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Cereal Genomics

  • P. K. Gupta
  • R. K. Varshney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pushpendra K. Gupta, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 1-18
  3. Rajeev K. Varshney, Viktor Korzun, Andreas Börner
    Pages 35-82
  4. Alan H. Schulman, Pushpendra K. Gupta, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 83-118
  5. Andrew H. Paterson
    Pages 119-133
  6. Carlo Pozzi, Laura Rossini, Alberto Vecchietti, Francesco Salamini
    Pages 165-198
  7. Ahmed Jahoor, Lars Eriksen, Gunter Backes
    Pages 199-251
  8. Roberto Tuberosa, Silvio Salvi
    Pages 253-315
  9. Nils Stein, Andreas Graner
    Pages 331-360
  10. Kulvinder S. Gill
    Pages 361-384
  11. David E. Matthews, Gerard R. Lazo, Victoria L. Carollo, Olin D. Anderson
    Pages 425-446
  12. Andrew S. Milligan, Sergiy Lopato, Peter Langridge
    Pages 447-481
  13. Nese Sreenivasulu, Rajeev K. Varshney, Polavarpu B. Kavi Kishor, Winfriede Weschke
    Pages 483-514
  14. Klaus Mayer, Stephen Rudd, Heiko Schoof
    Pages 515-534
  15. Takuji Sasaki, Baltazar A. Antonio
    Pages 535-557
  16. Mark E. Sorrells
    Pages 559-584
  17. Wanlong Li, Bikram S. Gill
    Pages 585-634
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 635-639

About this book

Introduction

Cereals make an important component of daily diet of a major section of human population, so that their survival mainly depends on the cereal grain production, which should match the burgeoning human population. Due to painstaking efforts of plant breeders and geneticists, at the global level, cereal production in the past witnessed a steady growth. However, the cereal production in the past has been achieved through the use of high yielding varieties, which have a heavy demand of inputs in the form of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides/pesticides, leading to environmental degradation. In view of this, while increasing cereal production, one also needs to keep in mind that agronomic practices used for realizing high productivity do not adversely affect the environment. Improvement in cereal production in the past was also achieved through the use of alien genetic variation available in the wild relatives of these cereals, so that conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources is another important area, which is currently receiving the attention of plant breeders. The work leading to increased cereal production in the past received strong support from basic research on understanding the cereal genomes, which need to be manipulated to yield more from low inputs without any adverse effects as above. Through these basic studies, it also became fairly apparent that the genomes of all cereals are related and were derived from the same lineage, million of years ago.

Keywords

SNP Seed bioinformatics cloning genes genetics genome wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • P. K. Gupta
    • 1
  • R. K. Varshney
    • 2
  1. 1.Ch Charan Singh UniversityMeerutIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)GaterslebenGermany

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