About the book
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) is one of the most vegetatively cultivated cash crops in the world, predominantly grown in tropical and subtropical regions in more than 90 countries and is the main source of sugar, biofuel, and biomaterial. The genus ‘Saccharum’ a family member of Poaceae is highly polyploid, often found aneuploid, and hence phylogenetically a more complexed grass. A number of books have been published on sugarcane but every book is focused on either one or two aspects. We are proposing to publish a comprehensive book covering topics from production technology to modern technology, the biotechnology.
Despite enormous efforts, crop production is compromised due to a number of biotic and abiotic factors hence, the crop demands more attention of breeders, geneticists, biotechnologies, and farmers to improve its sustainable production. Modern approaches like next-generation sequencing, proteogenomics, and genetic engineering provide a wider scope for breeders, geneticists, physiologists, biotechnologists, genomicists, and agronomists for genetic improvement, production, weed, pests, and disease management.
This book will provide a broader platform to discuss issues, advancement in the technologies, and solutions to the problems of the sugarcane industry. Hence, the key features of the book that will broadly be, but not be limited to:
* Production Technology and Advancements
* Breeding and Molecular Breeding
* Tissue Culture and propagation
* Pests and Diseases and their Management
* Genomics, Genetics, and Biotechnology
* Whole-Genome Sequencing and QTL mapping
* Genetic transformation and trait development, etc