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Plant Genomics and Climate Change (Hardcover)
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Climate change is likely to have a major impact on human society and in particular on the ability to produce sufficient food for the growing global population.Improvements in agricultural practice and the increased use of fertilizers and pesticides has increased food production over the last few decades, however it is now considered that further such improvements are limited. The science of genomics offers the greatest potential for crop improvement.
This book will explore the potential of genomics for agriculture in the face of climate change. This book will be of wide interest from plant breeders and climate change scientists, government bodies through to a more general audience who are interested in the likely impact of climate change on agriculture.