Crop Improvement, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461470285
  • ISBN-13: 9781461470281
  • DDC: 631.52
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 494 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The improvement of crop species has been a basic pursuit since cultivation began thousands of years ago. To feed an ever increasing world population will require a great increase in food production. Wheat, corn, rice, potato and few others are expected to lead as the most important crops in the world. Enormous efforts are made all over the world to document as well as use these resources. Everybody knows that the introgression of genes in wheat provided the foundation for the "Green Revolution". Later also demonstrated the great impact that genetic resources have on production. Several factors are contributing to high plant performance under different environmental conditions, therefore an effective and complementary use of all available technological tools and resources is needed to meet the challenge.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
1: Agrobacterium rhizogenes-Mediated Transformation and Its Biotechnological Applications in Crops.
2: Bioinformatic Tools in Crop Improvement.
3: Crop Improvement through Plant Tissue Culture.
4: Mutagenesis—A Potential Approach for Crop Improvement.
5: Role of Bio-fertilizers in Crop Improvement.
6: Plant-Microorganism Interactions: Effects on the Tolerance of Plants to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses.
7: Biotic Stress and Crop Improvement: A Wheat Focus Around Novel Strategies.
8: Variability in Fusarium Species Causing Wilt Disease in Crops: A Transcriptomic Approach to Characterize Dialogue between Host and Pathogen.
9: Coping Abiotic Stress with Plant Volatile Organic Chemicals (PVOCs): A Promising Approach.
10: An Overview of Omics for Wheat Grain Quality Improvement.
11: From Agronomy to Molecular Genetics and Proteomics in an Effort to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crops.
12: Arsenic Toxicity and Tolerance Mechanisms in Plants: An Overview.
13: Arsenic Stress in Plants: An Inside Story.
14: In vitro Production of Secondary Metabolites Using Elicitor in Catharanthus roseus: A Case Study.
15: Handling Soybean (Glycine max L.) under Stress.
16: Environmental and Economical Opportunities for the Valorisation of the Genus Atriplex: New Insights.
17: Dealing with Environmental Stresses: Role of Polyamines in Stress Responses.