1st Edition

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

Edited By Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Khalid Rehman Hakeem Copyright 2023
    290 Pages 15 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    290 Pages 15 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    "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


    Tariq Ahmad Bhat, PhD, is a lecturer on botany in the Department of Education, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, India. With 16 years of teaching experience, he is also engaged in active research of molecular biology, cell biology, mutation breeding, and genetic improvement of legumes and medicinal plants. He has published several books and many research papers, review articles, and book chapters. Dr. Bhat was honored with a Best Innovative Science Teacher Award from the Govt. of India in recognition of his outstanding performance in the field of teaching and research.

    Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has over 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 served as a visiting scientist at Jinan University, China. Currently, he is involved with several international research projects with government organizations. A prolific author, Dr Hakeem has authored and edited over 60 books and has published many book chapters and research papers.