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Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops, Volume 2: Target Traits

Series: Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops Volume: 2

By: Chittaranjan Kole (Editor)

527 pages, 15 colour & 13 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | May 2013 | #206526 | ISBN-13: 9783642370472
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NHBS Price: £138.00 $174/€164 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 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 in Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops 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.


Contents

- Flowering time
- Root Characters
- Cold Tolerance
- Breeding for Heat Tolerance in Annual Crops
- Drought
- Water Use Efficiency: Governed By an Interactive Network of Physical, Biochemical and Hydraulic Processes
- Flooding and Submergence Tolerance in Rice
- Application of Genomics to Breed Disease Resistant Crop Varieties
- Insect Resistance
- Nutrient Use Efficiency
- Nitrogen Fixation and Assimilation
- Carbon Sequestration
- Plant Breeding Approaches to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions


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