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In vitro Plant Breeding towards Novel Agronomic Traits

Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Editors: Kumar, M., Muthusamy, A., Kumar, V., Bhalla-Sarin, N. (Eds.)

  • Includes diversified approaches to enhance the existing database in plant tissue culture
  • Focuses on augmentation of research updates from multidisciplinary world for the crop improvement
  • Consists of contemporary themes i.e. Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools and Volume, Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits etc
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of plant stresses caused by salt, drought, extreme temperatures, oxygen and toxic compounds, which are responsible for huge losses in crop yields. It discusses the latest research on the impact of salinity and global environment changes, and examines the advances in the identification and characterization of the mechanisms that allow plants to tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses. Further it presents our current understanding of metabolic fluxes and the various transporters that collectively open the possibility of applying in vitro technology and genetic engineering to improve stress tolerance. 

Exploring advanced methods that augment traditional plant tissue culture and breeding techniques toward the development of new crop varieties that can tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses to achieve sustainable food production, this book is a valuable resource for plant scientists and researchers.

About the authors

Dr. Manoj Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. Committed to research and development, Dr. Kumar holds a PhD in Plant Biotechnology and is involved in multidisciplinary research in the area of plant developmental biology, plant-microbe interaction and forest molecular genetics, including as leader of a multidisciplinary research group He is a referee for various journals, including Phytoremediation and the Journal of Soil Sediments.

Dr. Vivek Kumar  is a agricultural microbiologist with 20 Years of experiences in  teaching, research and guidance. Dr. Kumar is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Himalayan School of Biosciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, India.

He serves on the editorial board of various respected international journals and is also a peer reviewer. He has published 61 research papers, 19 book chapters, six review articles and two books. For eight years, Dr. Kumar has was Microbiologist at the Department of Soil and Water Research, Public Authority of Agricultural Affairs & Fish Resources, Kuwait.

Prof. Neera Bhalla Sarin is an internationally respected scientist and a consultant for various institutions in India, Europe and Australia. She was also a Professor, and Dean of the School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi. She was the chairperson of several academic councils at University level, has led an international plant developmental biology group and completed numerous research projects sponsored by the Govt of India and international research funding institutions (Indo-Swiss, Indo-Korea, Indo-Australia, Indo-US).

Dr. Annamalai Muthusamy is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Science, School of Life Sciences, Manipal University. Prof. Muthusamy has 22 years of academic and research experience in the field of plant tissue culture and in vitro breeding of plants. He teaches UG and PG courses on Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Cell Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology and is also involved in research on in vitro breeding of plants for biotic and abiotic stress, induction of genetic variability for improved plant secondary metabolites and DNA methylation, metabolomics and bioactive molecules of plants and also is coordinator of the Alumni Centre, SLS, MAHE

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In vitro Plant Breeding towards Novel Agronomic Traits
Book Subtitle
Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Editors
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Annamalai Muthusamy
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Neera Bhalla-Sarin
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-824-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9824-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-823-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 273
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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