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Title Root genomics / Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Rajeev K. Varshney, Editors
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction to root genomics -- EST-based approach for dissecting root architecture in barley using mutant traits of other species -- Genomics of Root-Microbe Interactions -- Plant genetics for study of the roles of root exudates and microbes in the soil -- Impact of the environment on root architecture in dicotyledoneous plants -- Mechanisms of aluminium tolerance -- Root responses to major abiotic stresses in flooded soils -- Genomics of root architecture and functions in maize -- Phenotyping for root traits and their improvement through biotechnological approaches to sustaining crop productivity -- Genomics and physiological approaches for root trait breeding to improve drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) -- Molecular breeding of cereals for aluminium resistance -- Molecular breeding of rice for problem soils
Summary With the predicted increase of the human population and the subsequent need for larger food supplies, root health in crop plants could play a major role in providing sustainable highly productive crops that can cope with global climate changes. While the essentiality of roots and their relation to plant performance is broadly recognized, less is known about their role in plant growth and development. "Root Genomics" examines how various new genomic technologies are rapidly being applied to the study of roots, including high-throughput sequencing and genotyping, Tilling, transcription
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Roots (Botany) -- Genetic aspects
Genome, Plant -- genetics
Genes, Plant
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution.
Plant genetics
Plant genomes
Plant-soil relationships -- Research
Roots (Botany) -- Research
Form Electronic book
Author Oliveira, Antonio Costa de
Varshney, R. K. (Rajeev K.), 1973-
ISBN 9783540855460