Crop Production for Agricultural Improvement

Editors: Ashraf, M., Öztürk, M., Ahmad, M.S.A., Aksoy, A. (Eds.)

  • Molecular biology approaches to identify key genes responsible for traits involved in crop improvement
  • Potential biochemical and physiological indicators for successful breeding for crop improvement
  • Selection strategies (through breeding, biotechnological approaches and marker assisted selection etc.) for selection of high yielding crops
  • Nature of environmental adversaries that affect plant productivity from the viewpoint of three interrelated disciplines; eco-physiology, breeding, and socio-economics
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In the recent years, the looming food scarcity problem has highlighted plant sciences as an emerging discipline committed to devise new strategies for enhanced crop productivity. The major factors causing food scarcity are biotic and abiotic stresses such as plant pathogens, salinity, drought, flooding, nutrient deficiency or toxicity which substantially limit crop productivity world-wide. In this scenario, strategies should be adopted to achieve maximum productivity and economic crop returns. In this book we have mainly focused on physiological, biochemical, molecular and genetic bases of crop development and related approaches that can be used for crop improvement under environmental adversaries. In addition, the adverse effects of different biotic (diseases, pathogens etc.) and abiotic (salinity, drought, high temperatures, metals etc) stresses on crop development and the potential strategies to enhance crop productivity under stressful environments are also discussed.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Crop Improvement Through Different Means: Challenges and Prospects

    Ashraf, Muhammad (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Bridging Genomic and Classical Breeding Approaches for Improving Crop Productivity

    Mehboob-ur-Rahman (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • Breeding for Improved Drought Tolerance

    Rajabi, Abazar (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance/Tolerance in Plants

    Balconi, Carlotta (et al.)

    Pages 57-114

  • The American Halophyte Prosopis strombulifera, a New Potential Source to Confer Salt Tolerance to Crops

    Reginato, Mariana (et al.)

    Pages 115-143

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4115-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crop Production for Agricultural Improvement
Editors
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Münir Öztürk
  • Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
  • Ahmet Aksoy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4116-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4116-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4115-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 796
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