Hier liegen ergänzend zu der früher erschienenen Sammlung ´´Sagen aus Zwickau´´ auch die Sagen des Zwickauer Landes vor, aus Crimmitschau und Werdau, Hartenstein, Kirchberg, Wildenfels-Wiesenburg und Umgebung, aus dem Mülsengrund und um Zwickau herum. Sie berichten von der Entstehung von Dörfern und Städten, von seltsamen Ereignissen aus der bewegten Geschichte, von Spuk und Wunderzeichen und den großen und kleinen Schwächen der Menschen. Ob es dabei um eine Flucht aus dem Kloster Frankenhausen geht, ob von der Vollmondgesellschaft berichtet wird, ob sich ein Reiter ohne Kopf bei Fraureuth sehen lässt, es die Wunderblume vom Rocksengrund zu entdecken gilt oder nur das sagenhafte Wetter die Menschen bewegt, an kurzweilig-spannender Unterhaltung ist kein Mangel.
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Amid the current debate over biotechnology and gene splicing, plant breeding has somehow gotten a bad name. Yet not all plant breeders wear lab coats and carry test tubes. Indigenous farmers have been saving seeds and improving their food plants for thousands of years. In other words, you don´t need a college degree to develop new, unique, and often superior vegetables right in your backyard garden. You also don´t need fancy, expensive equipment or a lot of space. First published in 1993, Carol Deppe´s Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties is even more relevant and important today. Completely revised and expanded, this new edition contains much more material on seed saving for the backyard gardener and small-scale commercial grower. The author also provides unique and crucial information from her own experience and research, including: -- how to develop new and unusual crops, and how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor; earliness; high yield; size, shape, and color; cold or heat tolerance; disease resistance; and regional adaptation); -- how many plants you need to grow for seed from each crop to ensure good genetic diversity; -- how to conduct your own variety trials and farm- or garden-based plant research; and -- how to develop plants for a sustainable future, with an emphasis on organic growing methods. As comprehensive and invaluable as it is as a home reference, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties is also quite readable for the layperson who is interested in plant and gardening. Throughout the book, the author relates stories of amateur plant breeders, real people who are helping to ensure that our rich garden heritage will be available, and evenimproved, for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. While suited to all climates, gardeners in the Pacific Northwest will find the growing information especially useful. Yet every serious gardener should read this book, and so should small farmers and commercial grower
The Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii Brandt 1869 is the most widely farmed sturgeon species. Continuing from Volume 1, which focuses on the biology of the species, the present Volume 2 in turn examines farming aspects. It is divided into six parts, the first of which deals with reproduction and early ontogenesis, i.e. reproductive cycles, controlled reproduction, sperm cryoconservation, and weaning of larvae. The second covers the growing phase with a focus on food and feeding (management, fish meal replacement, potential endocrine disruptions, usefulness of prebiotics and immunostimulants, and nitrogen excretion). Production-related data are the focus of the third part and include: characteristics (countries, structures of production, evolution in production, economic features) of the gross production of the species (meat and caviar) worldwide, a method for assessing the quality of caviars, off-flavors management, and an example of production of fingerlings for restocking. Part four addresses selected long-term management issues: genetic variability of brood stocks, genome manipulation and sex control, and the advantages of hybrids. The next three chapters constitute the fifth part, which is devoted to health status (immunology and welfare). In closing, the absence of ecological risks of introducing the species in non-native waters is shown using two long-term documented examples (Russia and France). Three methodological chapters round out the volume, covering: in vitro incubation of ovarian follicles, a richly illustrated library of echographies and photos, and a detailed presentation of oxygen demand studies.
Marking the change in focus of tree genomics from single species to comparative approaches, this book covers biological, genomic, and evolutionary aspects of angiosperm trees that provide information and perspectives to support researchers broadening the focus of their research. The diversity of angiosperm trees in morphology, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry has been described and cataloged by various scientific disciplines, but the molecular, genetic, and evolutionary mechanisms underlying this diversity have only recently been explored. Excitingly, advances in genomic and sequencing technologies are ushering a new era of research broadly termed comparative genomics, which simultaneously exploits and describes the evolutionary origins and genetic regulation of traits of interest. Within tree genomics, this research is already underway, as the number of complete genome sequences available for angiosperm trees is increasing at an impressive pace and the number of species for which RNAseq data are available is rapidly expanding. Because they are extensively covered by other literature and are rapidly changing, technical and computational approaches-such as the latest sequencing technologies-are not a main focus of this book. Instead, this comprehensive volume provides a valuable, broader view of tree genomics whose relevance will outlive the particulars of current-day technical approaches. The first section of the book discusses background on the evolution and diversification of angiosperm trees, as well as offers description of the salient features and diversity of the unique physiology and wood anatomy of angiosperm trees. The second section explores the two most advanced model angiosperm tree species (poplars and eucalypts) as well as species that are soon to emerge as new models. The third section describes the structural features and evolutionary histories of angiosperm tree genomes, followed by a fourth section focusing on the genomics of traits of biological, ecological, and economic interest. In summary, this book is a timely and well-referenced foundational resource for the forest tree community looking to embrace comparative approaches for the study of angiosperm trees.