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Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies

Edited by Noureddine Benkeblia

CRC Press – 2011 – 555 pages

Series: Advances in Agroecology

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    978-1-43-982504-4
    July 11th 2011

Description

Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production process. The transformation from industrial to sustainable agriculture is discussed within the frameworks of new biotechnologies and global environmental changes. While considering this transformation, the book covers:

  • The use of new biotechnologies to help in the creation of more sustainable agricultural practices, including methods in molecular biology, genetic engineering, and the new emerging technologies, such as metabolomics, metagenomics, nutrigenomics, and ionomics
  • The path to reach the goal of the global sustainable agricultural and food production systems in a world of limited natural resources and growing environmental degradation
  • Principles that regulate the new agricultural and food production systems including breeding programs for more sustainable crops, soil management, and environment preservation

It is clear that biotechnological approaches will become increasingly important in the future and that a shift from industrial to a sustainable agriculture will be necessary. While many books tend to make "a quick and easy link" between these two different worlds, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies describes exactly how omics can contribute to greater food productivity and security, and agricultural sustainability in the future.

Contents

The Use of Omics Databases for Plants

Ayako Suzuki, Keita Suwabe, and Kentaro Yano

High-Throughput Approaches for Characterization and Efficient Use of Plant Genetic Resources

Jaroslava Ovesná, Anna Janská, Sylva Zelenková, and Petr Maršík

Breeding for Sustainability: Utilizing High-Throughput Genomics to Design Plants for a New Green Revolution

Traci Viinanen

Transcription Factors, Gene Regulatory Networks, and Agronomic Traits

John Gray and Erich Grotewold

Contribution of "Omics" Approaches to Sustainable Herbivore Production

Jean-François Hocquette, Hamid Boudra, Isabelle Cassar-Malek, Christine Leroux, Brigitte Picard, Isabelle Savary-Auzeloux, Laurence Bernard, Agnès Cornu, Denys Durand, Anne Ferlay, Dominique Gruffat, Diego Morgavi, and Claudia Terlouw

Mining Omic Technologies and Their Application to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Systems

Noureddine Benkeblia

Identification of Molecular Processes Underlying Abiotic Stress Plants Adaptation Using "Omics" Technologies

Urmila Basu

Rhizosphere Metabolomics: A Study of Biochemical Processes

Kalyan Chakravarthy Mynampati, Sheela Reuben, and Sanjay Swarup

Microbial Functionality and Diversity in Agroecosystems: A Soil Quality Perspective

Felipe Bastida, César Nicolás, José Luis Moreno, Teresa Hernández, and Carlos García

Survey in Plant Root Proteomics: To Know the Unknown

Sophie Alvarez and Leslie M. Hicks

Applications of Agricultural and Medicinal Biotechnology in Functional Foods

Kandan Aravindaram and Ning-Sun Yang

Nutritional Genomics and Sustainable Agriculture

María Luisa Guillén, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, and Dolores Corella

Metabolomics: Current View on Fruit Quality Relation with Human Health

Ilian Badjako, Violeta Kondakova, and Atanas Atanassov

New Farm Management Strategy to Enhance Sustainable Rice Production in Japan and Indonesia

Masakazu Komatsuzaki and Faiz M. Syuaib

Advances in Genetics and Genomics for Sustainable Peanut Production

Baozhu Guo, Charles Chen, Ye Chu, C. Corley Holbrook, Peggy Ozias-Akins, and H. Thomas Stalker

The Relevance of Compositional and Metabolite Variability in Safety Assessments of Novel Crops

George G. Harrigan, Angela Hendrickson Culler, William P. Ridley, and Kevin C. Glenn

Gene-Expression Analysis of Cell-Cycle Regulation Genes in Virus-Infected Rice Leaves

Shoshi Kikuchi and Kouji Satoh

Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics: Integration of Latest Technologies for Improving Wheat Productivity in Future

Michael G. Francki, Allison C. Crawford, and Klaus Oldach

Impact of Climatic Changes on Crop Agriculture: OMICS for Sustainability and Next-Generation Crops

Sajad Majeed Zargar, Muslima Nazir, Kyoungwon Cho, Dea-Wook Kim, Oliver Andrzej, Hodgson Jones, Abhijit Sarkar, Shashi Bhushan Agrawal, Junko Shibato, Akihiro Kubo, Nam-Soo Jwa, Ganesh Kumar Agrawal, and Randeep Rakwal

Designing Oilseeds for Biomaterial Production

Thomas A. McKeon

Bioenergy from Agricultural Biowaste: Key Technologies and Concepts

Suman Khowala and Swagata Pal

Index

Author Bio

Noureddine Benkeblia, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica

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Description: Edited by Noureddine Benkeblia. Taking a broad and innovative informational approach, Sustainable Agriculture and New Biotechnologies is the first book to apply omic technologies to address issues related to understanding and improving agricultural sustainability in the food production...
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