Advances in Molecular Breeding Toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops

  • Matthew A. Jenks
  • Paul M. Hasegawa
  • S. Mohan Jain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. A. Läuchli, S.R. Grattan
    Pages 1-32
  3. Eric S. Ober, Robert E. Sharp
    Pages 33-53
  4. Laury Chaerle, Dominique Van Der Straeten
    Pages 73-90
  5. Xuemin Wang, Wenhau Zhang, Weiqi Li, Girish Mishra
    Pages 183-192
  6. Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Jianjun Zhu, Tao Zhou, Jian-Kang Zhu
    Pages 223-260
  7. Motoaki Seki, Taishi Umezawa, Jong-Myong Kim, Akihiro Matsui, Taiko Kim To, Kazuo Shinozaki
    Pages 261-283
  8. Ellen Zuther, Karin Koehl, Joachim Kopka
    Pages 285-315
  9. Frans J.M. Maathuis
    Pages 317-331
  10. Cory A. Christensen, Kenneth A. Feldmann
    Pages 333-357
  11. Fasong Zhou, Julissa Sosa, Kenneth A. Feldmann
    Pages 359-379
  12. Roberto Tuberosa, Silvio Salvi
    Pages 381-411
  13. Chikelu Mba, Rownak Afza, Shri Mohan Jain, Glenn B. Gregorio, Francisco Javier Zapata-Arias
    Pages 413-454
  14. P.A. Hollington, Katherine A. Steele
    Pages 455-478
  15. J.B. Passioura, W. Spielmeyer, D.G. Bonnett
    Pages 479-500

About this book

Introduction

Plant stress caused by drought and salinity are among the major constraints on crop production and food security worldwide.  Breeding programs to improve crop yield in dry and saline environments have progressed slowly due to our limited understanding of the underlying physiological, biochemical, developmental, and genetic mechanisms that determine plant responses to these forms of stress, as well as to technical difficulties in combining favorable alleles to create the improved high yielding genotypes needed for these environments.
 
Advances in Molecular Breeding toward Drought and Salt Tolerant Crops seeks to integrate the most recent findings about key biological determinants of plant stress tolerance with modern crop improvement strategies.  This volume is unique because is provides exceptionally wide coverage of current knowledge and expertise being applied in drought and salt tolerance research, spanning the scientific hierarchy from physiology, biochemistry, development, and genetics, to the newest technologies being used to manipulate drought and salinity associated traits for germplasm improvement.  This book will be an invaluable reference for educators and researchers in agronomy and horticulture, crop breeding, molecular genetics, and biotechnology.

Keywords

Mutation biotechnology food security genetic engineering physiology root growth wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew A. Jenks
    • 1
  • Paul M. Hasegawa
    • 2
  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 3
  1. 1.Horticulture DepartmentPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteU.S.A
  2. 2.Horticulture DepartmentPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteU.S.A
  3. 3.Department of Applied BiologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5578-2
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5577-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5578-2
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