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Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement

Deals with molecular tools in plant breeding, molecular marker assisted breeding, gene silencing, functional genomics and genetic engineering

By: Shri Mohan Jain (Editor), DS Brar (Editor)

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Mar 2014 | Edition: 2 | #221287 | ISBN-13: 9789400795006
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Hardback | Dec 2009 | Edition: 2 | #221316 | ISBN-13: 9789048129669
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About this book

Most of the plant breeding programs aim to increase yield, disease and insect resistance, abiotic stress tolerance and to improve quality characteristics. The value of new plant breeding products and varieties in increasing food production has been demonstrated time and again. To meet growing need of ever increasing human population, we need to enhance food production for sustaining food supply. Furthermore, several biotic and abiotic stresses continue to threaten crop productivity. Moreover with urbanization, land for cultivation is shrinking and several environment concerns involving excessive use of fertilizers and agro-chemicals, soil and water pollution including water scarcity are key issues in increasing crop productivity and food sustainability.

Plant breeders therefore, has the major challenge how to increase crop productivity with limited land, limited water, limited chemicals and limited labour particularly in the context of global climate changes. In the genomics era, advances in molecular biology have opened new opportunities to accelerate plant breeding processes and in overcoming some of the above constraints limiting crop productivity. Molecular markers have become important tools in the hands of plant breeders in marker assisted breeding and for enhancing the selection efficiency for various agronomic traits in precision plant breeding.


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Contents

Preface
A. Plant Breeding in the genomics era
1.QTL analysis for plant breeding; Maria J. Asins, Guillermo P. Bernet, Irene Villalta and Emilio A. Carbonelli
2.Comparative genomics in crop plants; Mehboob-ur-Rahman and Andrew H. Paterson
3.Functional genomics for crop improvement; Seedhabadee Ganeshan, Pallavi Sharma and Ravindra N. Chibbar
4.Bioinformatics tools for crop research and breeding; Jayashree B and Dave Hoisington

B. Molecular markers and their application
5.Gene-based marker systems in plants: high throughput approaches for gene discovery and genotyping; Rajeev K Varshney
6.Automation of DNA marker analysis for molecular breeding in crops; Christophe Dayteg, Stine Tuvesson
7.Pyramiding transgenes for enhancing tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses; Raveendran Muthurajan and Ponnuswami Balasubramanian
8.Molecular markers for breeding disease resistance; Ana M. Torres
9.Molecular markers based approaches for drought tolerance; Deepmala Sehgal and Rattan Yada
10. Molecular markers for characterizing and conserving crop plant germplasm; G. Barcaccia

C. Genomics
11.Rice Genomics -Gateway To Future Cereal Improvement; Narayana M. Upadhyaya And Elizabeth S. Dennis
12.Genomics for wheat improvement; Michael G. Francki
13.TILLING for mutations in model plants and crops; Zerihun Tadele, Chikelu Mba and Bradley J. Till
14.Microarray analysis for studying abiotic stress responses in plants; Motoaki Seki, Masanori Okamoto, Akihiro Matsui, Jong-Myong Kim, Yukio Kurihara, Junko Ishida, Taeko Morosawa, Makiko Kawashima, Taiko Kim To and Kazuo Shinozaki
15.Roles of microRNAs in plant abiotic stress; Ricky Lewis, Venugopal Mendu, David McNear and Guiliang Tang
16.Molecular Tools For Enhancing Salinity Tolerance In Plants; Jesus Cuartero, Maria C. Bolarin, Vicente Moreno And Benito Pineda
17.DNA Microarray As Part Of A Genomic-Assisted Breeding Approach-Gateway To Improve Nutritional Quality Of Barley; Eva Vincze And SteveBowra
18.Unravelling Gene Function Through Mutagenesis; Andrea Hricova, Pedro Robles And Victor Quesada
19.Techniques Of Plant Proteomics; Ludovit Skultety, Maxym Danchenko, Anna Pretova And Martin Hajduch
20.Metabolomics: Novel Tool For Studying Complex Biological Systems; Federica Maltese And Robert Verpoorte
21.Transcriptomic analysis of multiple environmental stresses in plants; Niranjani Jambunathan, Michael Puckette and Ramamurthy Mahalingam

D. Transgenic Technologies
22.Marker-free targeted transformation; Hiroyasu Ebinuma and Kazuya Nanto
23.Promoter trapping in plants using T-DNA mutagenesis; T. Srinivasan and Dipnarayan Sah
24.Plant genome engineering using zinc finger nucleases; Sandeep Kumar and William F. Thompson
25.CISGENESIS- Next step in classical plant breeding; Evert Jacobsen and Henk J. Schouten
26.Gene stacking; E. Douglas and C. Halpin
27.Gene Silencing; Sunee Kertbundit, Miloslav Juricek and Timothy C. Hall
28.Plant RNAi and crop improvement; Masayuki Isshiki and Hiroaki Kodama
29.Metabolomics in fruit development; Kati Hanhineva and Asaph Aharoni
30.Genetic engineering in floriculture; Yoshikazu Tanaka and Ryutaro Aida
31.Transgenesis and genomics in forage crops; Toshihiko Yamada, Ken-ichi Tamura, Xun Wang, and Yukiko Aoyagi


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