A guide to the identification of all the woody plants (c. 2,250 species in 740 genera) of the forest region of West Africa called 'Upper Guinea', between Togo and Senegal. Upper Guinea is one of the world's most important centres of biodiversity, from the mountain forests of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, to the lowland evergreen, and semideciduous forests widespread also in Ghana and Ivory Coast. This comprehensively illustrated guide will play a vital supportive role in the challenge of sustainable development within the forest region of West Africa, helping to promote best practice in the management of its plants and forests.
PREFACE - INTRODUCTION - CONTENTS - I. HISTORY OF SOIL-LESS GARDENING - II. ADVANTAGES OF PLANT CHEMICULTURE - III. THE FUNCTION OF PLANT CHEMICULTURE - IV. THE RELATION OF CHEMICALS TO PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE - V. CHEMICALS NEEDED BY PLANTS - VI. GERMINATION - VII. FORMULAS FOR NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS - VIII. EXPLANATION OF USE OF FORMULA - IX. SUGGESTIONS IN PREPARATION AND USE OF FORMULAS, AND CONTROL OF TANK CULTURE - X. CONSTRUCTION OF TANKS - XI. AERATION - XII. ACIDITY VERSUS ALKALINITY - XIII. SAND CULTURE - XIV. PROPER ENVIRONMENT: TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY AND VENTILATION - XV. HOW TO MAKE CUTTINGS - XVI. ROOT-GROWING SUBSTANCES OR HORMONES AND AUXINS - XVII. DIRECTIONS FOR TREATING CUTTINGS WITH AUXIN (PLANT GROWTH HORMONE) - XVIII. BUDDING AND GRAFTING - XIX. THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF GREENHOUSES - XX. SYMPTOMS OF PLANT FOOD DEFICIENCY AND EXCESS IN PLANTS - XXI. DESCRIPTION OF DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS IN APPLE TREES - XXII. REACTION OF PLANTS TO CHEMICALS - APPENDIX - WHAT TO PLANT AT THE SEASHORE AND IN MOUNTAINS - WHAT TO PLANT IN SHADY AREAS - FLOWER PLANTING CALENDAR - BULB PLANTING CALENDAR - VEGETABLE PLANTING CALENDAR - COMMON GARDEN INSECTS OF CALIFORNIA AND METHODS OF CONTROL - CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF LOS ANGELES WATER - COMPOSITION OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS USED IN NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS - APPROXIMATE TABLE OF MEASUREMENTS - COMMENSURATION TABLES - ATOMIC WEIGHT TABLE - POSITIVE IONS - NEGATIVE IONS - CHEMICAL ELEMENTS IN THE HUMAN BODY - VITAMINS AND MINERALS ESSENTIAL TO LIFE - HOW TO TEST FOR COMMON METALS OR CATIONS - TESTS WITH ORGANIC REAGENTS - TESTS FOR METALS - HOW TO MAKE MICROCHEMICAL TESTS - CHEMICAL TESTS FOR AMATEURS - PERCENTAGE COMPOSITION OF FOODS - Vegetables - Cereals - Fruits and Nuts - Animal Origin - STATE FLOWERS - AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES - REFERENCES - ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - GLOSSARY OF SCIENTIFIC TERMS - INDEX -
Genetically Engineered Plants as a Source of Vaccines Against Wide Spread Diseases: An Integrated Viewprovides an integrated outlook of the disciplines involved in the development of plant-based vaccines as well as an updated compilation of the successful developments in the field. The volume covers immunological aspects of mucosal vaccine design, molecular approaches to attain high levels of the recombinant antigens, the rationale of using bioreactor to expand plant biomass, and pharmaceutical technology approaches that have been applied to the development of plant-based vaccine formulations. Practical figures and tables are presented to facilitate reading and identification of key points. Perspectives for this field are also discussed.
Written by authorities in the field, Genetically Engineered Plants as a Source of Vaccines Against Wide Spread Diseases: An Integrated View is a comprehensive resource for researchers and students interested in plant genetics and breeding, immunology, and genetic engineering.
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