Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov

DirectorCenter of Genomics and BioinformaticsUzbekistan

ABDURAKHMONOV received his B.S. (1997) in biotechnology from the National University, M.S. in plant breeding (2001) from Texas A&M University of USA, PhD (2002) in molecular genetics, Doctor of Science (2009) in genetics, and full professorship (2011) in molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology from Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He founded (2012) and is currently leading the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics of Uzbekistan. He serves as an associate editor/editorial board member of several international and national journals on plant sciences. He received Government award – 2010 chest badge “Sign of Uzbekistan”, 2010 TWAS prize, and \"ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2013\" for his outstanding contribution to cotton genomics and biotechnology. He was elected as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellow (2014) on Agricultural Science and as a co-chair/chair of “Comparative Cenomics and Bioinformatics” workgroup (2015) of International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI). He was elected (2017) as a member and Vice-president of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He was appointed (2017) as a Minister of Innovational Development of Uzbekistan.

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Modern plant breeding is considered a discipline originating from the science of genetics. It is a complex subject, involving the use of many interdisciplinary modern sciences and technologies that became art, science and business. Revolutionary developments in plant genetics and genomics and coupling plant "omics" achievements with advances on computer science and informatics, as well as laboratory robotics further resulted in unprecedented developments in modern plant breeding, enriching the traditional breeding practices with precise, fast, efficient and cost-effective breeding tools and approaches. The objective of this Plant Breeding book is to present some of the recent advances of 21st century plant breeding, exemplifying novel views, approaches, research efforts, achievements, challenges and perspectives in breeding of some crop species. The book chapters have presented the latest advances and comprehensive information on selected topics that will enhance the reader's knowledge of contemporary plant breeding.

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