Chickpea  Crop Wild Relatives for Enhancing Genetic Gains Book

Chickpea Crop Wild Relatives for Enhancing Genetic Gains

  • Author : Mohar Singh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128183007
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb

Chickpea Crop Wild Relatives for Enhancing Genetic Gains Summary:

Chickpea: Crop Wild Relatives for Enhancing Genetic Gains explores aspects related to critical analysis on factors responsible for narrow genetic base of chickpea productions including domestication bottleneck, the level of diversity present in different cultivated and wild species, the uniqueness and usefulness of potential gene sources available and maintained in production systems across the globe, the level of genetic erosion both at landrace and species level over time and space etc. Despite considerable international investment in conventional breeding, production of chickpea has not yet been significantly improved beyond that achieved through its normal single domestication event and high self-pollination rate. Total annual pulse production of ~12 million tons (FAO 2016) is far below actual potential. Susceptibility to both biotic and abiotic stresses have created a production level bottleneck whose solution possibly lies in the use of crop wild relatives and other genetic traits cultivated by tailoring novel germplasm. Presenting options for widening the genetic base of chickpea cultivars by introgression of diverse genes available in distantly related wild Cicer taxa, thus expanding the genetic base and maximize genetic gains from the selection, it is necessary to accumulate other complimentary alleles from CWRs. This review will focus on present status of gene pool and species distribution, germplasm conservation, characterization and evaluation, problems associated with crop production, sources of target traits available in wild species, status of trait introgression in synthesizing new gene pool of chickpea along with progress made in chickpea genomics. An edited book with contributions from leading scientists, this information will guide and inform chickpea breeders, PGR researchers and crop biologists across the world. Presents both conventional and emerging techniques Provides insights into gene pyramiding as cytogenic manipulations Includes case stud

Lentils Book


  • Author : Mohar Singh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128135235
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb

Lentils Summary:

Lentils: Potential Resources for Enhancing Genetic Gains describes the evolutionary aspects and agronomic potential of this important pulse with emphasis placed on wide hybridization, including molecular aspects and future breeding strategies. The existing variability among cultivated germplasm has been exploited to reach a desirable level of productivity. However, to attain further breakthroughs in increasing yield and improving stability in future cultivars, new sources of genes/alleles need to be identified and incorporated into cultivated varieties. This book provides specific use information, including wild lentil germplasm utilization, thus allowing for the selection of transgressive interspecific recombinants that can be adapted to specific environments. Identifies breeding resources and the agronomic value assessed for specific traits of interest Presents marker assisted breeding work and genomic resources Describes strategies for wild lentils using wide hybridization Features key breeding strategies

Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Pulse Crops Book

Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Pulse Crops

  • Author : Chittaranjan Kole
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319969329
  • Total Read : 85
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb

Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Pulse Crops Summary:

This book describes the concepts, strategies and techniques for pulse-crop improvement in the era of climate change, highlighting the latest advances in plant molecular mapping and genome sequencing. Genetic mapping of genes and QTLs has broadened the scope of marker-assisted breeding and map-based cloning in almost all major pulse crops. Genetic transformation, particularly using alien genes conferring resistance to herbicide, insects and diseases has facilitated the development of a huge number of genetically modified varieties of the major pulse crops. Since the genome sequencing of rice in 2002, genomes of over 7 pulse crops have been sequenced. This has resulted in the possibility of deciphering the exact nucleotide sequence and chromosomal positions of agroeconomic genes. Most importantly, comparative genomics and genotyping-by-sequencing has opened up a new vista for exploring wild crop relatives for identification of useful donor genes.

Accelerated Plant Breeding  Volume 3 Book

Accelerated Plant Breeding Volume 3

  • Author : Satbir Singh Gosal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030473068
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

Accelerated Plant Breeding Volume 3 Summary:

Plant improvement has shifted its focus from yield, quality and disease resistance to factors that will enhance commercial export, such as early maturity, shelf life and better processing quality. Conventional plant breeding methods aiming at the improvement of a self-pollinating crop, such as wheat, usually take 10-12 years to develop and release of the new variety. During the past 10 years, significant advances have been made and accelerated methods have been developed for precision breeding and early release of crop varieties. This work summarizes concepts dealing with germplasm enhancement and development of improved varieties based on innovative methodologies that include doubled haploidy, marker assisted selection, marker assisted background selection, genetic mapping, genomic selection, high-throughput genotyping, high-throughput phenotyping, mutation breeding, reverse breeding, transgenic breeding, shuttle breeding, speed breeding, low cost high-throughput field phenotyping, etc. It is an important reference with special focus on accelerated development of improved crop varieties.

Broadening the Genetic Base of Grain Legumes Book

Broadening the Genetic Base of Grain Legumes

  • Author : Mohar Singh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132220237
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

Broadening the Genetic Base of Grain Legumes Summary:

Grain legumes play significant and diverse role in the farming systems and provide nutrition security to the largely vegetarian and relatively poorer people around the world. These are ideal crops for achieving three simultaneous developmental goals viz. reducing poverty, improving human health and nutrition and enhancing ecosystem resilience. Globally, grain legumes are the second most important crop group next only to cereals but a large proportion of area of it is under rainfed-low input systems as compared to cereals contributing to lower yields. The other important factor responsible for reduced yield in grain legumes is the narrow genetic base of the present day pulse varieties. In order to break the yield barriers of these cultivars, new sources of genes/ alleles need to be identified and suitably incorporated into the adapted background. The information on various aspects of grain legume improvement although has been considerable in the recent past, these information are highly scattered and not available at one place. The present book consists of comprehensive and latest crop-wise information on important grain legumes of the world including their distribution, gene pool, systematics, status of genetic and genomic resources, production constraints, traits of importance, crop improvement methodologies - both conventional as well as contemporary and future strategies to be adopted for comprehensive grain legume improvement in various agro-ecological target areas of the globe. The chapters have been contributed by eminent crop experts from across the world engaged in research in their respective crops for the past several years thus providing a rare insight into the crop specific constraints and prospects drawing from their rich overall experience. The book therefore will be a useful source of information to the grain legume researchers, students, policy planners and developmental experts alike.

Legume Genetics and Biology Book

Legume Genetics and Biology

  • Author : Petr Smýkal
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039368129
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb

Legume Genetics and Biology Summary:

Legumes have played an important part as human food and animal feed in cropping systems since the dawn of agriculture. The legume family is arguably one of the most abundantly domesticated crop plant families. Their ability to symbiotically fix nitrogen and improve soil fertility has been rewarded since antiquity and makes them a key protein source. Pea was the original model organism used in Mendel´s discovery of the laws of inheritance, making it the foundation of modern plant genetics. This book based on Special Issue provides up-to-date information on legume biology, genetic advances, and the legacy of Mendel.

The Chickpea Genome Book

The Chickpea Genome

  • Author : Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319661179
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

The Chickpea Genome Summary:

This book sheds new light on the chickpea genome sequencing and resequencing of chickpea germplasm lines and provides insights into classical genetics, cytogenetics, and trait mapping. It also offers an overview of the latest advances in genome sequencing and analysis. The growing human population, rapid climate changes and limited amounts of arable land are creating substantial challenges in connection with the availability and affordability of nutritious food for smallholder farmers in developing countries. In this context, climate smart crops are essential to alleviating the hunger of the millions of poor and undernourished people living in developing countries. In addition to cereals, grain legumes are an integral part of the human diet and provide sustainable income for smallholder farmers in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Among grain legumes, the chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is the second most important in terms of production and productivity. Besides being a rich source of proteins, it can fix atmospheric nitrogen through symbiosis with rhizobia and increase the input of combined nitrogen. Several abiotic stresses like drought, heat, salinity, together with biotic stresses like Fusarium wilt, Ascochyta blight, and Botrytis grey mould have led to production losses, as the chickpeas is typically grown in the harsh climates of our planet’s semi-arid regions.

Accelerating Genetic Gains in Pulses Book

Accelerating Genetic Gains in Pulses

  • Author : Aditya Pratap
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2022-04-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889760428
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

Accelerating Genetic Gains in Pulses Summary: