Molecular Breeding in Wheat, Maize and Sorghum

Strategies for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Yield

Hardback
July 2021
9781789245431
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • ISBN 9781789245431
  • Language English
  • Pages 552 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$240.00

The global population is projected to reach almost 10 billion by 2050, and food and feed production will need to increase by 70%. Wheat, maize and sorghum are three key cereals which provide nutrition for the majority of the world's population. Their production is affected by various abiotic stresses which cause significant yield losses. The effects of climate change also increase the frequency and severity of such abiotic stresses.

Molecular breeding technologies offer real hope for improving crop yields. Although significant progress has been made over the last few years, there is still a need to bridge the large gap between yields in the most favorable and most stressful conditions. This book:

- Provides a valuable resource for wheat, maize and sorghum scientists working on breeding and molecular biology, physiology and biotechnology.

- Presents the latest in-depth research in the area of abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvements.

- Contains the necessary information to allow plant breeders to apply this research to effectively breed new varieties of these crops.

It provides a consolidated reference for plant breeders and crop scientists working on the challenges of enhanced crop productivity and climate change adaptability.

1: Recent understanding on molecular mechanisms of plant abiotic stress response and tolerance
2: Impact of molecular breeding on abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum
3: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving salinity stresses in wheat
4: Genomics and molecular physiology for the improvement of drought tolerance in wheat: An update
5: Molecular breeding for improving heat stress tolerance in wheat
6: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving frost/cold tolerance in wheat
7: Biotechnological approaches for improving water logging tolerance in wheat
8: Molecular breeding for improving cadmium tolerance in wheat
9: Molecular breeding for arsenic stress tolerance in wheat
10: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving aluminium tolerance in wheat
11: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving nutrient use efficiency in wheat
12: Ideotype breeding for improving yield in wheat: recent advances and future perspectives
13: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for combating salinity stresses in Maize
14: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving drought tolerance in Maize
15: Molecular breeding for improving heat stress tolerance in maize
16: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving cold tolerance in Maize
17: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving cadmium tolerance in Maize
18: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving arsenic tolerance in Maize
19: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving aluminium tolerance in Maize
20: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving nutrient use efficiency in maize
21: Ideotype breeding for improving yield improvement in maize: recent advances and future perspectives
22: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for combating salinity stresses in sorghum
23: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving drought tolerance in sorghum
24: Molecular breeding for improving heat stress tolerance in sorghum
25: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving cold tolerance in sorghum
26: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving cadmium tolerance in sorghum
27: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving aluminium tolerance in sorghum
28: Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving nutrient use efficiency in sorghum
29: Ideotype breeding for improving yield in sorghum: recent advances and future perspectives

Mohammad Anwar Hossain

Mohammad Anwar Hossain is at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

Mobashwer Alam

Mobashwer Alam is with Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Australia.

Saman Seneweera

Saman Seneweera is with National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka.

Sujay Rakshit

Sujay Rakshit is with ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, India.

Robert Henry

Robert Henry is with Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Australia. He is the author or editor of several books on plant molecular biology, genetics, evolution and biodiversity.

Salt stress; drought stress; heat stress; cold stress; heavy metal stress; waterlogging stress; aluminium stress; low nutrient stress; ideotype breeding; yield improvement; stress tolerance; water use efficiency; nutrient use efficiency; marker assisted breeding; QTL; molecular breeding