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Shangchun Hu, Gail Hansen, and Paul Monaghan

and biodiversity ( Benvenuti, 2014 ; Church, 2015 ; Dunnet, 2010 ; Kazemi et al., 2011 ). Other studies have shown aesthetics is one of the key considerations for adoption of these measures in communities ( Baptiste et al., 2015 ). The dual function

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Gayle M. Volk and Christopher M. Richards

combination and synthesis of data from disparate sources using middleware services ( Casstevens and Buckler, 2004 ). An example of interoperability in the biodiversity discipline is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( www.gbif.org ) of which the

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Allen V. Barker

webs are covered in the eighth chapter. Models or laws to describe interactions are presented. The effects of precipitation, nutrients, and disturbances on ecosystem ecology are discussed. Chapter 9 covers the biodiversity and biogeography of deserts

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Allen V. Barker

://www.researchgate.net/publication/283426636_Microgreens . This book is the product of a project funded by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The goal of the project was to broadcast and to increase public awareness of the heritage and biodiversity of Italian vegetables and of

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James C. Sellmer

first seven chapters providing arguments against non-native plants. Chapters 8 through 10 begin the discussion of biodiversity and approaches for using natives in the landscape. Chapters 11 through 13 provide insight into what native plants to use to

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Deborah Dean, Phillip A. Wadl, Denita Hadziabdic, William E. Klingeman, Bonnie H. Ownley, Timothy A. Rinehart, Adam J. Dattilo, Brian Scheffler, and Robert N. Trigiano

) to the biodiversity of native plants ( Gurevitch and Padilla, 2004 ; Vitousek and Walker, 1989 ). In addition, urbanization has led to loss of habitat and fragmentation that divides contiguous populations into many smaller patches where they are at

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Beatrice Nesi, Debora Trinchello, Sara Lazzereschi, Antonio Grassotti, and Barbara Ruffoni

Chrysanthemum ( Verma et al., 2006 ) and lilies ( Niimi et al., 2003 ). RT-PCR has also been used to detect and study the biodiversity of 44 isolates of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and other virus strains ( Anonymous, 1998 ). Pasquini and Barba (2001) used the RT

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Lucy K. Bradley, Ellen M. Bauske, Thomas A. Bewick, John R. Clark, Richard. E. Durham, Gail Langellotto, Mary H. Meyer, Margaret Pooler, and Sheri Dorn

horticulture can foster ecosystem services, such as storm water management, temperature regulation, pest control, conservation of biodiversity, sequestration of carbon, and pollination ( Lin et al., 2015 ; Lovell and Taylor, 2013 ; Wilde et al., 2015

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Ellen M. Bauske, Gary R. Bachman, Tom Bewick, Lucy Bradley, David Close, Rick Durham, and Mary Hockenberry Meyer

gardens include conserving biodiversity, improving microclimate, and sequestering carbon ( Lin et al., 2015 ; Lovell and Taylor, 2013 ; Wilde et al., 2015 ). Consumer horticulture also affects human health and well-being ( Hall and Dickson, 2011

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Gayle M. Volk and Christopher M. Richards

modern genetic and breeding approaches for crop improvement J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. 18 127 138 Walters, C. Volk, G.M. Richards, C.M. 2008 Genebanks in the post-genomic age: Emerging roles and anticipated uses Biodiversity 9 68 71 Zhao, K.Y. Wright