Natural Rubber: Biology, Cultivation and Technology

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M.R. Sethuraj, Ninan T Mathew
Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 623 pages
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No other book on natural rubber covers such a broad spectrum of subjects as this unique publication. 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. Contributions from highly experienced, and still active, renowned scientists reflect the truly international effort to the development of this commodity. In addition to the wealth of information presented, most of the chapters contain elaborate lists of earlier contributions in the respective fields; one chapter each has been included on rubber wood, ancillary products and guayule.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Historical development of the world rubber industry
1
Chapter 2 The outlook for natural rubber production and consumption
26
Chapter 3 The genus Hevea botanical aspects
50
Chapter 4 Anatomy and ultracytology of latex vessels
67
Chapter 5 Germplasm resources and genetic improvement
88
Chapter 6 Metabolism of the laticiferous system and its biochemical regulation
116
Chapter 7 Yield components in Hevea brasiliensis
137
Chapter 8 Propagation and planting
164
Chapter 15 Diseases of economic importance in rubber
324
Chapter 16 Pests
360
Chapter 17 Primary processing
370
Chapter 18 Physical and technological properties of natural rubber
399
Chapter 19 Compounding and vulcanization
426
Chapter 20 Chemical modification of natural rubber
451
Chapter 21 Engineering properties and applications of rubber
487
Chapter 22 Thermoplastic natural rubber
518

Chapter 9 Climatic requirements
200
Chapter 10 Rubber cultivation under climatic stresses in China
220
Chapter 11 Nutrition of Hevea
239
Chapter 12 Tapping of Hevea brasiliensis
263
Chapter 13 International notation for exploitation systems
282
Chapter 14 Certain aspects of physiology and biochemistry of latex production
298
Chapter 23 Technical properties and utilisation of rubber wood
542
Chapter 24 Ancillary income from rubber plantations
561
Chapter 25 Guayule as an alternative source of natural rubber
568
Subject Index
597
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