Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change begins with overviews of the impacts of climate change on growing environments and the challenges that agricultural production face in coming years and decades. Chapters then explore crop evolution and the potential for crop wild relatives to contribute novel genetic resources to the breeding of more resilient and productive crops. Breeding technologies and biotechnological advances that are being used to incorporate key genetic traits of wild relatives into crop varieties are also covered. There is also a valuable discussion on the importance of conserving genetic resources to ensure continued successful crop production.
A timely resource, Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change will be an invaluable resource for the crop science community for years to come.
Keywords: food security, food products, abiotic stress, climate change, crop wild relatives, crop science, crop genetics, plant genetics, plant science, crop evolution, crop breeding, biotechnology, sustainability, agriculture, Crops