Crop Improvement

New Approaches and Modern Techniques

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Parvaiz Ahmad
  • Munir Ozturk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ibrahim Ilker Ozyigit, Ilhan Dogan, Ebru Artam Tarhan
    Pages 1-48
  3. L. F. De Filippis
    Pages 49-122
  4. Sumiya Jamsheed, Saiema Rasool, Shivani Koul, Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 123-148
  5. Rajib Roychowdhury, Jagatpati Tah
    Pages 149-187
  6. Majeed-ul-Hassan Chesti, Tabasum N. Qadri, Asiya Hamid, Javed Qadri, Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 189-208
  7. Muriel da Silva Folli-Pereira, Lydice Sant’Anna Meira-Haddad, Cristina Maria Nobre Sobral de Vilhena da Cruz Houghton, Maria Catarina Megumi Kasuya
    Pages 209-238
  8. Alvina Gul Kazi, Awais Rasheed, Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi
    Pages 239-267
  9. Reiaz ul Rehman, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Inayatullah Tahir, Bilal Ahmad Padder, Mehraj ul Din Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Teli
    Pages 269-293
  10. Awais Rasheed, Tariq Mahmood, Alvina Gul-Kazi, Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi
    Pages 307-344
  11. Saiema Rasool, Muneeb U. Rehman, Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz, Muhammad Iqbal, Tariq Omar Siddiqi, Parvaiz Ahmad
    Pages 363-378
  12. Zahid Hameed Siddiqui, Abdul Mujib, Mahmooduzzafar, Junaid Aslam, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Talat Parween
    Pages 401-419
  13. Mohammad Miransari
    Pages 421-439
  14. Maali Benzarti, Kilani Ben Rejeb, Ahmed Debez, Chedly Abdelly
    Pages 441-457
  15. Rinukshi Wimalasekara, Günther F. E. Scherer
    Pages 459-483
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 485-493

About this book


The improvement of crop species has been a basic pursuit since cultivation began thousands of years ago. To feed an ever increasing world population will require a great increase in food production.  Wheat, corn, rice, potato and few others are expected to lead as the most important crops in the world.  Enormous efforts are made all over the world to document as well as use these resources. Everybody knows that the introgression of genes in wheat provided the foundation for the “Green Revolution”. Several factors are contributing to high plant performance under different environmental conditions, therefore an effective and complementary use of all available technological tools and resources is needed to meet the challenge.


New Approaches and Modern Techniques highlights the current status of crop productivity in the light of  developments in crop biotechnology, and at the same time  provides information on some recent genomic tools and novel genetic and breeding approaches with a final aim of crop improvement. Emphasis has been laid on the topics related to advances in crop biotechnology, the key principles influencing the current practice in crop improvement programs and elucidate the nature of new approaches as well as modern techniques in crop improvement and how molecular plant breeding opens new avenues for research and is contributing to discoveries in this field. 


Crop Improvement Environmental Challenges and Genomics Plant Breeding Biotechnology Plant Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 1
  • Parvaiz Ahmad
    • 2
  • Munir Ozturk
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of ForestryUniversity Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.A.S. College, Department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  3. 3., Faculty of ForestryUniversiti Putra Malaysia SelangorMalaysia

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