Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants, Volume 2

Achievements and Impacts

  • Aditya Pratap
  • Jitendra Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Harinder Kumar Chaudhary, Vineeta Kaila, Shoukat Ahmad Rather, Anila Badiyal, Waseem Hussain, Navdeep Singh Jamwal et al.
    Pages 1-26
  3. Harinder Kumar Chaudhary, Vineeta Kaila, Shoukat Ahmad Rather
    Pages 27-50
  4. Oat
    Belaghihalli N. Gnanesh, Jennifer Mitchell Fetch, Taye Zegeye, Curt A. McCartney, Tom Fetch
    Pages 51-73
  5. Paramita Palit, Pooja Bhatnagar Mathur, K. K. Sharma
    Pages 75-83
  6. Jutta Schulze
    Pages 85-120
  7. C. Toker, B. Uzun, F. O. Ceylan, C. Ikten
    Pages 121-151
  8. Nalini Mallikarjuna
    Pages 153-162
  9. Aditya Pratap, Nupur Malviya, Rakhi Tomar, Debjyoti Sen Gupta, Jitendra Kumar
    Pages 163-189
  10. Jitendra Kumar, Ekta Srivastava, Mritunjay Singh, Divya Mahto, Aditya Pratap, Shiv Kumar
    Pages 191-205
  11. Mayank Gautam, Xian-hong Ge, Zai-yun Li
    Pages 207-229
  12. S. A. C. N. Perera
    Pages 231-252
  13. Jean-François Rami, Soraya C. M. Leal-Bertioli, Daniel Foncéka, Marcio C. Moretzsohn, David J. Bertioli
    Pages 253-279
  14. Yalcin Kaya
    Pages 281-315
  15. Phillip Jackson, Anna Hale, Graham Bonnett, Prakash Lakshmanan
    Pages 317-345
  16. Pritam Kalia, Muthukumar Palanisamy
    Pages 347-380
  17. Giuseppe Leonardo Rotino, Tea Sala, Laura Toppino
    Pages 381-409
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 411-424

About this book


Alien gene transfer in crop plants from wild and genetically distinct resources enables engineered breeding to impart resistance to diseases and pests, tolerance to temperature extremities, problem soils and reduced water availability, as well as to improve yield, nutrition and storage. Encouraged by the success of alien gene transfer in crop plants, researchers have devised strategies to bring in useful genes even from across genome boundaries. Consequently, hundreds of genes of interest have been transferred in different crop species, thereby widening their genetic base and improving genetic potential. However, the success in improving crop plants through alien introgressions has remained variable in different crop species. While some crops have benefited tremendously from this  approach, others are less successful. This book provides a comprehensive reference on the practical aspects of alien introgressions in agricultural crops. Chapters written by eminent scientists from different countries around the world describe achievements and impacts of alien gene transfer in most important cereals, pulses, oil crops, vegetables and sugarcane.


Agronomy Genetic Modification Molecular Biology Plant Genome

Editors and affiliations

  • Aditya Pratap
    • 1
  • Jitendra Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding)Indian Institute of Pulses Research Crop Improvement DivisionKalyanpur-KanpurIndia
  2. 2.Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding)Indian Institute of Pulses Research Crop Improvement DivisionKalyanpur-KanpurIndia

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