Advancement in Crop Improvement Techniques presents updates on biotechnology and molecular biological approaches which have contributed significantly to crop improvement. The book discusses the emerging importance of bioinformatics in analyzing the vast resources of information regarding crop improvement and its practical application and utilization. Throughout this comprehensive resource, emphasis is placed on various techniques used to improve agricultural crops, providing a common platform for the utility of these techniques and their combinations. Written by an international team of contributors, this book provides an in-depth analysis of existing tools and a framework for new research.
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1. Combination of DNA markers and eQTL information for introgression of multiple salt tolerance traits in rice 2. The scope of transformation and genome editing for quantitative trait improvements in rice 3. Tweaking MicroRNA mediated gene regulation for crop improvement 4. Modern tools used in improving rice production 5. Genome Editing in the context of Seed research: How these novel biotechnology tools can change the future face of agricultural crop development 6. Molecular aspects of seed priming as means of progress in crop improvement 7. Plant Histidine kinases: targets for crop improvement 8. Recent developments on improving rice yield under drought using genomic technologies 9. Advances in genomics and molecular breeding for legume improvement 10. Advancement in plant disease control strategies 11. How Crisp is CRISPR? CRISPR-Cas mediated crop improvement with special focus on nutritional traits 12. Targeted genome editing using Crisp-Cas9: applications in fruit quality and stress resilience 13. Systems biology of crop improvement: drought tolerance as a model to integrate molecular biology, physiology, and breeding 14. The microbial symbionts: Potential for the crop improvement in changing environments 15. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) management in engineered plants for abiotic stress tolerance 16. Metabolomics assisted crop improvement 17. Improving medicinal crops through phytochemical perspective 18. Approaches for Conservation and Improvement of Himalayan Plant Genetic Resources 19. Molecular Markers as tools in Date-palm Improvement 20. Transgenic approach in crops improvement 21. In-plant transformation: a smart way of crops improvement 22. Fibre crop, Jute improvemnet by using genomics and genetic engineering 23. Harnessing protein post-translational modifications for plant improvement
An elected fellow of numerous national and international academies, Dr. Narendra Tuteja is currently Professor and head at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA, India, and visiting Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. He has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nucleolin and eIF4A as DNA helicases. Furthermore, he discovered novel functions of helicases, G-proteins, CBL-CIPK and LecRLK in plant stress tolerance, and PLC and MAP-kinase as effectors for G? and G? G-proteins. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plants and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants.
Renu Tuteja National Officer and Group Leader, Parasite Biology, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India.
Renu Tuteja received her BS in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology from the University of Lucknow, India. She also received her MS in Biochemistry from the University of Lucknow, India. She did her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Kanpur, India. She is presently National Officer and Group Leader for Parasite Biology at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), in New Delhi India.
Nishat Passricha International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB).
Dr. Nishat Passricha, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), has worked on Lectin receptor like Kinase: a boon for salt stress tolerance in rice during his Ph.D. He has attended more than 10 conferences in India and abroad and presented his research papers. He has more than 10 research papers in reputed journals with high impact factor. After completing his Ph. D. he is working as postdoctoral researcher at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi.
Shabnam Saifi International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India.
Post Doc Fellow International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi.
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