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1st Edition

Agricultural Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Bioresources Conservation and Utilization

ISBN 9780367766955
Published May 24, 2022 by CRC Press
490 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers a range of important topics on crop and animal genetics, breeding and genomics, as well as biodiversity and genetic resources conservation and utilization reflecting three thematic sections of working groups of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria. The topics range from agricultural biotechnology, including genetically modified organisms and gene-editing for agronomically important traits in tropical crops, to Nigeria’s mega biodiversity and genetic resources conservation. This book will engender a deeper understanding of underpinning mechanisms, technologies, processes and science–policy nexus that has placed Nigeria as a leader in biotechnology in Africa. The book will be useful reference material for scientists and researchers working in the fields of food and agricultural biotechnology, bioinformatics, plant and animal genetics, breeding and genomics, genetic resources conservation and enhancement.

  • Emphasizes recent advances in biotechnologies that could ameliorate the high-level global food and nutrition insecurity through plant and animal genetics, breeding, as well as genomics
  • Provides detailed information towards harnessing indigenous bioresources for food and nutrition security and climate change adaptation
  • Introduces new frontiers in the area of genomics, most especially their relevant applications in crop and animal breeding
  • Reviews biotechniques that could enhance plant genetic resources conservation and utilization
  • Discusses current biotechnological approaches to exploit genetic resources including the development of synthetic hexaploid wheat (SHW) for crop adaptation to the increasingly changing global climate

Table of Contents

PART 1 Crop Genetics, Breeding & Genomics Working Group

Handling Editor: Olawole Obembe

Chapter 1 Biotechnology as a Tool for Agricultural Revolution in Developing Nations: Current Status and Bottlenecks in Nigeria

S. T. Akinyosoye and J. A. Adetumbi

Chapter 2 Advances on Engineering Cassava for Food and Nutrition Sec in the 21st Century

N. R. Okereke, I. C. Okwuonu, J. T. Onyeka, A. R. Popoola,

and C. N. Egesi

Chapter 3 Current and Future Advances in Genomics-Assisted Cassava Breeding
S. P. Abah, L. Ezenwaka, D. Njoku, I. C. Okwuonu,

T. J. Onyeka, and C. N. Egesi

Chapter 4 Genome Engineering: A New Frontier for Improving Root and Tuber Crops

I. C. Okwuonu, J. E. Obidiegwu, T. J. Onyeka,

and C. N. Egesi

Chapter 5 Development and Commercialization of Bt-Cowpea in Nigeria: Implication for National Development

M. L. Umar, S. B. Mohammed, M. F. Ishiyaku, P. C. Addae,

A. I. Kollo, O. F. Nwankwo, R. S. Adamu, I. M. Utono, and

O. Bolarinwa

Chapter 6 Progress in the Development of Biofortified Sorghum in Nigeria: Implications for Food and Nutrition Security

M. Y. Yeye, D. A. Aba, A. J. Kwanashe, F. Wambugu, A. Aseta,

S. Obukosa, M. C. Albertsen, and Z. Y. Zhao

Chapter 7 Strategies for the Production of Disease-Free Yam Planting Materials: Implications for Improved Yam Production in Nigeria

Edak Aniedi Uyoh, Valentine Otang Ntui, and Effiom Eyo Ita

Chapter 8 Engineering Pests and Disease Resistance in Crops: From RNA Interference to RNA Editing

Abubakar Yakubu Saddeeq, Abdulrazak B. Ibrahim, and

Joshua Ehis Imonmion

Chapter 9 Engineering Crops for Resistance to Pests and Diseases: Necessity for Crop Improvement through Accurate Genomic Resources and Phenotyping

O. Kolade, I. O. Daniel, and D. O. Igwe

Chapter 10 Molecular Diagnostics for Plant Viruses towards Enhanced Delivery of Disease-Free Planting Materials and Germplasm Exchange

O. A. Kolade, A. R. Popoola, D. O. Igwe, and A. Adediji

Chapter 11 Recent Advances in Molecular Techniques for the Enhancement of Crop Production

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Olugbemi Tope Olaniyan,

Kingsley Eghonghon Ukhurebor, Benjamin Ewa Ubi,

Julius Kola Oloke, Wadzani Palnam Dauda, and

Daniel Ingo Hefft

PART 2 Animal Genetics, Breeding & Genomics

Handling Editors: Emmanuel Olufemi Ekundayo and

Benjamin Ewa Ubi

Chapter 12 Genetic Intervention in Sustainable Livestock Production

Cyril Otoikhian, Hannah Etta, Solomon Olorunleke, and

Ekei Ikpeme

Chapter 13 Development of Improved Indigenous Chickens (FUNAAB Alpha) for Smallholder Poultry Production in Nigeria

Olufunmilayo A. Adebambo, S. O. Peters, A. O. Adebambo,

M. A. Adeleke, M. Y. Wheto, Kehinde, O. O., and Jessie E. Udoh

Chapter 14 Biotechnology Applications in Livestock Production

Olufunmilayo A. Adebambo, Victor E. Olori, Sunday O. Peters,

Ayotunde O. Adebambo, and Mathew Wheto

Chapter 15 Enabling Environment for Uptake of Biotechnological Innovations for Livestock Production in Africa

Victor E. Olori

Chapter 16 Biothermoimaging Tools for Management of Climate Smart and Precision Livestock-Assisted Reproduction

Mustapha Ayodele Popoola, Suleiman Elias Bogoro, and

Jean Magloire Feugang

PART 3 Genetic Resources Conservation and Enhancement

Handling Editor: Benjamin Ewa Ubi

Chapter 17 Securing the Genetic Base of Indigenous Food Plants: Their Role in Promoting Sustainable Food Systems

Andrew Chibuzor Iloh, George Ude, and Christie Onyia

Chapter 18 Biotechnology-Aided Sustainable Use of Nigeria’s Biodiversity for Improved Nutrition and Health

Pamela Akin-Idowu, Lovina Iyandu Udoh, and

Dorcas Olubunmi Ibitoye

Chapter 19 Utilizing Plant Genetic Resources to Develop Climate Resilient Crops

C. Mba and F. C. Ogbonnaya

Chapter 20 Biodiversity and Genetic Resources Conservation in Nigeria

George Nkem Ude, David Okeh Igwe, Christie Oby Onyia,

and Chosen Ekene Obih

Chapter 21 Biotechnological Approaches for Genetic Resources Conservation and Use

S. E. Aladele, G. Afolayan, Z. O. Jamaleddine, O. T. Oduoye,

O. A. Bolatito, A. O. Afolayan, I. O. Daniel, A. A. Olosunde,

M. R. Olubiyi, A. U. Okere, and B. E. Ubi

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Olawole Obembe, Ph.D. is Professor of Plant Biotechnology & UNESCO Chair, Plant Biotechnology, Covenant University Ota, Nigeria

Emmanuel Olufemi Ekundayo, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Microbial Genetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

Arinze Stanley Okoli, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Genoek - Centre for Biosafety, Universitetet II, Breivika, Tromsoe, Norway

Abubakar Gidado, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biochemistry and Director North-East Zonal Biotechnology Centre of Excellence at University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, & Director of intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria

Abdulrazak Ibrahim, Ph.D. is a Capacity Development Expert at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Ph.D. is Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology & Director, Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria