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Plant Breeding: Principles and Prospects

Handbook / Manual

Series: Plant Breeding Series Volume: 1

Edited By: MD Hayward, NO Bosemark and I Romagosa

576 pages, Tabs, figs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24957 | ISBN: 0412433907
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NHBS Price: £310.00 $400/€341 approx

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This volume emphasises the principles of plant breeding, the manner in which the latest techniques may be integrated into practice and the prospects which these technologies offer.

The text is supported by many tables diagrams and excellent illustrations together with lists of references. There are good species and subject indexes. - Agricultural Progress.; The main merit of this book ... is to provide up-to-date comprehensive information in an accessible and integrated form for both postgraduate courses and research. This book is an excellent compilation of recent advances in crop improvement, written by 46 experts from 12 countries. ... The chapters are well written and logically organised. I recommend this book to both breeders and biologists working in various areas of plant improvement and wishing to be kept informed in depth about new techniques. - Planzen; ...a well balanced introduction from world authorities on the principles and practice of plant should be required reading for all students... - Experimental Agriculture


Part 1: introduction, E. Sanchez-Monge. Part 2 Genetic systems and population structure: genetic systems, recombination and variability, H. Rees; population structure and variability, M.D. Hayward and E.L. Breese. Part 3 Sources of variation: plant genetic resources, J.T. Esquinas-Alcazar; induced mutations, A. Micke and B. Donini; interspecific hybridization by sexual means, B. Pickersgill; chromosome manipulation and polyploidy, H. Thomas; somatic hybridization, G. Pelletier; gene cloning and identification, B. Zoconostle-Cazares et al; gene transfer to plants - approaches and available techniques, I. Potrykus; the role of gene technology and plant breeding, F. Salamini and M. Motto. Part 4 Assessment of variation: biometrical genetics in breeding, M.J. Kearsey; biochemical characterization of populations, M. Perez de la Vega. Part 5 Manipulation of genetic systems: self-and cross-incompatibility systems, D. de Nettancourt; male sterility, J.M. Lasa and N.O. Bosemark; apomixis, T.P.M. den Nijs and G.E. van Dijk; micropropagation and somatic embryogenesis, C.H. Bornman; andro-and parthenogenesis, B. Foroughi-Wehr and G. Wenzel. Part 6 Selection methods: selection strategies and choice of breeding methods, J. Moreno and J.I. Cubero; marker-assisted selection, P. Arus and J. Moreno; gametophytic and sporophytic selection, E. Ottaviano and M. Sari-Gorla; in vitro selection, G. Wenzel and B. Foroughi-Wehr. Part 7 Adaptation: genotype X environment interaction and adaptation, I. Romagosa and P.N. Fox; augmenting yield-based selection, R.B. Austin; resistance to abiotic stresses, E. Acevedo and E. Fereres; resistance to parasites, R.E. Niks et al. Part 8 Specific trait breeding: breeding for improved symbiotic nitrogen fixation, L.R. Mytton and L. Skot; photosynthetic and respiratory efficiency, J. Azcon and A. Caballero; breeding for efficient root systems, J.M. Clarke and T.N. McCaig; on the utilization of renewable plant resources, L. Munck.

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