Inter-specific gene flow from herbicide-tolerant crops to their wild relatives

Amit J. Jhala, Debalin Sarangi, Parminder Chahal, Ashish Saxena, Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, Prashant Jha

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Abstract

The global policy agenda of agriculture is based around producing sufficient food, feed, and fiber to meet the needs of the world’s growing population (Anonymous 2009). Additionally, agricultural cropping systems have been challenged to create oil-based fuels and plant-based bio-products, reduce use of pesticides, and develop crops tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Therefore, crop cultivars with higher yields and resistance to important pests are required to meet food requirements in a sustainable manner. Technological advances for developing bio-products, improved crop cultivars, and pest and/or herbicide-tolerant crops are predicated on the use of plant biotechnology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds
PublisherCRC Press
Pages87-122
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781498737128
ISBN (Print)9781498741392
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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