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Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology: An Introduction

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Manish K. Pandey
  • Annapurna Chitikineni
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series


The rapidly evolving technologies can serve as a potential growth engine in agriculture as many of these technologies have revolutionized several industries in the recent past. The tremendous advancements in biotechnology methods, cost-effective sequencing technology, refinement of genomic tools, and standardization of modern genomics-assisted breeding methods hold great promise in taking the global agriculture to the next level through development of improved climate-smart seeds. These technologies can dramatically increase our capacity to understand the molecular basis of traits and utilize the available resources for accelerated development of stable high-yielding, nutritious, input-use efficient, and climate-smart crop varieties. This book aimed to document the monumental advances witnessed during the last decade in multiple fields of plant biotechnology such as genetics, structural and functional genomics, trait and gene discovery, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, nanotechnology, and analytical tools. This book will serve to update the scientific community, academicians, and other stakeholders in global agriculture on the rapid progress in various areas of agricultural biotechnology. This chapter provides a summary of the book, “Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology.”

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Decision support tools Epigenomics Genomics Metabolomics Nanotechnology Plant biotechnology Proteomics Transcriptomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
    • 1
  • Manish K. Pandey
    • 1
  • Annapurna Chitikineni
    • 1
  1. 1.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)HyderabadIndia

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