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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)
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Cover for Progress of mutant resource development and tilling on starch biosynthesis in wheat.

Induced mutations have been widely utilized for the development of plant mutant germplasm and varieties since 1927 and have contributed to genetic diversity enhancement and food security in the world. Mutant resources are essential for gene identification and functional characterization by forward...

Author(s)
Guo HuiJun; Xie YongDun; Zhao LinShu; Xiong HongChun; Gu JiaYu; Zhao ShiRong; Liu LuXiang
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
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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)
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Cover for Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving salinity tolerance in wheat.

This chapter provides an outline of the mechanisms of wheat salinity tolerance and discusses the challenges of several breeding programmes that are in progress with regard to durum (Triticum turgidum subsp. durum) and bread wheats using the integration of trait-based and molecular selection for...

Author(s)
Yacoubi, I.; Khanfir, E.; Hamdi, K.; Brini, F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
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Cover for Genomics and molecular physiology for improvement of drought tolerance in wheat.

This chapter discusses the complexity of drought tolerance in wheat focusing the morphological, biochemical, physiological and molecular responses. The breeding approaches, such as traditional and genomics-assisted strategies, for drought tolerance in wheat are described. Future perspectives are...

Author(s)
Sindhu Sareen; Pawan Saini; Charan Singh; Pradeep Kumar; Sonia Sheoran
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving heat stress tolerance in wheat.

This paper discusses wheat responses to heat stress (including morphological and growth, cellular structure and physiological responses) and the molecular-genetic bases of heat response in wheat (including topics on mapping quantitative trait loci related to heat tolerance and the role of...

Author(s)
Yu KuoHai; Peng HuiRu; Ni ZhongFu; Yao YingYin; Hu ZhaoRong; Xin MingMing; Sun QiXin
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving yield in wheat: recent advances and future perspectives.

Out of the different objectives of wheat breeding, this chapter focuses on the direct increment of wheat yields via genetic improvement of the crop. The efficiency of modern molecular techniques, along with the availability of the whole-genome sequence of wheat, in mining wheat germplasm for...

Author(s)
Perera, S. A. C. N.; Seneweera, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
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