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Plant Breeding - Current and Future Views

Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov

Academy of Sciences Republic of Uzbekistan

Dr. Abdurakhmonov was elected as The World Academy of Sciences Fellow (2014) in Agricultural Science and a member and Vice-president of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He was appointed (2017) as a Minister of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan.


Traditional Plant Breeding Modern Phenotyping Plant Germplasm Screening Transformation Tissue Culture Breeding for Global Climate Change Drought Tolerance Heat-shock Resistance Genetically Modified Crops Plant Variety Protection Personalized Agriculture Organic Farming

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Plant breeding is the targeted manipulation of sexual crosses between desired plant species/cultivar in order to combine the useful genotypic variations (genes) to express improved or novel traits beneficial for farming plants with a certain economic or food value. Pre-hybridization stages involve selecting plant genotype with desired trait phenotype(s) from natural genetic resources or germplasm collections as well as creation of novel variations using traditional chemical or radiation mutagenesis and modern genetic engineering methods. Post-hybridization process involves conducting a series of controlled pollination involving selfing or backcross methods in order to fix desired trait of interest followed by artificial selection of desired genotypes. In this book, we aim to describe the achievements of traditional plant breeding over the past century followed by new advances in plant phenotyping that has provided a precision and automation for a tedious trait description process. We would also welcome chapters on novel genotyping and genetic engineering methods that led to modern genome-assisted breeding and the development of biotechnology of crops. Furthermore, we specifically aim to address plant breeding challenges, solutions and perspective directions in the era of global climate changes as well as issues and concerns of plant breeding. Finally, we would like to invite chapters on the future view for plant breeding in the era of technological advance that will comprehensively extend reader’s horizon on this important subject.

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Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov

Academy of Sciences Republic of Uzbekistan

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 Genomics 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 Innovative Development of Uzbekistan.

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