Translational Root Genomics for Crop Improvement

Mir, R R and Thudi, M and Chamarthi, S K and Krishnamurthy, L and Gaur, P M and Varshney, R K (2012) Translational Root Genomics for Crop Improvement. In: Root Genomics and Soil Interactions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA, pp. 249-264. ISBN 9781118447093

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Breeding of crop plants in the 21st century needs consciousness and awareness of climate change. For instance, both biotic and abiotic stresses need attention of breeders in order to breed crops showing resistance/tolerance to these stresses in a changing climate scenario. In developing countries, drought is the major abiotic stress and is already limiting crop productivity in several species. This tendency is going to worsen the situation in the years to come (Varshney et al. 2011a). Enhancing crop productivity in resource-poor dry land conditions is a formidable challenge. Conserving resources through management practices and engineering plants for superior extraction of these resources coupled with an increased efficiency of resource utilization deserve emphasis. Though resource conservation through management practices are equally important, development of superior resource use efficiency as a seed-based technology always has greater acceptance and adaptability.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: translational root genomics for crop improvement;molecular dissection of root trait and molecular breeding;crop plant breeding in the 21st century, and climate change;root genomics research in the context of drought stress;root research in crop improvement, QTL for root traits;study of MTA, QTL mapping and linkage disequilibrium-based;meta-QTL analysis of root traits;QTL cloning of root traits, and root trait molecular breeding;MABC, MARS approach, NGS technologies
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 08:12
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 07:33
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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