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Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture

  • ID: 2183404
  • December 2012
  • 536 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An up–to–date overview of current progress in improving crop quality and quantity using modern methods. With a particular emphasis on genetic engineering, this text focuses on crop improvement under adverse conditions, paying special attention to such staple crops as rice, maize, and pulses. It includes an excellent mix of specific examples, such as the creation of nutritionally–fortified rice and a discussion of the political and economic implications of genetically engineered food. The result is a must–have hands–on guide, ideally suited for the biotech and agroindustries.

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PART I CLIMATE CHANGE AND ABIOTIC STRESS FACTORS

Climate Change and Food Security (R.B. Singh)

Improving Crop Productivity Under Changing Environment (Navjot K. Dhillon, Satbir S. Gosal, and Manjit S. Kang)

Genetic Engineering for Acid Soil Tolerance in Plants (Sagarika Mishra, Lingaraj Sahoo and, Sanjib Kumar Panda)

Evaluation of Tropospheric O3 Effects on Global Agriculture: A New Insight (Richa Rai, Abhijit Sarkar, S.B. Agrawal, and Madhoolika Agrawal)

PART II METHODS TO IMPROVE CROP PRODUCTIVITY

Mitogen Activated Protein Kinases in Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crop Plants: Omics Approaches (Monika Jaggi, Meetu Gupta, Narendra Tuteja, and Alok Krishna Sinha)

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Mediated Amelioration of Abiotic and Biotic Stresses for Increasing Crop Productivity (Vasvi Chaudhry, Suchi Srivastava, Puneet Singh Chauhan, Poonam C. Singh, Aradhana Mishra, and Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal)

Are Viruses Always Villains? The roles Plant Viruses May Play in Improving Plant Responses to Stress (Stephen J. Wylie , and Michael G.K. Jones)

Risk Assessment of Abiotic Stress Tolerant GM Crops (Paul Howles, and Joe Smith)

Biofertilizers: Potential for Crop Improvement Under Stressed Condition (Alok Adholeya, and Manab Das)

PART III SPECIES–SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES

SECTION IIIA GRAMINOIDS

Rice: Genetic Engineering Approaches for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Retrospects and Prospects (Salvinder Singh, M.K. Modi, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, and Narendra Tuteja)

Rice: Genetic Engineering Approaches to Enhance Grain Iron Content (Salvinder Singh, D. Sudhakar, and M.K. Modi)

Pear Millet: Genetic Improvement for Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses (O.P. Yadav, K.N. Rai, and S.K. Gupta)

Bamboo: Applications of Plant Tissue Culture Techniques for Genetic Improvement of Dendrocalamus Strictus Nees (C. K. John, and V. A. Parasharami)

SECTION IIIB LEGUMINOSAE

Groundnut: Genetic Approaches to Enhance Adaptation of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea, L.) to Drought (Nageswara Rao R.C., Sheshshayee M.S., Karaba N. Nataraja, Rohini Sreevathsa, Rama N., Kumaraswamy S., Prasad T.G., and Udayakumar M.)

Chickpea: Crop Improvement Under Changing Environment Conditions (B. K. Sarmah, S. Acharjee, and H.C. Sharma)

Grain Legumes: Biotechnological Interventions in Crop Improvement for Adverse Environments (Pooja Bhatnagar–Mathur, Paramita Palit, Ch Sridhar Kumar, D. Srinivas Reddy, and Kiran K. Sharma)

Pulse Crops: Biotechnological Strategies to Enhance Abiotic Stress Tolerance (S. Ganeshan, P.M. Gaur, and R.N. Chibbar)

SECTION IIIC ROSACEAE

Improving Crop Productivity and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cultivated Fragaria Using Omics and Systems Biology Approach (Jens Rohloff, Pankaj Barah, and Atle M. Bones)

Rose: Improvement for Crop Productivity (Madhu Sharma, Kiran Kaul, Navtej Kaur, Markandey Singh, D. Dhayani, and Paramvir Singh Ahuja)

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Readers in the field of agriculture, and particularly in abiotic stress management, biotechnology, and plant recombinant DNA cooking, will find this book very useful. This readership is found both in biotechnology and agro–industries, and in academia.   (Int. J. Environment and Pollution, 1 October 2013)

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