Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128195277

Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat

1st Edition

Editors: Munir Ozturk Alvina Gul
Paperback ISBN: 9780128195277
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd February 2020
Page Count: 500
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Climate Change and Food Security with Emphasis on Wheat presents research in wheat improvement, revealing its correlations to global issues, including climate change and global warming which contribute to food security issues. Due to the continuous increase in population, urbanization and economic modernization as a result of rising incomes, the requirements for wheat are on the rise. Wheat production will have to increase dramatically to ensure reliable wheat supplies and food security. This book facilitates wheat research by providing the means to address biophysical and socioeconomic constraints, including production of high yielding, disease resistant, broadly adapted and good quality wheat varieties.

Written by an international team of experts, this book looks at the abiotic stresses that impact production and the various means of ameliorating those factors. It is appropriate for advanced students and researchers focused on wheat and other grain improvements to increase yield and address 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. Genes controlling salinity tolerance in wheat
    2. Cellular mechanism of salinity tolerance in wheat
    3. Role of osmoprotectants in salinity tolerance in wheat
    4. Transcription factors; important players in salinity tolerance
    5. Cellular mechanism of drought tolerance in wheat
    6. Molecular mechanism of drought tolerance in wheat
    7. Role of osmoprotectants in drought tolerance in wheat
    8. LEA proteins and drought stress in wheat
    9. Drought responsive ESTs in wheat
    10. Role of transcription factors in drought mediating pathways in wheat
    11. Spot blotch in wheat
    12. Next generation sequencing in bread wheat
    13. Landraces; widening the narrow gene pool of wheat
    14. Kamal bunt in wheat
    15. Digital imaging
    16. Genomic selection in wheat
    17. Quantitative genomics in wheat


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About the Editor

Munir Ozturk

Munir Ozturk, Ph.D.,D.Sc. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental Studies, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey & Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.He is also ex-Chairman Botany Department and Founding Director at the Centre for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Ege University,35100 Bornova- Izmir, Turkey; Consultant Fellow, Faculty of Forestry,Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Distinguished Visiting Scientist, ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan. His research focuses include: Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Plant Diversity, Biosaline Agriculture, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, and Pollution; and Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ege University, Turkey

Alvina Gul

Alvina Gul, Ph.D., is a visiting scientist at Cornell University's School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section. The primary focus of her research career has been wheat, centering around the genetic resources across its three genomes with a view to integrating new allelic variation for crop production and yield maximization which is sine qua non to ensure food security. Her research has covered genomic diversity across vital research facets of basic, strategic and applied dimensions. The effort embraces multiple disciplines that are categorized as genetic resources, quality, cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, pre-breeding, physiology, pathology, breeding, mapping, gene cloning and gene editing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, USA

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