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Plant Adaptation and Crop Improvement

Edited By: M Cooper and GL Hammer

636 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #56026 | ISBN: 0851991084
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This book has been developed from a series of papers presented at The International Workshop of The Analysis and Exploitation of Plant Adaptation in Agricultural Crop Improvement Programs held at ICRISAT, India late in 1994. The book contains chapters which consider: theoretical and applied aspects of analysing plant adaptation in multi-environmental experiments; how information on plant adaptation can be used in plant breeding programmes; selection for plant adaptation; genotype by Envirornment (GxE) interactions in plant breeding; methodologies for interpreting the causes of GxE interactions; case studies on how to accommodate the effects of GxE interactions; and research strategies for understanding GxE interactions and differences in plant adaptation, and other topics related to crop improvement.


Part 1 An overview of crop improvement: Understanding plant adaptation to achieve systematic applied crop improvement - a fundamental challenge, M. Cooper, D.E. Byth; Research approaches for variable rainfed systems - thinking globally, acting locally, K.S. Fischer. Part 2 Analysis of genotype by environment interactions: Analysis of multi-environment trials - an historical perspective I.H. DeLacy et al; Multienvironment testing by the international network for genetic evaluation of rice (INGER), S.W. et al; Status report of the international multi-environment trials of the ICRISAT mandate crops, G. Alagarswamy et al;The CIMMYT wheat program's international multi-environment trials, P.N. Fox; Relationships among analytical methods for analysis of genotype adaptation in multi-environment trials, M. Cooper et al; A comparison between pattern analysis conducted on environment standardised data and AMMI models for the analysis of data from multi-environment trials, C.G. McLaren; Experimental design for the conduct of multi-environment trials, K.E. Basford et al; Analysis and interpretation of data from the crop variety testing program in western Australia, R.F. Gilmour et al; Retrospective analysis of historical data from multi-environment trials I: theoretical development, I.H. DeLacy et al; Retrospective analysis of historical data from multi-environment trials II: case studies, I.H. DeLacy et al; Three-mode analytical methods for the analysis of data from multi-environment trials, K.E. Basford et al; Selection for grain quality traits in early generation barley breeding trials using the method of residual maximum likelihood (REML), R.F. Gilmour et al; The international wheat information system, P.N. Fox. Part 3 Interpretation of genotype by environment interactions: Physiological basis of genotype by environment interactions, F.R. Bidinger et al; A physiological approach for the understanding of genotype by environment interactions - a case study on improvement of drought adaptation in groundnut, G.C. Wright et al; Characterising environmental challenges using models, R.C. Muchow et al; Using environmental characterisation and village surveys to identify breeding strategies for pearl millet, E.J. van Oosterom et al; Using simulation models to relate physiological traits to the performance of rice genotypes, P.K. Aggarwal et al; Integrating physiological understanding and plant breeding via crop modelling and optimisation, G.L. Hammer et al; Comparing simulation and experimental approaches to analyzing genotype by environmental interactions for yield in rainfed lowland rice, S.A. Henderson et al. (Part contents).

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