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Rediscovery of Genetic and Genomic Resources for Future Food Security

  • Romesh Kumar Salgotra
  • Sajad Majeed Zargar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Romesh Kumar Salgotra, Sajad Majeed Zargar
    Pages 1-23
  3. Zoran Jovovic, Violeta Andjelkovic, Novo Przulj, Dragan Mandic
    Pages 25-65
  4. Pawan Saini, Pooja Saini, Jashan Jot Kaur, Rose Mary Francies, Mudasir Gani, Ambavane Ajinkya Rajendra et al.
    Pages 67-169
  5. Nagesha N, Praveen L. Bennur
    Pages 171-192
  6. Mehfuz Hasan, Abu Sayeed Md. Hasibuzzaman, Hasan Muhammad Abdullah, Md. Mehboob Hasan Kallol
    Pages 193-210
  7. Parvaze A. Sofi, Sajad M. Zargar, Rakeeb A. Mir, Romesh Kumar Salgotra
    Pages 211-224
  8. Pankaj Pandotra, Parshant Bakshi, Anil Kumar Singh, Suphla Gupta
    Pages 225-237
  9. Mehak Gupta, Romesh Kumar Salgotra, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan
    Pages 239-250
  10. Gayatri Jamwal, Inderpal Singh Bijral
    Pages 251-261
  11. Suzana Jordanovska, Zoran Jovovic, Violeta Andjelkovic
    Pages 263-301
  12. Manmohan Sharma, Punya, Bharat Bhushan Gupta
    Pages 303-314
  13. Jahangir Ahmad Dar, Masrat Kareem, Sajad Majeed Zargar, Aijaz A. Wani, Sheezan Rasool, Kaisar A. Bhat
    Pages 315-334
  14. Rakeeb Ahmad Mir, Arjun Sharma, Reetika Mahajan
    Pages 335-349
  15. Chainika Gupta, Romesh Kumar Salgotra, Gulshan Mahajan
    Pages 351-364

About this book


This book describes how the latest genomic resources techniques can be efficiently used in plant breeding programmes to achieve food security in the future. It also shares insights on how to utilize the untapped and unexplored genetic diversity of wild species, wild relatives and landraces for crop improvement.

Moreover, the book offers an impressive array of balanced analyses, fresh ideas and perspectives, and thoughtful and realistic proposals regarding the sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources with modern biotechnological techniques. The first book to address the importance of plant genetics and genomic resources for food security, it brings together a group of plant breeders and biotechnologists to investigate the use of genomic resources techniques in plant breeding programmes. Providing essential information on the efficient utilization of genomic resources in precision breeding, it offers a valuable asset for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and professionals engaged in related fields.


Plant genetic resources Genomic resources OMICS approaches Crop improvement Food security

Editors and affiliations

  • Romesh Kumar Salgotra
    • 1
  • Sajad Majeed Zargar
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BiotechnologySher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of JammuJammuIndia
  2. 2.Division of Plant BiotechnologySher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

About the editors

Romesh Kumar Salgotra, PhD

Romesh Kumar Salgotra, PhD, is a Professor and Coordinator at SKUAST Jammu in India. He was an Endeavour Executive Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), Australia and was awarded the prestigious N. E. Borlaug Fellowship by the USDA in 2015. He has participated in the Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights Programme (GRIP) under the auspices of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Sweden and South Africa. He was a member and representative of the Global Forum for Innovative Agriculture (GFIA), UAE. In addition, Dr Salgotra has received several grants for research projects from national and international funding agencies.

 Sajad Majeed Zargar, PhD

Sajad Majeed Zargar is an Assistant Professor at SKUAST Kashmir in India. He has formerly served as a Visiting Professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, as an Assistant Professor at SKUAST Jammu, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (BGSB), India, and as a scientist at Advanta India Limited, Hyderabad, and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), New Delhi, India. Dr Zargar is a recipient of the CREST overseas fellowship from the DBT, India and a Goho grant from
the Government of Japan. A member and representative of the International Plant Proteomics Organisation (INPPO), he has received several awards for his work and research. 

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