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Plant Breeding Reviews: Volume 18

Series: Plant Breeding Reviews Volume: 18

Edited By: Jules Janick

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 2000 | #108198 | ISBN: 0471355674
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About this book

Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base and so understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. This volume presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. With emphasis on methodology, understanding crop genetics, and applications to major crops, it covers a wide range of crops, including row crops, fruits, vegetables, nuts and trees grown for timber and pulp.


Contents

Dedication: Richard K. Downey, Designer of Canola (G. Rakow); Apomixis: Genetics and Breeding (Y. Savidan); DNA Methylation and Plant Breeding (A. Tsaftaris & A. Polidoros); Honeycomb Breeding: Principles and Applications (V. Fasoula & D. Fasoula); Genetic and Ecological Risks from Biotechnologically-Derived Herbicide-Resistant Crops: Decision Trees for Risk Assessment (J. Gressel & T. Rotteveel); Indexes.

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