Preface: Genetics of plant performance: from molecular analysis to modeling: 1. Genetic and molecular analysis of growth responses to environmental factors using Arabidopsis thaliana natural Variation; M. Reymond et al.- 2. From QTLs to genes controlling root traits in maize; R. Tuberosa and S. Salvi.- 3. Multi-trait multi-environment QTL modelling for drought stress adaptation in maize; M. Malosetti et al .- 4. Accounting for variability in the detection and use of markers for simple and complex traits; S.C. Chapman et al.- 5. An integrated systems approach to crop improvement; G.L. Hammer and D.R. Jordan.- 6. Crop systems biology: an approach to connect functional genomics with crop modeling; X. Yin and P.C. Struik.- Modelling genotype × environment interactions: 7. A modelling approach to genotype × environment interaction:genetic analysis of the response of maize growth to environmental conditions; W. Sadok et al.- 8. Modelling genotype × environment × management interactions to improve yield, water use efficiency and grain protein in wheat; S. Asseng and N.C. Turner.- 9. Physiological processes to understand genotype × environment interactions in maize silking dynamics; L. Borrás, M.E. Westgate and J.P. Astini.- 10. Modelling the genetic basis of response curves underlying genotype x environment interaction; F.A. van Eeuwijk, M. Malosetti and M.P. Boer.- Physiology and genetics of crop adaptation: 11. Physiological interventions in breeding for adaptation to abiotic stress; M.P. Reynolds and R.M. Trethowan.- 12. Physiological traits for improving wheat yield under a wide range of conditions; G.A. Slafer and J.L. Araus.- 13. Is plant growth driven by sink regulation? Implications for crop models, phenotyping approaches and ideotypes; M. Dingkuhn et al.- 14. Yield improvement associated with Lr19 translocation in wheat: which plant attributes are modified?; D.J. Miralles, E. Resnicoff and R. Carretero.- Physiology and modelling of crop adaptation: 15.Simulation analysis of physiological traits to improve yield, nitrogen use efficiency and grain protein concentration in wheat; P. Martre et al.- 16. An architectural approach to investigate maize response to low temperature; K. Chenu et al.- 17. Tillering in spring wheat: a 3D virtual plant-modelling study; J.B. Evers and J. Vos.- 18. Use of crop growth models to evaluate physiological traits in genotypes of horticultural crops; E. Heuvelink et al.- Diversity, resource use and crop performance: 19. Role of root clusters in phosphorus acquisition and increasing biological diversity in agriculture; H. Lambers and M.W. Shane.- 20. Prospects for genetic improvement to increase lowland rice yields with less water and nitrogen; S. Peng and B.A.M. Bouman.- 21. Exploiting diversity to manage weeds in agro-ecosystems; L. Bastiaans et al.- Outlook and dialogue: 22. When can intelligent design of crops by humans outperform natural selection?; R.F. Denison.- 23. Integrated assessment of agricultural systems at multiple scales; M.K. van Ittersum and J. Wery.- 24. A dialogue on interdisciplinary collaboration to bridge the gap between plant genomics and crop sciences; P.C. Struik et al.- List of reviewers
New directions in plant systems research are presented and discussed in this book. The book offers new insights in physiology and genetics of crop adaptation for wheat and maize, along with innovative approaches in architectural and physiology-based modelling of crop functioning. An outlook and dialogue on future directions in plant system research challenges readers with contrasting opinions on the way forward.
Presents genetics of plant performance: from genome to crop systems biology
New insights in physiology and genetics of crop adaptation for wheat and maize
Innovative approaches in architectural and physiology-based modelling of crop functioning
Linking genetic and species diversity with resource use and crop performance
Presents an outlook and dialogue on an agenda for future plant systems research