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Biology of Hevea Rubber

Biology of Hevea Rubber


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Biology of Hevea Rubber

Rubber is an economically important material that occurs naturally and can be produced synthetically. Many advances have been made in the understanding of the cultivation and biology of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, and this book covers the essential elements of rubber breeding and physiology to provide a guide for cultivators and researchers of this vital crop. It provides an in-depth analysis of plant structure and crop physiology, climatic requirements, latex production, genetics and breeding. It also pays particular attention to biotechnology, molecular biology, soil tillage and crop establishment, nutrition, weed control, environmental and biological constraints, ancillary income generation and clean development management.


Practitioners and researchers in rubber production and its uses.

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Author Priyadarshan
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 240 Pages
ISBN 9781845936662
Publication date Sep-11
Book Type Hardcover


1. Introduction

2. Genesis and Development

3. Plant Structure and Ecophysiology

4. Latex Production, Diagnosis and Harvest

5. Genetics and Breeding

6. Biotechnology and Molecular Biology

7. Soil Tillage, Crop Establishment and Nutrition

8. Constraints - Environmental and Biological

9. Ancillary Income Generation

10. Hevea and Clean Development Management

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