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Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding : Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment - Henry T. Nguyen

Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding

Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

By: Henry T. Nguyen (Editor), Abraham Blum (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th January 2004
ISBN: 9780824748029
Number Of Pages: 700

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A Global demand for wheat, rice, corn, and other essential grains is expected to steadily rise over the next twenty years. Meeting this demand by increasing production through increased land use is not very likely; and while better crop management may make a marginal difference, most agriculture experts agree that this anticipated deficit must be made up through increased crop yields.

The first resource of its kind, Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding assembles current research in crop plant physiology, plant biotechnology, and plant breeding that is aimed toward improving crop plants genetically while supporting a productive agriculture ecosystem. Highly comprehensive, this reference provides access to the most innovative perspectives in crop physiology a " with a special emphasis on molecular approaches a " aimed at the formulation of those crop cultivars that offer the greatest potential to increase crop yields in stress environments.

Surveys the current state of the field, as well as modern options and avenues for plant breeders and biotechnologists interested in augmenting crop yield and stability

With the contributions of plant scientists from all corners of the globe who are actively involved in meeting this important challenge, Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding provides readers with the background information needed to understand this cutting-edge work, as well as detailed information on present and potential applications. While the first half of the book establishes and fully explains the link between crop physiology and molecular biology, the second part explores the application of biotechnology in the effective delivery of the high yield and environmentally stable crop plants needed to avert the very real possibility of worldwide hunger.

Prefacep. iii
Physiological Basis of Yield and Environmental Adaptation
Physiology of Yield and Adaptation in Wheat and Barley Breedingp. 1
Genetic Yield Improvement and Stress Tolerance in Maizep. 51
Physiological Basis of Yield and Environmental Adaptation in Ricep. 83
Sorghum Physiologyp. 141
Pearl Milletp. 225
Comparative Ecophysiology of Cowpea, Common Bean, and Peanutp. 271
The Physiological Basis of Soybean Yield Potential and Environmental Adaptationp. 327
The Physiological Basis of Yield and Environmental Adaptation in Cottonp. 363
Application of Biotechnology to Improve Crop Yield and Adaptation
Genome Mapping and Genomic Strategies for Crop Improvementp. 403
Marker-Assisted Utilization of Exotic Germ Plasmp. 453
Heterosis of Yield: Molecular and Biochemical Perspectivesp. 469
Genetic Engineering for Enhancing Plant Productivity and Stress Tolerancep. 489
Genome Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection for Improving Cotton (Gossypium spp.) Productivity and Quality in Arid Regionsp. 503
Molecular Dissection of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Sorghum and Ricep. 525
Genetic Dissection of Drought Resistance in Maize: A Case Studyp. 571
Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding: Epiloguep. 611
Indexp. 619
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ISBN: 9780824748029
ISBN-10: 0824748026
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 700
Published: 14th January 2004
Publisher: MARCEL DEKKER INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 16.15  x 4.75
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 1