Wageningen UR Frontis Series

Scale and Complexity in Plant Systems Research

Gene-Plant-Crop Relations

Editors: Spiertz, J.H.J., Struik, P.C., Laar, H.H. van (Eds.)

  • Presents genetics of plant performance: from genome to crop systems biology
  • New insights in physiology and genetics of crop adaptation for wheat and maize
  • Innovative approaches in architectural and physiology-based modelling of crop functioning
  • Linking genetic and species diversity with resource use and crop performance
  • Presents an outlook and dialogue on an agenda for future plant systems research
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This book presents and discusses new directions in plant systems research to bridge knowledge from the gene to the plant, crop and agro-ecosystem levels and to assist in solving problems in production ecology and resource use by identifying and applying new research methods. Functional genomics, systems biology and ecophysiological modelling of crop growth and development provide powerful tools for identifying genes and genotypes of agronomic importance. Despite remarkable advances in basic knowledge of plant genes and gene networks, there has been relatively little impact on crop improvement from the application of genomics and recombinant-DNA technology. Novel directions in linking plant sciences to crop and systems research are needed to meet the growing demand for food in a sustainable way. The challenge is to produce more food on the limited available land through more efficient use of natural resources and external inputs.

Genetics of plant performance are discussed using examples of Arabidopsis thaliana and food crops. The concept of ‘crop system biology’ is introduced. Within the theme ‘physiology and genetics’ traits and mechanisms to improve crop adaptation are discussed. Furthermore, various approaches in modelling G x E interactions and crop performance are presented. Some chapters are dedicated to the role of diversity in optimizing resource use and crop performance. An outlook and dialogue on future directions in plant system research challenges readers with contrasting opinions on the way forward concerning this critical issue for the future of food production.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scale and Complexity in Plant Systems Research
Book Subtitle
Gene-Plant-Crop Relations
Editors
  • J.H.J. Spiertz
  • P.C. Struik
  • H.H. van Laar
Series Title
Wageningen UR Frontis Series
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5904-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5905-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 330
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