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Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies. Volume 6, Industrial and food crops

Plant breeders and geneticists are under constant pressure to sustain and expand food production by using innovative breeding strategies and introducing minor crops, which are well adapted to marginal lands, provide a source of nutrition, and have abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, to feed an ever-increasing human population. The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the improvement and development of new crop varieties, under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors, to achieve sustainable agricultural production and enhanced food security. In addition to developing improved crops for innovative industrial products such as pharmaceuticals and food additives, biofuels, oils and textiles. Three volumes of this book series were published in 2015, 2016 and 2018, respectively: Volume 1. Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools; Volume 2. Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits and Volume 3. Fruits. In 2019, the following four volumes are concurrently being published: Volume 4. Nut and Beverage Crops, Volume 5. Cereals, Volume 6. Industrial and Food Crops and Volume 7. Legumes. This Vol 6, subtitled Industrial and Food Crops, consists of 2 parts. Included in Part I are 11 industrial plant species utilized as sources of raw materials for the production of industrial products including pulp and wood crops (acacia), fiber (cotton, jute and ramie), rubber (guayule and rubber tree), oil (jojoba and flax), biofuels and pharmaceutical (agave) and sugar source (sugarcane). Part II covers 7 food plants selected for their utilization in food industries for the production of chocolate (cacao), cooking oil (oil palm, safflower, sesame and sunflower) and natural flavors and aroma (saffron and vanilla). Chapters are written by 60 internationally reputable scientists from 14 countries and subjected to a review process to assure quality presentation and scientific accuracy. Eac h chapter begins with an introduction covering related backgrounds and provides in-depth discussion of the subject supported with 138 high quality color figures, and relevant data in 78 tables. The chapter concludes with recommendations for future research directions, appendixes of genetic resources and concerned research institutes and a comprehensive list of pertinent references to facilitate further reading. This book series is a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers and seed companies as well as consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture, particularly in modern breeding technologies
eBook, English, 2019
Springer, Cham, 2019
1 online resource (749 pages)
9783030232658, 3030232654
Intro; Preface; Contents; Editors and Contributors; Part I: Industrial Crops; Chapter 1: Genetics and Breeding of Tropical Acacias for Forest Products: Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis and A. crassicarpa; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Silviculture and Conventional Breeding; 1.2.1 Current Cultivation Practices; 1.2.2 Current Problems and Challenges; 1.2.3 Improvement Strategy; 1.2.4 Traditional Breeding Methodologies and Limitations; 1.2.5 Role of Biotechnology; 1.3 Germplasm Biodiversity and Conservation; 1.3.1 Germplasm Diversity; 1.3.2 Species Characterization and Phylogeny 1.3.3 Genetic Resources Conservation Approaches1.4 Hybridization; 1.5 Conclusion and Prospects; Appendices; Appendix I: Research Institutes Relevant to Acacias; Appendix II: Genetic Resources of Acacias; References; Chapter 2: Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Breeding Strategies; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Cotton Sustainable Production; 2.3 Cotton Genetic Resources and Conservation; 2.3.1 Cytogenetics and Evolution; 2.3.2 World Cotton Germplasm Collections; 2.3.3 Utilization of Wild Germplasm; 2.3.4 Colored Cotton; 2.4 Traditional Cotton Breeding Programs; 2.5 Genomic Database; 2.6 Mutation Breeding 2.7 In Vitro Applications2.8 Transgenic Cotton; 2.9 Improvement of Cotton Against Abiotic Stresses; 2.10 Improvement of Cotton Against Biotic Stresses; 2.11 New Emerging Technologies; 2.12 Conclusions and Prospects; Appendices; Appendix I: Research Institutes Relevant to Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology; Appendix II: Cotton Genetic Resources; References; Chapter 3: CRISPR/Cas9: A New Genome Editing Tool to Accelerate Cotton (Gossypium spp.) Breeding; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Different Versions of CRISPR/Cas Systems and Their Applications 3.3 Functional Genomics and Limitations in Cotton Breeding3.4 Difference Between Genome Editing and Classical Breeding of Cotton; 3.5 Layout Plan of CRISPR/Cas-Based Genome Editing; 3.5.1 Data Mining and Single Guide RNA (sgRNA) Designing for Target Sequence; 3.5.2 Choice of CRISPR/Cas System; 3.5.3 Delivering CRISPR/Cas Cassettes into Cotton Genome; 3.5.4 Manipulation of Targeted Mutagenesis Through In Vitro Regeneration and Screening of Transgenic Plants; 3.5.5 Detection and Confirmation of Successful Genome Modification 3.6 Potential Applications of CRISPR/Cas in the Post-Genomic Era of Cotton Breeding3.7 Multiplexed Gene Stacking Using CRISPR/Cas9; 3.8 Countering Off-targets During Genome Editing; 3.9 Production of Transgene-Free Cotton; 3.10 Genome Editing Bottlenecks in Polyploid Cotton; 3.11 Conclusions and Prospects; Appendix I: Some Research Institutes Relevant to Cotton Molecular Breeding; References; Chapter 4: Jute (Corchorus spp.) Breeding; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Germplasm Conservation, Biodiversity and Utilization; 4.2.1 Germplasm Conservation; 4.2.2 Taxonomy and Germplasm Classification
4.2.3 Origin, Dispersal, and Evolution