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Mutation Breeding: Theory and Practical Applications

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By: A M van Harten

353 pages, 1 b/w photo, 15 line illus, 5 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jun 1998 | #81171 | ISBN: 0521470749
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Sets mutation breeding in a contemporary context and relates it to other breeding techniques.

'The book will be much desired on the shelf of young undergraduate and graduate geneticists and plant breeders. There is also no doubt that everyone who has been working on application of induced mutations in crop breeding programmes will read this book with great pleasure, admiring its attractive style of presentation and the enormous amount of well organized data on the golden age of mutation breeding.' Heredity 'This book delivers everything promised in its title, and much more. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and research scientists will find this book an interesting and comprehensive treatment of mutation and mutation breeding ! it should be enjoyable and productive reading for anyone interested in plant genetics and breeding.' Edwin Bingham, Crop Science 'All in all, the author is to be commended for bringing together information from diverse sources and presenting it in readable form, so that a breeder contemplating the use of mutation breeding procedures has the wherewithal to make a rational decision.' Edward J. Ryder, Horticultural Science '! it was a pleasure to read this book. It offers a large amount of information about mutation breeding in a well-balanced presentation. I recommend this book not only to breeders, but also to geneticists, who will profit from reading it.' F. Siegemund


Preface; 1. General introduction; 2. History of mutation breeding; 3. Nature and types of mutation; 4. Induction of mutations; 5. In vitro techniques for mutation breeding; 6. Mutation breeding in seed propagated crops; 7. Mutation breeding in vegetatively propagated crops; References; Index.

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