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Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Industrial and Food Crops

Volume 6

Editors: Al-Khayri, Jameel M., Jain, S. Mohan, Johnson, Dennis V. (Eds.)

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  • Reviews research advances in the genetic improvement of industrial and food crops
  • Combines conventional plant breeding and biotechnological approaches for the improvement of individual crops
  • Presents achievements and prospects of innovative molecular breeding tools
  • Addresses germplasm conservation, development and utilization in reference to the global climate change
  • Chapters are written by an assemblage of internationally reputed scientists ad illustrated with high quality figures and tabulated data
  • Provides appendixes of available genetic resources and concerned research institutes worldwide
  • Concepts are illustrated with high quality color photos and diagrams
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This book examines the development of innovative modern methodologies towards augmenting conventional plant breeding, in individual crops, for the production of new crop varieties under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors to achieve sustainable agricultural production, enhanced food security, in addition to providing raw materials for innovative industrial products and pharmaceuticals. This is Vol 6, subtitled Industrial and Food Crops, which consists of two parts. Included in Part I are 11 industrial plant species utilized as sources of raw materials for the production of industrial products including pulp and wood crops (acacia), fiber (cotton, jute and ramie), rubber (guayule and rubber tree), oil (jojoba and flax), biofuels and pharmaceutical  (agave) and sugar source (sugarcane). Part II covers 7 food plants selected for their utilization in food industries for the production of chocolate (cacao), cooking oil (oil palm, safflower, sesame and sunflower) and natural flavors and aroma (saffron and vanilla). This volume is contributed by 60 internationally reputable scientists from 14 countries. Each chapter comprehensively reviews the modern literature on the subject and reflects the authors own experience. 

About the authors

Prof. Jameel M. Al-Khayri is a Professor of plant biotechnology affiliated with the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He received B.S. in Biology in 1984 from the University of Toledo, M.S. in Agronomy in 1988, and Ph.D. in Plant Science in 1991 from the University of Arkansas.

Prof. Shri Mohan Jain is a Consultant and Plant Biotechnologist, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; received M. Phil, 1973 and Ph.D., 1978, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Prof. Dennis V. Johnson is a Consultant and Former University Professor. He is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles where he completed his B.A. (1966), M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1972) degrees in geography, with specialization in agriculture and biogeography. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Genetics and Breeding of Tropical Acacias for Forest Products: Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis and A. crassicarpa

    Pages 3-28

    Nirsatmanto, Arif (et al.)

  • Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Breeding Strategies

    Pages 29-59

    Rauf, Saeed (et al.)

  • CRISPR/Cas9: A New Genome Editing Tool to Accelerate Cotton (Gossypium spp.) Breeding

    Pages 61-84

    Sattar, Muhammad N. (et al.)

  • Jute (Corchorus spp.) Breeding

    Pages 85-113

    Zhang, Liwu (et al.)

  • Ramie (Boehmeria nivea L. Gaud) Genetic Improvement

    Pages 115-150

    Satya, Pratik (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23265-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23264-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Industrial and Food Crops
Book Subtitle
Volume 6
Editors
  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23265-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23265-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23264-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 744
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
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