Title Engineering Plants for Agriculture
Author Pamela C. Ronald
ISBN 9781621823124
List price USD 135.00
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 232
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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Agriculture plays a vital role supporting human life on Earth but faces significant challenges to feed the growing population.

Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology examines the molecular bases of plant traits and addresses how this knowledge can be used to develop crops that are resilient to a changing environment. The contributors review recent advances in our understanding of plant plasticity, circadian rhythms, stomatal development, inflorescence architecture, symbiotic phosphate acquisition, and specialized plant metabolism and discuss how this knowledge might be used to boost yields, improve tolerance to pathogens and environmental stress, and enhance nutritional content. The book also discusses the development and socioeconomic impact of deployment of genetically improved submergence—tolerant rice. The generation of blight-resistant American chestnut trees—the first bioengineered plant developed with the goal of ecological restoration—is also described. This volume is therefore an essential read for all plant biologists, geneticists, and engineers interested in addressing agricultural and environmental challenges.



Chapter 1. Developing Blight-Tolerant American Chestnut Trees (William A. Powell, Andrew E. Newhouse, and Vernon Coffey)

Chapter 2. Engineering Disease-Resistant Cassava (Z. J. Daniel Lin, Nigel J. Taylor and Rebecca Bart)

Chapter 3. Mechanisms and Impact of Symbiotic Phosphate Acquisition (Chai Hao Chiu and Uta Paszkowski)

Chapter 4. BT Brinjal in Bangladesh: The First Genetically Engineered Food Crop in a Developing Country (Anthony M. Shelton, Md. J. Hossain, Vijay Paranjape, Md. Z.H. Prodhan, Abul K. Azad, Rituparna Majumder, Sayed H. Sarwer, and Md. A. Hossain)

Chapter 5. Circadian Rhythms in Plants (Nicky Creux and Stacey Harmer)

Chapter 6. The Sweet side of Plant-Specialized Metabolism (Thomes Louveau and Anne Osbourn)

Chapter 7. Plant Inflorescence Architecture: The Formation, Activity, and Fate of Axillary Meristems (Yang Zhu and Doris Wagner)

Chapter 8. Many Facets of Dynamic Plasticity in Plants (Xiaodong Yang and Sally A. Mackenzie)

Chapter 9. Sub1 Rice: Engineering Rice for Climate Change (Kyle Emerick and Pamela C. Ronald)

Chapter 10. The Role of Dwarfing Traits in Historical and Modern Agriculture with a Focus on Rice (Ángel Ferrero-Serrano, Christian Cantos, and Sarah M. Assmann)

Chapter 11. Stomatal Development and Perspectives toward Agricultural Improvement (Hitoshi Endo and Keiko U. Torii)

Chapter 12. How do Strigolactones Ameliorate Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants? (Kaori Yoneyama)


Target Audience:

This book is an essential read for all plant biologists, geneticists, and engineers interested in addressing agricultural and environmental challenges.


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