Mutations, In Vitro and Molecular Techniques for Environmentally Sustainable Crop Improvement

  • M. Maluszynski
  • K. J. Kasha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. W. Snape, R. Sarma, S. A. Quarrie, G. Galiba, J. Sutka
    Pages 17-25
  3. K. J. Kasha, E. Simion, R. Oro, Q. A. Yao, T. C. Hu, A. R. Carlson
    Pages 45-54
  4. M. Maluszynski, I. Szarejko, P. Barriga, A. Balcerzyk
    Pages 55-73
  5. A. J. Khan, S. Hassan, M. Tariq, T. Khan
    Pages 75-82
  6. Q. F. Chen, C. L. Wang, Y. M. Lu, M. Shen, R. Afza, M. V. Duren et al.
    Pages 83-92
  7. B. Y. Kim, A. C. Baier, D. J. Somers, J. P. Gustafson
    Pages 101-111
  8. A. Tulmann Neto, C. E. de Oliveira Camargo, J. Lopes de Castro, A. W. P. Ferreira Filho
    Pages 113-120
  9. M. Nawrot, I. Szarejko, M. Maluszynski
    Pages 121-137
  10. B. Atanassova, S. Daskalov, L. Shtereva, E. Balatcheva
    Pages 139-149
  11. J. Bouharmont, H. Batoko, P. Bertin, C. Costa de Macedo, S. Lutts, N. Skali Senhaji et al.
    Pages 151-159
  12. J. R. Alvarado Aguila, R. P. Madariaga Burrows
    Pages 169-173
  13. M. I. Cagirgan, J. Gorham, C. Toker, B. Uzun, K. Visser
    Pages 189-199
  14. M. Maluszynski, K. J. Kasha
    Pages 227-239
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


During the last thirty years, most increases in agricultural production were achieved through high input agrieulture in areas with fertile soils and sufficient water. Intensive methods of production with high levels of nitrogen fertilizer and pesticides were often accompanied by environmental degradation and in some instances by pollution of the food supply. However, rapid population growth has also led to increasing use of marginal lands, where adverse soil and climatic eonditions are serious constraints to food production. These areas are even more sensitive to ecological destabilization. Environmentally sound systems of food production and land use are essential for meeting the food security needs of developing countries. To do this, greater genetic variability is needed within the best crop genotypes available for the areas in need coupled with better management praetices and crop rotations. These requirements can only be realized if suitable crop varieties are bred. These should be varieties with a much shorter growing period, suitable for rotation, increased tolerance or resistance to diseases and pests as weil as to drought and salinity and other adverse soil and climatic conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Maluszynski
    • 1
  • K. J. Kasha
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and AgricultureViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Plant AgricultureUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6012-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9996-2
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