QTL Mapping in Crop Improvement

QTL Mapping in Crop Improvement

Present Progress and Future Perspectives

1st Edition - November 19, 2022

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  • Editors: Shabir Wani, Dechung Wang, Gyanendra Pratap Singh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323852432
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902854

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QTL Mapping in Crop Improvement: Present Progress and Future Perspectives presents advancements in QTL breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses and nutritional improvement in a range of crop plants. The book presents a roadmap for future breeding for resilience to various stresses and improvement in nutritional quality. Crops such as rice, wheat, maize, soybeans, common bean, and pigeon pea are the major staple crops consumed globally, hence fulfilling the nutritional requirements of global populations, particularly in the under-developed world, is extremely important. Sections cover the challenges facing maximized production of these crops, including diseases, insect damage, drought, heat, salinity and mineral toxicity. Covering globally important crops including maize, wheat, rice, barley, soybean, common bean and pigeon pea, this book will be an important reference for those working in agriculture and crop improvement.

Key Features

  • Uses the latest molecular markers to identify QTLs/genes responsible for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in plants
  • Includes multiple core crops for efficient comparison and translational learning
  • Provides a ready reference for improving quality traits through the use of the latest technologies


University graduate students (PhD), researchers and educators; Libraries and professionals of universities and various kinds of institutes focused on Agriculture, environmental science, plant science (crop improvement, plant breeding and genetics, plant molecular biology, plant protection, quality improvement)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Recent advances in Molecular markers for QTL mapping in crops plants
    2. A Statistical Perspective of Gene Set Analysis with Trait Specific QTL in Molecular Crop Breeding
    3. Crop improvement using QTLian breeding against Colletotrichum truncatum
    4. Molecular breeding for heat and drought stress in Maize: Revisiting the progress and acheivements
    5. Genome-wide QTL detection for biotic stress resistance in maize
    6. Harnessing QTLian breeding for quality improvement in maize: Recent advances
    7. Abiotic stress tolerance in wheat: Molecular breeding perspectives
    8. Advances in Molecular breeding for biotic stress tolerance in Wheat
    9. Drought stress tolerance in Wheat: Recent QTL mapping advances
    10. Wheat biofortification: A molecular breeding outlook
    11. Identification of tolerance for Wheat Rusts: Insights in recent QTL mapping efforts
    12. Genetic studies on cold and hypoxia Stress in Rice
    13. Rice biotic stress tolerance Recent Advances in molecular breeding approaches
    14. QTL mapping for Salinity Stress in Rice: Present status and future prospects
    15. Genetic Improvement of Rice grain Quality
    16. Translating Genetics into Genomics: From QTL Identification to Candidate Gene Discovery in Rice
    17. Salinity stress tolerance in barley: Recent advances in QTL mapping
    18. Barley drought stress improvement using advanced molecular breeding tools
    19. Quantitative genetic advances for disease resistance in soybean
    20. Molecular breeding for development of drought stress tolerance in Soybean
    21. Common bean breeding advances utilizing the recent advances in QTL mapping
    22. Genomics assisted breeding Pigeon pea improvement
    23. Molecular breeding for groundnut (Peanut) improvement: Present status and future prospects
    24. Sorghum Improvement using molecular breeding approaches
    25. QTL mapping studies for Small Millets Improvement

Product details

  • No. of pages: 414
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 19, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323852432
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902854

About the Editors

Shabir Wani

Shabir Hussain Wani is Scientist cum Assistant Professor at Shere-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir where his research focuses on plant breeding and genetics/plant biotechnology. Included among his awards are: Fellow of the Linnean Society of London-2017 YOUNG SCIENTIST Award (2017), Indian Ecological Society Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana. Young Scientist of the Year 2016, International foundation for Environment and Ecology Kolkata India. YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD – 2016, Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA) YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry YOUNG SCIENTIST Award (2015), Society for Plant Research, Meerut, India YOUNG SCIENTIST Award (2009), Society for Promotion of Plant Science Research. Jaipur National University, Jaipur. FELLOW OF SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH AWARD – 2011-12

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor Senior Scale, Mountain Research Canter for Field Crops, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, J&K, India

Dechung Wang

Prof. Dechung Wang is Associate Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences. Since 2007 his research has focused on genetic mapping of QTL conferring resistance to soybean aphid, while mold and other traits, soybeam molecular genetics and the molecular genetics and techniques of plant breeding. The shanghai Commission of Sciences and Technology awarded him for the introduction of Japanese peach cultivar Okayamawase, and for the “Investigation and proposal for shanghai fruit production for the year 2000”. He also received a Fellowship from the State Educational Commission of China as a Visiting Scholar to the University of California before receiving his Graduate Fellowship to Michigan State.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, A384-E Plant and Soil Sci. Bldg, Michigan State Univerity, East Lansing, MI, USA

Gyanendra Pratap Singh

Dr. G.P. Singh has vast experience in wheat research for more than 25 years. He has developed 37 wheat varieties and 34 genetic stocks suited to different agro climatic zones of the country. Dr. Singh has published more than 160 research and review papers in reputed peer journals. He is recipient of several prestigious awards such as Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and BP Pal Gold Medal. He is fellow of many scientific academies and societies such as National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Society of Advancement of Wheat Research, Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology. He has actively organised several workshops and symposia and chaired many scientific sessions. He is actively involved in mobilization of wheat technologies from lab to farmer’s field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Haryana, India

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  • Ali R. Wed Jul 20 2022

    Advances in QTL mapping

    This book comprises the recent innovation and discoveries related to novel QTLs for crop improvement. An excellent compilation of most recent QTL mapping studies.

  • Showkat S. Sat Jul 16 2022

    QTL Mapping in Crop Improvement

    A valuable addition to the books covering biotic and abiotic stresses and nutritional improvement in a range of crop plants through QTL mapping. The roadmap regarding breeding for stress resilience and improvement in nutritional quality of important global food crops is quite useful and effective.

  • Alamuru c. Sat Jul 16 2022

    Good Compilation of information

    This book is a valuable compilation of recent advances in quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping for the wheat crop, which may prove useful to scientists, researchers, academics, and students. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the completed book.

  • Muhammad A. Sat Jul 16 2022

    Comments on book

    I found this is very informative text book which should be taught to undergraduate classes to give them awareness about the significance of QTLs in plant breeding.