Advanced Technologies for Crop Improvement and Agricultural Productivity
The present book has10 chapters contributed by experts in their respective fields. Chapter 1 summarizes Biotechnological Approaches for the Improvement of Vegetable Crops . The main emphasis is on latest innovations. Chapter 2 is on Marker assisted selection and its application in breeding designer crops. Chapter 3 illustrates overview of Recent methods in Nanotechnology for Crop and Nutrition boost. Chapter 4 discusses Improvement through induced mutagenesis in ornamental crops . Chapter 5 reviews the role of RNAi in crop improvement . Chapter 6 describes in details the Insect resistant transgenic crops with particular reference to bt proteins. Chapter 7 gives details of clonal propagation of conifers. Chapter 8 discusses recent aspects of Artificial seed technology for storage and exchange of plant genetic resources. In Chapter 9 detailed account on Building drought tolerance by integrating root architecture and above ground physiology: case study of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is described. The last chapter discusses Molecular basis of predicting heterosis in crop plants. We are confident that the present volume will prove extremely useful for those interested in knowing recent advances in Crop Improvement and boost crop productivity.