotechnology. Companies interested in developing new fermented beverage products may also find this work of interest.

Microalgae and One Health

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Antonio Pérez-Gálvez + 3 more
  • English
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Microalgae and One Health: Fundamentals, Biocompounds, and Health and Environmental Applications provides a novel compendium of the interdisciplinary applications of microalgae. Adverse global changes, including climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, globalization, industrialization, and food insecurity, are imminent threats to global health as they accelerate damage to humanity, wildlife, and the biosphere. The One Health concept asserts that these contemporary challenges are entwined in the interdependence of humans, animals, and our shared environment. This book examines the use of microalgae in human and animal nutrition, healthcare, and novel technologies applied to sustainable environmental processes.Written by a globally diverse network of experts, this book is systematically structured to illustrate the applications of microalgae. The first section of the book covers the fundamentals of microalgae, from chemistry to industry applications. The next section further examines microalgae chemistry and identifies bioactive compounds. Subsequent sections examine the utility of microalgae in One Health, from human therapeutic potential to animal health and sustainability. The book concludes with a comprehensive market analysis, regulatory discussion, and safety considerations associated with microalgae products.As a global concern and worldwide priority, the One Health strategy acknowledges the importance of comprehensive, transdisciplinary, and integrated approaches to promote communication between human and animal health care and our shared environment. Research anchored on the One Health approach with a global and cross-cutting perspective will be needed to safeguard the environment and protect health human. Furthermore, strategies that include aspects related to food, such as food safety and quality, are essential and serve as determining factors in reducing the risk of diseases and improving treatment success. Microalgae and One Health illustrates how microalgae can successfully support the One Health approach as a promising bioresource.

Wheat Wild Relatives

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Mohd. Kamran Khan + 3 more
  • English
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Wheat Wild Relatives: Developing Abiotic Stress Tolerance under Climate Change presents a state-of-the-art outline of the problem, including issues, opportunities, and modern developments in the utilization of Wild Wheat Relatives (WWR) and related neglected species for wheat crop improvement, specifically focusing on environmental constraints. The book comprehensively discusses different wheat wild relatives, including major genus Triticum and Aegilops and their utilization in mitigating different environmental constraints using agronomic, physiological, and molecular approaches. Chapters provide insights into the advancement in the deployment of wheat genetic resources, including wild relatives and neglected species for crop improvement towards environmental issues.Wheat is a major staple food crop that has largely been focused for fulfilling the food requirements of world population during the Green revolution. Since then, it has come to cover more agricultural land than any other commercial crop. Continuously changing climatic conditions have drastically affected wheat production, with yields largely limited by environmental constraints. Theses production losses caused by crop vulnerability to climate change may be resolved by using wheat wild relatives that are closely related to cultivated genotypes and known for their beneficial traits.

Microplastics in Agriculture and Food Science

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Pasquale Avino + 2 more
  • English
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Microplastics in Agriculture and Food Science: Methods for Identification and Remediation presents fundamental insights into the sources of microplastics and their impact on important resources – agricultural, food, and environmental. Including insights into these highly related fields, the book is the first to enable cross- and multi-disciplinary understanding and application.Microplastics are the tiny particles created during plastic production as well as those particles remaining when plastic degrades and breaks down. They are sometimes difficult to identify, and the methods for qualifying and classifying them are not always clear despite the importance of their recognition and remediation.With insights on analytical methods including the challenges, Microplastics in Agriculture and Food Science addresses microplastics from the farm to the food pyramid, highlighting the issues they raise and the options for removing them. Written by a global team of experts, this volume will contribute to the further understanding and addressing of this increasing global challenge.

Commercial Pig Farming

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Anuj Chauhan + 5 more
  • English
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Commercial Pig Farming: A Guide for Swine Production and Management provides a comprehensive overview of the pig farming sector, which accounts for approximately 35% of meat production globally. Written by authors spanning 25 chapters, this book aims to provide broad coverage on the key aspects of commercial pig farm management including breeding and reproduction, housing, mechanization, feeding, health and welfare, pork processing, marketing, waste management, and circular bioeconomy. The book will move beyond the basics to cover state-of-the art and cutting-edge technologies in the industry, from artificial intelligence tools and smart phone applications for swine health and feeding management, to the latest vaccinations strategies and biosecurity guidelines for pigs.The most complete and current guide to pig farming available on the market, this book will be most useful to progressive farmers, researchers, and graduate and post-graduate students interested in veterinary science, animal agriculture, and meat production and processing. Professionals working in the pig industry and other livestock industry stakeholders will also find this a valuable resource.

Green Microbiology

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Helen N. Onyeaka
  • English
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Green Microbiology: Sustainability, Climate Change, Food, and Water provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and applications of green microbiology.The book introduces readers to the various ways in which microbes can be used in sustainable development, including in areas such as climate change, food production, bioenergy, bioremediation, and water treatment. The book also discusses the social, economic, and environmental impact of green microbiology, as well as the business and future trends in this field. Thus, this work also contributes to meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, as it covers the various ways in which green microbiology can contribute to the achievement of these goals.Edited by two highly qualified and experienced professionals in the field of industrial microbiology and environmental science, with a particular expertise in the intersection between food processing and food microbiology, this book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals in the field, helping to solve the problems of a lack of comprehensive resources and a lack of understanding of the role of microbes in sustainable development.

Algae Classification and Species

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Pau Loke Show + 3 more
  • English
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Algae Classification and Species delivers a detailed overview of freshwater and marine algal diversity. It provides an essential introduction to the study of phycology with broad applications in diverse biological and biotechnological fields. Written and edited by a global team of experts in the field of phycology, this book is organized according to major algal taxa, including green, red, and brown macroalgae; benthic and planktonic algae; blue-green algae; diatoms; cyanobacteria; and microalgae. Chapters are structured to provide readers with a sweeping understanding of the breadth of marine algae, including their principal characteristics, evolution, phylogeny, distribution, preservation, and more. Algae Classification and Species is designed to provide a complete, legible review of algal diversity. It is a valuable resource for researchers, biotechnologists, and students interested in developing their understanding of basic algal biology.

Plant Biochemistry

  • 6th Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Birgit Piechulla + 1 more
  • English
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Plant Biochemistry, Sixth Edition examines the molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis and highlights and expands this view to all facets facilitating plant life. It delivers the fundamental knowledge of plant biochemistry and explains the biological processes of life, including growth, development, senescence, and interactions between organisms and the environment, with chemical reactions. This book is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in plant physiology, plant pathology, plant cell biology, and other plant sciences, researchers in industries actively involved in agribusiness, other biotechnology enterprises, and researchers in agronomy, agriculture, plant development and related areas.Covering a broad spectrum of topics in plant biochemistry, this book explores photosynthesis, energy metabolism, carbohydrate synthesis, photorespiration, starch biosynthesis and degradation, sulfate assimilation and nitrogen and nitrate assimilation and biosynthesis of plant proteins. The new edition delineates areas of latest and future research and includes a new and cutting-edge chapter on chlorophyll degradation.

Advances in Agronomy

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 189
  • January 1, 2025
  • Donald L. Sparks
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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 187, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field, each written by an international board of authors.