Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

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Two major challenges to continued global food security are the ever increasing demand for food products, and the unprecedented abiotic stresses that crops face due to climate change.Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a reservoir of genetic material, with the potential to be used to develop new, improved varieties of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change integrates crop evolution, breeding technologies and biotechnologies, improved practices and sustainable approaches while exploring the role wild relatives could play in increasing agricultural output. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change begins with overviews of the impacts of climate change on growing environments and the challenges that agricultural production face in coming years and decades. Chapters then explore crop evolution and the potential for crop wild relatives to contribute novel genetic resources to the breeding of more resilient and productive crops. Breeding technologies and biotechnological advances that are being used to incorporate key genetic traits of wild relatives into crop varieties are also covered. There is also a valuable discussion on the importance of conserving genetic resources to ensure continued successful crop production. A timely resource, Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change will be an invaluable resource for the crop science community for years to come.Scarification is a common pretreatment used to improve germination of species in both families (Table 11.1), alleviating ... Freshly matured grass seeds of many species after-ripen in storage and have germination promoted by gibberellic acid, ... This means that the embryo does not have the growth potential required to overcome the restriction imposed by ... 120 min in sulphuric acid both resulted in 94% germination, though the latter treatment was more costly and dangerous to use.

Title:Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change
Author:Robert Redden, Shyam Singh Yadav, Nigel Maxted, Mohammad Ehsan Dulloo, Luigi Guarino, Paul Smith
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-09-01


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