Wild Crop Relatives Genomic and Breeding Resources

Filename: wild-crop-relatives-genomic-and-breeding-resources.pdf
ISBN: 3642143873
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Number of pages: 321
Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Wild Crop Relatives Genomic and Breeding Resources in PDF and EPUB Wild crop relatives are now playing a significant part in the elucidation and improvement of the genomes of their cultivated counterparts. This work includes comprehensive examinations of the status, origin, distribution, morphology, cytology, genetic diversity and available genetic and genomic resources of numerous wild crop relatives, as well as of their evolution and phylogenetic relationship. Further topics include their role as model plants, genetic erosion and conservation efforts, and their domestication for the purposes of bioenergy, phytomedicines, nutraceuticals and phytoremediation. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources comprises 10 volumes on Cereals, Millets and Grasses, Oilseeds, Legume Crops and Forages, Vegetables, Temperate Fruits, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, Industrial Crops, Plantation and Ornamental Crops, and Forest Trees. It contains 125 chapters written by nearly 400 well-known authors from about 40 countries.


Wild Crop Relatives Genomic and Breeding Resources

Filename: wild-crop-relatives-genomic-and-breeding-resources.pdf
ISBN: 364244413X
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 247
Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Wild Crop Relatives Genomic and Breeding Resources in PDF and EPUB Wild crop relatives are now playing a significant part in the elucidation and improvement of the genomes of their cultivated counterparts. This work includes comprehensive examinations of the status, origin, distribution, morphology, cytology, genetic diversity and available genetic and genomic resources of numerous wild crop relatives, as well as of their evolution and phylogenetic relationship. Further topics include their role as model plants, genetic erosion and conservation efforts, and their domestication for the purposes of bioenergy, phytomedicines, nutraceuticals and phytoremediation. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources comprises 10 volumes on Cereals, Millets and Grasses, Oilseeds, Legume Crops and Forages, Vegetables, Temperate Fruits, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, Industrial Crops, Plantation and Ornamental Crops, and Forest Trees. It contains 125 chapters written by nearly 400 well-known authors from about 40 countries.


Sustainable Agricultural Development

Filename: sustainable-agricultural-development.pdf
ISBN: 9400705190
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Number of pages: 275
Author: Mohamed Behnassi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Sustainable Agricultural Development in PDF and EPUB Due to many challenges (i.e. climate change, energy, water and land shortage, high demands on food, land grabbing, etc.), agriculture production potential is expected to be seriously affected; thus, increasing food insecurity and hunger in many already affected regions (especially in Africa). In this context, sustainable agriculture is highly recommended as an eco-system approach where soil, water, plants, environment and living organisms live in harmony. Innovative technologies and research should be developed to ensure sustainable agriculture and productivity using modern irrigation systems, improved varieties, improved soil quality, etc. In the meantime, the preservation of natural environment should be based on resource conservation technologies and best management practices. Sustainable Agricultural Development, not only raises the serious ethical and social issues underlying these huge environmental problems, but also aims at presenting successful experiences from all over the world in relation with sustainable farming, sustainable management of water and land resources, and innovative processes in livestock production. It also aims at providing inputs to decision making processes and encouraging the transfer of relevant know-how, technologies and expertise to different countries where similar agro-climatic conditions may exist; thus saving precious resources and promoting sustainable agricultural development as a relevant approach to tackle the food security challenge. Finally, this book focuses on the paradigmatic and policy dimensions and call for an innovative approach by analyzing the key themes in a complex and interrelated manner.


Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

Filename: crop-wild-relatives-and-climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9781118854334
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Number of pages: 400
Author: Shyam Singh Yadav
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change in PDF and EPUB Two major challenges to continued global food security are the ever increasing demand for food products, and the unprecedented abiotic stresses that crops face due to climate change.Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a reservoir of genetic material, with the potential to be used to develop new, improved varieties of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change integrates crop evolution, breeding technologies and biotechnologies, improved practices and sustainable approaches while exploring the role wild relatives could play in increasing agricultural output. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change begins with overviews of the impacts of climate change on growing environments and the challenges that agricultural production face in coming years and decades. Chapters then explore crop evolution and the potential for crop wild relatives to contribute novel genetic resources to the breeding of more resilient and productive crops. Breeding technologies and biotechnological advances that are being used to incorporate key genetic traits of wild relatives into crop varieties are also covered. There is also a valuable discussion on the importance of conserving genetic resources to ensure continued successful crop production. A timely resource, Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change will be an invaluable resource for the crop science community for years to come.


The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity

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ISBN: 9789400773653
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Number of pages: 723
Author: Gordon Gordh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Handbook of Plant Biosecurity in PDF and EPUB The Handbook identifies all aspects of Regulatory Plant Biosecurity and discusses them from the standpoint of preventing the international movement of plant pests, diseases and weeds that negatively impact production agriculture, natural plant-resources and agricultural commerce.


Vegetables II

Filename: vegetables-ii.pdf
ISBN: 9780387741109
Release Date: 2007-12-06
Number of pages: 365
Author: Jaime Prohens-Tomás
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Vegetables II in PDF and EPUB This first volume of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series is devoted to vegetable crops breeding. Each chapter is dedicated to a major vegetable crop. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review of the diversity, breeding techniques, achievements and use of the most advanced molecular techniques in the genetic improvement of these crops. The purpose of the book is to provide breeders and researchers from the public and private sectors with updated information and the latest novelties in the breeding of specific crops of economic relevance. Also, it serves as a major reference book for post-graduate courses and PhD courses on breeding vegetable crops.


Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Vegetable Brassicas

Filename: genetics-genomics-and-breeding-of-vegetable-brassicas.pdf
ISBN: 9781439866047
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 450
Author: Jan Sadowski
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Vegetable Brassicas in PDF and EPUB Due to their diversity, vegetable Brassicas are of great economic import and offer unique opportunities to enrich our knowledge about plant growth, development, and rapid phenotypic evolution. By applying emerging genomic technologies, we may greatly increase our understanding of the Brassica biology and breeding efficiency. This volume contains 11 chapters contributed by 34 specialists with extensive experience in genetics, molecular breeding, and genomics of vegetable Brassicas. Recent achievements and new technologies presented in this book will provide support to further research the genetics and genomics of vegetable Brassica crops and facilitate their genetic improvement.


Arthropod Management in Vineyards

Filename: arthropod-management-in-vineyards.pdf
ISBN: 9789400740327
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Number of pages: 508
Author: Noubar J. Bostanian
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Arthropod Management in Vineyards in PDF and EPUB Provides a state-of-the-science overview of arthropods affecting grape production around the world. Vineyard pest management is a dynamic and evolving field, and the contributed chapters provide insights into arthropods that limit this important crop and its products. Written by international experts from the major grape-growing regions, it provides a global overview of arthropods affecting vines and the novel strategies being used to prevent economic losses, including invasive pests affecting viticulture. The book contains reviews of the theoretical basis of integrated pest management, multiple chapters on biological control, current status of chemical control, as well as in-depth and well-illustrated reviews of the major arthropod pests affecting grape production and how they are being managed worldwide. This text will serve as a primary resource for applied entomologists, students, growers, and consultants with interests at the intersection of viticulture and applied entomology.


Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

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ISBN: 177085634X
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Number of pages: 224
Author: Eric Chaline
Publisher: Firefly Books

Download and read online Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History in PDF and EPUB The fascinating stories of the animals that changed civilizations.


Biology of Brassica Coenospecies

Filename: biology-of-brassica-coenospecies.pdf
ISBN: 0080528023
Release Date: 1999-07-07
Number of pages: 486
Author: C. Gomez-Campo
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Biology of Brassica Coenospecies in PDF and EPUB Brassica crop species and their allies (Raphanus, Sinapis, Eruca, etc.) are important sources of edible roots, stems, leaves, buds and inflorescences, as well as of edible or industrial oils, condiments and forage. Many well known names of plants or plant products, such as kale, cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohl-rabi, Chinese cabbage, turnip, rape, rutabaga, swede, colza or rapeseed, canola, mustard, rocket, etc. are directly associated to this botanical group. The scientific interest for this botanical group has run parallel to its economical importance, and research achievements in our days would have certainly appeared unimaginable only two decades ago. As the end of the millenium approaches, entirely new fields (transformation, somatic fusion, etc.) have been added to the classical ones. Thus, nobody can doubt the opportuneness of this book, which combines and presents both the basic and applied biological aspects of the Brassica species.


Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History

Filename: fifty-plants-that-changed-the-course-of-history.pdf
ISBN: 174237218X
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 223
Author: Bill Laws
Publisher: Crows Nest

Download and read online Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History in PDF and EPUB This is a beautifully presented guide to the plants that have had the greatest impact on human civilisation. Entries range from crops like rice and wheat that feed whole populations, to herbs and spices that are highly prized for their medicinal qualities. Each entry is a fascinating look at the most influential plants known to mankind.


Enhancing Crop Genepool Use

Filename: enhancing-crop-genepool-use.pdf
ISBN: 9781780646138
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Number of pages: 495
Author: Nigel Maxted
Publisher: CABI

Download and read online Enhancing Crop Genepool Use in PDF and EPUB Maintaining food security in the face of human population increase and climate change is one of the critical challenges facing us in the 21st Century. Utilisation of the full range of agrobiodiversity will be a necessary tool in addressing this challenge. In this book a team of international contributors review all aspects of utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity as a basis for crop improvement and future food security. This book will appeal to a wide array of specialists and postgraduate students, such as those working in the fields of agrobiodiversity conservation and use, conservation, ecology, botany, genetics, plant breeding and agriculture.



Turfgrass

Filename: turfgrass.pdf
ISBN: 0891186131
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 1307
Author: John Clinton Stier
Publisher: Amer Society of Agronomy

Download and read online Turfgrass in PDF and EPUB Presents a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and issues in the field of turfgrass research and management, including the genetics and breeding, the diseases and pests, and the ecology of turfgrasses.


Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Stone Fruits

Filename: genetics-genomics-and-breeding-of-stone-fruits.pdf
ISBN: 9781578088010
Release Date: 2012-08-17
Number of pages: 418
Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Stone Fruits in PDF and EPUB The stone fruits—including peaches, apricots, almonds, plums, and cherries—have been bred and grown for thousands of years and today are significant agricultural crops in many local economies worldwide. This volume presents a comprehensive commentary on classical genetics and breeding, molecular mapping and breeding of agronomic traits, and the cloning of genes of interest. It also explores recent advances on omics sciences including structural and functional genomics, proteomics, nd metabolomics. The book enumerates the whole genome sequencing of the model fruit plant peach and discusses bioinformatic strategies and tools for stone fruit research