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Title:
Biotechnology and plant protection in forestry science
Author:
Raychaudhuri, S. P. (Syama Prasad), 1915-
Publication Information:
Enfield, N.H. : Science Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
viii, 262 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781578080472
Format :
Book

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Central Library SD541 .B56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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This text explores biotechnology and plant protection in forestry science. Topics include butternut canker; advances in improvements of medicinal plants; biological control of weeds; and the links between ecologically disturbed forests and human diseases.


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Biotechnology and Plant Protection in Forestry Science is a very unusual book and an easy one to criticize, as it seems disorganized and an almost random assortment of papers. The editors pulled together a highly disjointed set of topics and made no attempt at coordinating or summarizing them. However, the more this reviewer examined this diverse collection of topics, the more he found unusual and useful information never before seen in print. The three chapters on exploitation of plants for medicinal purposes proved to be extremely interesting. The summaries of taxol production, mushroom cultivation, pine wilt disease, and phytoplasma diseases are also excellent. Some chapters seemed a little light on material but overall, the book is still worthwhile and interesting. There are valuable tidbits of biotechnology running through most, but not all, of the book that are also quite interesting and new. Suitable for general readers, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals. D. F. Karnosky; Michigan Technological University


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