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Cover for Molecular breeding for enhancing iron and zinc content in wheat grains.

This chapter provides information on the importance of biofortification as a cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to increase micronutrient contents in plants. The merging of breeding approaches with genetic engineering techniques, such as quantitative trait locus analysis,...

Author(s)
Lovenpreet Kaur; Natasha Sharma; Monika Garg
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent advancements of molecular breeding and functional genomics for improving nitrogen-, phosphorus- and potassium-use efficiencies in wheat.

This chapter discusses the importance and implications of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as essential nutrients and the application of molecular breeding and functional genomics for improving nutrient-use efficiency in wheat are presented. Improvement of nutrient-use efficiency through genetic...

Author(s)
Maharajan, T.; Roch, G. V.; Ceasar, S. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CRISPR-mediated gene editing in wheat for abiotic stress tolerance.

In this chapter, the relevant advances in genome editing technology and how they will enable improvement of abiotic stress tolerance in wheat are highlighted.

Author(s)
Edwards, D.; Scheben, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent advancement in molecular breeding for improving nutrient-use efficiency in maize.

This chapter defines nutrient-use efficiency and the relevance of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) as essential macronutrients and the molecular regulation of their metabolism in maize. The efforts towards molecular breeding of maize to improve NUE and PUE are also summarized and discussed. Plant...

Author(s)
López-Arredondo, D.; Fan XiaoRong; Jiao YinPing
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for CRISPR-mediated genome editing in maize for improved abiotic stress tolerance.

This chapter discusses the applications of CRISPR-mediated genome editing to improve the abiotic stress tolerance (such as drought, heat, waterlogging and cold tolerance) of maize. CRISPR/Cas9 has great potential for maize genome manipulation at desired sites. By using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome...

Author(s)
Ali Razzaq; Ghulam Mustafa; Ali, M. A.; Khan, M. S.; Joyia, F. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for increasing micronutrient content in sorghum.

This chapter summarizes the limited efforts that have been undertaken to enhance the micronutrient content in sorghum using molecular breeding approaches. Increasing the micronutrient content of sorghum grain is of paramount importance for alleviating malnutrition since it will help in overcoming...

Author(s)
Hariprasanna, K.; Rajendrakumar, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing or gene editing: the pros and cons.

Research into plant genetics often requires the suppression or complete knockout of gene expression to scientifically validate gene function. In addition, the phenotypes obtained from gene suppression can occasionally have commercial value for plant breeders. Until recently, the methodological...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
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Cover for Host-induced gene silencing and spray-induced gene silencing for crop protection against viruses.

Since the beginning of agriculture, plant virus diseases have been a strong challenge for farming. Following its discovery at the very beginning of the 1990s, the RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism has been widely studied and exploited as an integrative tool to obtain resistance to viruses in...

Author(s)
Ricci, A.; Sabbadini, S.; Miozzi, L.; Mezzetti, B.; Noris, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Food and feed safety assessment of RNAi plants and products.

This paper evaluates the potential hazards of food and feed derived from RNAi plants including: adverse changes of plant metabolism; mechanisms and potential for non-target gene silencing in humans and livestock, including gut microbiome; bioinformatics tools for predictionof off-target sequences...

Author(s)
Naegeli, H.; Klete, G.; Dietz-Pfeilstetter, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
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Cover for Tools and technologies in animal breeding.

This chapter discussed the factors which affect responses to within-breed selection, and some of the tools and technologies used, especially for more effective within-breed selection. Highlights focused on the current reproductive technologies in animal breeding, molecular genetic tools, and modern ...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
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