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Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 12

Series: Plant Breeding Reviews Volume: 12

Edited By: Jules Janick

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 1994 | #83080 | ISBN: 0471573442
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About this book

This volume reviews important topics on the breeding of agriculturally significant plants and plant varieties. It explains how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields, but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The text contains the latest information on all areas of plant breeding, including major horticultural and field crops, and such specialties as nuts, mushrooms and trees grown for timber and pulp.


Contents

Dedication: Robert W. Allard, Population Geneticist and Agronomist (M. Clegg). Bacillus Thuringiensis and Its Use as a Biological Insecticide (A. Aronson). Development of Virus Resistant Plants via Engineering (R. Grumet). Carbon Isotope Discrimination and Plant Breeding (A. Hall, et al.). In Vitro Adaptation for Drought and Cold Hardiness in Wheat (G. Galiba). The Ideotype Concept and the Genetic Improvement of Tree Crops (D. Dickmann, et al.). Application of DNA Markers for Identification and Breeding of Perennial Fruit Crops (U. Lavi, et al.). Heterosis in Plant Breeding (C. Stuber). Breeding of Seed--Planted Artichoke (J. Basnizki & D. Zohary). Concepts and Methods for Analyzing Regional Trial Data for Cultivar and Location Selection (C. Lin & M. Binns). Indexes.

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