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Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops Volume 1: Potato

By: MK Razdan and AK Mattoo
440 pages, Figs, tabs
Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops Volume 1: Potato
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  • Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops Volume 1: Potato ISBN: 9781578081844 Hardback Dec 2005 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Potato is the most significant non-cereal crop. Much attention has been paid to this commercially important crop. The aim of this volume is to capture the recent advances made in improving potatoes using traditional breeding methods as well as genetic engineering technology. The book provides a critical appraisal of the state-of-the-art finding on this crop.


Impact of environmental stress on potato yield, M.E. Vayada; economic viability of true potato seed (TPS) over seed tuber, T. Walker; conservation of genetic resources, John Bamberg; ploidy manipulation - examination of gene action and method of gene mapping, G.C.C. Tai; propagation by traditional breeding methods, G.R. Mackay; breeding potential and combining activity in 4x-2x crosses, R. Ortiz and K. Watanabe; application of monohaploids in improvement, M.S. Ramanna; improvement at diploid species z-level, Kathleen Haynes; molecular markers in identification of genotypic variation, K. Watanabe; cell and tissue culture, R.E. Veilleux; ecology and development under limited growth conditions, A.J. Haverkort; manipulation of starch and sugar contents in tuber, T. Solomos; transformation for insect resistance, D. Douches; resistance to viruses, R. Thieme; resistance to nematodes, C.R. Brown; resistance to bacterial pathogens, E. Zimnoch-guzowska; resistance to late blight and other fungi, R. Jones; strategies for cloning economically important genes in potato, Walter de Jong.

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By: MK Razdan and AK Mattoo
440 pages, Figs, tabs
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