About the Author
Munir Ozturk, Ph.D.,D.Sc. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology and Centre for Environmental Studies, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey & Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.He is also ex-Chairman Botany Department and Founding Director at the Centre for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Ege University,35100 Bornova- Izmir, Turkey; Consultant Fellow, Faculty of Forestry,Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Distinguished Visiting Scientist, ICCBS, Karachi University, Pakistan. His research focuses include: Eco-Physiology, Conservation & Management of Plant Diversity, Biosaline Agriculture, Biomass & Bioenergy, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, and Pollution; and Biomonitoring, Wastewater Renovation. Alvina Gul, Ph.D., is a visiting scientist at Cornell University's School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section. The primary focus of her research career has been wheat, centering around the genetic resources across its three genomes with a view to integrating new allelic variation for crop production and yield maximization which is sine qua non to ensure food security. Her research has covered genomic diversity across vital research facets of basic, strategic and applied dimensions. The effort embraces multiple disciplines that are categorized as genetic resources, quality, cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, pre-breeding, physiology, pathology, breeding, mapping, gene cloning and gene editing.