Brassica improvement : molecular, genetics and genomic perspectives /

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature Switzerland AG, [2020]
Description:1 online resource (261 pages)
Subject:Brassica -- Genetics.
Brassica -- Breeding.
Brassica -- Breeding.
Brassica -- Genetics.
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Other authors / contributors:Wani, Shabir Hussain. editor.
Kumar Thakur, Ajay. editor.
Jeshima Khan, Yasin. editor
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographic references and index
online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 7, 2021)
Summary:Global population is mounting at an alarming stride to surpass 9.3 billion by 2050, whereas simultaneously the agricultural productivity is gravely affected by climate changes resulting in increased biotic and abiotic stresses. The genus Brassica belongs to the mustard family whose members are known as cruciferous vegetables, cabbages or mustard plants. Rapeseed-mustard is world's third most important source of edible oil after soybean and oil palm. It has worldwide acceptance owing to its rare combination of health promoting factors. It has very low levels of saturated fatty acids which make it the healthiest edible oil that is commonly available. Apart from this, it is rich in antioxidants by virtue of tocopherols and phytosterols presence in the oil. The high omega 3 content reduces the risk of atherosclerosis/heart attack. Conventional breeding methods have met with limited success in Brassica because yield and stress resilience are polygenic traits and are greatly influenced by environment. Therefore, it is imperative to accelerate the efforts to unravel the biochemical, physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying yield, quality and tolerance towards biotic and abiotic stresses in Brassica. To exploit its fullest potential, systematic efforts are needed to unlock the genetic information for new germplasms that tolerate initial and terminal state heat coupled with moisture stress. For instance, wild relatives may be exploited in developing introgressed and resynthesized lines with desirable attributes. Exploitation of heterosis is another important area which can be achieved by introducing transgenics to raise stable CMS lines. Doubled haploid breeding and marker assisted selection should be employed along with conventional breeding. Breeding programmes aim at enhancing resource use efficiency, especially nutrient and water as well as adoption to aberrant environmental changes should also be considered. Biotechnological interventions are essential for altering the biosynthetic pathways for developing high oleic and low linolenic lines. Accordingly, tools such as microspore and ovule culture, embryo rescue, isolation of trait specific genes especially for aphid, Sclerotinia and alternaria blight resistance, etc. along with identification of potential lines based on genetic diversity can assist ongoing breeding programmes. In this book, we highlight the recent molecular, genetic and genomic interventions made to achieve crop improvement in terms of yield increase, quality and stress tolerance in Brassica, with a special emphasis in Rapeseed-mustard
Other form:Print version: Brassica Improvement 3030346935
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-34694-2
Table of Contents:
  • Utilization of rapeseed-mustard genetic resources for Brassica improvement : a retrospective approach / J. Nanjundan, J. Radhamani, Ajay Kumar Thakur, J. Berliner, C. Manjunatha, A. Sindhu, J. Aravind, and Kunwar Harendra Singh
  • Recent advances in cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in crop Brassicas / Hitesh Kumar, Javed Akhatar, and Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Ancient and recent Polyploid evolution in Brassicas / Sarah V. Schiessl and Annaliese S. Mason
  • Production and application of doubled haploid in Brassica improvement / Anshul Watts, Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Ritesh Kumar Raipuria, and Archana Watts
  • Tissue culture-mediated biotechnological advancements in genus Brassica / Monisha Mitra and Saikat Gantait
  • Genetic Improvement of Oil Quality Using Molecular Techniques in Brassica juncea / Yashpal, Navinder Saini, Naveen Singh, Rajat Chaudhary, Sangita Yadav, Rajendra Singh, Sujata Vasudev, and D. K. Yadava
  • Biofortification of Brassicas for Quality Improvement / M. S. Sujith Kumar, Ibandalin Mawlong, and Reema Rani
  • Genetics and Genomic Approaches for Disease Resistance in Brassicas / Priyamedha, Bhagirath Ram, Arun Kumar, H. K. Sharma, and V. V. Singh
  • Arsenic toxicity and molecular mechanism of arsenic tolerance in different members of Brassicaceae / Aryadeep Roychoudhury, S. Krishnamoorthi, and Rupam Paul
  • Transgenic approaches for Brassica improvement / Anjana Rustagi, Neelam P. Negi, Himanish Dutta Choudhury, Ayushi Mahajan, Rekha, Swati Verma, Deepak Kumar, Ravi Rajwanshi, and Neera Bhalla Sarin
  • Genetic Diversity Studies in Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss) Using Molecular Markers / Lal Singh, Deepika Sharma, Nehanjali Parmar, Kunwar Harendra Singh, Rohit Jain, P. K. Rai, Shabir Hussain Wani, and Ajay Kumar Thakur
  • Index