Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 2

Filename: alien-gene-transfer-in-crop-plants-volume-2.pdf
ISBN: 9781461495727
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Number of pages: 424
Author: Aditya Pratap
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 2 in PDF and EPUB Genetic engineering and biotechnology along with conventional breeding have played an important role in developing superior cultivars by transferring economically important traits from distant, wild and even unrelated species to the cultivated varieties which otherwise could not have been possible with conventional breeding. There is a vast amount of literature pertaining to the genetic improvement of crops over last few decades. However, the wonderful results achieved by crop scientists in food legumes’ research and development over the years are scattered in different journals of the World. The two volumes in the series ‘Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants’ address this issue and offer a comprehensive reference on the developments made in major food crops of the world. These volumes aim at bringing the contributions from globally renowned scientists at one platform in a reader-friendly manner. The second volume entitled, “Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants: Achievements and Impact” will deal more with the practical aspects. This volume will cover achievements of alien gene transfer in major food crops of the world and their impact on development of newer genetic variability and additional avenues for selection; development of superior cultivars for increased yield, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, improved nutritional and industrial quality; innovation of new techniques and positive as well as negative environmental implications. This volume has been divided into four groups with an aim to cover all major cereals, pulses, oilseeds and other crops (vegetable and horticultural crops) which are of economic importance.


Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 1

Filename: alien-gene-transfer-in-crop-plants-volume-1.pdf
ISBN: 9781461485858
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Number of pages: 319
Author: Aditya Pratap
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 1 in PDF and EPUB Genetic engineering and biotechnology along with conventional breeding have played an important role in developing superior cultivars by transferring economically important traits from distant, wild and even unrelated species to the cultivated varieties which otherwise could not have been possible with conventional breeding. There is a vast amount of literature pertaining to the genetic improvement of crops over last few decades. However, the wonderful results achieved by crop scientists in food legumes’ research and development over the years are scattered in different journals of the World. The two volumes in the series ‘Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants’ address this issue and offer a comprehensive reference on the developments made in major food crops of the world. These volumes aim at bringing the contributions from globally renowned scientists at one platform in a reader-friendly manner. The 1st volume entitled, ‘Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants: Innovations, Methods and Risk Assessment” will deal exclusively with the process and methodology. The contents of this volume have been designed to appraise the readers with all the theoretical and practical aspects of wide hybridization and gene transfer like processes and methods of gene transfer, role of biotechnology with special reference to embryo rescue, genetic transformation, protoplast fusion and molecular marker technology, problems such as cross incompatibility and barriers to distant hybridization and solutions to overcome them. Since wild and weedy relatives of crop plants may have negative traits associated with them, there are always possibilities of linkage drag while transferring alien alleles. Therefore, problems and limitations of alien gene transfer from these species will also be discussed in this series. Further, the associated risks with this and assessment of risks will also be given due weightage.


Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 2

Filename: alien-gene-transfer-in-crop-plants-volume-2.pdf
ISBN: 1493944223
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Number of pages: 424
Author: Aditya Pratap
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 2 in PDF and EPUB Genetic engineering and biotechnology along with conventional breeding have played an important role in developing superior cultivars by transferring economically important traits from distant, wild and even unrelated species to the cultivated varieties which otherwise could not have been possible with conventional breeding. There is a vast amount of literature pertaining to the genetic improvement of crops over last few decades. However, the wonderful results achieved by crop scientists in food legumes’ research and development over the years are scattered in different journals of the World. The two volumes in the series ‘Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants’ address this issue and offer a comprehensive reference on the developments made in major food crops of the world. These volumes aim at bringing the contributions from globally renowned scientists at one platform in a reader-friendly manner. The second volume entitled, “Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants: Achievements and Impact” will deal more with the practical aspects. This volume will cover achievements of alien gene transfer in major food crops of the world and their impact on development of newer genetic variability and additional avenues for selection; development of superior cultivars for increased yield, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, improved nutritional and industrial quality; innovation of new techniques and positive as well as negative environmental implications. This volume has been divided into four groups with an aim to cover all major cereals, pulses, oilseeds and other crops (vegetable and horticultural crops) which are of economic importance.


Urban Wildlife Conservation

Filename: urban-wildlife-conservation.pdf
ISBN: 9781489975003
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Number of pages: 406
Author: Robert A. McCleery
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Urban Wildlife Conservation in PDF and EPUB In the past, wildlife living in urban areas were ignored by wildlife professionals and urban planners because cities were perceived as places for people and not for wild animals. Paradoxically, though, many species of wildlife thrive in these built environments. Interactions between humans and wildlife are more frequent in urban areas than any other place on earth and these interactions impact human health, safety and welfare in both positive and negative ways. Although urban wildlife control pest species, pollinate plants and are fun to watch, they also damage property, spread disease and even attack people and pets. In urban areas, the combination of dense human populations, buildings, impermeable surfaces, introduced vegetation, and high concentrations of food, water and pollution alter wildlife populations and communities in ways unseen in more natural environments. For these ecological and practical reasons, researchers and mangers have shown a growing interest in urban wildlife ecology and management. This growing interest in urban wildlife has inspired many studies on the subject that have yet to be synthesized in a cohesive narrative. Urban Wildlife: Theory and Practice fills this void by synthesizing the latest ecological and social knowledge in the subject area into an interdisciplinary and practical text. This volume provides a foundation for the future growth and understanding of urban wildlife ecology and management by: • Clearly defining th e concepts used to study and describe urban wildlife, • Offering a cohesive understanding of the coupled natural and social drivers that shape urban wildlife ecology, • Presenting the patterns and processes of wildlife response to an urbanizing world and explaining the mechanisms behind them and • Proposing means to create physical and social environments that are mutually beneficial for both humans and wildlife.


Production of Sugarcane

Filename: production-of-sugarcane.pdf
ISBN: 9783642781339
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 245
Author: Gururaj Hunsigi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Production of Sugarcane in PDF and EPUB Presented here is a comprehensive account of both theoretical and practical aspects of sugarcane production. The first of two parts of the book deals with origin, distribution, soil and climatic requirements, seed bed preparation, cultural and nutrient requirements, fertilization, irrigation, ratooning, weeds, pests, diseases, ripening, and harvest. In thesecond part, energy and fibre cane, cane development, and manufacturing techniques of sugar and by-products are treated in detail. This book will serve as a vademecum for cane growers, sugar and sugarcane technologists, students and teachers.


Genetic Resources Chromosome Engineering and Crop Improvement

Filename: genetic-resources-chromosome-engineering-and-crop-improvement.pdf
ISBN: 0203489268
Release Date: 2006-01-13
Number of pages: 456
Author: Ram J. Singh
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Genetic Resources Chromosome Engineering and Crop Improvement in PDF and EPUB Summarizing landmark research, Volume 2 of this essential series furnishes information on the availability of germplasm resources that breeders can exploit for producing high-yielding cereal crop varieties. Written by leading international experts, this volume offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employing genetic resources to increase the yield of those cereal crops that provide the main source of nutrition for two-thirds of the world. In thirteen succinct chapters, Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Cereals, Volume 2 focuses on wheat, rice, maize, oats, barley, millet, sorghum, and rye, as well as triticale: a wheat and rye hybrid with great potential. An introductory chapter outlines the cytogenetic architecture of cereal crops, describes the principles and strategies of cytogenetics and breeding, and summarizes landmarks in current research. This sets the stage for the ensuing crop-specific chapters. Each chapter generally provides a comprehensive account of the crop, its origin, wild relatives, exploitation of genetic resources in the primary, secondary, and tertiary gene pools through breeding and cytogenetic manipulation, and genetic enrichment using the tools of molecular genetics and biotechnology. Certain to become the standard reference for improving the yields of these critical grains, this book is the definitive source of information for plant breeders, agronomists, cytogeneticists, taxonomists, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, and graduate students and researchers in these fields.


Organic Farming Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures

Filename: organic-farming-prototype-for-sustainable-agricultures.pdf
ISBN: 9789400779273
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Number of pages: 489
Author: Stéphane Bellon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business

Download and read online Organic Farming Prototype for Sustainable Agricultures in PDF and EPUB Stakeholders show a growing interest for organic food and farming (OF&F), which becomes a societal component. Rather than questioning whether OF&F outperforms conventional agriculture or not, the main question addressed in this book is how, and in what conditions, OF&F may be considered as a prototype towards sustainable agricultures. The book gathers 25 papers introduced in a first chapter. The first section investigates OF&F production processes and its capacity to benefit from the systems functioning to achieve higher self-sufficiency. The second one proposes an overview of organic performances providing commodities and public goods. The third one focuses on organics development pathways within agri-food systems and territories. As well as a strong theoretical component, this book provides an overview of the new challenges for research and development. It questions the benefits as well as knowledge gaps with a particular emphasis on bottlenecks and lock-in effects at various levels.


Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies Breeding Biotechnology and Molecular Tools

Filename: advances-in-plant-breeding-strategies-breeding-biotechnology-and-molecular-tools.pdf
ISBN: 9783319225210
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 656
Author: Jameel M. Al-Khayri
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies Breeding Biotechnology and Molecular Tools in PDF and EPUB The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the development of new crop varieties under different environmental conditions to achieve sustainable food production. This book consists of two volumes: Volume 1 subtitled Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools and Volume 2 subtitled Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits. This is Volume 1 which consists of 21 chapters covering domestication and germplasm utilization, conventional breeding techniques and the role of biotechnology. In addition to various biotechnological applications in plant breeding, it includes functional genomics, mutations and methods of detection, and molecular markers. In vitro techniques and their applications in plant breeding are discussed with an emphasis on embryo rescue, somatic cell hybridization and somaclonal variation. Other chapters cover haploid breeding, transgenics, cryogenics and bioinformatics.


Plant Cytogenetics Second Edition

Filename: plant-cytogenetics-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 1420038508
Release Date: 2002-12-26
Number of pages: 488
Author: Ram J. Singh
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Plant Cytogenetics Second Edition in PDF and EPUB Plant cytogenetics has progressed at a rapid rate since the publication of the first edition. Plant Cytogenetics, Second Edition presents an up-to-date review of cytogenetics. It covers the latest in the various classical and modern techniques in the handling of chromosomes, karyotype analysis, genetics of meiosis, genomic relationships, and chromosome manipulation. It includes new chapters on extra chromosomal inheritance and the mode of reproduction in plants, paricularly apomixis, as well as new sections on the molecular basis of heredity, genomic in situ hybridization, and the classical and molecular methods of genome analysis. The author also elaborates on the cytogenetic basis of somaclonal variation generated through cell and tissue culture.


Breeding Field Crops

Filename: breeding-field-crops.pdf
ISBN: 9789401572712
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Number of pages: 724
Author: John M. Poehlman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Breeding Field Crops in PDF and EPUB While preparing the first edition of this textbook I attended an extension short course on writing agricultural publications. The message I remember was "select your audience and write to it. " There has never been any doubt about the audience for which this textbook was written, the introductory course in crop breeding. In addition, it has become a widely used reference for the graduate plant-breeding student and the practicing plant breeder. In its prepa ration, particular attention has been given to advances in plant-breeding theo ry and their utility in plant-breeding practice. The blend of the theoretical with the practical has set this book apart from other plant-breeding textbooks. The basic structure and the objectives of the earlier editions remain un changed. These objectives are (1) to review essential features of plant re production, Mendelian genetic principles, and related genetic developments applicable in plant-breeding practice; (2) to describe and evaluate established and new plant-breeding procedures and techniques, and (3) to discuss plant breeding objectives with emphasis on the importance of proper choice of objec tive for achieving success in variety development. Because plant-breeding activities are normally organized around specific crops, there are chapters describing breeding procedures and objectives for the major crop plants; the crops were chosen for their economic importance or diversity in breeding sys tems. These chapters provide a broad overview of the kinds of problems with which the breeder must cope.


Andean Roots and Tubers

Filename: andean-roots-and-tubers.pdf
ISBN: 9290433515
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 256
Author: Michael Hermann
Publisher: Bioversity International

Download and read online Andean Roots and Tubers in PDF and EPUB Andean roots tubers at the crossroads; Ahipa: pachyhizus (Wedd.) Parodi; Arracacha: arracacha xanthirrhiza Bancroft; Maca: Lepidium meyenii Walp; Yacon: Smallanthus sconchifolius (Poepp. & Endl.).


Russian Journal of Genetics

Filename: russian-journal-of-genetics.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028458060
Release Date: 1999
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Review of Advances in Plant Biotechnology 1985 88

Filename: review-of-advances-in-plant-biotechnology-1985-88.pdf
ISBN: 9789686127348
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 328
Author: A. Mujeeb-Kazi
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

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