eBook Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 3642370489
  • ISBN-13: 9783642370489
  • DDC: 631.5233
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 487 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. To face this looming threat, significant progress in developing new breeding strategies has been made over the last few decades. The second volume of Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops describes various genomic and breeding approaches for the genetic improvement of the major target traits. Topics covered include: flowering time; root traits; cold, heat and drought tolerance; water use efficiency; flooding and submergence tolerance; disease and insect resistance; nutrient use efficiency; nitrogen fixation; carbon sequestration; and greenhouse gas emissions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword by M. S. Swaminathan.
Foreword by Loren H. Rieseberg.
Foreword by Calvin O. Qualset.
Foreword by Ronald L. Phillips.
Foreword by J. Perry Gustafson.
1: Flowering Time.
2: Root Characters.
3: Cold Tolerance.
4: Heat Tolerance.
5: Drought Tolerance.
6: Water Use Efficiency.
7: Flooding and Submergence Tolerance.
8: Disease Resistance.
9: Insect Resistance.
10: Nutrient Use Efficiency.
11: Nitrogen Fixation and Assimilation.
12: Carbon Sequestration.
13: Greenhouse Gas Emissions.