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Dalbergia sissoo
Biology, Ecology and Sustainable Agroforestry




ISBN 9781032008196
Published July 28, 2021 by CRC Press
206 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Dalbergia sissoo (Shisham) is a perennial tree species native to the Asian subcontinent. It is an economically significant tree for its value in forestry, agroforestry, and horticulture. The high-quality timber imparts this tree species a significant commercial value. Besides valuable timber, it also exhibits medicinal, industrial, and agroforestry allied attributes. This tree has been introducing to the geographical regions where it does not exist naturally, which indicates its significant properties, getting diverse communities' attention. This book provides information about this tree species based on the latest research trends and development on the subject. It addresses researchers, forestry specialists, natural resource managers, or all those interested in the rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of Dalbergia sissoo tree resources.

Key features

  • Discusses botanical features, reproductive characters, taxonomy, geographical distribution, and ecological importance of Dalbergia sissoo.
  • Highlights physiological and biochemical features of Dalbergia sissoo and vis-à-vis contribution to the sustainability of the ecosystem.
  • Explains ethnobotany of Dalbergia sissoo, its ethnobotanical uses to cure various ailments, and contribution to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Provides a comprehensive account of insect pest threat and diseases as a leading cause of deteriorating growth, cultivation, productivity, and quality losses in Dalbergia sissoo.
  • Describes conventional breeding methods and non-conventional strategies for genetic improvement, biodiversity, and conservation of D. sissoo
  • Relays sustainability, socio-economic importance, agroforestry trends, current scenario, and future challenges of D. sisso

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface ............................................................................................................................................. vii

List of Contributors .......................................................................................................................... ix

About the Editors ............................................................................................................................. xi

SECTION I Biology of Dalbergia sissoo

Chapter 1 Reproductive Biology, Botany, and Taxonomical Description of

Dalbergia sissoo ........................................................................................................... 3

Siddra Ijaz, Imran Ul Haq, and Maria Babar

Chapter 2 Ecology of Dalbergia sissoo ...................................................................................... 13

Muhammad Abdullah and Muhammad Rafay

Chapter 3 Physiological and Biochemical Dynamics of Dalbergia sissoo ................................. 27

Siddra Ijaz, Rashda Naheed, Hafi za Arooj Razzaq, and Bukhtawer Nasir

Chapter 4 Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting of Dalbergia sissoo ............................................... 53

Rashda Naheed and Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar

SECTION II Biotic and Abiotic Challenges of

Dalbergia sissoo and Strategic Controls

Chapter 5 Diseases of Dalbergia sissoo : Etiology and Integrated Management of

Economically Important Diseases .............................................................................. 63

Imran Ul Haq, Siddra Ijaz, and Muhammad Zunair Latif

Chapter 6 Insect Pests of Dalbergia sissoo : Impact and Risk Mitigation ................................... 89

Muhammad Arshad, Asad Aslam, De- fu Chi, and Waseem Akbar

Chapter 7 Genetics and Breeding of Dalbergia sissoo ............................................................. 103

Mariam Hassan, Siddra Ijaz, Sehrish Sarwar, and Ali Hassan Khan

Chapter 8 Application of Biotechnology in Dalbergia sissoo .................................................. 115

Zaib- un- Nisa, Yu Yang, and Ali Inyat Mallano

Chapter 9 Environmental Infl uences and Productivity of Dalbergia sissoo ............................. 139

Imran Ul Haq, Siddra Ijaz, and Nabeeha Aslam Khan

SECTION III Socio- economic Signifi cance

Chapter 10 Dalbergia sissoo Management in Agroforestry ....................................................... 155

Qaiser Shakeel, Taimoor Shakeel, Muhammad Raheel, Rabia Tahir Bajwa,

and Huma Abbas

Chapter 11 Socio- economic Preview of Dalbergia sissoo in the Indian Subcontinent .............. 171

Imran Ul Haq, Muhammad Kaleem Sarwar, and Anjum Faraz

Index .............................................................................................................................................. 183

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Editor(s)

Biography

Dr. Siddra Ijaz, with a vibrant career in agriculture and biotechnology, had a Post Doc from plant Reproductive Biology Laboratory, University of California Davis, USA. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor in the Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. She has supervised more than 50 M.Phil and Ph.D. students. She has published more than 50 articles, four books, and several book chapters. Her research focus includes plant genome engineering using transgenic technologies, genome editing through CRISPR/ Cas systems, nanobiotechnology, and exploration of genetic pathways in plantfungus interactions. She has been recently targeting the Shisham ( Dalbergia sissoo ) dieback and its causative agent enigma and conundrum.

Dr. Imran Ul Haq, with a bright career in agriculture, plant pathology, and fungal molecular biology, had Post Doc from University of California Davis, USA. He is currently serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has supervised more than 40 graduate students and established Fungal Molecular Biology Laboratory Culture Collection (FMB- CC- UAF), an affiliated member of the World Federation for Culture. Collections (WFCC). He has published more than 50 articles, three books, three laboratory manuals and several book chapters. He has made colossal contributions in fungal taxonomy by reporting novel species of a fungal pathogen in plants. His research interests are fungal molecular taxonomy and nanotechnology integration with other control strategies for sustainable plant disease management.