“The major objective of this book is on how researchers make efforts for the improvement of rice crops by using different molecular and biotechnological approaches. For this book, the authors present the recent DNA-based markers, genomic tools, biotechnological techniques and some new bioinformatics tools for some of the most significant biotic stress tolerant genes. Marker-assisted selection application in rice breeding programs like screening resistant plants from a germplasm and genotyping breeding populations are also discussed and give some new information. The discussed transgenic, genomics tools and molecular markers have been proven to work from different studies published recently, from rice germplasm screening, results of fine mapping, and gene pyramiding methods for the impairments of new rice varieties.” “
— Prashant Vikram, Associate Scientist, Genetic Resource Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Texcoco, México
This book, Biotic Stress Management in Rice: Molecular Approaches, addresses biotic stress of rice and its management through molecular approaches. It focuses on the biotechnological aspects of rice with the aim of reducing the fungicide and insecticides and ultimately ensuring safety of rice as a food as well as the environment.
About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Md. Shamim, PhD
Assistant Professor cum- Jr.-Scientist, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India
Md. Shamim, PhD, is an Assistant Professor cum- Jr.-Scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India. He is the author or co-author of 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, eight book chapters, and two conference papers. He also has written two books. He is editorial board member of several national and international journals. Recently, Dr. Shamim has received the Young Scientist Award (2016) for his research work on biotechnology from the Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India. Before joining Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Dr. Shamim worked at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, where he was engaged in heat responsive gene regulation in wheat. Dr. Shamim has also worked at the Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, India, on molecular and phylogeny analysis of several Fusarium fungus of pulses, and also performed research with the Biochemistry Department of the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute on plant protease inhibitor isolation and their characterization. He is a member of the soil microbiology core research group at Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), where he helps with providing appropriate direction and assisting with prioritizing the research work on PGPRs. He has proved himself an active scientist in the area of biotic stress management in rice, especially in yellow stem borer management by isolating protease inhibitor from jackfruit seeds and sheath blight resistance mechanism in wild rice, cultivated rice and other hosts.
Dr. Shamim acquired a BSc (Biology) degree from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India, and received MSc (Biotechnology) and PhD (Agricultural Biotechnology) degrees from Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, India, with specialization in biotic stress management in rice through molecular and proteomics tools. Dr. Shamim was awarded Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, during his PhD degree program.
K. N. Singh, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology Kumaranj, Faizabad, India
K. N. Singh, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology Kumaranj, Faizabad, India. He is the author or co-author of 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 book chapters, and four conference papers. He has also written two books. He is editorial board member of many journals. He has worked with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, before joining Tamil Nadu Agricultural University as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (CPMB). He was visiting scientist under the Rockefeller Program at IRRI, Philippines. He is fellow of the Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists and a life member of many national and international societies. He is as an active scientist in the area of biotic stress management in rice, pigeon pea, and sesamum.
Professor Singh matriculated from Bihar School Examination Board with a national scholarship. He did his BSc (Hons.) and MSc from the Science College, Patna, then did MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in life sciences. He did his PhD from Cambridge University (UK) through the Government of India overseas fellowship program.
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