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Dulloo, Mohammad Ehsan

Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

Dulloo, Mohammad Ehsan - Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change, ebook

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Two major challenges to continued global food security are the ever increasing demand for  food products, and the unprecedented abiotic stresses that crops face due to climate change.Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a reservoir of genetic material, with the potential to be used to develop new, improved varieties of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change integrates crop evolution, breeding technologies and biotechnologies, improved practices and sustainable approaches while exploring the role wild relatives could play in increasing agricultural output.

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

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
400 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118854273
Printed ISBN
9781118854334

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