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Advances in Maize Science
Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement

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ISBN 9781771889520
August 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
258 Pages 19 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Offering a multi-pronged perspective on maize science, this book brings together important recent research advances from several disciplines. It covers maize from origin to biotechnology. It provides an overview of recent world maize production along with technological advancements and green strategies in maize science. The authors cover the background of maize, its origin and domestication, ideotypes, botany, taxonomy, physiology of crop growth, methods of cultivation, production, nutritional functions, biotic and abiotic stress impacts, postharvest management and technology, maize grain quality, and advances in breeding and biotechnology, filling a gap in the literature of maize. 

The authors consider that productivity of maize is affected by several biotic and abiotic stresses that require a concerted interdisciplinary research. This book aims to be a comprehensive guide for maize scientists, agronomists, breeders, researchers, academicians, and students. It will guide researchers working in maize science and maize scientists to understand the relation between the disciplines and implementation of new methods and technology for crop improvement.

Table of Contents

1. Background and Importance of Rice  2. World Maize Production  3. Origin, Evolution, and Domestication of Maize  4. Maize Ideotype  5. Maize Botany  6. Physiological Basis of Crop Growth and Productivity  7. Research Advances in Abiotic Stress Management  8. Biotic Stress Affecting Crop Productivity  9. Methods of Cultivation  10. Maize Grain Quality Analysis, Food Quality, Chemistry, and Food Processing  11. Improvement of Maize: Maize Varieties and Hybrid Maize Technology  12. Research Advances in Breeding and Biotechnology of Maize

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Ratikanta Maiti, PhD, DSc, was a world-renowned botanist and crop physiologist. He worked on jute and allied fibers at the former Jute Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR), India, and as a plant physiologist on sorghum and pearl millet at ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics). He also worked for more than 25 years as a professor and research scientist at three different universities in Mexico. He was also a Research Advisor at Vibha Seeds, Hyderabad, India, and as a Visiting Research Scientist in the Forest Science Faculty, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico. Dr. Maiti died in 2019.
Humberto González Rodríguez, PhD, is a faculty member and Director of the Forest Science Faculty at Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico.   
Ch. Aruna Kumari, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop Physiology at Agricultural College, Jagtial, Professor Jaya Shankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), India.
Sameena Begum completed a BSc degree in Agriculture with distinction in the year and an MSc degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding with distinction from the College of Agriculture, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India.
Dasari Rajkumar is a rice breeder at Neo Seeds India Private Limited, Hyderabad, India. His career included work as a research associate and a botanist at Vibha Seeds Hyderabad and as a senior research associate at Bio Seed Research India, Hyderabad. He has co-authored three books and published 15 research papers in national and international journals.