Crop Production for Agricultural Improvement

  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Münir Öztürk
  • Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
  • Ahmet Aksoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad, Münir Öztürk, Ahmad Aksoy
    Pages 1-15
  3. Breeding for Crop Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Mehboob-ur-Rahman, Tayyaba Shaheen, Muhammad Ashraf, Yusuf Zafar
      Pages 19-41
    3. Abazar Rajabi, Eric Schmieder Ober
      Pages 43-56
    4. Carlotta Balconi, Piergiorgio Stevanato, Mario Motto, Enrico Biancardi
      Pages 57-114
    5. Mariana Reginato, Verónica Sgroy, Analía Llanes, Fabricio Cassán, Virginia Luna
      Pages 115-143
    6. L. F. De Filippis
      Pages 145-200
    7. Makhdoom Hussain, Aziz ur Rehman, Imran Habib, Mumtaz Hussain, Nadeem Ahmad, Muhammad Arif Khan et al.
      Pages 201-216
  4. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Khalid ul Rehman Hakeem, Münir Öztürk, Parvaiz Ahmad, Abdul Razaque Memon
      Pages 239-261
    3. Bushra Rashid, Tayyab Husnain, Sheikh Riazuddin
      Pages 263-290
    4. İbrahim İlker Özyiğit
      Pages 317-361
    5. Engin Tilkat, Yelda Ozden Çiftçi, Hulya Akdemir, Ahmet Onay, Emine Ayaz Tilkat
      Pages 379-393
    6. Irada Mammad Huseynova, Samira Mahammadrahim Rustamova, Saftar Yusif Suleymanov, Jalal Alirza Aliyev
      Pages 443-476
    7. Hadi Bux, Muhammad Ashraf, Awais Rasheed, Dipak Sharma Poudyal, Alvina Gul Kazi, Muhammad Afzaal
      Pages 477-489
    8. Parvaiz Ahmad, Ashwani Kumar, Aditi Gupta, Xiangyang Hu, Khalid ul Rehman Hakeem, Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz et al.
      Pages 491-512
  5. Crop Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
    2. Ghazala Nasim, Asad Shabbir
      Pages 523-556
    3. Rifat Hayat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Rizwan Ali Sheirdil
      Pages 557-579
    4. Abdul Hannan, Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Waqas
      Pages 619-636
    5. Muhammad Yasin Ashraf, Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Ashraf, Javed Akhter, Faqir Hussain
      Pages 637-657
    6. Ijaz Mehboob, Muhammad Naveed, Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Muhammad Ashraf
      Pages 659-704
    7. Besma Kahlaoui, Mohamed Hachicha, Saloua Rejeb, Mohamed Néjib Rejeb
      Pages 705-719
    8. Shahidul Islam, Carmen Rafaela Carvajal Rebanales, James Otis Garner Jr.
      Pages 721-745
    9. Syed Jawad Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Bashir, Naheed Manzoor
      Pages 747-782
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 783-796

About this book


In the recent years, the looming food scarcity problem has highlighted plant sciences as an emerging discipline committed to devise new strategies for enhanced crop productivity. The major factors causing food scarcity are biotic and abiotic stresses such as plant pathogens, salinity, drought, flooding, nutrient deficiency or toxicity which substantially limit crop productivity world-wide. In this scenario, strategies should be adopted to achieve maximum productivity and economic crop returns. In this book we have mainly focused on physiological, biochemical, molecular and genetic bases of crop development and related approaches that can be used for crop improvement under environmental adversaries. In addition, the adverse effects of different biotic (diseases, pathogens etc.) and abiotic (salinity, drought, high temperatures, metals etc) stresses on crop development and the potential strategies to enhance crop productivity under stressful environments are also discussed.


Crop improvement Crop production Disease resistance Food security Stress tolerance

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Ashraf
    • 1
  • Münir Öztürk
    • 2
  • Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
    • 3
  • Ahmet Aksoy
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Center for Environmental StudiesEge UniversityBornova, IzmirTurkey
  3. 3., Department of BotanyUniversity of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  4. 4., Department of BiologyErciyes UniversityMelikgaziTurkey

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