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Genetic resources, chromosome engineering, and crop improvement: Medicinal plants. (CD-ROM included).


Genetic resources, chromosome engineering, and crop improvement: Medicinal plants. (CD-ROM included)

Ed. by Ram J. Singh.

CRC Press


1066 pages



Genetic resources, chromosome engineering, and crop improvement; v.6


Devoted to medicinal plants, the sixth volume in the publisher's series (the same title as the book) comprises 30 contributions. Initial chapters offer broad views of the history (since antiquity) and current use of medicinal plants throughout the world, as well as landmark research that has drawn on traditional knowledge. Following are chapters on medicinal plants in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ghana, and Australia. The focus shifts in subsequent chapters pertaining to particular plants and their uses, including legumes, artemesia, poppies, ginger, turmeric, ginseng, coffee, mint, aloe vera, and Stevia rebaudiana, among others. The final chapter offers discussion of applications of biotechnology and molecular markers in botanical drug standardization and quality assurance. The audience for this compendium is wide. Editor Singh is an agronomist and plant cytogeneticist who has brought passion, method, and innovation to his own research and, with this series, to the dissemination of knowledge.

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