Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changes

Un libro in lingua di Ahmad Parvaiz (EDT) Wani Mohd Rafiq (EDT) Azooz Mohamed Mahgoub (EDT) Tran Lam-son Phan (EDT) edito da Springer Verlag, 2014

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Nearly 70% of people suffering from hunger live in rural areas, therefore the most relevant work in plant science is on increasing agricultural productivity. This is a key factor in reducing the number of those suffering from hunger. This challenge comes at a time when the plant sciences are witnessing remarkable progress in understanding fundamental processes of plant growth and development. However, at the same time the growth rate of global crops is declining quickly. This emphasizes the urgency of finding better ways to translate the new advances in plant science into concrete successes in agricultural production. A fairly big gap exists among scientists between fundamental theory and applied results. Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Change, Volume 2 stresses the many existing opportunities that can be applied through conventional breeding, without touching upon the latest discoveries such as the power of genomics to applied breeding in plant biology.

Plant scholars have identified genes controlling different aspects of plant growth and development, but many challenges still exist in creating an infrastructure, access to bioinformatics, and good crop results, which clearly require input from the scientific community. The world-leading contributors of this book demonstrate better strategies and suggest high priorities for future plant research. The chapters of the book also elucidate strategies for translating current research into applied solutions. Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Change, Volume 2 presents the adaptation of plants under a changing climatic environment and illuminates the various aspects of plant responses in molecular and biochemical ways to create strong yields and overall crop improvement.

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