Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops Book

Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops


  • Author : Stephen L. Clement
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 142004933X

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Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops Excerpt :

An excellent reference book for plant breeders and entomologists, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops combines germplasm preservation with use in insect-resistant crop development and basic research. The contributions of the authors represent the efforts, cooperation, and understanding of world leaders in the conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural production. Concepts addressed include dependency of modern agriculture on chemical pest control and applications of biotechnology in use of natural plant genes for insect-resistant crops. Marketing Class Code: 1E, 1G, 9C

Global Plant Genetic Resources For Insect Resistant Crops Book

Global Plant Genetic Resources For Insect Resistant Crops


  • Author : Stephen L. Clement
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: SCIENCE
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 042911785X

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Global Plant Genetic Resources For Insect Resistant Crops Excerpt :

An excellent reference book for plant breeders and entomologists, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops explores plant biodiversity, its preservation, and its use to develop crops resistant to pests, thereby reducing worldwide use of chemical pesticides.

Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops Book

Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops


  • Author : Stephen L. Clement
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429525391

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Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops Excerpt :

in the conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural production, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops explores plant biodiversity, its preservation, and its use to develop crops resistant to pests, thereby reducing world-wide use of chemical pesticides. Topics addressed include:

Managing Global Genetic Resources Book

Managing Global Genetic Resources


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1993-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309131865

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Managing Global Genetic Resources Excerpt :

This anchor volume to the series Managing Global Genetic Resources examines the structure that underlies efforts to preserve genetic material, including the worldwide network of genetic collections; the role of biotechnology; and a host of issues that surround management and use. Among the topics explored are in situ versus ex situ conservation, management of very large collections of genetic material, problems of quarantine, the controversy over ownership or copyright of genetic material, and more.

The Second Report on the State of the World   s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Book

The Second Report on the State of the World s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture


  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251065341

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The Second Report on the State of the World s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Excerpt :

Plant genetic resources provide a basis for food security, livelihood support and economic development as a major component of biodiversity. The Second Report on the State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture demonstrates the central role plant genetic diversity continues to play in shaping agriculture growth in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. It is based on information gathered from Country Reports, regional syntheses, thematic studie s and scientific literature, documenting the major achievements made in this sector during the past decade and identifying the critical gaps and needs that should urgently be addressed. The Report provides the decision-makers with a technical basis for updating the Global Plan of Action on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. It also aims to attract the attention of the global community to set priorities for the effective management of plant genet ic resources for the future. Purchase a print copy.

Breeding Insect Resistant Crops for Sustainable Agriculture Book

Breeding Insect Resistant Crops for Sustainable Agriculture


  • Author : Ramesh Arora
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811060564

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Breeding Insect Resistant Crops for Sustainable Agriculture Excerpt :

This book reviews and synthesizes the recent advances in exploiting host plant resistance to insects, highlighting the role of molecular techniques in breeding insect resistant crops. It also provides an overview of the fascinating field of insect-plant relationships, which is fundamental to the study of host-plant resistance to insects. Further, it discusses the conventional and molecular techniques utilized/useful in breeding for resistance to insect-pests including back-cross breeding, modified population improvement methods for insect resistance, marker-assisted backcrossing to expedite the breeding process, identification and validation of new insect-resistance genes and their potential for utilization, genomics, metabolomics, transgenesis and RNAi. Lastly, it analyzes the successes, limitations and prospects for the development of insect-resistant cultivars of rice, maize, sorghum and millet, cotton, rapeseed, legumes and fruit crops, and highlights strategies for management of insect biotypes that limit the success and durability of insect-resistant cultivators in the field. Arthropod pests act as major constraints in the agro-ecosystem. It has been estimated that arthropod pests may be destroying around one-fifth of the global agricultural production/potential production every year. Further, the losses are considerably higher in the developing tropics of Asia and Africa, which are already battling severe food shortage. Integrated pest management (IPM) has emerged as the dominant paradigm for minimizing damage by the insects and non-insect pests over the last 50 years. Pest resistant cultivars represent one of the most environmentally benign, economically viable and ecologically sustainable options for utilization in IPM programs. Hundreds of insect-resistant cultivars of rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, cotton, sugarcane and other crops have been developed worldwide and are extensively grown for increasing and/or stabilizing crop productivity. The annual economi

Plant Resistance to Arthropods Book

Plant Resistance to Arthropods


  • Author : C. Michael Smith
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402037023

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Plant Resistance to Arthropods Excerpt :

This book synthesizes new information about the environmental advantages of plant resistance, transgenic resistance, the molecular bases of resistance, and the use of molecular markers to map resistance genes. Readers are presented in-depth descriptions of techniques to quantify resistance, factors affecting resistance expression, and the deployment of resistance genes. New information about gene-for-gene interactions between resistant plants and arthropod biotypes is discussed along with the recent examples of using arthropod resistant plants in integrated pest management systems.

Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean Book

Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean


  • Author : Nigel Maxted
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2001-05-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 0792367073

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Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean Excerpt :

Genetic erosion, that is, the loss of native plant and genetic diversity has been exponential from the Mediterranean Basin through the Twentieth century. This careless eradication of species and genetic diversity as a result of human activities from a 'hot-spot' of diversity threatens sustainable agriculture and food security for the temperate regions of the world. Since the early 1900s there has been a largely ad hoc movement to halt the loss of plant diversity and enhance its utilisation. The Convention on Biological Diversity and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, both highlight the need to improve conservation methodologies and enhance utilisation techniques. It has been argued that the most important component of biodiversity is the genetic diversity of crop and forage species used to feed humans and livestock. These cultivated and related wild species provides the raw material for further selection and improvement. Leguminosae species are of major economic importance (peas, chickpeas, lentils and faba beans, as well as numerous forage species) and provide a particularly rich source of protein for human and animal foods. Their distribution is concentrated in the Mediterranean region and therefore the improvement of their conservation and use in the region is critical. This text is designed to help ensure an adequate breadth of legume diversity is conserved and to help maximise the use of that conserved diversity. The subjects of conservation and use of legume diversity, the Mediterranean ecosystem and taxonomy of legumes are introduced. Generic reviews of the taxonomy, centre of diversity, ecogeographic distribution, genetic diversity distribution, conservation status, conservation gaps and future research needs are provided, along with a discussion of the importance of rhizobia to the maintenance of legume diversity. Current ex situ and in situ conservation activities as well current le

Pulse Improvement Book

Pulse Improvement


  • Author : Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030017439

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Pulse Improvement Excerpt :

Advances in molecular biology and genome research in the form of molecular breeding and genetic engineering put forward innovative prospects for improving productivity of many pulses crops. Pathways have been discovered, which include regulatory elements that modulate stress responses (e.g., transcription factors and protein kinases) and functional genes, which guard the cells (e.g., enzymes for generating protective metabolites and proteins). In addition, numerous quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with elevated stress tolerance have been cloned, resulting in the detection of critical genes for stress tolerance. Together these networks can be used to enhance stress tolerance in pulses. This book summarizes recent advances in pulse research for increasing productivity, improving biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and enhancing nutritional quality.

Proceedings Book

Proceedings


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-27
  • Genre: Entomology
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D01642698C

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Plants  Genes  and Crop Biotechnology Book

Plants Genes and Crop Biotechnology


  • Author : Maarten J. Chrispeels
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 0763715867

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Plants Genes and Crop Biotechnology Excerpt :

This book integrates many fields to help students understand the complexity of the basic science that underlies crop and food production.

Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants  Volume 2 Book

Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 2


  • Author : Aditya Pratap
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-02-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461495727

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Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants Volume 2 Excerpt :

Genetic engineering and biotechnology along with conventional breeding have played an important role in developing superior cultivars by transferring economically important traits from distant, wild and even unrelated species to the cultivated varieties which otherwise could not have been possible with conventional breeding. There is a vast amount of literature pertaining to the genetic improvement of crops over last few decades. However, the wonderful results achieved by crop scientists in food legumes’ research and development over the years are scattered in different journals of the World. The two volumes in the series ‘Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants’ address this issue and offer a comprehensive reference on the developments made in major food crops of the world. These volumes aim at bringing the contributions from globally renowned scientists at one platform in a reader-friendly manner. The second volume entitled, “Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants: Achievements and Impact” will deal more with the practical aspects. This volume will cover achievements of alien gene transfer in major food crops of the world and their impact on development of newer genetic variability and additional avenues for selection; development of superior cultivars for increased yield, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, improved nutritional and industrial quality; innovation of new techniques and positive as well as negative environmental implications. This volume has been divided into four groups with an aim to cover all major cereals, pulses, oilseeds and other crops (vegetable and horticultural crops) which are of economic importance.

Transgenic Plants and Crops Book

Transgenic Plants and Crops


  • Author : George C. Khachatourians
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2002-03-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 888
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824744786

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Transgenic Plants and Crops Excerpt :

This work details the advances in transgenic plant construction and explores the social, political, and legal aspects of genetic plant manipulation.

Insect Pests of Potato Book

Insect Pests of Potato


  • Author : Andrei Alyokhin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123868954

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Insect Pests of Potato Excerpt :

Insect Pests of Potato: Biology and Management provides a comprehensive source of up-to-date scientific information on the biology and management of insects attacking potato crops, with an international and expert cast of contributors providing its contents. This book presents a complete review of the scientific literature from the considerable research effort over the last 15 years, providing the necessary background information to the subject of studying the biology management of insect pests of potatoes, assessment of recent scientific advances, and a list of further readings. This comprehensive review will be of great benefit to a variety of scientists involved in potato research and production, as well as to those facing similar issues in other crop systems. Written by top experts in the field, this is the only publication covering the biology, ecology and management of all major potato pests Emphasizes ecological and evolutionary approaches to pest management Summarizes information from hard-to-get publications in China, India, and Russia

Genetically Engineered Crops Book

Genetically Engineered Crops


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309437387

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Genetically Engineered Crops Excerpt :

Genetically engineered (GE) crops were first introduced commercially in the 1990s. After two decades of production, some groups and individuals remain critical of the technology based on their concerns about possible adverse effects on human health, the environment, and ethical considerations. At the same time, others are concerned that the technology is not reaching its potential to improve human health and the environment because of stringent regulations and reduced public funding to develop products offering more benefits to society. While the debate about these and other questions related to the genetic engineering techniques of the first 20 years goes on, emerging genetic-engineering technologies are adding new complexities to the conversation. Genetically Engineered Crops builds on previous related Academies reports published between 1987 and 2010 by undertaking a retrospective examination of the purported positive and adverse effects of GE crops and to anticipate what emerging genetic-engineering technologies hold for the future. This report indicates where there are uncertainties about the economic, agronomic, health, safety, or other impacts of GE crops and food, and makes recommendations to fill gaps in safety assessments, increase regulatory clarity, and improve innovations in and access to GE technology.