Advances in Rice Science: Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Advances in Rice Science

Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement, 1st Edition

By Ratikanta Maiti, PhD, Humberto González Rodríguez, PhD, Ch. Aruna Kumari, PhD, Narayan Chandra Sarkar, PhD, Sameena Begum, Dasari Rajkumar

Apple Academic Press

287 pages | 33 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771888547
pub: 2020-03-01
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During recent decades, tremendous progress and innovations have been made in rice science with the goal of increasing production of rice to meet the world’s growing demands. This new volume, Advances in Rice Science: Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement, provides a concise overview of rice, covering the background and importance of rice; origin, evolution, and domestication of rice; and the world rice production. It goes on to provide new and important recent research advances on many different aspects of rice science and production. The authors look at advances in rice ideotypes, abiotic stress management techniques, biotic stress affecting crop productivity, new methods and technology for cultivation, and new methods and techniques in rice grain quality analysis and processing. It also describes new rice varieties, new hybrid rice technology, and new breeding methods for rice.

The overview presented here along with the informative review of recent advances in rice cultivation, production, and science makes this volume a comprehensive guide for rice scientists and researchers, agronomists, breeders, and faculty and students of agriculture.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Humberto González Rodríguez, PhDis a faculty member at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales (School of Forest Sciences), Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He received his PhD in Plant Physiology from Texas A&M University under the advice of Dr. Wayne R. Jordan and Dr. Malcolm C. Drew. He is currently working on water relations and plant nutrition in native woody trees and shrubs, northeastern Mexico. In addition, his research includes nutrient deposition via litterfall in different forest ecosystems. Dr. Rodríguez teaches chemistry, plant physiology, and statistics.

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. She has seven years of teaching experience at PJTSAU and seven years of research experience at varied ICAR institutes and at Vibha Seeds. She was the recipient of a CSIR Fellowship during her doctoral studies and was awarded a Young Scientist Award for Best Thesis Presentation on "In the National Seminar on Plant Physiology." She teaches courses on plant physiology and environmental science for BSc (Ag.) students. She has taught seed physiology and growth and yield and modeling courses to MSc (Ag.) students. She acted as a minor advisor to several MSc (Ag) students and guided them in their research work. She is the author of book chapters in four books. She is also one of editors of the book Glossary in Plant Physiology and an editor of six international books, including Advances in Bio-Resource and Stress Management; Applied Biology of Woody Plants; An Evocative Memoire: Living with Mexican Culture, Spirituality and Religion; and Gospel of Forests. She has published over 50 research articles in national and international journals. Her field of specialization is seed dormancy of rice and sunflower.

Sameena Begum is a researcher at the Professor Jayashanker Telangana State Agricultural University, Agricultural College, Polasa, Jagtial, Telangans, India, where she has completed a BSc in Agriculture with distinction and her Master of Science in Genetics and Plant Breeding. During her master's degree program, she conducted research on combining ability, gall midge resistance, and yield and quality traits in hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.) and identified two highly resistant hybrids.

Dasari Rajkumar is rice breeder at Neo Seeds India Private Limited, Hyderabad, India. He has received his master’s degree in botany with specialization in applied stress physiology and molecular biology from the University College of Science at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He has more than ten publications to his credit, including research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals and authored two books. Currently he is working on various aspects of abiotic stress tolerance such as drought, salinity, heat on field crops (cotton, rice, maize, sunflower), and vegetable crops (tomato, chili, okra).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science