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Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change

Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change

CABI Climate Change Series

Edited by M Jackson, previously International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines, B Ford-Lloyd, University of Birmingham, UK, M Parry, Imperial College London, UK

December 2013 / Hardback / 312 Pages / 9781780641973 £90.00 / €115.00 / $170.00
With 10% online discount: £81.00 / €103.50 / $153.00
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Main Description

* Provides specific examples of germplasm research related to climate change threats
* Edited by internationally renowned experts in the field
* The final chapter of the book draws a synthesis of the many issues raised within the book


A major new study of climate change threats from leading lights in the field

  • a: Preface
  • 1: Food Security, Climate Change and Genetic Resources
  • 2: Genetic Resources and Conservation Challenges under the Threat of Climate Change
  • 3: Climate Projections
  • 4: Effects of Climate Change on Potential Food Production and Risk of Hunger
  • 5: Regional Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and the Role of Adaptation
  • 6: International Mechanisms for Conservation and Use of Genetic Resources
  • 7: Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change
  • 8: Climate Change and On-farm Conservation of Crop Landraces in Centres of Diversity
  • 9: Germplasm Databases and Informatics
  • 10: Exploring ‘Omics’ of Genetic Resources to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change
  • 11: Harnessing Meiotic Recombination for Improved Crop Varieties
  • 12: High Temperature Stress
  • 13: Drought
  • 14: Salinity
  • 15: Response to Flooding: Submergence Tolerance in Rice
  • 16: Effects of Climate Change on Plant–Insect Interactions and Prospects for Resistance Breeding Using Genetic Resources"
"The book here presented is in this sense a good guide since it analyses many of the factors involved
and draws a quite accurate picture of the present knowledge of the problem, as well as an excellent
source of the most important literature on each specific argument." - Domenico Pignone, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution