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Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops, Volume 1: Concepts and Strategies

Series: Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops Volume: 1

By: Chittaranjan Kole (Editor)

640 pages, 15 colour & 8 b/w illustrations


Hardback | May 2013 | #206525 | ISBN-13: 9783642370441
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NHBS Price: £138.00 $169/€155 approx

About this book

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.


- Introduction
- Conservation, Evaluation and Utilization of Biodiversity
- Identification of Traits, Genes and Crops of the Future
- Molecular Mapping and Breeding for Genes/QTLS Related to Climate Change
- Genomic Tools and Strategies for Breeding Climate Change Resilient Cereals
- Emerging Concepts and Strategies for Genomics and Breeding
- Genetic Engineering for Tolerance to Climate Change Related Traits
- Participatory Breeding for Climate Change Related Traits
- Evolutionary Breeding and Climate Change
- Bioinformatics Tools to Assist Breeding for Climate Change
- Facilitation of Future Research and Extension through Funding and Networking Support
- Climate change and intellectual property: Regulatory Issues
- The Social and Political Dimensions

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