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Title Charting new pathways to C[symbol] rice / edited by J.E. Sheehy, P.L. Mitchell, B. Hardy
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 422 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents section 1. Setting the scene. How the rice crop works and why it needs a new engine / J.E. Sheehy [and others]. The case for C[symbol] rice / P.L. Mitchell and J.E. Sheehy. Agricultural research, poverty alleviation, and key trends in Asia's rice economy / D. Dawe. Catching up with the literature for C[symbol] rice: what we know now and didn't then / P.L. Mitchell -- section 2. C[symbol] rice from theory to practice. C[symbol] photosynthesis: minor or major adjustments to a C[symbol] theme? / R.C. Leegood. C[symbol] photosynthesis and CO[symbol] diffusion / S. von Caemmerer [and others]. Nuclear regulation of chloroplast development in C[symbol] and C[symbol] plants / J.A. Langdale [and others]. Balancing light capture with distributed metabolic demand during C4 photosynthesis / J.R. Evans, T.C. Vogelmann, and S. von Caemmerer. Redesigning C[symbol] rice from limited C[symbol] photosynthesis / D.M. Jiao. Overexpression of C[symbol] pathway genes in the C[symbol] dicots potato, tobacco, and arabidopsis: experiences and future challenges / C. Peterhèansel, H.-J. Hirsch, and F. Kreuzaler. Molecular evolution of C[symbol] photosynthesis in the dicot genus flaveria: implications for the design of a C[symbol] plant / U. Gowik and P. Westhoff. Learning from nature to develop strategies for the directed evolution of C[symbol] rice / R. Sage and T.L. Sage. The regulation of genes in C[symbol] plants that have been co-opted into C[symbol] photosynthesis, and implications for making a C[symbol] rice / J.M. Hibberd -- section 3. Single-cell C[symbol] systems. C[symbol] rice: early endeavors and models tested / J. Burnell. Breaking the Kranz paradigm in terrestrial C[symbol] plants: does it hold promise for C[symbol] rice? / G.E. Edwards [and others]. Hydrilla: retrofitting a C[symbol] leaf with a single-cell C[symbol] NADP-ME system / G. Bowes [and others]. The ecology and evolution of single-cell C[symbol]-like photosynthesis in diatoms: relevance to C[symbol] rice / J.A. Raven [and others] -- section 4. The background and how C[symbol] rice can be delivered. The promise of systems biology for deciphering the control of C[symbol] leaf development: transcriptome profiling of leaf cell types / T. Nelson [and others]. Toward C[symbol] rice: learning from the acclimation of photosynthesis in the C[symbol] leaf / E.H. Murchie and P. Horton. Wild species of Oryza: a rich reservoir of genetic variability for rice improvement / D.S. Brar and J.M. Ramos. C[symbol] rice: a plant breeder's perspective / P.S. Virk and S. Peng. From allele engineering to phenotype / P. Hervâe -- section 5. Setting up the consortium. C[symbol] rice: brainstorming from bioinformaticians / R. Bruskiewich and S. Wanchana. Surveying the possible pathways to C[symbol] rice / P.L. Mitchell and J.E. Sheehy
Summary Feeding Asia in the 21st century will require a second Green Revolution. However, unlike in the first generation, future yield increases will have to be grown using less water and nitrogen in a world of unfavorable climate change & this can only be done by increasing the efficiency of the photosynthetic system, i.e. developing a C[symbol] rice plant. If and when achieved, it would be the first nonevolutionary example of reconstructing the primary metabolism of a plant. The impact of such a scientific achievement would be undeniable, but it requires either a superb feat of genetic engineering or forced evolution. This book describes the alternative ways of achieving C[symbol] photosynthesis in rice. Featuring contributions from leading experts, case studies are used to present views on how C[symbol] rice might be constructed and applied, along with the socioeconomic implications that it entails. Ultimately, readers will be better informed about this highly relevant and timely topic of improving rice yield in a global environment grappling with unpredictable climate change
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crop yields.
Rice -- Genetic engineering.
Rice -- Yields.
Form Electronic book
Author Hardy, B.
Mitchell, P. L. (Peter L.)
Sheehy, J. E.
World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN 1281918830
9789812709516 (electronic bk.)
9789812709523 (electronic bk.)
9812709517 (electronic bk.)
9812709525 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Charting new pathways to C4 rice