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.


Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

Filename: crop-wild-relatives-and-climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9781118854273
Release Date: 2015-07-09
Number of pages: 400
Author: Robert Redden
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.


Plant Breeding for Water Limited Environments

Filename: plant-breeding-for-water-limited-environments.pdf
ISBN: 9781441974914
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Number of pages: 255
Author: Abraham Blum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Plant Breeding for Water Limited Environments in PDF and EPUB This volume will be the only existing single-authored book offering a science-based breeder’s manual directed at breeding for water-limited environments. Plant breeding is characterized by the need to integrate information from diverse disciplines towards the development and delivery of a product defines as a new cultivar. Conventional breeding draws information from disciplines such as genetics, plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, food technology and statistics. Plant breeding for water-limited environments and the development of drought resistant crop cultivars is considered as one of the more difficult areas in plant breeding while at the same time it is becoming a very pressing issue. This volume is unique and timely in that it develops realistic solutions and protocols towards the breeding of drought resistant cultivars by integrating knowledge from environmental science, plant physiology, genetics and molecular biology.


The Plant Plasma Membrane

Filename: the-plant-plasma-membrane.pdf
ISBN: 3642134319
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Number of pages: 494
Author: Angus S. Murphy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Plant Plasma Membrane in PDF and EPUB In plant cells, the plasma membrane is a highly elaborated structure that functions as the point of exchange with adjoining cells, cell walls and the external environment. Transactions at the plasma membrane include uptake of water and essential mineral nutrients, gas exchange, movement of metabolites, transport and perception of signaling molecules, and initial responses to external biota. Selective transporters control the rates and direction of small molecule movement across the membrane barrier and manipulate the turgor that maintains plant form and drives plant cell expansion. The plasma membrane provides an environment in which molecular and macromolecular interactions are enhanced by the clustering of proteins in oligimeric complexes for more efficient retention of biosynthetic intermediates, and by the anchoring of protein complexes to promote regulatory interactions. The coupling of signal perception at the membrane surface with intracellular second messengers also involves transduction across the plasma membrane. Finally, the generation and ordering of the external cell walls involves processes mediated at the plant cell surface by the plasma membrane. This volume is divided into three sections. The first section describes the basic mechanisms that regulate all plasma membrane functions. The second describes plasma membrane transport activity. The final section of the book describes signaling interactions at the plasma membrane. These topics are given a unique treatment in this volume, as the discussions are restricted to the plasma membrane itself as much as possible. A more complete knowledge of the plasma membrane’s structure and function is essential to current efforts to increase the sustainability of agricultural production of food, fiber, and fuel 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.


Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Maize

Filename: genetics-genomics-and-breeding-of-maize.pdf
ISBN: 9781482228120
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Number of pages: 310
Author: Ramakrishna Wusirika
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Maize in PDF and EPUB Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and pharmaceuticals is also highlighted. Current research trends, future research directions and challenges are discussed by a panel of experts from all over the world.


Growing Fungus

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ISBN: 0412466007
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 473
Author: Neil A. R. Gow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Growing Fungus in PDF and EPUB This book brings together recent advances in the cell biology, physiology and genetics of growth and differentiation of filamentous fungi. This is timely in view of the many recent advances that have been achieved through the application of new cytological, biochemical, genetic, and molecular techniques to the study of filamentous fungi.


Genomics and Breeding for Climate Resilient Crops

Filename: genomics-and-breeding-for-climate-resilient-crops.pdf
ISBN: 9783642370458
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Number of pages: 520
Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Genomics and Breeding for Climate Resilient Crops in PDF and EPUB Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. To face this looming threat, significant progress in developing new breeding strategies has been made over the last few decades. The first volume of Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops presents the basic concepts and strategies for developing climate-resilient crop varieties. Topics covered include: conservation, evaluation and utilization of biodiversity; identification of traits, genes and crops of the future; genomic and molecular tools; genetic engineering; participatory and evolutionary breeding; bioinformatics tools to support breeding; funding and networking support; and intellectual property, regulatory issues, social and political dimensions. ​


Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

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ISBN: 1770855882
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Number of pages: 224
Author: Bill Laws
Publisher: Firefly Books

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


Biodiversity and Crop Improvement

Filename: biodiversity-and-crop-improvement.pdf
ISBN: 9781618960696
Release Date: 2015-05-31
Number of pages: 418
Author: Shabir Hussain Wani
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA

Download and read online Biodiversity and Crop Improvement in PDF and EPUB Plant breeding during its evolution has been utilizing biodiversity for producing better crops. Nowadays everyone is concerned about saving the biodiversity. Intensive agricultural practices, climate change and Industrialization are having a straight impact on biodiversity. Use of single new improved varieties of crops for large areas is a big threat for crop biodiversity. Modern breeding approaches are also suggesting going back towards the land races and farmer’s varieties for gene hunting for resistance to various biotic and abiotic stresses. This book includes the description about biodiversity and crop improvement. It also addresses the utilization of plant genetic resources and crop wild relatives for crop improvement through application of traditional plant breeding techniques as well as molecular and genomic approaches. Through this multi authored book an effort has been made to assimilate the most topical results about biodiversity and crop improvement with contemporary plant breeding approaches. Eleven chapters written by leading scientists involved in crop Improvement research worldwide provide sufficient coverage of the major factors impacting utilization of biodiversity for crop improvement.


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.


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.


Allium Crop Science

Filename: allium-crop-science.pdf
ISBN: 0851995101
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 515
Author: Haim D. Rabinowitch
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Download and read online Allium Crop Science in PDF and EPUB The Alliums are some of the most ancient cultivated crops and include onions, garlic, leeks and other related plants. This book provides an up-to-date review of Allium science for postgraduates and researchers. It contains commissioned chapters on topics that have shown major advances particularly in the last ten years such as molecular biology, floriculture and biofertilizers.


Enhancing Crop Genepool Use

Filename: enhancing-crop-genepool-use.pdf
ISBN: 1780646135
Release Date: 2016-05-06
Number of pages: 504
Author: Nigel Maxted
Publisher:

Download and read online Enhancing Crop Genepool Use in PDF and EPUB Based on the 2014 'Enhanced Genepool Utilization ? Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement' conference , in this book a team of international contributors address all aspects of utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity for crop improvement. Focussing on characterisation techniques, conservation strategies, facilitating CWR and LR use and informatics development, this book highlights exotic plant germplasm as a potentially critical but neglected resource for crop improvement.