Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • Shri Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sustainability, Nutrition and Pharmaceuticals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dinesh Narayan Bharadwaj
      Pages 3-34
    3. Prakash I. Gangashetty, Babu N. Motagi, Ramachandra Pavan, Mallikarjun B. Roodagi
      Pages 35-76
    4. Mehanathan Muthamilarasan, Manoj Prasad
      Pages 77-96
    5. Ramandeep Kaur Jhinjer, Leela Verma, Shabir Hussain Wani, Satbir Singh Gosal
      Pages 97-145
  3. Forage and Tree Traits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Saeed Rauf, Dorota Sienkiewicz-Paderewska, Dariusz P. Malinowski, M. Mubashar Hussain, Imtiaz Akram Khan Niazi, Maria Kausar
      Pages 149-201
    3. Padmanabhan M. Priyadarshan
      Pages 203-255
    4. Raman V. Nair, B. A. Jerard, Regi J. Thomas
      Pages 257-279
  4. Abiotic Stress Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Gundimeda J. N. Rao, Janga N. Reddy, Mukund Variar, Anumalla Mahender
      Pages 283-326
    3. Ratan S. Telem, Shabir H. Wani, Naorem Brajendra Singh, Raghunath Sadhukhan, Nirmal Mandal
      Pages 327-343
    4. Shabir Hussain Wani, Saroj Kumar Sah, Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Vinay Kumar, Sena M. Balachandran
      Pages 345-396
    5. Saeed Rauf, Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Maria Zaharieva, Philippe Monneveux, Farghama Khalil
      Pages 397-445
    6. Viola Devasirvatham, Daniel K. Y. Tan, Richard M. Trethowan
      Pages 447-469
    7. Ramón Molina-Bravo, Alejandro Zamora-Meléndez
      Pages 471-513
  5. Biotic Stress Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. Ali Oumouloud, José M. Álvarez
      Pages 601-626
    3. Vinod Saharan, Devendra Jain, Sunil Pareek, Ajay Pal, R. V. Kumaraswamy, Sarita Kumari Jakhar et al.
      Pages 627-656
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 699-707

About this book


Plant breeders and geneticists are under constant pressure to sustain food production by using innovative breeding strategies and introducing minor crops which are well adapted to marginal lands, provide a source of nutrition, and have abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, to feed an ever-increasing human population. The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the development of new crop varieties under different environmental conditions to achieve sustainable food production. The book consists of two volumes. This is volume 2 which contains 18 chapters highlighting breeding strategies for specific plant traits including improved nutritional and pharmaceutical properties as well as enhanced tolerance to insects, diseases, drought, salinity and temperature extremes expected under predicted global climate change. Chapters addressing these topics are grouped into four parts: Part I, Sustainability, Nutrition and Pharmaceuticals; Part II, Forage and Tree Traits; Part III, Abiotic Stress Tolerance; and Part IV, Biotic Stress Resistance.  The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers and seed companies as well as consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture, particularly in modern breeding technologies.


Biotechnology Genetic improvement Germplasm conservation In vitro culture Molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 1
  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural BiotechnologyKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

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