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Cover for Breeding strategies to enhance abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvement in wheat, maize and sorghum.

This chapter provides information on the various molecular breeding strategies to enhance abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvement in wheat, maize and sorghum, such as marker-assisted selection, marker-assisted backcross breeding, marker-assisted recurrent selection and genome-wide selection.

Author(s)
Yacoubi, I.; Hamdi, K.; Brini, F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving waterlogging tolerance in wheat.

This chapter summarizes the current understanding of the response of wheat to waterlogging stress, the genetic control of uptake and transport of macro- and micronutrients, and the QTLs and genes associated with tolerance mechanisms. Potential targets for molecular breeding through marker-assisted...

Author(s)
Mason, R. E.; Roberts, T. L.; Boyles, R.; Acuna, A.; Arguello, M. N.; Ballesteros, D.; Subramanian, N.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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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 advancement of molecular understanding for combating salinity stress in maize.

This chapter reviews recent progress in the fundamental understanding of maize salt tolerance and the advancement of molecular breeding for salt-tolerant maize. Great progress has been made towards the molecular understanding of maize salt tolerance in recent years. Nevertheless, the breeding of...

Author(s)
Cao YiBo; Wang YiQiao; Jiang CaiFu
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for increasing nutrition quality in maize: recent progress.

This chapter presents the status of molecular breeding, especially marker-assisted backcross breeding (MABB), followed in each of the nutritional traits of maize. It focuses on breeding and improvement of protein quality, lysine and tryptophan, provitamin A, vitamin E, phytate, glycaemic index,...

Author(s)
Firoz Hossain; Sujay Rakshit; Bhupender Kumar; Amalraj, J. J.; Vignesh Muthusamy; Bhukya Prakash; Zunjare, R. U.; Chikkappa Karjagi; Rajesh Khulbe; Arushi Arora; Lydia Pramitha; Dharampal Choudhary; Rao, S. V. R.; Raju, M. V. L. N.; Kamboj, M. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding for combating salinity stress in sorghum: progress and prospects.

This chapter discusses current progress and prospects of molecular breeding and strategies for developing better saline-tolerant sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) varieties. Most molecular breeding techniques for salt tolerance have been carried out in controlled environments where the plants were not...

Author(s)
Chakma, N.; Moutoshi Chakraborty; Bhyan, S.; Alam, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative trait locus mapping and genetic improvement to strengthen drought tolerance in sorghum.

This chapter overviews the approaches to and application of quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and positional cloning of genes controlling important traits related to drought tolerance in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), which ultimately yields crop improvement and genetic modification. The use of...

Author(s)
Shehzad, T.; Okuno, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Isolation and characterization of tandem repeats in nematode genomes.

This chapter provides an overview of the practical methodologies that can be used to identify and characterize the tandem repeats that are most frequently used as genetic markers in nematodes (including plant-parasitic and entomopathogenic nematodes), namely satellite DNA and microsatellites. The...

Author(s)
Castagnone-Sereno, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analysing genetic variation in farm animals.

In this chapter, topics focused on how to quantify the extent to which genes affect measured traits and how to use this information in breeding programmes. Highlights include: estimating heritability; estimating non-additive parameters, correlations, and genotype by environment interactions,...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture breeding.

This chapter reviews the state of play in aquaculture breeding and presents an outlook, together with opportunities and challenges, for this sector.

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