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Molecular Plant Breeding

By: Yunbi Xu

752 pages, illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #197093 | ISBN-13: 9781845939823
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NHBS Price: £59.95 $73/€67 approx
Hardback | Feb 2010 | #174859 | ISBN-13: 9781845933920
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About this book

Recent advances in plant genomics and molecular biology have revolutionized our understanding of plant genetics, providing new opportunities for more efficient and controllable plant breeding. Successful techniques require a solid understanding of the underlying molecular biology as well as experience in applied plant breeding. Bridging the gap between developments in biotechnology and its applications in plant improvement, Molecular Plant Breeding provides an integrative overview of issues from basic theories to their applications to crop improvement including molecular marker technology, gene mapping, genetic transformation, quantitative genetics, and breeding methodology.


1.Plant Breeding: from Art to Science
2. Quantitative Traits: Variance, Heritability, and Selection Index
3. Molecular Breeding Tools: Markers and Maps
4. Molecular Breeding Tools: Chips and Omics
5. Populations in Genetics and Breeding
6. Plant Genetic Resources: Management, Evaluation and Enhancement
7. Molecular Dissection of Complex Traits: Theory
8. Molecular Dissection of Complex Traits: Practice
9. Marker Assisted Selection: Theory
10. Marker Assisted Selection: Practice
11. Genotype by Environment Interaction
12. Isolation and Functional Analysis of Genes
13. Gene Transfer and Genetically Modified Plants
14. Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Variety Protection
15. Breeding Informatics and Decision Support Tools

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