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Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants addresses the need for an integrated reference on a wide variety of crop plants, facilitating comparison and contrast, as well as providing relevant relationships for future research and development. The book presents the genetic and natural history value of wild relatives, covers what wild relatives exist, explores the existing knowledge regarding specific relatives and the research surrounding them and identifies knowledge gaps. As understanding the role of crop wild relatives in plant breeding expands the genetic pool for abiotic and biotic stress resistance, this is an ideal reference on this important topic.
- Provides a single-volume resource to important crops for accessible comparison and research
- Explores both conventional and molecular approaches to breeding for targeted traits and allows for expanded genetic variability
- Guides the development of hybrids for germplasm with increased tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses
Researchers, educators and graduate students in Agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, plant science (crop improvement, plant breeding and genetics, plant molecular biology, plant protection)
1. Introduction: Potential of Wild Species in Plant Breeding
2. Wild Cotton Genepool: An unopened treasure
3. Wild Wheat Germplasm: An unopened treasure
4. Emerging Avenues for the Exploitation of Wild Relatives of Rice in Plant Breeding
5. Genetic Resources and Pre-breeding of Maize
6. Utilization of wild ancestors for biotic and abiotic tolerance in barley
7. Effect of natural variation on biofortification
8. Untapped soybeans; A genetic reservoir for its improvement
9. Wild Sunflowers: The primary genetic resource for
10. Brassicas: A Complete Guide to the potential of their wild relatives
11. Wild Germplasm: Shaping future tomato breeding
12. Potato wild relatives, a reservoir of genetic diversity for the sustainability of world's 3rdmost important food crop
13. Wild relatives of sweet potato; Distribution and prospectus for crop improvement
14. Tapping the genetic diversity in sugarcane wild germplasm using next generation genotyping and phenotyping tools
15. Generation of new landraces of forage species; Red Fescue and clover
16. Chickpea wild relatives: potential source of ancient genes for stress tolerance breeding
17. Mungbean Wild genetic resource; a potential source of genetic improvement for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance
18. Lentil Wild genetic resource; a potential source of genetic improvement for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance
19. Wild Relative Species and new plant breeding technologies
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- © Academic Press 2021
- 1st March 2021
- Academic Press
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Dr Muhammad Tehseen Azhar B.Sc (Hons) Agri and M.Sc (Hons) in Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan) He joined the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics University of Agriculture, Faisalabad as Lecturer, and teaching graduate and post graduate classes. His focus is screening segregating populations, resulting in the development of several bulks. Dr Azhar has specific interest in the development of cotton germplasm having non-Bt and Bt genes along with tolerance to abiotic stresses. He worked with Dr Richard Percy, Dr Lori L. Hinze and Dr Jame Frelichowsk during a Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship-2014 and has been appointed as Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Plant Biology, UWA. Dr Azhar has been nominated for the post of Chair of Germplam and Genetic Stock in International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI).
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, School of Plant Biology, UWA
Shabir Hussain Wani is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at the Mountain Research Center for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India. He has published more than 100 papers/chapters in journals and books of international and national repute. He has been Reviews Editor for Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Switzerland during (2015-2018). He is also the editor of Life Sciences (LS): An International journal of Life Sciences and SKUAST Journal of Research. He was awarded the Young Scientist Award (Agriculture) 2015 from the Society for Plant Research at national Conference on Plant Science research at University of Delhi, India. He has also worked as visiting Scientist in department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA, for the year 2016-17 under the UGC Raman Post Doc Fellowship Programme. Currently, he is in-charge of wheat improvement programme of SKUAST-Kashmir under the All India Coordinated Wheat and Barley Improvement Project.
Assistant Professor cum Scientist (Senior scale), Genetics and Plant Breeding, and Incharge All Indian Coordinated Research Project on Wheat and Barley, Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops, Khudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir, J&K, India. Visiting Scientist under UGC Raman Post Doctoral Fellowship (2016-17) at Department of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
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