Climate Change and Food Security With Emphasis on Wheat presents research in wheat improvement, revealing its correlations to global issues, including climate change and global warming which contribute to food security issues. Due to the continuous increase in population, urbanization and economic modernization as a result of rising incomes, the requirements for wheat are on the rise. Wheat production will have to increase dramatically to ensure reliable wheat supplies and food security. This book facilitates wheat research by providing the means to address biophysical and socioeconomic constraints, including production of high yielding, disease resistant, broadly adapted and good quality wheat varieties.
Written by an international team of experts, this book looks at the abiotic stresses that impact production and the various means of ameliorating those factors. It is appropriate for advanced students and researchers focused on wheat and other grain improvements to increase yield and address food security.
- Covers a wide range of disciplines, including plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, physiology, pathology, quantitative genetics and genomics, biotechnology and gene editing
- Explores the effect of climate change on biotic stresses (stripe rust, stem rust, leaf rust, Karnal bunt, spot blotch) on wheat production and utilization of biotechnology
- Focuses on whole genome sequencing and next-generation sequencing technologies to improve wheat quality and address the issue of malnutrition in developing world
1. Better Farming Practices to Combating Climate Change 2. Ensuring Sustainable Food Security: Exploiting alien genetic diversity in wheat breeding for adaptation to emerging Stresses 3. Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Wheat Production in Turkey and Various Adaptation Strategies 4. Cellular Mechanism of Salinity Tolerance in Wheat 5. Genes Controlling Salinity Tolerance in Wheat 6. Role of Osmoprotectants in Salinity Tolerance in Wheat 7. Salt Responsive Transcription Factors in Wheat 8. Molecular Mechanism of Drought Tolerance in Wheat 9. Cellular Mechanism of Drought Tolerance in Wheat 10. Drought Responsive ESTs in Wheat 11. Role of Transcription Factors in Drought Mediating Pathways in Wheat 12. LEA Proteins and Drought Stress in Wheat 13. Role of Osmoprotectants in Drought Tolerace in Wheat 14. Role of Spot Blotch Resistance in Global Food Security 15. Karnal Bunt (Tilletia Indica) in Wheat 16. Wheat-Thinopyrum Intermedium Introgression Lines Enhancing Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) Resistance 17. Climate Chnage Leading to Post Harvest Losses in Breadwheat 18. Investigation of the Effects of Environmental Stresses on the Development and Yield of Wheat Seedlings with Physiological, Biochemical Parameters and Some Gene Expressions 19. Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in Wheat and their Effects on the Plant Development and Essential Nutrients 20. Transfer of the Wheat Heritage of Antolia to Future Generations 21. Landraces: Widening the narrow gene pool of wheat 22. Next Generation Sequencing in Bread Wheat 23. Genomic Selection in Wheat 24. Role of Gene Editing in Wheat Improvement 25. The Economics of Climate Change and Food Insecurity
Munir Ozturk, Ph.D.,D.Sc. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental Studies, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey & Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.He is also ex-Chairman Botany Department and Founding Director at the Centre for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Ege University,35100 Bornova- Izmir, Turkey; Consultant Fellow, Faculty of Forestry,Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Distinguished Visiting Scientist, ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan. His research focuses include: Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Plant Diversity, Biosaline Agriculture, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, and Pollution; and Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation.
Alvina Gul, Ph.D., is a visiting scientist at Cornell University's School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section. The primary focus of her research career has been wheat, centering around the genetic resources across its three genomes with a view to integrating new allelic variation for crop production and yield maximization which is sine qua non to ensure food security. Her research has covered genomic diversity across vital research facets of basic, strategic and applied dimensions. The effort embraces multiple disciplines that are categorized as genetic resources, quality, cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, pre-breeding, physiology, pathology, breeding, mapping, gene cloning and gene editing.