Plant Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Editors: Fritsche-Neto, Roberto, Borém, Aluízio (Eds.)

  • Provides a clear overview ​on recent advances and discoveries applied to breeding for abiotic stresses
  • State-of-the-art contents in plant stresses
  • Excellent reference work for everybody who is interested in learning how to breed for abiotic stresses scenarios
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The rapid population growth and the increase in the per capita income, especially in the group of emerging countries referred to as BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has created huge pressure for the expansion of the agricultural growing area and the crop yields to meet the rising demand. As a result, many areas that have been considered marginal for growing crops, due to their low fertility, drought, salinity, and many other abiotic stresses, have now been incorporated in the production system. Additionally, climate change has brought new challenges to agriculture to produce food, feed, fiber and biofuels. To cope with these new challenges, many plant breeding programs have reoriented their breeding scope to stress tolerance in the last years. The authors of this book have collected the most recent advances and discoveries applied to breeding for abiotic stresses in this book, starting with new physiological concepts and breeding methods, and moving on to discuss modern molecular biological approaches geared to the development of improved cultivars tolerant to most sorts of abiotic stress.

 

Written in an easy to understand style, this book is an excellent reference work for students, scientists and farmers interested in learning how to breed for abiotic stresses scenarios, presenting the state-of-the-art in plant stresses and allowing the reader to develop a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms of tolerance to abiotic stresses and how to breed for them.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Abiotic Stresses: Challenges for Plant Breeding in the Coming Decades

    Borém, Aluízio (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Breeding for Stress-Tolerance or Resource-Use Efficiency?

    Fritsche-Neto, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

  • The Physiology of Abiotic Stresses

    Cavatte, Paulo C. (et al.)

    Pages 21-51

  • Breeding for Nitrogen Use Efficiency

    DoVale, Júlio César (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

  • Breeding for Phosphorus Use Efficiency

    Parentoni, Sidney Netto (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Editors
  • Roberto Fritsche-Neto
  • Aluízio Borém
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30553-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30553-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30552-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43553-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 176
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