Conventional And Non-conventional Interventions In Crop Improvement
The present volume CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN CROP IMPROVEMENT encompasses a collection of 10 chapters contributed by 22 experts in plant breeding and genetics, physiology, biotechnology and genetic engineering, nanotechnology and crop improvement. The selected topics are of prime importance to break the barriers of yield in different crops. They Provide the state of art account of the information available on different approaches for crop improvement under diverse conditions. Chapter 1 titled" Engineering Abiotic Stress Tolerance in PlantsExtricataing Regulatory Gene Complex" Chapter 2: Illustrated the Potential for engineering crops with high antioxidant capacity. Chapter 3 Provides a comprehensive report on current status of Molecular markers and MAS used in sunflower (Helianthus Annuus L.) Chapter 4 gives the glimpse on the Genetics and breeding for nutritional quality aspects of grain legumes Chapter 5 discusses Improvement of garlic crop using integrated approaches Chapter 6 describes Generation of Vermicompost and its Utililazation in sustainable agriculture. Chapter 7 is Dreeding for Soecific Adaptation to Increase the Yield Potential of Rise for Hill Regions. Chapter 8 is Carbon Metabolism in Transgenic Plants. Chapter 9 Living organisms as a source of Nanoscale Engineering and its Aplications is Described. Finally Chapter 10 Describes Mutations Breeding in Genomics Era : New Opportunities and Challenges. The Present volume will prove extremely useful for those interested in exploiting different facets of crop improvement. The book will cater yo the needs of postgraduates specializing in Plant breeding genetics Plant Physiology, crop breading Biotechnology and nano biotechnology, especially interested in crop Improvement.
C P Malik
C P Malik has 50 years of experience of Teaching and Research in Genetic Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology in several Universities in India and abroad. He has published more then 400 research papers, several reviews and books in the above subject. Malik is recipient of several awards and is fellow of several Academic including Indian national Science Academy (FNA) and Academy of Ag. Science (FNAAS). He is widely travelled and has visited several countries.
Gulzar S. Sanghera
Gulzar S Sanghera obtain his Ph. D from PAU. Ludhiana specializing in plant breeding in genetics, plants tissue culture and genetic transformation. Currently, Senier Scientist (PBG) at Mountains Research Centre for Field Crop, Khudwani, in SKUAST-Kashmir. He has published over 60 research papers and review in national and international reputed scientist journals.
Shabir H. Wani
Shabir H Wani completed his Ph. D in Plant breeding and Genetic on “Transgenic rice for abiotic stress tolerance from the PAU Ludhiana. He is well versed with Plant Biology with practical knowledge on tissue culture transformation and molecular biology. Currently he is working as Krishi vigyan Kendra Senapati as Programme Coordinator, He has published more the 60 papers in journal of international repute.
Preface V List of contributors IX 1. Engineering Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants: Extricating Regulatory Gene Complex --Pg. 1 Shabir H Wani, N B Singh, Th. Renuka Devi, A Haribhushan,Jeberson S M 2. Potential for Engineering Crops with High Antioxidant Capacity --Pg. 21 Jyoti Ushahra, Amandeep Hora and CP Malik 3. Current Status of Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection in Sunflower ( Heilianthus Annuus L. ) M Sujatha and K Sujatha 4. Breeding for Quality Traits in Grain Legumes --Pg. 87 Asif M Iqbal,Shafiq A Wani, Ajaz A Lone , Z A Dar, Shabir H Wani and F A Nehvi 5. Integrated Approach in Garlic Improvement --Pg. 105 Abhilash Nair, Anil Khar, Amandeep Hora and C P Malik 6. Vermicompost and Sustainable Agriculture --Pg. 137 A Haribhushan, S H Wani, D. Kumar, Y K Singh, N Jyotsna, D Kameri, Kh. Nodiachand 7. Breeding for Specific Adaptation to Increase the Yield Potential of Rice for Hill Regions --Pg. 165 S C Kashyap and Gulzar S Sanghera 8. Carbon Metabolism in Transgenic Plants --Pg. 185 Pushp Sharma 9. Living Organisms as a Source of Nanoscale Engineering and its Applications --Pg. 213 Himakshi Bhati Kushwaha and C P Malik 10.Mutations Breeding in Genomics Era: New Opportunities and Challenges --Pg. 259 Gulzar S Sanghera and S C Kashyap Index --Pg. 279