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Genomics Assisted Breeding of Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Vol. II

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
  • Deepmala Sehgal
  • Avinash Kumar
  • S.N. Raina
  • Provides up to date comprehensive information on the applications of genomics assisted breeding for tolerance to abiotic stresses in many important major crop species

  • Is unique to combine the responses triggered in plants by various abiotic stresses, stress resistance mechanisms, changes in gene expression, regulation of stress tolerance mechanisms, generation of genomic resources and their utilization for QTL and association mapping, marker assisted and genomic selection, among others, for developing abiotic stress-tolerant crop varieties

  • Chapters written on major crop species by world authorities


Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fahimeh Shahinnia, Penny J. Tricker, Mohammad-Reza Hajirezaei, Zhonghua Chen
    Pages 1-20
  3. Andrea Visioni, Ayed Al-Abdallat, Jamal Abu Elenien, Ramesh Pal Singh Verma, Sanjaya Gyawali, Michael Baum
    Pages 49-68
  4. H. K. Chaudhary, A. Badiyal, W. Hussain, N. S. Jamwal, N. Kumar, P. Sharma et al.
    Pages 69-90
  5. Leif Skøt, Rhys Kelly, Mike W. Humphreys
    Pages 91-103
  6. Arghavan Alisoltani, Marziyeh Karimi, Rudabeh Ravash, Hossein Fallahi, Behrouz Shiran
    Pages 105-130
  7. M. Jyostna Devi, Thomas R. Sinclair, Vincent Vadez, Avat Shekoofa, Naveen Puppala
    Pages 131-143
  8. K. K. Vinod, S. Gopala Krishnan, R. Thribhuvan, Ashok K. Singh
    Pages 145-186
  9. Siva K. Chamarthi, Nouhoun Belko, Abou Togola, Christian A. Fatokun, Ousmane Boukar
    Pages 187-209
  10. Takashi Okada, Ryan Whitford
    Pages 211-224
  11. R. M. Devarumath, S. J. Mirajkar, A. S. Thorat, F. J. Farsangi, P. Suprasanna
    Pages 225-240
  12. C. Tara Satyavathi, R. K. Solanki, R. K. Kakani, C. Bharadwaj, Tripti Singhal, Jasdeep Padaria et al.
    Pages 241-255
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


Abiotic Stress Tolerance Related Genomics-assisted Breeding for Crop Improvement Volume 2  is a compilation of the status of genomics-assisted breeding in various crops in the era of high throughput genotyping and phenotyping platforms. How scientists have utilized these new platforms on their germplasm for identification of novel genes and alleles for abiotic stress tolerance is described.


The articles in the book include topics specifically in the areas of genetics and genomics of stomatal traits for improving drought tolerance, genomics-based approaches for improving abiotic stress tolerance, quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping and association mapping for abiotic stress tolerance related traits and candidate genes for abiotic stress tolerance. In addition, chapters have been included on innovative role of double haploids in genomics-assisted crop improvement for abiotic stress tolerance.


Overall, the collation will be very useful to scientists working in similar areas as well as to graduate and undergraduate students who want to get information of QTLs, genes etc. for a particular crop at one place. 


Abiotic stress Yield performance Agricultural crops Stress tolerance Genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
    • 1
  • Deepmala Sehgal
    • 2
  • Avinash Kumar
    • 3
  • S.N. Raina
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BotanyDelhi UniversityDelhiIndia
  2. 2.CIMMYT HeadquartersEl BatánMexico
  3. 3.Department of BotanyVinoba Bhave UniversityHazaribagIndia
  4. 4.Amity Institute of BiotechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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