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By Jaya Arora, Shaily Goyal, Kishan Gopal Ramawat (auth.), K.G. Ramawat (eds.)

Deserts seem very interesting in the course of our brief visits. even though, the lives of vegetation and animals are very dif?cult below the tough weather conditions of excessive tempe- ture and scant water provide in deserts, occasionally linked to excessive concent- tions of salt. The editor of this ebook 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 simply to blowing air and not anything else. it's been my dream to arrange a quantity on barren region crops encompassing a number of features of wasteland plant biology. during this publication, i've got attempted to offer sensible and valuable features of the crops assets of deserts in addition to scienti?c enter geared toward knowing and impr- ing the software of those vegetation. The scant crops of deserts helps animal existence and offers many helpful medications, bushes and gas wooden for people. consequently, there are chapters dedicated to medicinal vegetation (Chap. 1), halophytes (Chaps. thirteen, 14), and fruit crops (Chaps. 17, 20). wilderness crops have a special reproductive biology (Chaps. 9–11), well-adapted eco-physiological and anatomical charact- istics (Chap. 7), and specialized metabolism and survival skills. 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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