Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry

Cotton

Biotechnological Advances

Editors: Zehr, Usha Barwale (Ed.)

  • Highlights the advances in cotton biotechnology, the benefits and socioeconomic impacts

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The food, feed, ?ber, and fuel needs of the changing world pose the challenge of doubling or tripling of world food, feed, and ?ber production by the year 2050 to meet the needs of a 11 billion global population. In addition, the dramatic changes in food prices in the recent years further warrant that production and productivity need to be enhanced to ensure adequate supplies. Biotechnology can make a signi?cant contribution to this effort as demonstrated by cotton and other crops; the new advances in biotechnology have made it possible to develop plants that contain genes that were not possible to be developed by sexual means. Cotton has been a leader in the use of biotechnology. With the introduction of Bt cotton, followed by stacked cotton products (insect and herbicide tolerance) and extensive use of molecular breeding tools, cotton cultivation has been much improved. The contributions in this book illustrate the scienti?c advances that are going on in cotton and the impact they continue to deliver for all cotton growers. Twelve percent of the global cotton area is now under biotech products at 15. 5 million ha. The primary bene?ts from using genetically engineered cotton include reduced insecticide use, lower production costs, improved yields, lower farming risks, and increased opportunities to grow cotton in areas of severe pest infestation.

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“The well-chosen panel of internationally renowned authors give us chapters on cotton’s history, breeding systems, genomics, transformation, breeding for fibre and yield enhancement, nematode resistance, the use of single and multiple action abiotic stress genes from antioxidants to ubiquitins and explanations of DNA markers, QTL mapping, genome wide introgression, etc, with excellent and up-to-date references. … This is a readable and thorough guide for those who wish to understand the history, development and future prospects for advanced breeding in cotton globally … .” (Derek Russell, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 47 (2), 2011)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cotton
Book Subtitle
Biotechnological Advances
Editors
  • Usha Barwale Zehr
Series Title
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
Series Volume
65
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04796-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04796-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04795-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26226-5
Series ISSN
0934-943X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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