Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding
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Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding by Henry T. Nguyen
Book DescriptionGlobal demand for wheat, rice, corn, and other essential grains is expected to steadily rise over the next twenty years. Meeting this demand by increasing production through increased land use is not very likely; and while better crop management may make a marginal difference, most agriculture experts agree that this anticipated deficit must be made up through increased crop yields. The first resource of its kind, Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding assembles current research in crop plant physiology, plant biotechnology, and plant breeding that is aimed toward improving crop plants genetically while supporting a productive agriculture ecosystem. Highly comprehensive, this reference provides access to the most innovative perspectives in crop physiology - with a special emphasis on molecular approaches - aimed at the formulation of those crop cultivars that offer the greatest potential to increase crop yields in stress environments. Surveys the current state of the field, as well as modern options and avenues for plant breeders and biotechnologists interested in augmenting crop yield and stability With the contributions of plant scientists from all corners of the globe who are actively involved in meeting this important challenge, Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding provides readers with the background information needed to understand this cutting-edge work, as well as detailed information on present and potential applications. While the first half of the book establishes and fully explains the link between crop physiology and molecular biology, the second part explores the application of biotechnology in the effective delivery of the high yield and environmentally stable crop plants needed to avert the very real possibility of worldwide hunger.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780824748029
(229mm x 152mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Marcel Dekker Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Henry T. Nguyen
Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways, Hardback (December 2007)» View all books by Henry T. Nguyen
Describes the use of transgenic plants to explore possibilities and approaches for the modification of plant metabolism, adaptation or development. This volume provides a conceptual framework regarding the challenges faced in engineering pathways. It discusses potential in engineering of metabolic end-products that are of economical importance.
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