By Kishan Gopal Ramawat

ISBN-10: 3642025498

ISBN-13: 9783642025495

ISBN-10: 3642426123

ISBN-13: 9783642426124

Deserts look very interesting in the course of our brief visits. in spite of the fact that, the lives of crops and animals are very dif?cult below 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 e-book was once born and taken up within the nice Indian wilderness, and has spent a lot of his lifestyles learning the expansion and metabolism of desolate tract vegetation. it's very fascinating on a funky summer season night to sit down on the most sensible of a sand dune listening basically to blowing air and not anything else. it's been my dream to arrange a quantity on wasteland vegetation encompassing numerous points of wilderness plant biology. during this ebook, i've got attempted to offer sensible and precious facets of the plants assets of deserts in addition to scienti?c enter aimed toward figuring out and impr- ing the software of those vegetation. The scant plants of deserts helps animal existence and gives many helpful medicinal drugs, bushes and gas wooden for people. hence, there are chapters dedicated to medicinal vegetation (Chap. 1), halophytes (Chaps. thirteen, 14), and fruit vegetation (Chaps. 17, 20). wilderness crops have a different reproductive biology (Chaps. 9–11), well-adapted eco-physiological and anatomical charact- istics (Chap. 7), and specialized metabolism and survival talents. those crops are dif?cult to propagate and pose many difficulties to researchers constructing biote- nological techniques for his or her amelioration (Chaps. 18–20).

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