Chapter 1. Agrobacterium rhizogenes-Mediated Transformation and Its Biotechnological Applications in Crops.- Chapter 2. Bioinformatic Tools in Crop Improvement.- Chapter 3. Crop Improvement Through Plant Tissue Culture.- Chapter 4. Mutagenesis - A Potential Approach for Crop Improvement.- Chapter 5. Role of Bio-fertilizers in Crop Improvement.- Chapter 6. Plant-Microorganism Interactions: Effects on the Tolerance of Plants to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses.- Chapter 7. Biotic Stress and Crop Improvement: A Wheat Focus Around Novel Strategies.- Chapter 8. Variability in Fusarium Species Causing Wilt Disease in Crops: A Transcriptomic Approach to Characterize Dialogue Between Host and Pathogen.- Chapter 9. Coping Abiotic Stress with Plant Volatile Organic Chemicals (PVOCs): A Promising Approach.- Chapter 10. An Overview of Omics for Wheat Grain Quality Improvement.- Chapter 11. From Agronomy to Molecular Genetics and Proteomics in an Effort to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Crops.- Chapter 12. Arsenic Toxicity and Tolerance Mechanisms in Plants: An Overview.- Chapter 13. Arsenic Stress in Plants: An Inside Story.- Chapter 14. In vitro Production of Secondary Metabolites Using Elicitor in Catharanthus roseus: A Case Study.- Chapter 15. Handling Soybean (Glycine max L.) Under Stress.- Chapter 16. Environmental and Economical Opportunities for the Valorisation of the Genus Atriplex: New Insights.- Chapter 17. Dealing with Environmental Stresses: Role of Polyamines in Stress Responses
The improvement of crop species has been a basic pursuit since cultivation began thousands of years ago. To feed an ever increasing world population will require a great increase in food production. Wheat, corn, rice, potato and few others are expected to lead as the most important crops in the world. Enormous efforts are made all over the world to document as well as use these resources. Everybody knows that the introgression of genes in wheat provided the foundation for the "Green Revolution". Later also demonstrated the great impact that genetic resources have on production. Several factors are contributing to high plant performance under different environmental conditions, therefore an effective and complementary use of all available technological tools and resources is needed to meet the challenge.
Comprehensive approach to understanding crop improvement
Contributions from leading scientists worldwide
Explores the role of fertilizer in improving crop yield, disease resistance, and nitrogen absorption