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: 9781118854372
Release Date: 2015-09-01
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.


Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

Filename: fifty-animals-that-changed-the-course-of-history.pdf
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.


Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement

Filename: gene-pool-diversity-and-crop-improvement.pdf
ISBN: 9783319270968
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 484
Author: Vijay Rani Rajpal
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement in PDF and EPUB The world population is estimated to reach to more than 10 billion by the year 2050. These projections pose a challenging situation for the agricultural scientists to increase crops productivity to meet the growing food demands. The unavailability and/or inaccessibility to appropriate gene pools with desired traits required to carry out genetic improvement of various crop species make this task formidable for the plant breeders. Incidentally, most of the desired genes reside in the wild genetic relatives of the crop species. Therefore, exploration and characterization of wild genetic resources of important crop species is vital for the efficient utilization of these gene pools for sustainable genetic improvements to assure food security. Further, understanding the myriad complexities of genic and genomic interactions among species, more particularly of wild relatives of crop species and/or phylogenetically distant germplasm, can provide the necessary inputs to increase the effectiveness of genetic improvement through traditional and/or genetic engineering methods. This book provides comprehensive and latest insights on the evolutionary genesis of diversity, access and its utilization in the evolution of various crop species. A comprehensive account of various crops, origin, exploitation of the primary, secondary and tertiary gene pools through breeding, biosystematical, cytogenetical and molecular phylogenetical relationships, and genetic enhancement through biotechnological interventions among others have been provided as the necessary underpinnings to consolidate information on the effective and sustainable utilization of the related genetic resources. The book stresses upon the importance of wild germplasm exploration, characterization and exploitation in the assimilation of important crop species. The book is especially intended for students and scientists working on the genetic improvement of crop species. Plant Breeders, Geneticists, Taxonomists, Molecular Biologists and Plant Biotechnologists working on crop species are going to find this book very useful.


Plant Genes Genomes and Genetics

Filename: plant-genes-genomes-and-genetics.pdf
ISBN: 9781118539361
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Number of pages: 264
Author: Erich Grotewold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Plant Genes Genomes and Genetics in PDF and EPUB Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics provides a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of plant gene expression. Unique in explaining the subject from a plant perspective, it highlights the importance of key processes, many first discovered in plants, that impact how plants develop and interact with the environment. This text covers topics ranging from plant genome structure and the key control points in how genes are expressed, to the mechanisms by which proteins are generated and how their activities are controlled and altered by posttranslational modifications. Written by a highly respected team of specialists in plant biology with extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, this textbook will be invaluable for students and instructors alike. Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics also includes: • specific examples that highlight when and how plants operate differently from other organisms; • special sections that provide in-depth discussions of particular issues; • end-of-chapter problems to help students recapitulate the main concepts; • rich, full-colour illustrations and diagrams clearly showing important processes in plant gene expression; • a companion website with PowerPoint slides, downloadable figures, and answers to the questions posed in the book. Aimed at upper level undergraduates and graduate students in plant biology, this text is equally suited for advanced agronomy and crop science students inclined to understand molecular aspects of organismal phenomena. It is also an invaluable starting point for professionals entering the field of plant biology.


Plant Breeding Reviews

Filename: plant-breeding-reviews.pdf
ISBN: 9781119279709
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 388
Author: Jules Janick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Plant Breeding Reviews in PDF and EPUB Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops.


Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

Filename: fifty-plants-that-changed-the-course-of-history.pdf
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.


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.



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


Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum

Filename: genetics-genomics-and-breeding-of-sorghum.pdf
ISBN: 9781482210095
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Number of pages: 366
Author: Yi-Hong Wang
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum in PDF and EPUB Sorghum is one of the hardiest crop plants in modern agriculture and also one of the most versatile. Its seeds provide calorie for food and feed, stalks for building and industrial materials and its juice for syrup. This book provides an in-depth review of the cutting-edge knowledge in sorghum genetics and its applications in sorghum breeding. Each chapter is authored by specialists in their fields to report the latest trends and findings. The book showcases the definitive value of sorghum as a model system to study the genetic basis of crop productivity and stress tolerance and will provide a foundation for future studies in sorghum genetics, genomics, and breeding.


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. ​


Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants

Filename: genetics-genomics-and-breeding-of-peppers-and-eggplants.pdf
ISBN: 9781466577466
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Number of pages: 182
Author: Byoung-Cheorl Kang
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants in PDF and EPUB Peppers and eggplants are two leading vegetable crops produced and consumed worldwide. To facilitate the breeding for agronomical traits such as disease resistance and quality, diverse molecular genetic studies have been carried out. Recent achievements on pepper genome sequencing and trait-linked marker development have enabled the cloning of genes involved in useful traits. This book explores the agronomical and evolutionary characteristics of peppers and eggplants and the results of molecular genetic studies. Topics include molecular linkage maps and candidate gene approaches in capsicum and the structure of the pepper genome.