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Natural Rubber: Biology, Cultivation & Technology

Series: Developments in Crop Science

Edited By: MR Sethuraj and NM Mathew


Hardback | Oct 1992 | #24658 | ISBN: 0444883290
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Subjects related to the biology, cultivation and technology of natural rubber are dealt with, along with such important aspects as its history, production and processing, through to its sophisticated engineering applications. Every chapter follows a monograph style of presentation, with comprehensive citations and depth of treatment.


Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. 1. Historical development of the world rubber industry (K. P. Jones, P. W . Allen). 2. The outlook for natural rubber production and consumption (H. P. Smit, K. Burger). 3. The genus Hevea - botanical aspects (P. R. Wycherley). 4. Anatomy and ultracytology of latex vessels (D. Premakumari, A. O. N. Panikkar). 5. Germplasm resources and genetic improvement (Y. Annamma Varghese). 6. Metabolism of the laticiferous system and its biochemical regulation (J. L. Jacob, J. C. Prevot). 7. Yield components in Hevea brasiliensis (M. R. Sethuraj). 8. Propagation and planting (J. G. Marattukalam, C. K. Saraswathy Amma). 9. Climatic requirements (P. Sanjeeva Rao, K. R. Vijayakumar). 10. Rubber cultivation under climatic stresses in China (H. Zongdao, P. Yanqing). 11. Nutrition of Hevea (A. K. Krishnakumar, S. N. Potty). 12. Tapping of Hevea brasiliensis (P. D. Abraham). 13. International notation for exploitation systems (Lukman). 14. Certain aspects of physiology and biochemistry of latex production (S. W. Pakianathan, S. J. Tata, L. F. Chon, M. R. Sethuraj). 15. Diseases of economic importance in rubber (A. de S. Liyanage, C. Kuruvilla Jacob). 16 Pests (K. Jayarathnam). 17. Primary processing (B. Kuriakose). 18. Physical and technological properties of natural rubber (N. M. Mathew). 19. Compounding and vulcanization (C. Metherell). 20. Chemical modification of natural rubber (D. S. Campbell). 21. Engineering properties and applications of rubber (A. Stevenson). 22. Thermoplastic natural rubber (N. R. Choudhury, A. K. Bhowmick, S. K. De). 23. Technological properties and utilisation of rubber wood (A. C. Sekhar). 24. Ancillary income from rubber plantations (V. Haridasan). 25. Guayule as an alternative source of natural rubber (F. S. Nakayama).

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