Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Genetic Resource Utilization and Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mercedes Rivas, Federico Condón
      Pages 3-24
    3. Alberto Camacho-Henriquez, Friederike Kraemer, Gea Galluzzi, Stef de Haan, Matthias Jäger, Anja Christinck
      Pages 25-61
    4. Elena Popova, Mukund Shukla, Haeng Hoon Kim, Praveen K. Saxena
      Pages 63-93
    5. Mohd Gulfishan, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Oves
      Pages 95-112
  3. Breeding Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Deming Jin, Tondi Yacouba Nassirou
      Pages 193-214
    3. Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak, Bradley J. Till
      Pages 215-240
    4. D. Gavin Humphreys, Ron E. Knox
      Pages 241-290
  4. In Vitro Culture and Transgenic Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Zul Zulkarnain, Tanya Tapingkae, Acram Taji
      Pages 293-328
    3. H. Dayton Wilde
      Pages 329-344
    4. Ankita Singh, Meenakshi Joshi, E. Lamalakshmi Devi
      Pages 345-367
    5. Bingliang Wan
      Pages 369-396
    6. Mohammad Abhary, Adel Rezk
      Pages 397-427
  5. Molecular Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Ram Kushal Singh, Sujeet Pratap Singh
      Pages 489-511
    3. Aayudh Das, Bimal Paudel, Jai S. Rohila
      Pages 513-537
    4. Vinay K. Singh, Anil K. Singh, Sakshi Singh, Brahma D. Singh
      Pages 563-612
    5. N. Manikanda Boopathi, Selvam Sathish, Ponnaikoundar Kavitha, Ponnusami Dachinamoorthy, Rajasekar Ravikesavan
      Pages 613-645
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 647-656

About this book


Plant breeders and geneticists are under constant pressure to sustain 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 development of new crop varieties under different environmental conditions to achieve sustainable food production. The book consists of two volumes. This is volume 1 which comprises 21 chapters separated into four parts: Part I, Genetic Resource Utilization and Conservation; Part II, Breeding Strategies; Part III, In Vitro Culture and Transgenic Approaches; and Part IV, Molecular Breeding. Topics covered include plant domestication and germplasm utilization, conventional breeding techniques and the role of biotechnology. In addition to various biotechnological applications in plant breeding, it includes functional genomics, mutations and methods of detection, and molecular markers. In vitro techniques and their applications in plant breeding are discussed with an emphasis on embryo rescue, somatic cell hybridization and somaclonal variation. Other chapters cover haploid breeding, transgenics, cryogenics and bioinformatics. The book is a valuable resource for 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 Germplasm conservation In vitro 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 Helsinki 00014 HELSINKIFinland
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

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