Edited by Jean-Claude Kader and Michel Delseny and supported by an international Editorial Board, Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 47th volume, the series features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This eclectic volume features six reviews on cutting-edge topics of interest to post-graduates and researchers alike.* Multidisciplinary reviews written from a broad range of scientific perspectives * For over 40 years, series has enjoyed a reputation for excellence * Contributors internationally recognized authorities in their respective fields
Low temperatures of the tropical and temperate regions of the world make it difficult for rice breeders to develop varieties with high yield and desired quality. Cold temperature stress impairs growth of rice both at vegetative as well as anthesis stages. More in-depth study is required to study the genetics of cold tolerance in rice. This would enable breeders to tailor varieties for cold environments in a better way. In this study, crosses were made between cold tolerant and susceptible rice varieties. Subsequent generations were grown in phytotron at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines. The data were analyzed and genetics of spikelet fertility associated with cold tolerance was studied.
Advances in International Accounting is a refereed, academic research annual, that is devoted to publishing articles about advancements in the development of accounting and its related disciplines from an international perspective. This serial examines how these developments affect the financial reporting and disclosure practices, taxation, management accounting practices, and auditing of multinational corporations, as well as their effect on the education of professional accountants worldwide. Advances in International Accounting welcomes traditional and alternative approaches, including theoretical research, empirical research, applied research, and cross-cultural studies.*Adopts an international perspective while addressing unique accounting issues*Peer-reviewed and credible contributions make this a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and students
Ambiguity tolerance first emerged in psychology, entered learning settings as a learning style. Ambiguity tolerance can be of facilitating or impeding role based on its degree. As awareness of learning style of learners has become of vital importance to teachers in past decades, this book tries to explore functions of ambiguity tolerance in language learning with a focus on gender role in English language learners' tolerance for ambiguity. The book comprises five chapters, and it starts with clarifying the concept of ambiguity tolerance and it also includes quite a comprehensive record of ambiguity tolerance scales in the first chapter. Further, in chapter two, the role of ambiguity tolerance in language learning and desirable degree of that are discussed and previous studies on the impact of ambiguity tolerance on different dimensions of English language learning are reviewed. Chapter three encompasses the detailed information on methodology of the current study. The results and implications for English language teachers, learners, and materials developers are provided in chapter four and five respectively.
This book aims to bring together advances on manganese oxide environmental biogeochemistry from leading scientists in multiple disciplines, e.g., mineralogy, geochemistry, soil science and environmental engineering. The range of chapters should be of interest to scientists and engineers in a broad range of disciplines, such as geochemistry, soil science, mineralogy, microbiology, materials science, and environment engineering, as well as graduate students who are engaged in research on Mn oxide biogeochemistry and the engineering application of Mn-bearing materials.
This book provides a solution to all those who are interested in selecting the right zoysiagass genotypes that will be suitable for their lawns or sports fields in the regions that experience few hours of direct sunlight, shade, or frost. It has a complete data that will be a guideline to the user as one goes through the selection process. It also has some of the data that would be very important to researchers who may be interested in further research in the areas of shade and freeze tolerance. The information on the investigations on zoysiagrass tolerance to freeze conditions in highly detailed and has covered all the possible ways of investigating freeze tolerance, ranging from basic to field research. This book would also be of great interest to any other plant scientist who may be involved in both physiology and biochemistry behind stress tolerance of landscape plants especially in the role of proteins species such as chitinase and Dehydrins in stress tolerance.
Advances in Immunology, a long-established and highly respected publication, presents current developments as well as comprehensive reviews in immunology. Articles address the wide range of topics that comprise immunology, including molecular and cellular activation mechanisms, phylogeny and molecular evolution, and clinical modalities. Edited and authored by the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research.* Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts* Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field* Reference and guide for scientists and specialists involved in advancements in immunology
This textbook is an introduction to advances in mechanical machinery: Measuring and compensating for off-line to running (OL2R) machinery movement. Actually, all rotating equipments undergo a change in position during start-up (off-line) and while running that affects the alignment of the shafts. The off-line to running movement characteristics of the vast majority of rotating machinery in industries have never been measured. It is very important to know how much movement occurred before concluding that it is insignificant and can be ignored. This book is written out with strongly hoping that some characteristics of both cold and hot misalignment could be displayed for readers. The objective of the research in this book is to find out the characteristics of hot misalignment and to compensate for off-line to running machinery movement. The method for carrying out the research in this book is based on theory and experiments. The experiments are done several times for both cold and hot conditions. The main setup for the research in this book is a pair of generator-electrical motor.
1. Introduction ¤ Salinity ¤ Salinity areas ¤ Toxicity 2. Findings ¤ Mechanisms ¤ Objectives ¤ Rice cultivars ¤ Genetics and transcript profiling ¤ Markers ¤ Traditional breeding ¤ Advanced genetic engineering techniques 3. There are scopes to make a platform to delineate a conceptual framework for improving salt tolerance rice variety in Bangladesh together with the hungry world to goodbye famine forever.
Revision with unchanged content. This book analyzes the national basic school curriculum of Sudan and its implications on national social cohesion. The study seeks to investigate the themes that appear in basic schools' curriculum in Sudan. By studying the themes and representations, the research aims to investigate the degree to which the curriculum fosters tolerance, social cohesion, and peaceful coexistence or perpetuates violence and division. Ultimately, the research attempts to investigate the role of the education system in promoting tolerance and peaceful coexistence between different ethnic groups in Sudan. For this purpose, the research employed two methodological approaches: thematic analysis of textbooks and qualitative interviews. Recommended textbooks that are officially approved by the Ministry of Education, as the primary source of data, were analyzed.
Livestock Epigenetics reviews advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of epigenetic mechanisms in gene expression in livestock species. Epigenetics impact many economically important traits from growth and development to more efficient reproduction and breeding strategies. The book opens with a broad introductory chapter that discusses the importance of an understanding of epigenetics to efficient and sustainable livestock production. In subsequent chapters the role of epigenetics in specific aspects of animal production are reviewed. The final chapter provides researchers with a valuable basis for the use of comparative epigenetics research to allow research to apply advances across organisms. Livestock Epigenetics provides detailed information on this rapidly expanding field of research with contributions from a global team of experts.
Performance management and fault tolerance are two important issues faced by computing systems research. In this dissertation, we exploit the use of feedback control for performance management and fault tolerance. Specifically, we propose Queueing Model Based Feedback Control scheme to achieve performance regulation. It integrates the ``descriptive'' power of queueing theory and the ``prescriptive'' power of feedback control to control computing system's performance. In the second part of this dissertation, we further exploit the use of feedback control to achieve fault tolerance for real-time embedded control systems. We propose ORTEGA (On-demand Real-TimE GuArd), a new fault tolerance architecture which utilizes feedback control based software execution. It can be deployed in a wide range of real-time embedded applications to provide fault tolerance. We implemented ORTEGA in an inverted pendulum testbed to demonstrate its efficacy and efficiency. Based on the ORTEGA design, we discuss the fault tolerance and scheduling co-design problem and its solutions.
Greens-type Poa annua L. (annual bluegrass) is being developed into a commercial turfgrass. The salinity tolerance of greens-type Poa annua was studied to improve general understanding and accelerate the breeding process. Literature indicates that Poa annua does not contain salinity tolerance; empirical observations, however, suggest greens- types Poa annua may possess more tolerance to saline environments. As research data were very limited on the salt tolerence of greens-type Poa annua, comparisons were conducted among Poa annua biotypes, greens-type Poa annua experimental lines, and common cool-season turgrass species during seed germination and vegetative growth for comprehensive intra- and inter-species evaluations. The studies suggest that greens-type Poa annua has evolved moderate to good salinity tolerance and should be distinguished from the weedy type Poa annua in terms of salinity tolerance.
This book provides an interface between research in human capital theory and its potential applications in government, education and business. New findings are presented in a non-technical way on three major themes: measuring the benefits from human capital, applications of the human capital model, and policy interventions.
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of space application oriented fault tolerance techniques • Experienced expert author working on fault tolerance for Chinese space program for almost three decades• Initiatively provides a systematic texts for the cutting-edge fault tolerance techniques in spacecraft control computer, with emphasis on practical engineering knowledge• Presents fundamental and advanced theories and technologies in a logical and easy-to-understand manner• Beneficial to readers inside and outside the area of space applications