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Life Sciences - Plant Sciences | Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops - Vol. 2 Target Traits

Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops

Vol. 2 Target Traits

Kole, Chittaranjan (Ed.)

2013, XXXVIII, 487 p. 28 illus., 15 illus. in color.

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  • With contributions by 48 eminent researchers from 10 countries
  • Introduces new breeding methods
  • Relevant for academic and commercial purposes

Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. To face this looming threat, significant progress in developing new breeding strategies has been made over the last few decades.

The second volume of Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops describes various genomic and breeding approaches for the genetic improvement of the major target traits. Topics covered include: flowering time; root traits; cold, heat and drought tolerance; water use efficiency; flooding and submergence tolerance; disease and insect resistance; nutrient use efficiency; nitrogen fixation; carbon sequestration; and greenhouse gas emissions.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Climate change - Disease resistance - Drought tolerance - Genetic engineering - Molecular mapping

Related subjects » Agriculture - Climate Change Impact - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Flowering time.- Root Characters.- Cold Tolerance.- Breeding for Heat Tolerance in Annual Crops.- Drought.- Water Use Efficiency: Governed By an Interactive Network of Physical, Biochemical and Hydraulic Processes.- Flooding and Submergence Tolerance in Rice.- Application of Genomics to Breed Disease Resistant Crop Varieties.- Insect Resistance.- Nutrient Use Efficiency.- Nitrogen Fixation and Assimilation.- Carbon Sequestration.- Plant Breeding Approaches to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

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Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India

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