Phenomics in Crop Plants: Trends, Options and Limitations

  • Jitendra Kumar
  • Aditya Pratap
  • Shiv Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jitendra Kumar, Aditya Pratap, Shiv Kumar
    Pages 1-10
  3. Engin Yol, Cengiz Toker, Bulent Uzun
    Pages 11-26
  4. Partha Sarathi Basu, Mudit Srivastava, Parul Singh, Priyanka Porwal, Rohit Kant, Jagdish Singh
    Pages 27-40
  5. Arno Ruckelshausen, Lucas Busemeyer
    Pages 41-60
  6. David Rousseau, Hannah Dee, Tony Pridmore
    Pages 61-74
  7. Gerie W. A. M. van der Heijden, Gerrit Polder
    Pages 75-88
  8. Shiv Kumar, Priyanka Gupta, Jitendra Kumar, Aditya Pratap
    Pages 89-100
  9. Ying Long Chen, Ivica Djalovic, Zed Rengel
    Pages 101-128
  10. Karthika Rajendran, Somanagouda Patil, Shiv Kumar
    Pages 129-146
  11. Charles Y. Chen, Christopher L. Butts, Phat M. Dang, Ming Li Wang
    Pages 163-180
  12. Jerry L. Hatfield
    Pages 207-222
  13. Dil Thavarajah, Casey R. Johnson, Rebecca McGee, Pushparajah Thavarajah
    Pages 223-233
  14. Murari Singh, Khaled El-Shama’a
    Pages 235-247
  15. Reyazul Rouf Mir, Neeraj Choudhary, Bikram Singh, Irshad Ahmad Khandy, Vanya Bawa, Parvez Sofi et al.
    Pages 273-283
  16. Aditya Pratap, Rakhi Tomar, Jitendra Kumar, Vankat Raman Pandey, Suhel Mehandi, Pradeep Kumar Katiyar
    Pages 285-296

About this book


Identification of desirable genotypes with traits of interest is discernible for making genetic improvement of crop plants. In this direction, screening of a large number of germplasm for desirable traits and transfer of identified traits into agronomic backgrounds through recombination breeding is the common breeding approach. Although visual screening is easier for qualitative traits, its use is not much effective for quantitative traits and also for those, which are difficult to score visually. Therefore, it is imperative to phenotype the germplasm accessions and breeding materials precisely using high throughput phenomics tools for challenging and complex traits under natural, controlled and harsh environmental conditions. Realizing the importance of phenotyping data towards identification and utilization of a germplasm as donors, global scientific community has exerted increased focus on advancing phenomics in crop plants leading to development of a number of techniques and methodologies for screening of agronomic, physiological, and biochemical traits. These technologies have now become much advanced and entered the era of digital science. This book provides exhaustive information on various aspects related to phenotyping of crop plants and offers a most comprehensive reference on the developments made in traditional and high throughput phenotyping of agricultural crops.


Crop sensing Genomics Insect pest Phenotyping X-ray imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Jitendra Kumar
    • 1
  • Aditya Pratap
    • 2
  • Shiv Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Crop ImprovementICAR - Indian Institute of Pulses ResearchKalyanpur, KanpurIndia
  2. 2.Division of Crop ImprovementICAR - Indian Institute of Pulses ResearchKalyanpur, KanpurIndia
  3. 3.Rabat - InstitutsInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry AreasRabatMorocco

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