Rediscovery of Genetic and Genomic Resources for Future Food Security


Available for Pre-order. Due February 2021.
Rediscovery of Genetic and Genomic Resources for Future Food Security Editors: Romesh Kumar Salgotra, Sajad Majeed Zargar Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer Verlag Singapore Pages: 364 Illustrations and other contents: 8 Tables, color; 16 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 364 p. 18 illus., 16 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9789811501586 Categories: , , , , , , , ,

This book describes how the latest genomic resources techniques can be efficiently used in plant breeding programmes to achieve food security in the future. It also shares insights on how to utilize the untapped and unexplored genetic diversity of wild species, wild relatives and landraces for crop improvement. Moreover, the book offers an impressive array of balanced analyses, fresh ideas and perspectives, and thoughtful and realistic proposals regarding the sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources with modern biotechnological techniques. The first book to address the importance of plant genetics and genomic resources for food security, it brings together a group of plant breeders and biotechnologists to investigate the use of genomic resources techniques in plant breeding programmes. Providing essential information on the efficient utilization of genomic resources in precision breeding, it offers a valuable asset for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and professionals engaged in related fields.

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Author Biography

Romesh Kumar Salgotra, PhD Romesh Kumar Salgotra, PhD, is a Professor and Coordinator at SKUAST Jammu in India. He was an Endeavour Executive Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), Australia and was awarded the prestigious N. E. Borlaug Fellowship by the USDA in 2015. He has participated in the Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights Programme (GRIP) under the auspices of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Sweden and South Africa. He was a member and representative of the Global Forum for Innovative Agriculture (GFIA), UAE. In addition, Dr Salgotra has received several grants for research projects from national and international funding agencies. Sajad Majeed Zargar, PhD Sajad Majeed Zargar is an Assistant Professor at SKUAST Kashmir in India. He has formerly served as a Visiting Professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, as an Assistant Professor at SKUAST Jammu, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri (BGSB), India, and as a scientist at Advanta India Limited, Hyderabad, and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), New Delhi, India. Dr Zargar is a recipient of the CREST overseas fellowship from the DBT, India and a Goho grant from the Government of Japan. A member and representative of the International Plant Proteomics Organisation (INPPO), he has received several awards for his work and research.