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Harnessing Plant Biotechnology & Physiology To Stimulate Agricultural Growth

 
C.P. Malik (Author) P.C. Trivedi (Author)
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Plant Biotechnology is a engine for green to evergreen revolution. It has been shown great promise in recent years for improving crop productivity, reducing environmental pollution through reduction in pesticide use and improving the quality of agricultural produce. Biotechnological tools have also helped in understanding molecular regulation of biological processes and characterization of microorganisms. The GM crops developed to address sociological concerns like the Vitamin-A deficiency, iron deficiency and malnutrition will pay an equally important role in achieving food security.the present book “ Harnessing Plant Biotechnology and Physiology to stimulate Agricultural Growth” incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of biotechnology applications. This volume contains 15 Chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent developments in the subject. Articles related to two major sections i.e. Plant Biotechnology and Physiology to stimulate agricultural growth in crops have been included. Topics covered in the book are : Molecular markers associated with powdery mildew resistance in different crop plants; Fungi as cellular factories for production of industrially important enzymes : Determination of radiosensitivity : Prerequisite factor for induced mutagenesis ; Salicyclic acid plays a central role in defence signalling influencing systemic acquired resistance and abiotic stresses ; Plant responses to drought stress: Morphological and Biochemical parameters; Biofortification of crops for reducing malnutrition; Climatic change impact in sugarcane agriculture and mitigation strategies; Genomics and Proteomics of cold tolerance in food crops; Genetic diversity on groundnut (Arachis hypogaea); Application of Flow cyto-genetics in crop improvement ; Molecular diagnostics of plant diseases; Role of biotechnology in plant disease management; Physiological and genetic aspect of earliness in common bean; Canning and nutritional properties common bean (Phaseolus vulgaries); Glucosinolates: Biosynthesis, metabolism, transport and environmental interactions in Brassicaceae.  This book will prove helpful to those interested in Plant Biotechnology and Physiology, Agriculture, Plant Pathology and Plant sciences students, teachers, researchers and farmers.   

Contents: 1. Molecular markers associated with powdery mildew resistance in different crop plants/Kallamadi Prathap Reddy and Mulpuri Sujatha. 2. Fungi as cellular factories for production of industrially important enzymes/Juhi Saxena and Abhijeet Singh. 3. Determination of radiosensitivity: prerequisite factor for induced mutagenesis/S. K. Datta. 4. Salicylic acid plays a central role in defense signaling influencing systemic acquired resistance and abiotic stresses/A. Hemantaranjan. 5. Plant responses to drought stress: morphological and biochemical parameters/Zainab Syed and Monika Sogani. 6. Biofortification of crops for reducing malnutrition/Ravi Kumar, M. L. Jakhar and Hari Ram Jat. 7. Climate change impact in sugarcane agriculture and mitigation strategies/Gulzar S Sanghera, P K Malhotra, Harpreet Singh and Rajan Bhatt. 8. Physiological and molecular regulations mediating floral transition/Priya Chugh and Pushp Sharma. 9. Genomics and proteomics of cold tolerance in food crops/Anju Thakur, Kamaldev Sharma and Harsh Nayyar.10. Genetic diversity on groundnut (arachis hypogaea L.)/Shoba, D, M. Arumugam Pillai and Roshni Vijayan.11. Application of Flow Cytogenetics in Crop Improvement/Nirmal Kant Sharma, Hemant B Kardile, Ankita Sharma, Kumar Nishant Chaurasia, Vinay Bhardwaj, SK Chakrabarti. 12. Molecular diagnostics of plant diseases/Indu Rani Sharma and PC Trivedi.13. Role of biotechnology in plant disease management/P. C. Trivedi and Indu Rani Sharma.14. Physiological and Genetic Aspects of Earliness in Common Bean/M. H. Khan, S. A. Dar, A. A. Lone, Z. A. Dar, B. A. Alie, Mir, G. H., Asif M. Iqbal, Sabina Nasseer, Shabir H. Wani.15. Canning and Nutritional Properties of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulqaris L.)/M. H. Khan, S. A. Dar, Z. A. Dar, A. A. Lone, S. A. Haq, M. Ahmad, Asif M. Iqbal, Sabina Nasseer, Shabir H. Wani.16. Glucosinolates: Biosynthesis, Metabolism, Transport and Environmental Interactions in Brassicaceae/Pushp Sharma. Index.

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About the authors

C.P. Malik

C.P. Malik has 50 years of experience of teaching and research in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology in several universities in India and abroad.  He has published more than 400 research papers, several reviews and books in the above subjects.  Malik is recipient of several awards, and is Fellow of several Academies including Indian National Science Academy (FNA) and Academy of Ag Sciences (FNAAS).  He is widely traveled and has visited several countries.

P.C. Trivedi

Prof. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (b. 3 March 1953), Ph.D., Post-Doct. (U.S.A.), F.L.S. (London), F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S., F.N.R.S., F.I.A.A.T., Professor, Department of Botany, has a brilliant academic career standing first in all examinations. Prof. Trivedi served as Head, Department of Botany and Coordinator, P.G. Course in Biotechnology (2003-06); Director College Development Council (2001-04); Vice-Principal, Maharaja's College (2000-03) and is Member of BOS in eight universities. He worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. Prof. Trivedi has 33 years of teaching and research experience in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has published more than 200 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 86 books and guided 30 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 20 major research projects funded by national organizations. He is an elected Fellow of nine reputed academic bodies. Dr. Trivedi visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Prof. Trivedi is an elected Secretary of the Indian Botanical Society (2005-2007); Council Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata (2007-08) and a member of the editorial and advisory boards of eight reputed journals. For his research contribution he was awarded Scientist of the Year Award (2001); M.J. Narsimhan Award (2004) and Bioved Fellowship Award (2005). He has organized 15 national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. His major research interest includes Plant Nematology, Medicinal Plants, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity Conservation and Biotechnology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Harnessing Plant Biotechnology & Physiology To Stimulate Agricultural Growth
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.07.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 9788193925546
length 378p.