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Pulse Improvement

Physiological, Molecular and Genetic Perspectives

Editors: Wani, Shabir Hussain, Jain, Mukesh (Eds.)

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Advances in molecular biology and genome research in the form of molecular breeding and genetic engineering put forward innovative prospects for improving productivity of many pulses crops.  Pathways have been discovered, which include regulatory elements that modulate stress responses (e.g., transcription factors and protein kinases) and functional genes, which guard the cells (e.g., enzymes for generating protective metabolites and proteins). In addition, numerous quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with elevated stress tolerance have been cloned, resulting in the detection of critical genes for stress tolerance. Together these networks can be used to enhance stress tolerance in pulses. This book summarizes recent advances in pulse research for increasing productivity, improving biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and enhancing nutritional quality.

About the authors

Dr. Shabir Hussain Wani is a senior assistant professor at Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops, Sher-e-Kashmir University  of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, J&K, India. He received his B.Sc. in agriculture from BhimRao Agricultural University Agra, India, and M.Sc. in genetics and plant breeding from Central Agricultural University, Manipur, India, and Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics on “transgenic rice for abiotic stress tolerance” from the Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India. After obtaining his Ph.D. he worked as research associate in the Biotechnology Laboratory, Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR), Srinagar, India. He then joined the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) as program coordinator at Senapati, Manipur, India. He teaches courses related to plant breeding, seed science and technology, and stress breeding and has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute. He served as guest editor and reviews editor for journal Frontier in Plant Science (2015-2018). He has also edited several books on current topics in crop improvement for abiotic stress tolerance published by Springer Nature and CRC Press USA. His Ph.D. research won first prize in the North Zone Competition, at national level, in India. He was awarded a Young Scientist Award from the Society for Promotion of Plant Sciences, Jaipur, India, in 2009. He is a fellow of the Society for Plant Research, India. Recently, he received Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from Society for Plant Research, Meerut, India. He also served as visiting Scientist at Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA under the UGC Raman Post Doctoral Fellowship programme. He has attended several international and national conferences, presenting his research.

Dr. Mukesh Jain is an Associate Professor in the School of Computational & Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He received his PhD degree in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Delhi. He started his independent research career as Assistant Professor at the GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi. Soon after, he joined as Staff Scientist at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research. Dr. Jain’s main research interests include understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying abiotic stress responses and seed development in crop plants via integrated genomics and systems biology approaches. Dr. Jain has done outstanding work in the area of Plant Genomics and Biotechnology. Through the years, he has made significant and innovative contributions in the area of plant functional and applied genomics highly relevant to crop improvement. Dr. Jain has published more than 90 research papers/reviews in leading international journals with high impact factor. For his scientific contributions, Dr. Jain has been honored with several awards. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi. He has been honored with National Bioscience Award, NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award, Rajib Goyal Prize, Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratan Award, Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, and several young scientist awards from different national academies/agencies. Dr. Jain serves on the editorial board of many reputed international journals.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Pulses for Human Nutritional Security

    Pages 1-11

    Goyal, Manisha (et al.)

  • Genomic Resources and Omics-Assisted Breeding Approaches for Pulse Crop Improvement

    Pages 13-55

    Bhat, Javaid Akhter (et al.)

  • Molecular and Genomic Approaches to Peanut Improvement

    Pages 57-76

    Wilson, Jeffrey N. (et al.)

  • Response of Pulses to Drought and Salinity Stress Response: A Physiological Perspective

    Pages 77-98

    Dutta, Titash (et al.)

  • Salt Stress Responses in Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan L.)

    Pages 99-108

    Banerjee, Aditya (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01743-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01742-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pulse Improvement
Book Subtitle
Physiological, Molecular and Genetic Perspectives
Editors
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Mukesh Jain
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01743-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01743-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01742-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 241
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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