Genomics and breeding for climate-resilient crops. Vol. 2, Target traits /

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Imprint:Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2013.
Description:1 online resource (xxxviii, 487 p.) : ill.
Subject:Plants -- genetics.
Crops, Agricultural.
Genetic Engineering.
Plant genetics.
Crop improvement.
Crops -- Genetic engineering.
Plant breeding.
Crop improvement.
Crops -- Genetic engineering.
Plant breeding.
Plant genetics.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:Target traits
Other authors / contributors:Kole, Chittaranjan.
ISBN:9783642370489 (electronic bk.)
3642370489 (electronic bk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Climate change is expected to have a drastic impact on agronomic conditions including temperature, precipitation, soil nutrients, and the incidence of disease pests, to name a few. To face this looming threat, significant progress in developing new breeding strategies has been made over the last few decades. The second volume of Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops describes various genomic and breeding approaches for the genetic improvement of the major target traits. Topics covered include: flowering time; root traits; cold, heat and drought tolerance; water use efficiency; flooding and submergence tolerance; disease and insect resistance; nutrient use efficiency; nitrogen fixation; carbon sequestration; and greenhouse gas emissions.