Crop Improvement, 1/e
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Crop Improvement, 1/e

Editor : R.C. Setia , Harsh Nayyar & Neelam Setia
© Year : 2008
ISBN : 9788189866785
Pages : 408
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 1.45   kg
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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

The research in agricultural sciences is taking great strides with advancement in methodologies and techniques. It, therefore, becomes important to maintain pace as well as update oneself on the recent happenings in agricultural research. The present book is an effort to compile the recent information involving different articles pertaining to genomics, physiology, biochemistry, diseases and abiotic stresses. Thus, the chapters provide information on ''omics'' of plants that covers genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, molecular techniques for crop improvement, gene silencing, marker-assisted selection for crops, biotechnology and genetic engineering for developing stress tolerant crops, elicitor biotechnology, salt stress effects, heavy metal stress and phytoremediation, genetics of wheat rust resistance, improvement of Brassicas, nutritional aspects of cereals and genetic transformation of fruit crops. The book would be useful to the students and scientists working in the areas of agricultural research, and would provide current knowledge of diverse research areas through the reviews written by subject experts

Salient Features:

  • Contains 21 chapters covering topics ranging from genomics, gene silencing, marker-assisted selection, and elicitor biotechnology to phytoremediation.
  • Provides a concise review of the progress made and an outlook on future research.
  • Deals with the tools and technologies derived from advances in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and plant physiology, and current developments in crop improvement research.

  • The '-Omics' Technologies and Crop Improvement
  • Plant Genome Analysis: Current Developments
  • RNA Interference: A Novel Approach for Gene Silencing
  • DNA Based Methods for Variety Identification-Comparison and Applications
  • Elicitor Biotechnology
  • Marker-Assisted Selection and Breeding: Potentials and its Applications in Some Major Crops
  • Genetic Control of Wheat Rusts in the Indian Sub-Continent
  • Genetics of Rust Resistance in Wheat: An Update
  • Genetic Transformation in Fruit Crops
  • Biotechnological Approaches for Developing Stress Tolerant Crops: Current Developments and Prospects
  • Approaches to Enhance Salt Tolerance in Crop Plants: Progress and Prospects
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants and Phytoremediation
  • Climate Change and Plant Diseases
  • Recent Trends in the Management of Insect-Pests in Pulses
  • Indian Citrus Ringspot Virus-A Review
  • Recent Advances in Host-Parasite Interaction: Chickpea¬ Ascochyta rabiei and Botryfis cinerea Systems
  • Recent Trends in Oilseed Brassicas
  • Quality Characteristics, Nutritional Improvement and Product Development Properties of Grains
  • Starch Metabolism in Plants: Potential Target for Crop Improvement
  • Regulation of Nitrate Reductase Activity Under Water Stress
  • Polyamines: An Overview and Prospects in Crop Improvement
  • Index

R.C. Setia :- R.C. Setia (b.1948) Ph.D., Professor, Department of Botany, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, is a well known plant scientist with over 30 years of research and teaching experience. He was conferred Hari Ohm Ashram Bhai Kaka Award, and Professor Hira Lal Chakravarty Award by the Indian Science Congress Association.

Harsh Nayyar :- Harsh Nayyar (b.1964) Ph.D., is a senior Reader in the Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and is an accomplished plant physiologist. His current research interest lies in the effects of abiotic stress on crop plants.

Neelam Setia :- Neelam Setia (b.1951) Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, is a well known plant physiologist. She has about 33 years of teaching and research experience. She was conferred Professor Hira Lal Chakravarty Award by the Indian Science Congress Association.

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