in the conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural production, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops explores plant biodiversity, its preservation, and its use to develop crops resistant to pests, thereby reducing world-wide use of chemical pesticides. Topics addressed include:
Table of Contents
Foreword, Masa Iwanaga
Germplasm Evaluation and Utilization for Insect Resistance in Rice, Elvis A. Heinrichs and Sharron S. Quisenberry
The Value of Conserved Wheat Germplasm Evaluated for Arthropod Resistance, C. Michael Smith, Sharron S. Quisenberry, and Francois du Toit
Insect Resistance in Barley Germplasm, David R. Porter, Dolores W. Mornhinweg, and James A. Webster
Genetic Diversity of Sorghum: A Source of Insect-Resistant Germplasm, George L. Teetes, Gary C. Peterson, Kanayo F. Nwanze, and Bonnie B. Pendleton
Bean Germplasm Resources for Insect Resistance, Cesar Cardona and Julia Kornegay
Assessment of Soybean Germplasm for Multiple Insect Resistance, David J. Boethel
Germplasm Resources, Insect Resistance, and Grain Legume Improvement, Stephen L. Clement, Massimo Cristofaro, Susan E. Cowgill, and Susanne Weigand.
Alfalfa Germplasm Resources and Insect Resistance, George R. Manglitz and Edgar L. Sorensen
Vegetable Crops: Search for Arthropod Resistance in Genetic Resources, James D. Barbour
Root and Tuber Crops
Utilization of Sweetpotato Genetic Resources to Develop Insect Resistance, Wanda W. Collins , Edward E. Carey, Il-Gin Mok, Paul Thompson, and Zhang Da Peng
The Potato: Genetic Resources and Insect Resistance, Kathy L. Flanders, Silvia Arnone, and Edward B. Radcliffe
Basic Research and Biotechnology
Plant Genetic Resources for the Study of Insect-Plant Interactions, Sanford D. Eigenbrode and Stephen L. Clement
Biotechnological Applications of Plant Genes in the Production of Insect Resistant Crops, Angharad M.R. Gatehouse
"This is a well presented reference book…The editors have done a marvelous job of selecting the right crops for the discussions in this book…The foreword by Masa Iwanaga is an excellent essay on the economics of stress damage."
". . . it is essential that the problem of food security be recognized as a challenge facing all of humanity, and that concerted global efforts in agricultural research be intensified. . . . exciting successful examples of effective use of genetic diversity for the development of insect-resistant crops abound. This book provides many such examples, from which we can learn valuable lessons for the effective use of conserved germplasm. The widely applicable lesson is that close, effective, and long-term collaboration is required among different players, including germplasm curators, plant breeders, molecular biologists, entomologists, ecologists, and social scientists."
-Masa Iwanaga, Deputy Director General (Programme), International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy, in the Foreword to this book