Role and Applications of Bioinformatics in Improvement of Nutritional Quality and Yield of Crops

  • Mehak Dangi
  • Ritu Jakhar
  • Sahil Deswal
  • Anil K. ChhillarEmail author
Part of the Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences book series (CSPS)


Bioinformatics has the major role to play in decoding of the genomes of plants and animals. Bioinformatics is making progress in each and every field of life sciences, and similarly, the field of crop improvement has also been influenced by it. Bioinformatics allows capturing, managing, analyzing, and integrating the huge amount of metabolomics, genomics, and proteomics data enabling its efficient interpretation by the users. Bioinformatics makes available data and various tools to every individual, company, or industries so as to increase nutritional value and yield of crops. Detection of complex protein–protein interactions, modeling the protein structures, and unraveling the high-resolution genetic and physical network in plants can also be easily accomplished using in silico studies. This book chapter basically reviews the different role and applications of bioinformatics in plant breeding, gene network analysis, and molecular marker-assisted crop improvement techniques.


Bioinformatics Plant breeding Microarray Gene network Molecular markers and QTL 



The authors are thankful to DBT-BIF facility, Centre for Bioinformatics, Maharshi Dayanand University for providing the necessary resources for successful compilation of this book chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehak Dangi
    • 1
  • Ritu Jakhar
    • 1
  • Sahil Deswal
    • 2
  • Anil K. Chhillar
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for BioinformaticsMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  2. 2.U.I.E.T, Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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