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1st Edition

OMICS Applications in Crop Science

Edited By

Debmalya Barh

ISBN 9780429074035
Published December 16, 2013 by CRC Press
719 Pages

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Book Description

Merging topical data from recently published review and research articles, as well as the knowledge and insight of industry experts, Omics Applications in Crop Science delves into plant science, and various technologies that use omics in agriculture. This book concentrates on crop breeding and environmental applications, and examines the applications of various omics technologies including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics to important agronomic, horticultural, medicinal, plantation, fiber, forage, and bioenergy crops.

It covers the application of omics technologies in several important crops, including cereal, and pulse. It explores the brassica species, drought tolerance in rice, and genetic engineering of the potato. The book discusses temperate fruits; and omics of medicinal plants, the metabolomics of Catharanthus roseus and how the medicinally important alkaloids of the plant are produced, as well as the omics of another important medicinal plant, Withania somnifera. It examines floriculture, the omics advances in tea, and omics strategies in improving the fiber qualities of cotton. It provides omics-related information on forest trees and forage crops, and offers a detailed account on how omics technologies are applicable in molecular farming, along with associated issues such as commercial aspects of molecular farming, clinical trials of plant-produced pharmaceuticals, regulatory issues and intellectual property rights.

Written as a resource for plant biologists, plant breeders, agriculture scientists, researchers and college students studying various fields in agriculture, and the agri industries, OMICS Applications in Crop Science compiles the latest research in this essential field of modern crop and plant science utilizing various omics technologies and their applications in a number of important crops/plants from agronomy, pomology, olericulture, floriculture, medicinal plants, plantation and energy crops, agro-forestry, and more.

Table of Contents

Omics-Based Approaches for Rice Improvement

Somnath Roy, Amrita Banerjee, Somnath Bhattacharya, Arunava Pattanayak, and Kailash C Bansal

Practical Omics Approaches for Drought Tolerance in Rice

Prashant Vikram, B P Mallikarjuna Swamy, and Arvind Kumar

Omics Approaches in Maize Improvement

Pawan K Agrawal, Navinder Saini, B Kalyana Babu, and Jagdish C Bhatt

Omics Approaches in Pulses

Abhishek Bohra, Uday Chand Jha, Balwant Singh, Khela Ram Soren, Indra Prakash Singh, Sushil Kumar Chaturvedi, Nagaswamy Nadarajan, and Debmalya Barh

Genetic Engineering in Potato Improvement

Elena Rakosy-Tican

Omics Applications in Brassica Species

Xiaonan Li, Nirala Ramchiary, Vignesh Dhandapani, Su Ryun Choi, and Yong Pyo Lim

Integrating Omics Approaches in Sugarcane Improvement

Rachayya M Devarumath, Sachin B Kalwade, Pranali A Kulkarni,Suman S Sheelavanthmath, and Penna Suprasanna

Recent Advances in Temperate Fruit Crops: An Omics Perspective

Md Abdur Rahim and Livio Trainotti

Omics Approaches in Tropical Fruit Crops

Kundapura V Ravishankar, Kanupriya, Ajitha-kumar Rekha, Anuradha Upadhyay,Chinmaiyan Vasugi, N Vijayakumari, Pooja Kishnani, and Makki R Dinesh

Catharanthus roseus: The Metabolome That Represents a Unique Reservoir of Medicinally Important Alkaloids under Precise Genomic Regulation

Ashutosh K Shukla and Suman PS Khanuja

Omics of Secondary Metabolic Pathways in Withania somnifera Dunal


Neelam S Sangwan, Laxmi N Misra, Sandhya Tripathi, and Amit K Kushwaha

Genetic Engineering in Ornamental Plants

Rajesh Kumar Dubey, Simrat Singh, Gurupkar Singh Sidhu, and Manisha Dubey

Omics Advances in Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Mainaak Mukhopadhyay, Bipasa Sarkar, and Tapan Kumar Mondal

Omics Approaches to Improving Fiber Qualities in Cotton

Tianzhen Zhang, Xiangdong Chen, and Wangzhen Guo

Forestry and Engineered Forest Trees

Mohammed Ellatifi

Application of Omics Technologies in Forage Crop Improvement

Suresh Kumar and Vishnu Bhat

Bioenergy Crops Enter the Omics Era

Atul Grover, Patade Vikas Yadav, Maya Kumari, Sanjay Mohan Gupta,Mohommad Arif, and Zakwan Ahmed

Molecular Farming in the Decades of Omics

Dinesh K Yadav, Neelam Yadav, and SM Paul Khurana

Natural Pesticidome Replacing Conventional Pesticides

Daiane Hansen

Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Biotechnology: Relevance, Present Status, and Future Prospects

Dinesh Yadav, Gautam Anand, Sangeeta Yadav, Amit K Dubey, Naveen C Bisht,and Bijaya K Sarangi


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Debmalya Barh (MSc, MTech, MPhil, PhD, PGDM) is the founder and president of the Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology (IIOAB), India. He started his early career as a horticulturist and later transformed himself as an active researcher in multidisciplinary cutting-edge "omics" fields including plantrelated omics. He has worked with nearly 400 researchers from 30–35 countries and has more than 100 high impact publications to his credit. He is a well-known editor for several research reference books in the foremost domains of "omics". OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is one of these books related to plant omics, published by Taylor & Francis in 2013.