Introduction to root genomics uri icon

abstract

  • The advances of plant breeding have made possible large increases in the population of humankind. Although of paramount importance until today, novel approaches need to be taken in order to achieve higher yields without putting more strain on environmentally protected areas. One important organ that has been neglected by the majority of breeders and plant scientists is the root system. This book, therefore, has been planned to provide the state-of-the-art of research on roots including the potential and applications of root research in crop improvement program. Through a collection of leading scientists in the area of root research including biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and plant breeding, this book provides horizons for this field of research

publication date

  • 2011