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Title Crop production for agricultural improvement / Muhammad Ashraf [and others], editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]

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Subject Crop improvement.
Crops, Agricultural.
Alt Name Ashraf, M. (Muhammad), 1953-
Description 1 online resource (vii, 796 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Breeding for crop improvement -- Bridging Genomic and Classical Breeding Approaches for Improving Crop Productivity / Mehboob-ur-Rahman, Tayyaba Shaheen, Muhammad Ashraf and Yusuf Zafar -- Breeding for Improved Drought Tolerance / Abazar Rajabi and Eric Schmieder Ober -- Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance/Tolerance in Plants / Carlotta Balconi, Piergiorgio Stevanato, Mario Motto and Enrico Biancardi -- The American Halophyte Prosopis strombulifera, a New Potential Source to Confer Salt Tolerance to Crops / Mariana Reginato, Veronica Sgroy, Analia Llanes, Fabricio Cassan and Virginia Luna -- Breeding for Biotic Stress Tolerance in Plants / L.F. De Filippis -- Breeding Wheat for Salt Tolerance and Stem Rust Resistance / Makhdoom Hussain, Aziz ur Rehman, Imran Habib, Mumtaz Hussain and Nadeem Ahmad, et al. -- The Potential of Breeding Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) for Water Stress Tolerance / Abdul Naveed, Asif Ali Khan and Saeed Rauf -- Crop Improvement Through Different Means: Challenges and Prospects / Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad, Munir Ozturk and Ahmad Aksoy.
Part 2. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics -- Biotechnology as an Aid for Crop Improvement to Overcome Food Shortage / Khalid ul Rehman Hakeem, Munir Ozturk, Parvaiz Ahmad and Abdul Razaque Memon -- Plant Genetic Engineering: Problems and Applications / Bushra Rashid, Tayyab Husnain and Sheikh Riazuddin -- Transcriptomics and Proteomics Analysis of Root Nodules of Model Legume Plants / Abdul Razaque Memon -- Agrobacterium tumefaciens and its Use in Plant Biotechnology / Ibrahim Ilker Ozyigit -- Progress and Prospects for Efficient Micropropagation of Woody Plants / Faheem Aftab -- Novel Methods in Micropropagation of Pistachio / Engin Tilkat, Yelda Ozden Ciftci, Hulya Akdemir, Ahmet Onay and Emine Ayaz Tilkat -- Crop Productivity and Water Use Efficiency: The Role of Carbon Isotope Discrimination Technique / Javed Akhter and Philippe Monneveux -- Behaviour of Plant Pathogens for Crops Under Stress During the Determination of Physiological, Biochemical, and Molecular Approaches for Salt Stress Tolerance / Murat Dikilitas and Sema Karakas -- Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Drought Tolerance in Wheat Triticum L. Genotypes / Irada Mammad Huseynova, Samira Mahammadrahim Rustamova, Saftar Yusif Suleymanov and Jalal Alirza Aliyev -- Molecular Basis of Disease Resistance in Cereal Crops: An Overview / Hadi Bux, Muhammad Ashraf, Awais Rasheed, Dipak Sharma Poudyal and Alvina Gul Kazi, et al. -- Polyamines: Role in Plants Under Abiotic Stress / Parvaiz Ahmad, Ashwani Kumar, Aditi Gupta, Xiangyang Hu and Khalid ul Rehman Hakeem, et al.
Part 3. Crop Management -- Crop Diversification Practices in Saskatchewan, Canada / Ahmet Ruhi Mermut -- Invasive Weed Species -- A Threat to Sustainable Agriculture / Ghazala Nasim and Asad Shabbir -- An Overview of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for Sustainable Agriculture / Rifat Hayat, Iftikhar Ahmed and Rizwan Ali Sheirdil -- Arbuscular Mycorrhizae for Sustainable Agriculture / Ghazala Nasim -- A Site-Specific Potassium Fertilization Approach to Overcome Sporadic Response of Crops / Abdul Hannan, Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Arif and Muhammad Waqas -- Optimal Supply of Micronutrients Improves Drought Tolerance in Legumes / Muhammad Yasin Ashraf, Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Ashraf, Javed Akhter and Faqir Hussain -- Potential of Rhizobia for Sustainable Production of Non-legumes / Ijaz Mehboob, Muhammad Naveed, Zahir Ahmad Zahir and Muhammad Ashraf -- Effect of Drip and Subsurface Drip Irrigation with Saline Water on Tomato Crop / Besma Kahlaoui, Mohamed Hachicha, Saloua Rejeb and Mohamed Nejib Rejeb -- Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Cultivars in Relation to Temperature Stress / Shahidul Islam, Carmen Rafaela Carvajal Rebanales and James Otis Garner Jr. -- A Review on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus / Syed Jawad Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Bashir and Naheed Manzoor.
Summary In the recent years, the looming food scarcity problem has highlighted plant sciences as an emerging discipline committed to devise new strategies for enhanced crop productivity. The major factors causing food scarcity are biotic and abiotic stresses such as plant pathogens, salinity, drought, flooding, nutrient deficiency or toxicity which substantially limit crop productivity world-wide. In this scenario, strategies should be adopted to achieve maximum productivity and economic crop returns. In this book we have mainly focused on physiological, biochemical, molecular and genetic bases of crop development and related approaches that can be used for crop improvement under environmental adversaries. In addition, the adverse effects of different biotic (diseases, pathogens etc.) and abiotic (salinity, drought, high temperatures, metals etc) stresses on crop development and the potential strategies to enhance crop productivity under stressful environments are also discussed.
Note English.
ISBN 9789400741164 (electronic bk.)
9400741162 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-007-4116-4
OCLC # 794928139
Additional Format Print version: Crop production for agricultural improvement. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012] (DLC) 2012937471

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