Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Industrial and Food Crops

Volume 6

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • Shri Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Industrial Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saeed Rauf, Muhammad Shehzad, Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Hafiz Muhammad Imran, Ijaz Rasool Noorka
      Pages 29-59
    3. Muhammad N. Sattar, Zafar Iqbal, Sarbesh Das Dangol, Allah Bakhsh
      Pages 61-84
    4. Liwu Zhang, Aminu Kurawa Ibrahim, Sylvain Niyitanga, Liemei Zhang, Jianmin Qi
      Pages 85-113
    5. Pratik Satya, Sabyasachi Mitra, Deb Prasad Ray
      Pages 115-150
    6. Hussein Abdel-Haleem, Zinan Luo, Dennis Ray
      Pages 151-178
    7. Sankaran Sobha, Karumamkandathil Rekha, Thomas K. Uthup
      Pages 179-236
    8. Frank M. You, Sylvie Cloutier, Khalid Y. Rashid, Scott D. Duguid
      Pages 277-317
    9. Kelly M. Monja-Mio, Miguel A. Herrera-Alamillo, Lorenzo F. Sánchez-Teyer, Manuel L. Robert
      Pages 319-362
    10. Shriram J. Mirajkar, Rachayya M. Devarumath, Ashok A. Nikam, Kapil V. Sushir, Harinath Babu, Penna Suprasanna
      Pages 363-406
  3. Food Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Frances Bekele, Wilbert Phillips-Mora
      Pages 409-487
    3. Fadila Ahmad Malike, Mohd Din Amiruddin, Zulkifli Yaakub, Marhalil Marjuni, Norziha Abdullah, Nor Azwani Abu Bakar et al.
      Pages 489-535
    4. Pooran Golkar, Somayeh Karimi
      Pages 537-575
    5. Swapan K. Tripathy, Jayashree Kar, Dibyabharati Sahu
      Pages 577-635
    6. Alan H. Chambers
      Pages 707-734
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 735-744

About this book


Plant breeders and geneticists are under constant pressure to sustain and expand food production by using innovative breeding strategies and introducing minor crops, which are well adapted to marginal lands, provide a source of nutrition, and have abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, to feed an ever-increasing human population. The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the improvement and development of new crop varieties, under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors, to achieve sustainable agricultural production and enhanced food security. In addition to developing improved crops for innovative industrial products such as pharmaceuticals and food additives, biofuels, oils and textiles. Three volumes of this book series were published in 2015, 2016 and 2018, respectively: Volume 1. Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools; Volume 2. Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits and Volume 3. Fruits. In 2019, the following four volumes are concurrently being published: Volume 4. Nut and Beverage Crops, Volume 5. Cereals, Volume 6. Industrial and Food Crops and Volume 7. Legumes. This Vol 6, subtitled Industrial and Food Crops, consists of 2 parts. Included in Part I are 11 industrial plant species utilized as sources of raw materials for the production of industrial products including pulp and wood crops (acacia), fiber (cotton, jute and ramie), rubber (guayule and rubber tree), oil (jojoba and flax), biofuels and pharmaceutical  (agave) and sugar source (sugarcane). Part II covers 7 food plants selected for their utilization in food industries for the production of chocolate (cacao), cooking oil (oil palm, safflower, sesame and sunflower) and natural flavors and aroma (saffron and vanilla). Chapters are written by 60 internationally reputable scientists from 14 countries and subjected to a review process to assure quality presentation and scientific accuracy. Each chapter begins with an introduction covering related backgrounds and provides in-depth discussion of the subject supported with 138 high quality color figures, and relevant data in 78 tables. The chapter concludes with recommendations for future research directions, appendixes of genetic resources and concerned research institutes and a comprehensive list of pertinent references to facilitate further reading. This book series is a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers and seed companies as well as consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture, particularly in modern breeding technologies.


Biotechnology Genetic improvement Plant breeding Tissue culture Molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 1
  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural BiotechnologyKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

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