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Mahmood-Ur-Rahman Ansari

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari is a founding member of the Pakistan Society for Computational Biology (PSCB), and also a member of the International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI), Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB), and American Society for Microbiology (ASM).


Wheat Production Wheat Genetics Wheat Biotechnology Wheat Improvement Biotic Stress Abiotic Stress Food Security Genetic Improvement Fungal Diseases Insect Resistance Climate Change Bioinformatics

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Since its domestication during 15,000-10,000 BC, wheat has been a major source of staple food for humans. Currently, it feeds about 40% of the global population and contributes 20% in terms of total calories and protein intake. According to FAO, with the addition of over 200,000 people a day to the world population, almost a billion people are suffering from hunger and 13% of the total population is currently malnourished. In developing countries, demand for wheat is expected to grow by 2.2% annually. The alarming gap between increasing demand and current production is a big challenge for scientists. To meet the challenge, we have to increase the area under production, increase yield per unit area, or both. Increasing the area seems almost impossible because of constraints like drought, salinity, water logging, and trends in urbanization. Increasing yield, on the other hand, is the potential option which is possible through adopting better management practices and advanced technologies. In this book, various advanced technologies used in wheat research are to be discussed.

The book intends to deal with wheat breeding, biotechnology, improvement of wheat for biotic and abiotic stress, OMICS studies, genetic manipulation of wheat, genome editing, genome sequencing, development of better wheat plants for climate change conditions, etc.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 16th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 13th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 3rd 2022

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Expected publication date: May 2nd 2022

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About the editor

Mahmood-Ur-Rahman Ansari

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari is an associate professor of Molecular Biology at the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He received his BSc (Hons) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan in 2003. He completed his PhD in Molecular Biology from National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2011. Dr. Ansari has published over 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. Moreover, he has published more than 12 book chapters and edited 4 books so far. His research group is involved in understanding the molecular mechanisms of stress tolerance in plants.

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