Editors: Roberto Pilu, Giuseppe Gavazzi

More Food: Road to Survival

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Library License: US $356
ISBN: 978-1-68108-468-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-467-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810846711170101

Introduction

More Food: Road to Survival is a comprehensive analysis of agricultural improvements which can be achieved through scientific methods. This reference book gives information about strategies for increasing plant productivity, comparisons of agricultural models, the role of epigenetic events on crop production, yield enhancing physiological events (photosynthesis, germination, seedling emergence, seed properties, etc.), tools enabling efficient exploration of genetic variability, domestication of new species, the detection or induction of drought resistance and apomixes and plant breeding enhancement (through molecularly assisted breeding, genetic engineering, genome editing and next generation sequencing).

The book concludes with a case study for the improvement of small grain cereals. Readers will gain an understanding of the biotechnological tools and concepts central to sustainable agriculture

More Food: Road to Survival is, therefore, an ideal reference for agriculture students and researchers as well as professionals involved sustainability studies.

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Francesco Salamini
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Preface

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Roberto Pilu and Giuseppe Gavazzi
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List of Contributors

- Pp. v-vi (2)
Roberto Pilu and Giuseppe Gavazzi
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The Yield in the Context of Industrial Versus Sustainable Agriculture

- Pp. 1-16 (16)
Stefano Bocchi

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Increasing Plant Breeding Efficiency through Evolutionary-Participatory Programs

- Pp. 17-38 (22)
Salvatore Ceccarelli

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Genetic Tools for Crop Improvement: Past, Present, and Future

- Pp. 39-81 (43)
Mario Motto

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Role of Epigenetics in Crop Improvement

- Pp. 82-101 (20)
Michela Landoni and Roberto Pilu

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Enhancing Photosynthesis: Different Strategies to Improve the Process at the Basis of Life on Earth

- Pp. 102-141 (40)
Monica Colombo and Paolo Pesaresi

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Seed Size: an Important Yield Component

- Pp. 142-167 (26)
Giuseppe Gavazzi and Stefano Sangiorgio

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Genetic Variability as a Means to Improve Seedling Emergence and Early Developmental Phases in Crop Plants

- Pp. 168-184 (17)
Martina Persico and Gabriella Consonni

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Natural Genetic Diversity and Crop Improvement

- Pp. 185-215 (31)
Elahe Tavakol, Gianluca Bretani and Laura Rossini

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Domestication of New Species

- Pp. 216-271 (56)
Gaia Pigna and Piero Morandini

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Breeding for Drought Stress Resistance in Plants

- Pp. 272-294 (23)
Massimo Galbiati

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Genetic Strategies to Improve Resistance to Biotic Stresses in Plants

- Pp. 295-361 (67)
Stefano Sangiorgio and Mario Motto

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Harnessing Apomixis to Improve Crops

- Pp. 362-372 (11)
Emidio Albertini and Fabio Veronesi

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Molecular-Assisted Breeding

- Pp. 373-398 (26)
Filippo Geuna

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Genetic Engineering for Crop Yield

- Pp. 399-418 (20)
Daniele Rosellini

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Plant Breeding and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

- Pp. 419-462 (44)
Carlo Pozzi

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Genome Editing in Crop Species

- Pp. 463-488 (26)
Francesca Galbiati, Damiano Martignago, Martina Landini, Jorge Gomez- Ariza, Vittoria Brambilla and Fabio Fornara

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Progress in Small Grain Cereals: A Case Study

- Pp. 489-511 (23)
A. Michele Stanca, Enrico Francia, Alessandro Tondelli, Franz W. Badeck and Valeria Terzi

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Subject Index

- Pp. 512-522 (11)
Roberto Pilu and Giuseppe Gavazzi
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