Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat

1st Edition - April 3, 2020

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  • Editors: Munir Ozturk, Alvina Gul
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195277
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128195673

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Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat is the first book to present the full scope of research in wheat improvement, revealing the correlations to global issues including climate change and global warming which contribute to food security issues. Wheat plays a key role in the health of the global economy. As the world population continuously increases, economies modernize, and incomes rise, wheat production will have to increase dramatically to secure it as a reliable and sustainable food source. Since covering more land area with wheat crops is not a sustainable option, future wheat crops must have consistently higher yields and be able to resist and/or tolerate biotic and abiotic stresses that result from climate change. Addressing the biophysical and socioeconomic constraints of producing high-yielding, disease-resistant, and good quality wheat, this book will aid in research efforts to increase and stabilize wheat production worldwide. Written by an international team of experts, Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat is an excellent resource for academics, researchers, and students interested in wheat and grain research, especially as it is relevant to food security.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide range of disciplines, including plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, physiology, pathology, quantitative genetics and genomics, biotechnology and gene editing
  • Explores the effect of climate change on biotic stresses (stripe rust, stem rust, leaf rust, Karnal bunt, spot blotch) on wheat production and utilization of biotechnology
  • Focuses on whole genome sequencing and next-generation sequencing technologies to improve wheat quality and address the issue of malnutrition in developing world


Researchers and academics focused on wheat and grain research specifically but also as relevant to the impact of production on food security

Table of Contents

  • 1. Better Farming Practices to Combating Climate Change
    2. Ensuring Sustainable Food Security: Exploiting alien genetic diversity in wheat breeding for adaptation to emerging Stresses
    3. Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Wheat Production in Turkey and Various Adaptation Strategies
    4. Cellular Mechanism of Salinity Tolerance in Wheat
    5. Genes Controlling Salinity Tolerance in Wheat
    6. Role of Osmoprotectants in Salinity Tolerance in Wheat
    7. Salt Responsive Transcription Factors in Wheat
    8. Molecular Mechanism of Drought Tolerance in Wheat
    9. Cellular Mechanism of Drought Tolerance in Wheat
    10. Drought Responsive ESTs in Wheat
    11. Role of Transcription Factors in Drought Mediating Pathways in Wheat
    12. LEA Proteins and Drought Stress in Wheat
    13. Role of Osmoprotectants in Drought Tolerace in Wheat
    14. Role of Spot Blotch Resistance in Global Food Security
    15. Karnal Bunt (Tilletia Indica) in Wheat
    16. Wheat-Thinopyrum Intermedium Introgression Lines Enhancing Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) Resistance
    17. Climate Chnage Leading to Post Harvest Losses in Breadwheat
    18. Investigation of the Effects of Environmental Stresses on the Development and Yield of Wheat Seedlings with Physiological, Biochemical Parameters and Some Gene Expressions
    19. Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in Wheat and their Effects on the Plant Development and Essential Nutrients
    20. Transfer of the Wheat Heritage of Antolia to Future Generations
    21. Landraces: Widening the narrow gene pool of wheat
    22. Next Generation Sequencing in Bread Wheat
    23. Genomic Selection in Wheat
    24. Role of Gene Editing in Wheat Improvement
    25. The Economics of Climate Change and Food Insecurity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 3, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195277
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128195673

About the Editors

Munir Ozturk

Munir Ozturk, PhD, DSc, Plant Ecophysiology, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental Studies at Ege University in Bornova, Izmir, Turkey, and Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences in Amman, Jordan. He also serves as Consultant Fellow in the faculty of Forestry at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and is a Distinguished Visiting Scientist, ICCBS at Karachi University in Pakistan. His research focuses include Eco-Physiology, Conservation and Management of Plant Diversity, Biosaline Agriculture, Biomass and Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Biomonitoring, and Wastewater Recovery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental Studies, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

Alvina Gul

Alvina Gul, PhD, Wheat Biotechnology, is Assistant Professor at the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. She has previously worked for Cornell University in New York, USA; the USDA Genotyping and Sequencing Laboratory at Kansas State University; and the Plant Breeding Institute at University of Sydney, Australia. The primary focus of her research career has been on integrating new allelic variation for improved wheat crop production and yield maximization in order to enhance food security.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, USA

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