Agricultural biotechnology plays a significant role in developing agri-culturally important crops that provide high yield with enhanced nutritional value and show improved resistance to pathogens. This book, a collabora-tive endeavour involving contributions from renowned academics from India and abroad, discusses the techniques of plant tissue culture, the funda-mental basis for the development of innovative crop improvement strate-gies, and emerging paradigms in plant genome research.
The book describes the benefits of the production and use of biofertilizers and biopesticides to overcome hazardous effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It explains the importance of microbes in bioremediation and the methods of biomonitoring to target contaminants. Besides, coverage also includes the topics on bioinformatics in agriculture, biodiversity, bioethics, and agricultural pollution.
This text is suitable for the under-graduate and postgraduate students of agriculture and biotechnology. It will also be useful to researchers and agronomists.