Origins and Phylogeny of Rices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124171770, 9780124171893

Origins and Phylogeny of Rices

1st Edition

Authors: N.M. Nayar
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124171770
eBook ISBN: 9780124171893
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th April 2014
Page Count: 324
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Description

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Rice in the World
    • 1. Importance
    • 2. Special Features of Rice Production
    • 3. Production and Availability of Rice
    • 4. Rice as a Staple Food
    • 5. Rice and Culture
    • 6. Rice and Nutrition
  • Chapter 2. History and Early Spread of Rice
    • 1. Rice in East Asia
    • 2. Rice in Southeast Asia and Oceania
    • 3. Rice in South Asia
    • 4. Rice in Central and West Asia
    • 5. Rice in Europe
    • 6. Rice in Africa
    • 7. Rice in the Americas
  • Chapter 3. Phylogeny of the Genus Oryza L.
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Classification of Angiospermae
    • 3. Diversification of Gramineae
    • 4. Classification of Gramineae
    • 5. Subfamily Ehrhartoideae
    • 6. Tribe Oryzeae
    • 7. Pangaea, Laurasia, and Gondwana
    • 8. Phylogenetic Trees
    • 9. Molecular Clocks
  • Chapter 4. Oryza Species and Their Interrelationships
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Subgeneric Classification
    • 3. Species Complexes
    • 4. Species in the Genus
    • 5. Experimental Studies
  • Chapter 5. The Origin of African Rice
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Physiography of West Africa
    • 3. Ecosystems of West Africa
    • 4. The Holocene Climate in South Sahara and the Sahel
    • 5. The History of African Rice
    • 6. East Africa and Madagascar
    • 7. The Rice Archaeology of Africa
    • 8. Rice Culture in West Africa
    • 9. Wild Rices of africa
    • 10. Characteristics of African Rice
    • 11. The Fall of African Rice
    • 12. The Genetic Transformation of African Rice
    • 13. The Origin of African Rice
    • 14. Time and Place of Origin
  • Chapter 6. The Origin of Asian Rice
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Past Studies
    • 3. Late Pleistocene–Holocene Climate
    • 4. Archaeological Studies
    • 5. Origin and Evolution
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Index

Key Features

  • Offers an interpretive review of the latest research on this vital crop
  • Guides further research and understanding with an extensive list of references
  • Enhances the presentation of concepts via illustrations throughout 

Readership

Graduate students and researchers in crop science, agriculture, evolutionary biology, botanical archaeology, and molecular biology

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Rice in the World
    • 1. Importance
    • 2. Special Features of Rice Production
    • 3. Production and Availability of Rice
    • 4. Rice as a Staple Food
    • 5. Rice and Culture
    • 6. Rice and Nutrition
  • Chapter 2. History and Early Spread of Rice
    • 1. Rice in East Asia
    • 2. Rice in Southeast Asia and Oceania
    • 3. Rice in South Asia
    • 4. Rice in Central and West Asia
    • 5. Rice in Europe
    • 6. Rice in Africa
    • 7. Rice in the Americas
  • Chapter 3. Phylogeny of the Genus Oryza L.
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Classification of Angiospermae
    • 3. Diversification of Gramineae
    • 4. Classification of Gramineae
    • 5. Subfamily Ehrhartoideae
    • 6. Tribe Oryzeae
    • 7. Pangaea, Laurasia, and Gondwana
    • 8. Phylogenetic Trees
    • 9. Molecular Clocks
  • Chapter 4. Oryza Species and Their Interrelationships
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Subgeneric Classification
    • 3. Species Complexes
    • 4. Species in the Genus
    • 5. Experimental Studies
  • Chapter 5. The Origin of African Rice
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Physiography of West Africa
    • 3. Ecosystems of West Africa
    • 4. The Holocene Climate in South Sahara and the Sahel
    • 5. The History of African Rice
    • 6. East Africa and Madagascar
    • 7. The Rice Archaeology of Africa
    • 8. Rice Culture in West Africa
    • 9. Wild Rices of africa
    • 10. Characteristics of African Rice
    • 11. The Fall of African Rice
    • 12. The Genetic Transformation of African Rice
    • 13. The Origin of African Rice
    • 14. Time and Place of Origin
  • Chapter 6. The Origin of Asian Rice
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Past Studies
    • 3. Late Pleistocene–Holocene Climate
    • 4. Archaeological Studies
    • 5. Origin and Evolution
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
324
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124171893
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124171770

About the Author

N.M. Nayar

Emeritus Scientists, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Trivandrum, Kerala India

*Six years as Emeritus Scientist of the Dept. of Science and Technology (Government of India) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research: Working on origin and diversity of rice and aroids

*Seventeen years as Director of 3 crop/cropping systems-based ICAR Institutes (Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod; Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla; Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum) and concurrently Founder-Director for 4 years

*Five years as Joint Director in Independent Charge of CPCRI Regional Station, Vittal

*Approx. severl years as Section/Division head in Central Potato Research Institute and Central Rice Institute

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Scientist, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Trivandrum, Kerala, India