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Fundamentals of Plant Breeding and Hybrid Seed Production

By: RL Agrawal

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #98334 | ISBN: 1578080290
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Part 1 Introductory topics: historical resume; crop germplasm; reproductive systems; male sterility; self-incompatibility; techniques of artificial hybridization; genetic basis of plant breeding; selection; interspecific and intergeneric hybridization. Part 2 Methods of crop breeding: pure-line selection; pedigree method; bulk population method; backcross method; population improvement; recurrent selection; composite and synthetic varieties; asexually propagated crops; apomictic grasses; maize hybrids; hybrid varieties; mutation breeding; polyploid breeding; disease resistance breeding; insect resistance breeding; abiotic stresses; breeding for specific traits; plant tissue culture; genetic engineering. Part 3 Seed production: release and maintenance of crop varieties; plant variety protection; hybrid seed production.

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