Chapter title: Genetic Improvements of traits for enhancing NPK Acquisition and Utilization Efficiency in Plants
Chapter number: 10
Book title: Plant Macro-Nutrient Use Efficiency: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives in Crop Plants
Editors : Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Takehiro Kamiya, David J. Burrit, Lam-Son Phan Tran and Toru Fujiwara
Publisher: Academic Press, Elsevier
This book presents the latest understanding of molecular and genetic bases of macro-nutrient use efficiency to develop strategies for improvement of overall nutrient use efficiency and nutrient stress tolerance. Plant Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE), represents a question of process optimization in response to the increasing fragility of the natural resource base and threats to food grain security across the globe. This book is the first to present information key to the further improvement of macro NUE, a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop acreage into non-competitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and preventing environmental contamination. Plant Macro-Nutrient Use Efficiency improves understanding of the complex mechanisms regulating macro NUE for developing modern varieties that are more resilient to nutrient stresses. Identification of the potential novel genes responsible for NUE and nutrient stress tolerance in crop plants will contribute to understanding the molecular mechanisms of crop responses to nutrient stresses. This edited volume is an excellent, all-inclusive reference source of knowledge with both foundational and translational insights and is useful for those in all fields of plant science research.