Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences
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Genome Engineering for Crop Improvement

Editors: Sarmah, Bidyut Kumar, Borah, Basanta Kumar (Eds.)

  • The book covers genome modification technologies available for crop improvement and review on such technologies for further improvement
  • Examples and case studies from authors of different chapters having long term-involvement in their areas of interests will be discussed
  • Efficiency of modern gene technologies and genome editing technologies for improvement of crop planst especially for the problems encountered by the crop plants that diminish the yield
  • Book will specifically cover topics such as transgenics, cisgenics RNA-based resistance strategies, virus resistance etc
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About this book

This book serves the teachers, researchers and the students as a handy and concise reference as well as guidebook while designing and planning for use of the advanced technologies for crop improvement.

The content of the book is designed to cover the latest genome engineering techniques for crop improvement. The conventional breeding has got its limitations such as non-availability of desired genes within the genepool. In many cases, breeding has been highly used and it has nearly reached its highest limit so far as the productivity and production of crops are concerned. However, with increasing need of food and decreasing resources, including water, land, labour, etc., to feed the growing population, the alternative available ways of increasing crop productivity need to be explored and exploited. Genome engineering has a wide scope that includes technologies such as genetic engineering and transgenesis, RNA technologies, CRISPR, cisgenics and subgenics for better productivity and more efficient biotic and abiotic stress management. Therefore, the book is planned to enlighten the readers with the advanced technologies with examples and case studies, whenever possible. Efforts will be made to emphasize on general efforts on various major food crops; however, it would also be made clear that such efforts could be taken as proofs of concepts and that this could be extrapolated keeping the demand in mind.




About the authors

Bidyut Kumar Sarmah, Ph.D: 

Presently, he is an ICAR-National Professor (Norman Borlaug Chair) and the Director of the DBT-North East Centre for Agricultural Biotechnology in Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India. His major research contribution is the development of genetically modified chickpeas for resistance against two devastating insect pests (stored grain pests and pod borers) in collaboration with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra. Professor Sarmah obtained his PhD from IARI, New Delhi and worked as postdoctoral researchers / visiting scientist in WSU, USA; CSIRO, Australia; FMI, Switzerland and AUA, Greece.  

Basanta Kumar Borah, Ph.D.

Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India, and is primarily involved in teachings in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Agricultural Biotechnology. He also has been involved in research areas on molecular virology, medicinal and aromatic plants. He has been an active partner of Erasmus Mundus Action-2 programme of European Union, called BRAVE and Erasmus plus programme, called Adaptnet with Professor Sarmah. Previously, he worked as postdoctoral researcher in the University of Basel, Switzerland, from 2009 to 2011 with Prof. Thomas Hohn and Dr. Mikhail M Pooggin.   


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Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63372-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: June 12, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63371-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genome Engineering for Crop Improvement
Editors
  • Bidyut Kumar Sarmah
  • Basanta Kumar Borah
Series Title
Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63372-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63372-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63371-4
Series ISSN
2662-3188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 264
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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