Translational Root Genomics for Crop Improvement uri icon

abstract

  • Breeding of crop plants in the 21st century needs consciousness and awareness of climate change. For instance, both biotic and abiotic stresses need attention of breeders in order to breed crops showing resistance/tolerance to these stresses in a changing climate scenario. In developing countries, drought is the major abiotic stress and is already limiting crop productivity in several species. This tendency is going to worsen the situation in the years to come (Varshney et al. 2011a). Enhancing crop productivity in resource-poor dry land conditions is a formidable challenge. Conserving resources through management practices and engineering plants for superior extraction of these resources coupled with an increased efficiency of resource utilization deserve emphasis. Though resource conservation through management practices are equally important, development of superior resource use efficiency as a seed-based technology always has greater acceptance and adaptability

publication date

  • 2012
  • 2012