Genetic and Genomic Resources For Cereals Improvement is the first book to bring together the latest available genetic resources and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping, and allele mining that are needed to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains.
As grain cereals, including rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and millets constitute the bulk of global diets, both of vegetarian and non-vegetarian, there is a greater need for further genetic improvement, breeding, and plant genetic resources to secure the future food supply.
This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, crop biologists, and students working with crop development and the changes in environmental climate that have had significant impact on crop production. It includes the latest information on tactics that ensure that environmentally robust genes and crops resilient to climate change are identified and preserved.
- Provides a single-volume resource on the global research work on grain cereals genetics and genomics
- Presents information for effectively managing and utilizing the genetic resources of this core food supply source
- Includes coverage of rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and pearl, finger and foxtail millets
Senior Scientist, Plant Breeding, Germplasm Evaluation Division, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Dehli, India