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Molecular Breeding for Sustainable Crop Improvement

Volume 2

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
  • S. Rama Rao
  • S.N. Raina
  • Provides up to date comprehensive information on the utilization of genetic resources and strategies used in the genetic improvement of various crop species

  • Is unique to combine biodiversity, genetics, cytogenetics, biosystematics, breeding and biotechnology

  • Chapters written by world authorities of their subject


Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Deepmala Sehgal, Richa Singh, Vijay Rani Rajpal
    Pages 31-59
  3. Sazda Abdi, Shashi, Anuj Dwivedi, Vishnu Bhat
    Pages 79-99
  4. Rahul Kumar, Kuldip, Paramvir Singh Ahuja, Ram Kumar Sharma
    Pages 101-125
  5. Santosh Kumar Sharma, Maki Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Mukai
    Pages 127-148
  6. Sapinder Bali, Shailendra Goel, Soom Nath Raina
    Pages 149-169
  7. Kumari Neelam, Kishor Kumar, Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal, Kuldeep Singh
    Pages 171-202
  8. Alan V. Stewart, Nicholas W. Ellison
    Pages 203-211
  9. N. Surya Prakash, Jeena Devasia, Y. Raghuramulu, Ramesh K. Aggarwal
    Pages 231-268
  10. Upendra Kumar, Priyanka, Sundip Kumar
    Pages 325-342
  11. Divya Mohanty, Atika Chandra, Rajesh Tandon
    Pages 343-395
  12. Deepmala Sehgal
    Pages 397-419
  13. Susanne Dreisigacker, Sivakumar Sukumaran, Carlos Guzmán, Xinyao He, Caixa Lan, David Bonnett et al.
    Pages 421-474
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 475-478

About this book


Molecular Breeding for Sustainable Crop Improvement, Volume 2 focuses on integration of advances in genetics, cytogenetics, molecular biology and biotechnology aimed at alien gene introgression for genetic improvement of major crop species at molecular level to help overcome the limitations associated with conventional plant breeding.

This  book includes articles on the availability and application of modern genomic approaches, tools, and resources in a precision breeding approach. The contributions involve the use of molecular markers and linkage, QTL and association mapping of agronomic traits to identify candidate genes and to design functional markers for marker assisted selection (MAS), gene pyramiding using MAS coupled with marker assisted back cross breeding (MABB), next generation sequencing (NGS) to generate genome wide markers and screen new alleles, and targeting induced local lesions in genomes (TILLING) or ecotype TILLING (EcoTILLING) for the screening of either mutant or natural germplasm collections  to integrate genomic information into directional and selective breeding in crops to maximize genetic gains.

Breeders, taxonomists, geneticists, cytogeneticists, molecular biologists and biotechnologists are going to greatly benefit from this book. We sincerely hope that this book will serve as a milestone in the precision breeding of crops to achieve meaningful plant genetic improvement.


Genetic diversity Molecular DNA markers Molecular marker assisted selection Molecular breeding Crop improvement

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
    • 1
  • S. Rama Rao
    • 2
  • S.N. Raina
    • 3
  1. 1.Delhi UniversityDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Biotech and BioinformaticsNorth Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia
  3. 3.Amity University of BiotechnologyNoidaIndia

About the editors

Raina’s quality research is evidenced by his publications in journals of international repute like Gene, AOB Plants, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Molecular Breeding, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Genome, Plant Breeding, Euphytica, Genetica, Heredity, Journal of Heredity, Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Methods in Cell Science, In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. – Plants, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Caryologia, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Plant Cell Reports, Annals of Botany among others. He has 135 publications, including 111 research papers, and 20 book chapters. The impact factor of his published papers ranges from 0.5 to 4.5 and the citation index touches nearly 2000. Raina has given invited seminars and keynote addresses in scientific forums in many countries, and has chaired symposia, seminars and scientific sessions in national and international conferences. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (F.N.A.Sc), India, and is credited with 17 M.Phil and 23 Ph.D. thesis Dr Rani has published 20 research papers in international peer reviewed journals like Plant Cell Reports, Genome, Genetica, Plant Systematics and Evolution, In Vitro Cellular Developmental Biology (IVCDB) Plant , Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology . In addition, she has contributed five review papers in books published from Springer Verlag and Kluwer Acad. Publ. and CRC Press Ltd. Dr Rani has presented her research as an invited speaker in many national and international conferences. She is a member of International Society of Plant Morphologists and NewYork Academy of Sciences, USA Rao's research activity has been published (and still is) in international renowned journals.

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