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

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 3642370454
  • ISBN-13: 9783642370458
  • DDC: 631.5233
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 517 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 first volume of Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops presents the basic concepts and strategies for developing climate-resilient crop varieties. Topics covered include: conservation, evaluation and utilization of biodiversity; identification of traits, genes and crops of the future; genomic and molecular tools; genetic engineering; participatory and evolutionary breeding; bioinformatics tools to support breeding; funding and networking support; and intellectual property, regulatory issues, social and political dimensions.​  

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: Introduction.
2: Conservation, Evaluation, and Utilization of Biodiversity.
3: Identification of Traits, Genes, and Crops of the Future.
4: Molecular Mapping and Breeding for Genes/QTLS Related to Climate Change.
5: Genomic Tools and Strategies for Breeding Climate Resilient Cereals.
6: Emerging Concepts and Strategies for Genomics and Breeding.
7: Genetic Engineering for Tolerance to Climate Change-Related Traits.
8: Participatory Breeding for Climate Change-Related Traits.
9: Evolutionary Breeding and Climate Change.
10: Bioinformatics Tools to Assist Breeding for Climate Change.
11: Facilitation of Future Research and Extension Through Funding and Networking Support.
12: Climate Change and Intellectual Property: Regulatory Issues.
13: Joining Up: The Social and Political Dimensions.