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Biotechnologies and Genetics in Plant Mutation Breeding
Volume 1: Mutagenesis and Crop Improvement

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ISBN 9781774911365
July 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
290 Pages 15 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With the aim of helping to combat the challenge of providing enough food for the world, Volume 1 of this comprehensive three-volume set book, Biotechnologies and Genetics in Plant Mutation Breeding, focuses on improvement of plant agronomic characters by manipulating the genotype of plant species with induced mutagenesis in order to increase crop productivity, both in quantity and quality.

Volume 1: Mutagenesis and Crop Improvement provides important coverage of mutagenesis, cytotoxicity, and crop improvement in plants along with explanations of the processes, mutagenic effectiveness, and efficiency and mechanisms of mutagenesis. Importantly, the authors also cover the principles, applications, and scope of mutagenesis. Several chapters focus on mutation-induced cytological aberrations and cytotoxicity and on in-vitro mutagenesis to exploit the somaclonal variations induced in cell culture. There is also emphasis on improvement of agronomic characteristics by manipulating the genotype of plant species, resulting in increase in productivity.

Volume 2: Revolutionizing Plant Biology presents the use of mutagenesis and biotechnology to explore the variability of mutant genes for crop improvement. In this volume, the chapters deal with in-vitro mutagenesis to exploit the somaclonal variations induced in cell culture. The chapters highlight the importance of in-vitro mutagenesis in inducing salt resistance, heat resistance, and draught resistance.

Volume 3: Mechanisms for Genetic Manipulation of Plants covers the different genetic engineering techniques that are used to mutant genes and incorporate them in different plant species of cereals, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Chapters also address in-vitro mutagenesis, which allows specific mutations to be tailored for type and position within the gene. Also discussed are the principles of genetic engineering in which mechanism and action of transfer of desired genes from plants to animals to microorganism and vice versa.

The chapters are supported by authentic data of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other international agencies that highlight the role of mutagenesis in crop improvement.

With its focus on promising techniques to help to combat food scarcity in the world both in quality and yield, these three volumes will be a valuable asset for advanced students, faculty, scientists, and researchers in biotechnology and genetic engineering as well as those in botany, agriculture, and horticulture.

Table of Contents

1. Mutation Breeding in Plant

K. H. Venkatesh

2. Methodology for Physical and Chemical Mutagenic Treatments

Hemant A. Sawarkar and Mohammad Hashim Mansoori

3. Mutagenic Radiations: X-Rays, Ionizing Particles, and Ultraviolet

Nitu Chaudhary and G. Kumar

4. Induced Mutagenesis: A Successful Breeding Strategy for Crop Improvement

Mohammad Rafiq Wani, Aamir Raina, Saba Yaqoob, Rafiul Amin Laskar, Samiullah Khan, and Tariq Ahmad Bhat

5. Sodium Azide as a Mutagen

Sajad Hussain Mir and Insha Jan

6. Mutation Breeding of Vegetatively Propagated Crops

Muhammad Ishtiaq, Mubashir Mazhar, Mehwish Maqbool, Muhammad Ajaib, Tanveer Hussain, and Muhammad Waqas

7. Mutation Breeding of Sweet Cherry

Muhammad Ishtiaq, Mahnoor Muzamil, Mehwish Maqbool, Muhammad Ajaib, and Tanveer Hussain

8. Soybean Mutants with Increased Tolerance for Sulfonylurea Herbicides

Pallavi Kumari and Nimmy Srivastava

9. In Vitro Mutagenesis via EMS and Gamma Irradiations

Sabreena Rafi, Azra N. Kamili, and B. A. Ganai

10. Mutagenic and Anti-Mutagenic Potential of Fruit Juices of Some Medicinal Plants

Asima Tayyeb, Isbah Ashfaq, and Saira Ambreen

11. Antimutagenic Potential of Plants and Natural Products: A Review

Sobia Mushtaq, Asima Tayyeb, Gibran Ali, and Firdaus E. Bareen

12. Tilling and Ecotilling: Tools of Trade for Crop Improvement in Changing Climate

Aubid Hussain Malik

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Tariq Ahmad Bhat, PhD, is serving as lecturer on botany in the Department of Education, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has teaching experience of 16 years. He is engaged in active research of molecular biology, cell biology, mutation breeding, and genetic improvement of legumes and medicinal plants. He has published five international books and over 100 research papers, review articles, and book chapters. Dr. Bhat has participated in 50 conferences and workshops. He is a life member of many scientific bodies across the world. He received Best Innovative Science Teacher Award 2014 from the Govt. of India to recognize his meritorious and outstanding performance in the field of teaching and research. Dr. Bhat received his MSc and PhD from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.

Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completing his doctorate (botany, specialization in plant eco-physiology and molecular biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, where he was a Postdoctorate Fellow and Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) for several years. Dr. Hakeem has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions, as well as in environmental studies. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels. He has served as a visiting scientist at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Currently, he is involved with several international research projects with various government organizations. To date, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 60 books with international publishers. He also has to his credit more than 115 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 55 book chapters in edited volumes. At present, Dr. Hakeem serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several high-impact international scientific journals. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is also a fellow of the Plantae Group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, member of the World Academy of Sciences, member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan, and member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology, Korea.