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Focusing on the use of new biotechnologies to create more sustainable agriculture within the framework of global environmental changes, this reference highlights developments in molecular biology and genetic engineering. It discusses new emerging technologies such as metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics and more recently ionomics, and their translation to agricultural research and productive technologies. An international team of experts from 12 countries present concrete examples of the use of omics technologies in food production systems and their application to soil-plant-environment interactions.
The Use of Omics Databases for Plants Ayako Suzuki, Keita Suwabe, and Kentaro Yano High-Throughput Approaches for Characterization and Efficient Use of Plant Genetic Resources Jaroslava Ovesna, Anna Janska, Sylva Zelenkova, and Petr MarA!ik Breeding for Sustainability: Utilizing High-Throughput Genomics to Design Plants for a New Green Revolution Traci Viinanen Transcription Factors, Gene Regulatory Networks, and Agronomic Traits John Gray and Erich Grotewold Contribution of "Omics" Approaches to Sustainable Herbivore Production Jean-Francois Hocquette, Hamid Boudra, Isabelle Cassar-Malek, Christine Leroux, Brigitte Picard, Isabelle Savary-Auzeloux, Laurence Bernard, Agnes Cornu, Denys Durand, Anne Ferlay, Dominique Gruffat, Diego Morgavi, and Claudia Terlouw Mining Omic Technologies and Their Application to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Systems Noureddine Benkeblia Identification of Molecular Processes Underlying Abiotic Stress Plants Adaptation Using "Omics" Technologies Urmila Basu Rhizosphere Metabolomics: A Study of Biochemical Processes Kalyan Chakravarthy Mynampati, Sheela Reuben, and Sanjay Swarup Microbial Functionality and Diversity in Agroecosystems: A Soil Quality Perspective Felipe Bastida, Cesar Nicolas, Jose Luis Moreno, Teresa Hernandez, and Carlos Garcia Survey in Plant Root Proteomics: To Know the Unknown Sophie Alvarez and Leslie M. Hicks Applications of Agricultural and Medicinal Biotechnology in Functional Foods Kandan Aravindaram and Ning-Sun Yang Nutritional Genomics and Sustainable Agriculture Maria Luisa Guillen, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, and Dolores Corella Metabolomics: Current View on Fruit Quality Relation with Human Health Ilian Badjako, Violeta Kondakova, and Atanas Atanassov New Farm Management Strategy to Enhance Sustainable Rice Production in Japan and Indonesia Masakazu Komatsuzaki and Faiz M. Syuaib Advances in Genetics and Genomics for Sustainable Peanut Production Baozhu Guo, Charles Chen, Ye Chu, C. Corley Holbrook, Peggy Ozias-Akins, and H. Thomas Stalker The Relevance of Compositional and Metabolite Variability in Safety Assessments of Novel Crops George G. Harrigan, Angela Hendrickson Culler, William P. Ridley, and Kevin C. Glenn Gene-Expression Analysis of Cell-Cycle Regulation Genes in Virus-Infected Rice Leaves Shoshi Kikuchi and Kouji Satoh Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics: Integration of Latest Technologies for Improving Wheat Productivity in Future Michael G. Francki, Allison C. Crawford, and Klaus Oldach Impact of Climatic Changes on Crop Agriculture: OMICS for Sustainability and Next-Generation Crops Sajad Majeed Zargar, Muslima Nazir, Kyoungwon Cho, Dea-Wook Kim, Oliver Andrzej, Hodgson Jones, Abhijit Sarkar, Shashi Bhushan Agrawal, Junko Shibato, Akihiro Kubo, Nam-Soo Jwa, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, and Randeep Rakwal Designing Oilseeds for Biomaterial Production Thomas A. McKeon Bioenergy from Agricultural Biowaste: Key Technologies and Concepts Suman Khowala and Swagata Pal Index
Noureddine Benkeblia, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica