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Cover for Molecular breeding in wheat, maize and sorghum: strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield.

This book contains 29 chapters focusing on wheat, maize and sorghum molecular breeding. It aims to contribute the latest understandings of the molecular and genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance, yield and quality improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum to develop strategies for improving...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Caring for corn and beans: reassessing subsistence agriculture and climate change.

To move beyond a material understanding of women's relationship to climate change, this chapter explores a care work framework that explicitly includes women's participation in subsistence agriculture, while expanding climate change frameworks to consider care work. The case of Honduras is used in...

Author(s)
Garner, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247053)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutritional models.

This chapter presents an overview of computer models and nutrient requirement model used in managing farm animals.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Isolation of genes/quantitative trait loci for drought stress tolerance in maize.

This chapter focuses on target traits for drought stress, progress in mapping for drought tolerance-associated genes/QTLs identification and expression studies and introgression strategies followed by the possibilities of integrating the concept of speed breeding in maize drought breeding...

Author(s)
Pardeep Kumar; Mukesh Choudhary; Jat, B. S.; Dagla, M. C.; Vishal Singh; Das, A. K.; Santosh Kumar; Ningthaipuilu Longmei; Henry, R. J.; Wani, S. H.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The genetic architecture and breeding towards cold tolerance in maize: review.

This chapter reviews the global adaptation of maize, the effect of cold stress, existing cold-tolerant or cold-sensitive maize varieties or mutants, research on linkage analysis, and genome-wide association studies and gene expression profiling in maize cold response. In addition, the potential...

Author(s)
Dong HaiXiao; Li Zhao; Hu GuangHui; Yuan YaPing; Zhang ZhiWu
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying excess moisture stress tolerance in maize: molecular breeding opportunities to increase yield potential.

Understanding the impact of excess moisture (EM) on maize plants at various growth stages, and studying the phenological, physiological and molecular responses of tolerant maize genotypes towards adaptation to EM stress, could help define ways in which this trait could be improved through targeted...

Author(s)
Nair, S. K.; Zaidi, P. H.; Vinayan, M. T.; Gajanan Saykhedkar
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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

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