Genomics Interventions in Crop Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture

Kulwal, P and Thudi, M and Varshney, R K (2011) Genomics Interventions in Crop Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-89469-0 (In Press)

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There has been significant improvement in production and productivity of important cereal crops globally as a consequence of the “Green Revolution” and other initiatives (1). However, today the stage has reached that the available traditional methods of crop improvement are not sufficient to provide enough and staple food grains to the constantly growing world population (2). This situation is projected to be worse by the year 2050 especially in context of climate change (3). In other words, the conventional plant breeding practices may not able to achieve the sustainability in today’s agriculture....

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Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - breeds (animals) | crops | genomes | planting | selection | genetics | sustainability | wheats | genes | rice <br><b>Fishtags</b> - NOT-AVAILABLE<br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - usa | netherlands | australia | mexico | india | poland | centre
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 08:01
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 09:36
Acknowledgement: We thank the Generation Challenge Programme (, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of Government of India for funding various research projects (RKV) on genomics applications in breeding
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