Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement

Volume 1

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
  • S. Rama Rao
  • S.N. Raina

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yasir Serag Alnor Gorafi, Hisashi Tsujimoto
    Pages 1-15
  3. Anurudh K. Singh, S. N. Nigam
    Pages 17-75
  4. S Manickam, A. H. Prakash
    Pages 105-161
  5. S. S. Banga, Shashi Banga
    Pages 163-186
  6. Avinash Srivastava, Vinay Bhardwaj, BP Singh, SM Paul Khurana
    Pages 187-226
  7. Nikhil K. Chrungoo, Lashaihun Dohtdong, Upasna Chettry
    Pages 227-239
  8. Neha Goyal, Gyan Prakash Sharma
    Pages 271-290
  9. Harinder Kumar Chaudhary, Vineeta Kaila, Shoukat Ahmad Rather, Navdeep Singh Jamwal, Anila Badiyal
    Pages 291-323
  10. Ruchi Vir, Suman Lakhanpaul, Sonal Malik, Sooraj Umdale, Kangila Venkataramana Bhat
    Pages 367-391
  11. Renuka Agrawal, Ankur Maheshwari
    Pages 393-413
  12. Vibhuti Singh, Sachin Kumar, Amrita Singh, Niti Pathak Bhaduri, Kangila Venkataramana Bhat, Suman Lakhanpaul
    Pages 447-479
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 481-484

About this book


Gene Pool Diversity and Crop Improvement ,Volume 1 provides comprehensive and latest insights on the evolutionary genesis of diversity, access and its utilization in the evolution of major crop species. The book focuses on the exploration and characterization of wild genetic resources that are reservoires of desired genetic variability  in the assimilation of important crop species  for the efficient utilization of these gene pools for sustainable genetic improvements to assure food security. A comprehensive account of various crops, origin, exploitation of the primary, secondary and tertiary gene pools through breeding, biosystematical, cytogenetical and molecular phylogenetical relationships, and genetic enhancement through biotechnological interventions among others have been provided as the necessary underpinnings to consolidate information on the effective and sustainable utilization of the related genetic resources. The contributions also unravel the understanding of the myriad complexities of genic and genomic interactions among species, more particularly of wild relatives of crop species and/or phylogenetically distant germplasm, to provide the necessary inputs to increase the effectiveness of genetic improvement through traditional and/or genetic engineering methods. The book is especially intended for students and scientists working on the genetic improvement of crop species. Plant breeders, geneticists, taxonomists, molecular biologists and plant biotechnologists working on crop species are going to find this book very useful.


Gene pool diversity Germplasm resources Breeding Alien gene introgression Crop improvement

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Rani Rajpal
    • 1
  • S. Rama Rao
    • 2
  • S.N. Raina
    • 3
  1. 1.Delhi UniversityDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Biotech and BioinformaticsNorth Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia
  3. 3.Amity University of BiotechnologyNoidaIndia

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