1st Edition

Cereal Crops Genetic Resources and Breeding Techniques

    350 Pages 47 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    350 Pages 47 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Cereal Crops: Genetic Resources and Breeding Techniques provides the reader practical tools for understanding relationships and challenges of successful farming; improvements to genetic modifications; and environmentally sound methods of production of bulk and quality cereals including wheat, maize, rice, barley, and millets. It explores the trait mapping, cropping systems, genome engineering, and identification of specific germplasms needed for the more effective development of biotic and abiotic stress resistant cereals within the framework of ensuring future food supplies around the world.


    Focuses on cropping systems, genetics and genome engineering for higher crop production at a global level.

    Features information on specific prebiotic formulas to ward off adverse effects of antibiotics.

    Covers mechanistic as well as practical approaches for enhancing crop production in a sustainable way.

    Includes further in-depth analysis of various topics following each chapter.

    This is a vital resource for researchers, crop biologists, and students working with crop production and climate changes that have a significant impact on crop production, spanning basic to advanced level discussions of plant breeding, molecular genetics, and agronomy. Covering mechanistic and practical approaches for enhancing crop production in a sustainable way, this text is beneficial to intensive farmers and stakeholders in the field of crop production.

    1 Farming Systems Improvements in Different Regions.Cosmas Parwada, Justin Chipomho, and Nyamande Mapope

    2 Stepwise Intensification Option for Enhancing Cereal-Based Cropping Systems. Waleed Fouad Abobata, Clara R. Azzam, and Sahar A. Sherif

    3 Cereal Yield in Dry Environments: Adaptability of Barley vs. Wheat. Waleed Fouad Abobata, Clara R. Azzam, and Sahar A. Sherif

    4 Cereal Performance and Senescence. Misbah Naz, Sajid Hussain, Sania Zaib, Akmal Zubair, Muhammad Tariq, Zhicong Dai, and Daolin Du

    5 Cereal Responses to Nutrients and Avenues for ImprovingNutrient Use Efficiency. Ghulam Haider, Muhammad Ansar Farooq, Tariq Shah, Saadatullah Malghani, Masood Iqbal Awan, Muhammad Habib-ur-Rahman, Attia Rubab Khalid,and Abdul Ghaffar

    6 Genetic Resources of Cereal Crops: Collection, Characterization, and Conservation. P.E. Rajasekharan and G.S. Anil Kumar

    7 Resistance Identification and Implementation: Genomics-Assisted Use of Genetic Resources for Breeding against Abiotic Stress. A.M. Shackira, Nair G. Sarath, Mathew Veena, Riya Johnson, S. Jeyaraj, K.P. Aswathy Raj, and Jos T. Puthur

    8 Genomics-Assisted Use of Genetic Resources for Environmentally Adaptive Plant Breeding: Salinity Tolerance. Murat Aycan, Marouane Baslam, Toshiaki Mitsui, and Mustafa Yildiz

    9 Metabolomics-Assisted Breeding for Enhancing Yield and Quality of Cereals.Qurat ul Ain Sani, Nosheen Fatima, Qurat ul Ain Ali Hira,Rimsha Azhar, Midhat Mahboob, Salman Nawaz Faiza Munir and Rabia Amir

    10 Metabolic Responses in Plants under Abiotic Stresses.Ahmad Ali, Kiran Khurshid, Namrah Ahmad, Nida Mushtaq, Rabia Amir, and Faiza Munir

    11 Climate Change and Cereal Modeling: Impacts and Adaptability. Arzoo Ahad, Sami Ullah Jan, Khola Rafique, Sameera Zafar, Murtaz Aziz Ahmad, Faiza Abbas, and Alvina Gul

    12 Genetic Transformation Methods in Cereal Crops. Noor-ul-Ain Malik, Faiza Munir,Saba Azeem, Rabia Amir, Maria Gillani, Alvina Gul, Aneela Mustafa, and Nosheen Fatima

    13 Genome-Edited Cereal Characterization Using Metabolomics.Sania Zaib, Shomaila Mehmood, Misbah Naz, Muhammad Tariq, and Sadia Banaras

    14 Multiplexed Genome Editing in Cereals: Trait Improvement Using CRISPR/Cas9. Fozia Saeed, Sherien Bukhat, Tariq Shah, Sumaira Rasul, Habib-ur-Rehman Athar, and Hamid Manzoor



    Tariq Shah is presently working as a research associate in University of Agriculture Peshawar. He Completed his Masters degree from the Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan. He also visited China for research purposes. His research work involves plant stress physiology, plant microbe interaction coping with weather adversity and adaptation to climatic variability. He has published over 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 14 chapters. He is currently editing a book entitled Brassica species production under climatic extremes, Springer Beijing. He is a reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed international journals and was a recipient of the Elsevier Peer Review Award 2020. He has also organized two national and three international conferences in Pakistan. His ongoing collaboration is with different countries like China, Taiwan, Germany, USA in plant stress physiology. He is also the recipient of different awards from Higher Education Commission. Marcelo Carvalho Minhoto Teixeira Filho has a Masters Degree (2008) and a PhD (2011) in Agronomy from the Faculty of Engineering of Ilha Solteira (FEIS) at São Paulo State University (UNESP). He completed a short-term internship (2017) as Visiting Professor at Plant Nutrition Group, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Since 2013, he has been Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Protection, Rural Engineering and Soils (DEFERS) at UNESP where he teaches the discipline of Plant Nutrition. Since July 2018, he has served as editor-in-chief of the agronomic crop journal Revista Cultura Agronômica. He is an associate member of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC) and current president of the Permanent Research Commission (CPP) of FEIS-UNESP. His research interests include plant nutrition, fertilization, soil fertility, improved efficiency fertilizers, plant growth-promoting bacteria associated with fertilization reduction, Azospirillum brasilense, wheat, corn, soybean, sugarcane, and eucalyptus. Lixiao Nie, Professor, Ph.D. is a supervisor, Crop Cultivation and Farming System, College of Tropical Crops, Hainan University, Haikou, China. He received Ph.D. degree in Crop Cultivation and Farming System from Huazhong Agricultural University, China in 2008. In 2005-2007, he conducted his Ph.D. thesis research at the Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) under the supervision of Drs. Shaobing Peng and Bas Bouman. He then joined Huazhong Agricultural University and worked as a Crop Physiologist from 2008 to 2019. From 2019, he moved to Hainan University. His research mainly focuses on crop simplified and green planting and cultivation. He teaches courses related to plant physiology, and crop cultivation and has published more than 90 papers/chapters in international journals and books. His H-index and RG score are 28 and 35.83, respectively. He served as Editorial Board Member for international journals, Field Crops Research (2018-now) and Scientific Reports (2015-now), and Deputy editor in chief for a Chinese national journal(2020-now). He received "leading talents" and "one thousand talents project" from Hainan Province, China in 2020. In recent years, he presided over four NSFC projects and two National key R & D projects. Rabia Amir, completed her PhD degree from University of Edinburg, UK, and Masters degree from Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He got gold medal during her Master and bachelor degree. Her research mainly focuses on abiotic stress signaling in plants. She mainly works on flavonoid synthesis pathways in peanut plants under diverse environmental conditions. She has published many research articles in reputed journals like Nature Biotechnology, Frontiers in Plant Science, Plant Genetics Resources etc. She completed five projects on area of plant stress physiology. She is currently an assistant professor in NUST University, Pakistan and in charge of Plant cell signaling group. She published more than 10 chapters for reputed publishers. She got multiple awards from higher Education Commission Pakistan.