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Backhouse, James (1794–1869)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 3 words.

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Backhouse, James (1825–1890)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 3 words.

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Bailey, Liberty Hyde

Eleanor F. Wedge.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 1438 words.

Bailey, Liberty Hyde (15 March 1858–25 December 1954), horticulturist and botanist, was born near South Haven, in Van Buren County, Michigan, the son of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Sr., a farmer...

Bartram, John

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 1723 words.

Bartram, John (23 March 1699–22 September 1777), botanist, was born in Marple, Pennsylvania, the son of William Bartram and Elizabeth Hunt, farmers. His parents were members of the Society...

Bateman, James (1812–1897), horticulturist and botanist

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 601 words.

Bateman, James (1812–1897), horticulturist and botanist, was born on 18 July 1812 at Redivals, near Bury in Lancashire, the only child of John Bateman (1782–1858), banker, ironfounder, and...

Biffen, Sir Rowland Harry (1874–1949), geneticist and agricultural botanist

F. L. Engledow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Genetics and Genomics; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 851 words.

Biffen, Sir Rowland Harry (1874–1949), geneticist and agricultural botanist, was born on 28 May 1874 at Cheltenham, the eldest of the family of two boys and three girls of Henry John...

Bobart [Bobert], Jacob, the elder (c. 1599–1680), botanist and gardener

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 586 words.

Bobart [Bobert], Jacob, the elder (c. 1599–1680), botanist and gardener, was born at Brunswick. After a period as a soldier, during which he added a working knowledge of English and Latin...

Bowie, James (c. 1789–1869), gardener and botanist

Richard Drayton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 517 words.

Bowie, James (c. 1789–1869), gardener and botanist, was born in London, son of an Oxford Street seedsman. From 1810 he was employed at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 1814 he was chosen...

Brandis, Sir Dietrich (1824–1907), forester and botanist

David Prain.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 1164 words.

Brandis, Sir Dietrich (1824–1907), forester and botanist, born at Bonn on 31 March 1824, was the eldest son of Christian August Brandis (1790–1867) and his wife, Caroline Hausmann, a...

Bunting, Arthur Hugh (1917–2002), crop scientist

Barbara Pickersgill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 1338 words.

Bunting, Arthur Hugh (1917–2002), crop scientist, was born on 7 September 1917 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Sidney Percival Bunting (1873–1936),...

Collaboration between grass seedlings and rhizobacteria to scavenge organic nitrogen in soils

James F. White, Qiang Chen, Mónica S. Torres, Robert Mattera, Ivelisse Irizarry, Mariusz Tadych and Marshall Bergen.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biochemistry; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Physiology; Plant-Microbe Interactions. 5309 words.

Plants require nitrogen (N) to make proteins, nucleic acids and other biological molecules. It is widely accepted that plants absorb inorganic forms of N to fill their needs. However,...

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Comparing salt tolerance of beet cultivars and their halophytic ancestor: consequences of domestication and breeding programmes

Jelte Rozema, Danny Cornelisse, Yuancheng Zhang, Hongxiu Li, Bas Bruning, Diana Katschnig, Rob Broekman, Bin Ji and Peter van Bodegom.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology; Ecology and Conservation. 7137 words.

Salt tolerance of higher plants is determined by a complex set of traits, the timing and rate of evolution of which are largely unknown. We compared the salt tolerance of cultivars of sugar...

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Consequences of waterlogging in cotton and opportunities for mitigation of yield losses

Ullah Najeeb, Michael P. Bange, Daniel K. Y. Tan and Brian J. Atwell.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 11903 words.

Climatic variability, typified by erratic heavy-rainfall events, causes waterlogging in intensively irrigated crops and is exacerbated under warm temperature regimes on soils with poor...

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Differences in responses to flooding by germinating seeds of two contrasting rice cultivars and two species of economically important grass weeds

Lucy P. Estioko, Berta Miro, Aurora M. Baltazar, Florinia E. Merca, Abdelbagi M. Ismail and David E. Johnson.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Physiology. 8276 words.

Crop productivity is largely affected by abiotic factors such as flooding and by biotic factors such as weeds. Although flooding after direct seeding of rice helps suppress weeds, it also...

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DNA analysis of soil extracts can be used to investigate fine root depth distribution of trees

Sean L. Bithell, Lucy T. T. Tran-Nguyen, Mark N. Hearnden and Diana M. Hartley.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Agriculture and Farming. 8582 words.

Understanding the root distribution of trees by soil coring is time-consuming as it requires the separation of roots from soil and classification of roots into particular size classes. This...

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Don, George (1798–1856), botanist and plant collector

William T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 311 words.

Don, George (1798–1856), botanist and plant collector, was born at Doo Hillock, Forfarshire, Scotland, on 17 May 1798, the eldest of the five sons of George Don (1764–1814), clockmaker...

Donn, James (1758–1813), botanist and gardener

S. Max Walters.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 361 words.

Donn, James (1758–1813), botanist and gardener, was born in Perthshire. He began his horticultural training under William Aiton at Kew, and was appointed curator of the university botanic...

Douglas, David

Robert F. Erickson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 1291 words.

Douglas, David (25 June 1799–12 July 1834), botanist, was born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland, the son of John Douglas, a stonemason, and Jean Drummond. He spent a few years in the parish...

Drummond, James (bap. 1787, d. 1863), botanist and collector

Clemency Thorne Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Botany. 432 words.

Drummond, James (bap. 1787, d. 1863), botanist and collector, was born in Inverarity, Scotland and baptized there on 8 January 1787. He was the elder son of Thomas Drummond, gardener; his...

Effect of saline water on seed germination and early seedling growth of the halophyte quinoa

M. R. Panuccio, S. E. Jacobsen, S. S. Akhtar and A. Muscolo.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Agriculture and Farming; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Physiology. 9265 words.

Salinization is increasing on a global scale, decreasing average yields for most major crop plants. Investigations into salt resistance have, unfortunately, mainly been focused on...

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