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Cover for Introgression of halophytic salt stress-responsive genes for developing stress tolerance in crop plants.

The world's population is increasing daily, with corresponding demands for sustainable food production, but about 800 million ha of land is affected by salt. Salinization is gradually increasing for several reasons, including scanty rainfall, poor irrigation practices, salt ingression and natural...

Author(s)
Jha, R. K.; Jaykumar Patel; Avinash Mishra; Bhavanath Jha
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioprospecting for improving soil health and crop productivity: Indian patent landscape.

This chapter focuses on the imnportance of microorganisms as a tool in overcoming problems associated with the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and in the improvement of soil health and crop productivity. The use of microorganisms and the exploitation of beneficial plant-microbe ...

Author(s)
Vivek Srivastava; Chauhan, P. S.; Sankalp Misra; Swati Sharma; Aradhana Mishra; Nautiyal, C. S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategies for alleviating abiotic stress in livestock.

The livestock sector accounts for 40% of the world's agriculture gross domestic product (GDP). It employs 1.3 billion people and creates livelihoods for 1 billion of the population living in poverty. Climate change is seen as a major threat to the survival of many species and ecosystems, and the...

Author(s)
Sejian, V.; Iqbal Hyder; Malik, P. K.; Soren, N. M.; Mech, A.; Mishra, A.; Ravindra, J. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of fungal endophytes in plant protection.

Endophytes are the microorganisms that reside inside healthy plant tissues without causing any detectable disease symptoms to the host. Often, each and every plant harbours either one or a battery of endophytic microorganisms. The study of endophytes is now on a voyage of interest, not only because ...

Author(s)
Gond, S. K.; Verma, V. C.; Mishra, A.; Kumar, A.; Kharwar, R. N.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
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