Series: Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement Volume: 4
The fourth book in this series is the first comprehensive treatise on oilseed crops in nearly a decade, including recent advances in genetic analysis and molecular methods. With each chapter written by an internationally renowned scientist, the book reviews the role of alien germplasm for the domestication of each major legume crop. Discussion for each crop covers origin, germplasm exploration and maintenance; taxonomy; germplasm enhancement through chromosome engineering; mutation breeding; and contributions of biotechnological methods. Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Oilseed Crops serves as the standard reference for improving the yield for oilseed crops.
... References cited at the end of each chapter are extensive and provide good sources for additional information on topics mentioned in the chapter. The book focuses on a broad array of subjects that are important to the plant breeding field, including new approaches such as DNA-marker technology, marker assisted selection, tissue culture, and gene transfer. The authors did a great job in covering these subjects... . --Crop Science 48:823--824 (March -- April 2008) ... Essays weave botany, cytogenetics, domestication, genetic resources, with comprehensive bibliographies. ... Although featuring Singh's and Newell's careful work, Singh et al. report soybean cytogenetics has lagged behind other economically important crops. Thorough review of groundnut credits substantial taxonomic input by Stalker, and chronicles evaluation of core collections ... A concise table in cottonseed summarizes evolutionary relations among species in this intricate genus. Exhaustive details about wild and weedy sunflowers show Helianthus is a complex of extremes, with 10 to 200 species. Safflower compares genomic relationships of species classification with molecular data. --Economic Botany, 2007
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