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Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Pulse Crops

  • Chittaranjan Kole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. A. M. De Ron, V. (K.) Kalavacharla, S. Álvarez-García, P. A. Casquero, G. Carro-Huelga, S. Gutiérrez et al.
    Pages 1-106
  3. Abhishek Bohra, Shalini Pareek, Mitchell Jones, Uday C. Jha, SJ Satheesh Naik, Mayank Kaashyap et al.
    Pages 107-134
  4. Uday C. Jha, Abhishek Bohra, Harsh Nayyar, Anju Rani, Poonam Devi, Parasappa Rajappa Saabale et al.
    Pages 135-164
  5. Dorin Gupta, Rama Harinath Reddy Dadu, Prabhakaran Sambasivam, Ido Bar, Mohar Singh, Navya beera et al.
    Pages 165-234
  6. Aditya Pratap, Sanjeev Gupta, P. S. Basu, Rakhi Tomar, Sonali Dubey, Meenal Rathore et al.
    Pages 235-264
  7. Xuxiao Zong, Tao Yang, Rong Liu, Zhendong Zhu, Huijie Zhang, Ling Li et al.
    Pages 265-358
  8. Ahmed Sallam, Sami Ul-Allah
    Pages 359-395
  9. Sean Mayes, Wai Kuan Ho, Hui Hui Chai, Bo Song, Yue Chang, Festo Massawe
    Pages 397-424
  10. Abhimanyu Sarkar, Peter M. F. Emmrich, Ashutosh Sarker, Xuxiao Zong, Cathie Martin, Trevor L. Wang
    Pages 425-469

About this book


This book describes the concepts, strategies and techniques for pulse- crop improvement in the era of climate change, highlighting the latest advances in plant molecular mapping and genome sequencing. 

Genetic mapping of genes and QTLs has broadened the scope of marker-assisted breeding and map-based cloning in almost all major pulse crops. Genetic transformation, particularly using alien genes conferring resistance to herbicide, insects and diseases has facilitated the development of a huge number of genetically modified varieties of the major pulse crops. Since the genome sequencing of rice in 2002, genomes of over 7 pulse crops have been sequenced. This has resulted in the possibility of deciphering the exact nucleotide sequence and chromosomal positions of agroeconomic genes. Most importantly, comparative genomics and genotyping-by-sequencing has opened up a new vista for exploring wild crop relatives for identification of useful donor genes.


global warming adaptation climate-smart genes abiotic stress genomics-assisted breeding molecular breeding allele mining wild crop relatives common bean pea lentil

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 1
  1. 1.Raja Ramanna Fellow, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of IndiaICAR-National Institute for Plant BiotechnologyNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Prof. Chittaranjan Kole is an internationally reputed scientist with an illustrious professional career spanning over thirty-three years with original contributions in the fields of plant genetics, genomics, biotechnology and molecular breeding leading to the publication of more than 160 research articles. He has edited over 90 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  Founding Principal Coordinator  of the International Climate-Resilient Crop Genomics Consortium and the International Consortium for Phytomedomics and Nutriomics.


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