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Food Security in Nutrient-Stressed Environments Exploiting Plants' Genetic Capabilities

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ISBN-10: 1402006039

ISBN-13: 9781402006036

Edition: 2002

Authors: J. J. Adu-Gyamfi

List price: $219.99
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This book sets out to address the important issue of how physiological mechanisms of nutrient uptake can best be combined with genetic options to improve the adaptation of crops to low-nutrient availability, thereby enhancing productivity of nutrient-poor soils in the semi-arid tropics.
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 4.334

Opening Session
Welcome address
Government of Japan Project activities at ICRISAT 1984-1999
Breeding for low-nutrient environments: Is it sustainable?
Physiological traits for crop yield improvement in low N and P environments
Prospects for using conventional techniques and molecular biological tools to enhance performance of 'orphan' crop plants on soils low in available phosphorus
Ex-ante impact assessment and economic analysis of breeding for nutrient efficiency and alternate strategies, a conceptual model and research issues: A socio-economist's view
Breeding for low-nutrient environments: Is it sustainable?
Candidate mechanisms
Breeding for low-nutrient environments
Genetic adaptation of crop plants to low-nutrient environments: morphological and ecophysiological characteristics of adaptation
Genotypic variability and physiological characteristics of crop plants adapted to low-nutrient environments
Physiological adaptations for nitrogen use efficiency in sorghum
Photosynthesized carbon translocation and distribution of crops adapted to low-nutrient environments
Varietal differences in root growth as related to nitrogen uptake by sorghum plants in low-nitrogen environment
Genotypic variability in phosphorus solubilizing activity of root exudates by pigeonpea grown in low-nutrient environments
Root cell-wall properties are proposed to contribute to phosphorus (P) mobilization by groundnut and pigeonpea
Role of soil microorganisms in improving P nutrition of plants
Phosphorus use efficiency as related to sources of P fertilizers, rainfall, soil, crop management, and genotypes in the West African semi-arid tropics
Modelling root-induced solubilization of nutrients
Scope for genetic manipulation of mineral acquisition in chickpea
Aluminum tolerance in nodulated N[subscript 2]-fixing legumes species native to two contrasting savanna sites
Effect of rock phosphate and superphosphate fertilizer on the productivity of maize var. Bisma
Candidate mechanisms
Methodology for genetic manipulation of nutrient availability
Assessing germplasm collections for traits useful in plant nutrition
Root exudates as mediators of mineral acquisition in low-nutrient environments
Genetic control of root exudation
Transporter genes to enhance nutrient uptake: Opportunities and challenges
The phosphate uptake mechanism
Breeding for better symbiosis
Genetic approaches for manipulating crop plants to enhance root exudation and access low nutrients in the rhizosphere
Combining genetic improvement with natural resource management
Breeding crops for enhanced micronutrient content
Appropriate farm management practices for alleviating N and P deficiencies in low-nutrient soils of the tropics
Farmer preferences and legume intensification for low nutrient environments
Nutrient balances: A guide to improving the sorghum- and groundnut-based dryland cropping systems in semi-arid tropical India
Preplant moisture and fertility conditions as indicators of high and stable yields in rainfed cropping systems
Role of modelling in improving nutrient efficiency in cropping systems
Combining genetic improvement with natural resource management
Closing remarks
Future research needs, priorities, and strategies