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Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Cereal Crops

  • Chittaranjan Kole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jauhar Ali, Anumalla Mahender, G. D. Prahalada, Ma. Anna Lynn Sevilla, Angelito Galang, Erik Jon De Asis et al.
    Pages 1-43
  3. Yuanfeng Hao, Awais Rasheed, Robert Jackson, Yonggui Xiao, Yong Zhang, Xianchun Xia et al.
    Pages 45-95
  4. B. M. Prasanna, Sudha K. Nair, Raman Babu, Manje Gowda, Xuecai Zhang, Yunbi Xu et al.
    Pages 97-132
  5. Julio Isidro-Sánchez, Elena Prats, Catherine Howarth, Tim Langdon, Gracia Montilla-Bascón
    Pages 133-169
  6. Ganapathy Kuyyamudi Nanaiah, Sujay Rakshit
    Pages 171-219
  7. Desalegn D. Serba, Rattan S. Yadav, Rajeev K. Varshney, S. K. Gupta, Govindaraj Mahalingam, Rakesh K. Srivastava et al.
    Pages 221-286
  8. Damaris Achieng Odeny, Adnan Niazi, Kassahun Tesfaye, Dagnachew Lule, Solomon Wanyonyi, Josephine Sarah Kunguni
    Pages 287-307

About this book


This book highlights modern methods and strategies to improve cereal crops in the era of climate change, presenting the latest advances in plant molecular mapping and genome sequencing.

Spectacular achievements in the fields of molecular breeding, transgenics and genomics in the last three decades have facilitated revolutionary changes in cereal- crop-improvement strategies and techniques. Since the genome sequencing of rice in 2002, the genomes of over eight cereal crops have been sequenced and more are to follow. This has made it possible to decipher the exact nucleotide sequence and chromosomal positions of agroeconomic genes. Most importantly, comparative genomics and genotyping-by-sequencing have opened up new vistas for exploring available biodiversity, particularly of wild crop relatives, for identifying useful donor genes.


Global Warming Adaptation Climate-smart Genes Abiotic Stress Genomics-assisted Breeding Molecular Breeding Allele Mining Wild Crop Relatives Rice Maize Wheat Barley Millets

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 1
  1. 1.Raja Ramanna FellowDepartment of Atomic Energy, Government of India, ICAR-National Institute for Plant BiotechnologyNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Prof. Chittaranjan Kole is an internationally reputed scientist with an illustrious professional career spanning over twenty-seven years with original contributions in the fields of plant genetics, genomics, biotechnology and molecular breeding leading to the publication of more than 140 research articles. He has edited over 80 books for leading publishers of the world including Springer, Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor and Francis Group. His works and editing acumen have been appreciated worldwide by several pioneering scientists, including seven Nobel Laureates, for their impact on science and society. Prof. Kole is also the group leader of the International Climate-Resilient Crop Genomics Consortium and the International Consortium for Phytomedomics and Nutriomics.

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