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Accelerated Plant Breeding, Volume 1

Cereal Crops

Editors: Gosal, Satbir Singh, Wani, Shabir Hussain (Eds.)

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  • An efficient improvement of existing cultivars to meet rising food demand
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Plant improvement has shifted its focus from yield, quality and disease resistance to factors that will enhance commerical export, such as early maturity, shelf life and better processing quality. Conventional plant breeding methods aiming at the improvement of a self-pollinating crop, such as wheat, usually take 10-12 years to develop and release of the new variety. During the past 10 years, significant advances have been made and accelerated methods have been developed for precision breeding and early release of crop varieties. 

This work summarizes concepts dealing with germplasm enhancement and development of improved varieties based on innovative methodologies that include doubled haploidy, marker assisted selection, marker assisted background selection, genetic mapping, genomic selection, high-throughput genotyping, high-throughput phenotyping, mutation breeding, reverse breeding, transgenic breeding, shuttle breeding, speed breeding, low cost high-throughput field phenotyping, etc.  It is an important reference with special focus on accelerated development of improved crop varieties.


About the authors

Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal has been Bursary holder, The Royal Society, London, is a former Director at the School of Agricultural Biotechnology, and Ex-Director of Research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He was, an Honorary Member of the Board of Assessors (Australian Research Council, Canberra), Biotechnology Career Fellow, The Rockefeller Foundation, USA, and President of the Punjab Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 200 research papers in refereed journals and 35 book chapters. He has co-authored one Text Book and co-edited 5 Books including 3 with Springer.

Dr. Shabir Hussain Wani received his PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Punjab Agricultural University. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and edited 13 books on plant stress physiology, including 7 with Springer. He also served as a Review Editor for Frontiers in Plant Science from 2015 to 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural, Sciences and Technology of Kashmir in India.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accelerated Plant Breeding, Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Cereal Crops
Editors
  • Satbir Singh Gosal
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41866-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41866-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41865-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 450
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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