Increased world population, decreased water supply, and climate change all put stresses on the global food supply. An exploration of the challenges and possible solutions to improve yields of the main crops, such as cereals, roots, tubers, and grasses, Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement reviews data on food sciences and omics. The book covers modern omic technologies such as nutrigenomics and metagenomics. It provides a detailed examination of how omics can help crop science and horticulture and introduces the benefits of using these technologies to increase crop yields and other features such as resistance and nutritional values.
The book highlights crop improvements such as increased yield, drought resistance, disease resistance, and value-added performance through a non-transgenic format. It explores how the different omics technologies, especially the most recent ones (proteomics, metabolomics, nutrigenomics, ionomics, and metagenomics) would be used to improve the quantitative and qualitative features of crop plants. Topics covered include:
With contributions from pioneering researchers from twelve countries, the book presents a broad view of how omics would help crop science and horticulture meet the challenges of a shrinking global food
Omics Databases and Gene Expression Networks in Plant Sciences. Foodomics Strategies for the Analysis of Genetically Modified Crops. Genomics in Hardwood Tree Improvement: Applications of a Growing Resource. MicroRNA Omics Approaches to Investigate Abiotic and Biotic Stress Responses in Plants. Genome-Wide View of the Expression Profiles of NAC-Domain Genes in Response to Infection by Rice Viruses. Plant Molecular Breeding: Perspectives from Plant Biotechnology and Marker-Assisted Selection. A Comprehensive Forage Development Model for Advancing the Agricultural and Rural Economy of Pakistan through Integration of Agronomic and Omics Approaches. New Approaches for Detection of Unique Qualities of Small Fruits. Marker-Assisted Selection in Coffee. Advances in Papaya Genomics. Advances in Omics for Improved Onion and Potato Quality. Omics-Based Approaches for Improvement of the Common Bean. Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Molecular Breeding for Improving Cereals. Next-Generation Sequencing: Principle and Applications to Crops. Linking Plant Amino Acids with Energy and Stress: A Systems Biology Perspective.