"An indispensable source for researchers, teachers, and graduate and postgraduate students interested in mutation breeding and genetic engineering. It introduces readers to contemporary knowledge and state-of-the-art technologies in the field of mutation breeding, including fundamental mechanisms and applications. . . . It will provide new directions, and avenues for enhancement of food security and food quality by using the latest techniques for the 'mutation as breeding' approach."
- From Prof. Jameel M. Al-Khayri, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
This comprehensive three-volume set book aims to help combat the challenge of providing enough food for the world by the use of advanced genetic processes to improve crop production, both in quantity and quality.
Volume 1: Mutagenesis and Crop Improvement discusses mutagenesis, cytotoxicity, and crop improvement, covering the processes, mutagenic effectiveness, and mechanisms. The volume emphasizes the improvement of agronomic characteristics by manipulating the genotype of plant species, resulting in increased productivity.
Volume 2: Revolutionizing Plant Biology covers the use of mutagenesis and biotechnology to explore the variability of mutant genes for crop improvement. The chapters deal with in-vitro mutagenesis to exploit the somaclonal variations induced in cell culture and highlight the importance of in-vitro mutagenesis in inducing salt resistance, heat resistance, and drought resistance.
Volume 3: Mechanisms for Genetic Manipulation of Plants and Plant Mutants reviews the genetic engineering techniques used to mutate genes and to incorporate them into different plant species of cereals, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Also discussed are the principles of genetic engineering by which desired genes can be transferred from plants to animals to microorganisms and vice versa.
1. Mutation Breeding in Plants
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