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.
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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