Crop Biology- Australia

Biology of Musa L. (Banana)

This document describes the biology of Musa L. with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated Musa spp., general descriptions of their morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely related species The…

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Biology of Hordeum vulgare L. (Barley)

This document describes the biology of Hordeum vulgare L., with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated H. vulgare, general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely related…

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Biology of Brassica napus L. (Canola)

This document describes the biology of canola (Brassica napus L.) with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated B. napus, general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to…

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Biology of Dianthus caryophyllus L. (Carnation)

This document addresses the biology of Dianthus caryophyllus (carnation), with particular reference to the Australian environment, production and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated carnation, general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, physiology, biochemistry, biotic interactions, toxicity, allergenic potential, and weediness. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur…

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Biology of Gossypium hirsutum L. and Gossypium barbadense L. (Cotton)

This document describes the biology of Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton) and Gossypium barbadense (pima cotton), with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated G. hirsutum and G. barbadense, general descriptions of their morphology, reproductive biology, development, biochemistry, biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer…

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Biology of Lupinus L. (Lupin or Lupine)

This document describes the biology of Lupinus L., with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated Lupinus species, general descriptions of their morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to closely related species. The purpose of…

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Biology of Zea mays L. spp. mays (Maize or Corn)

This document describes the biology of Zea mays L. subspecies (ssp.) mays, with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated Z. mays ssp. mays, general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to…

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Biology of Carica papaya L. (Papaya, Papaw, Paw paw)

This document describes the biology of Carica papaya L. with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated C. papaya, general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely related…

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Biology of Ananas comosus var. comosus (Pineapple)

This document describes the biology of Ananas comosus var. comosus (pineapple), with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated A. comosus var. comosus (A. comosus), general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely related…

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Biology and Ecology of Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

This document addresses the biology and ecology of the species Oryza sativa L. (cultivated rice). Information included relates to the taxonomy, genetics and origins of cultivated rice, general descriptions of its morphology, development, reproductive biology, pests and diseases, toxicity, allergenicity and its general ecology. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely…

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