Genetic And Genomic Resources For Grain Cereals Improvement by Mohar Singh

Genetic And Genomic Resources For Grain Cereals Improvement

byMohar Singh, Hari D. UpadhyayaEditorMohar Singh

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Genetic and Genomic Resources For Cereals Improvementis the first book to bring together the latest available genetic resources and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping, and allele mining that are needed to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains.

As grain cereals, including rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and millets constitute the bulk of global diets, both of vegetarian and non-vegetarian, there is a greater need for further genetic improvement, breeding, and plant genetic resources to secure the future food supply.

This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, crop biologists, and students working with crop development and the changes in environmental climate that have had significant impact on crop production. It includes the latest information on tactics that ensure that environmentally robust genes and crops resilient to climate change are identified and preserved.



  • Provides a single-volume resource on the global research work on grain cereals genetics and genomics
  • Presents information for effectively managing and utilizing the genetic resources of this core food supply source
  • Includes coverage of rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and pearl, finger and foxtail millets

About The Author

Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding) at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources Regional Station in Shimla, India. He has received his doctoral degree in Plant Breeding from the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University in Palampur, India. He has been working on the genetic and genomic resources of pulses, for the last several years...
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Title:Genetic And Genomic Resources For Grain Cereals ImprovementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128020008

ISBN - 13:9780128020005

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Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Origin, distribution and diversity including taxonomy/biosystematics
  4. Erosion of genetic diversity from the traditional areas
  5. Status of germplasm resources conservation (ex-situ/in-situon farm)
  6. Germplasm evaluation and maintenance
  7. Use of germplasm in crop improvement
  8. Limitations in germplasm use
  9. Germplasm enhancement through wide crosses
  10. Integration of genomic and genetic resources in crop improvement
  11. Conclusions
  12. References