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Author Workshop on the Quest to Reduce Hunger: Redesigning Rice Photosynthesis (1999 : Los Baños, Philippines)

Title Redesigning rice photosynthesis to increase yield : proceedings of the Workshop on the Quest to Reduce Hunger : Redesigning Rice Photosynthesis, held in Los Baños, Philippines, 30 November-3 December 1999 / edited by J.E. Sheehy, P.L. Mitchell, B. Hardy
Published Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier, 2000


Description 1 online resource (vi, 293 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in plant science ; 7
Studies in plant science ; 7.
Contents Increasing rice yields to keep pace with the growing population is the focus of this work. Factors controlling yield are discussed from the agronomic to the molecular level
Summary Rice yields need to increase in order to keep pace with the growing population of Asia and to alleviate hunger and poverty. There appears, however, to be a biophysical limit associated with conventional photosynthetic pathways. The research presented in this book aims at understanding how the rice plant's photosynthetic pathway could be redesigned to overcome current yield limits. The factors controlling yield are discussed from the agronomic to the molecular level. Prospects for improving rice photosynthesis include using genetic engineering to convert rice into a C<INF>4</INF> plant. The various chapters in this book deal with photosynthesis; a comparison of C<INF>3</INF> and C<INF>4</INF> pathways; genes physiology and function, and also discuss this in the broader context of economic consequences of yield improvements for poverty, the molecular genetics of photosynthesis, and ecophysiological and evolutionary perspectives of photosynthesis in wetlands. Researchers on rice, photosynthesis, agronomy, genetic engineering, and food policy will find much of interest in this book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rice -- Yields -- Congresses
Rice -- Genetics -- Congresses
Photosynthesis -- Regulation -- Congresses
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science.
Photosynthesis -- Regulation
Rice -- Genetics
Rice -- Yields
LosBanos <Luzon, 1999>
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Hardy, Bill
Sheehy, J. E.
Mitchell, P. L. (Peter L.)
ISBN 9780444506108