Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement

Volume 1

Editors: Rajpal, Vijay Rani, Rao, S. Rama, Raina, S.N. (Eds.)

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  • Provides up to date comprehensive information on the utilization  of genetic resources  and strategies used in the genetic improvement of various crop species 
  • Is unique to combine biodiversity, genetics, cytogenetics, biosystematics, breeding and biotechnology
  • Chapters written by world authorities of their subject  
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The world population is estimated to reach to more than 10 billion by the year 2050. These projections pose a challenging situation for the agricultural scientists to increase crops productivity to meet the growing food demands. The unavailability and/or inaccessibility to appropriate gene pools with desired traits required to carry out genetic improvement of various crop species make this task formidable for the plant breeders. Incidentally, most of the desired genes reside in the wild genetic relatives of the crop species. Therefore, exploration and characterization of wild genetic resources of important crop species is vital for the efficient utilization of these gene pools for sustainable genetic improvements to assure food security. Further, understanding the myriad complexities of genic and genomic interactions among species, more particularly of wild relatives of crop species and/or phylogenetically distant germplasm, can provide the necessary inputs to increase the effectiveness of genetic improvement through traditional and/or genetic engineering methods. This book provides comprehensive and latest insights on the evolutionary genesis of diversity, access and its utilization in the evolution of various crop species. A comprehensive account of various crops, origin, exploitation of the primary, secondary and tertiary gene pools through breeding, biosystematical, cytogenetical and molecular phylogenetical relationships, and genetic enhancement through biotechnological interventions  among others have been  provided as the necessary underpinnings to consolidate information on the effective and sustainable utilization of the related genetic resources. The book stresses upon the importance of wild germplasm exploration, characterization and exploitation in the assimilation of important crop species. The book is especially intended for students and scientists working on the genetic improvement of crop species. Plant Breeders, Geneticists, Taxonomists, Molecular Biologists and Plant Biotechnologists working on crop species are going to find this book very useful.

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Raina’s quality research is evidenced by his publications in journals of international repute like Gene, AOB Plants, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Molecular Breeding, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Genome, Plant Breeding, Euphytica, Genetica, Heredity, Journal of Heredity, Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Methods in Cell Science, In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. – Plants, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Caryologia, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Plant Cell Reports, Annals of Botany among others. He has 135 publications, including 111 research papers, and 20 book chapters. The impact factor of his published papers ranges from 0.5 to 4.5 and the citation index touches nearly 2000. Raina has given invited seminars and keynote addresses in scientific forums in many countries, and has chaired symposia, seminars and scientific sessions in national and international conferences. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (F.N.A.Sc), India, and is credited with 17 M.Phil and 23 Ph.D. thesis Dr Rani has published 20 research papers in international peer reviewed journals like Plant Cell Reports, Genome, Genetica, Plant Systematics and Evolution, In Vitro Cellular Developmental Biology (IVCDB) Plant , Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology . In addition, she has contributed five review papers in books published from Springer Verlag and Kluwer Acad. Publ. and CRC Press Ltd. Dr Rani has presented her research as an invited speaker in many national and international conferences. She is a member of International Society of Plant Morphologists and NewYork Academy of Sciences, USA Rao's research activity has been published (and still is) in international renowned journals.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement
Book Subtitle
Volume 1
Editors
  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
  • S. Rama Rao
  • S.N. Raina
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27096-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27096-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27094-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80072-1
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 484
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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