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Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 31

Series: Plant Breeding Reviews Volume: 31
By: Jules Janick
350 pages
Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 31
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  • Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 31 ISBN: 9780470387627 Hardback Mar 2009 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods.


Contributors. 1. Dedication: Anthony H. D. Brown Conservation Geneticist (Reid G. Palmer and Jeff J. Doyle). I. Biographical Sketch. II. Research Accomplishments. III. The Man. IV. Honors and Awards. Selected Publications of Anthony H. D. Brown. 2. Brassica and Its Close Allies: Cytogenetics and Evolution (Shyam Prakash, S. R. Bhat, C. F. Quiros, P. B. Kirti, and V. L. Chopra). I. Introduction. II. Cytogenetics. III. Genome Manipulation. IV. Wide Hybridization. V. Cytoplasmic Substitution and Male Sterility. VI. Genome Dissection and Development of Chromosome Addition Lines. VII. Mitochondrial Genome. VIII. Plastid Genome. IX. Potential Role of Arabidopsis thaliana in Brassica Improvement. X. Chloroplast Genomes and their Phylogenetic Implications. XI. Evolution of Morphological Characters. XII. Concluding Remarks. Literature Cited. 3. Genetic Enhancement for Drought Tolerance in Sorghum (Belum V. S. Reddy, S. Ramesh, P. Sanjana Reddy, and A. Ashok Kumar). I. Introduction. II. Breeding for Drought Tolerance. III. Selection among Cultivars and Landraces. IV. Breeding for Drought Escape. V. Growth Stage-Specific Screening Techniques. VI. Physiological Response Traits for Drought Tolerance. VII. Marker-Assisted Breeding for Drought Tolerance. VIII. Outlook. Literature Cited. 4. Breeding for Resistance to Stenocarpella Ear Rot in Maize (Johannes D. Rossouw, Z. A. Pretorius, H. D. Silva, and K. R. Lamkey). I. Introduction. II. Distribution and Importance. III. Pathogen. IV. Epidemiology. V. Disease Management. VI. Summary and Conclusion. Literature Cited. 5. Cassava Genetic Resources: Manipulation for Crop Improvement (Nagib M. A. Nassar and Rodomiro Ortiz). I. Introduction. II. Wild Manihot Species: A Botanical Review. III. Interspecific Hybrids. IV. Cassava Diversity as Revealed by DNA Markers and Genetics. V. Trait Transfer. VI. Outlook. Literature Cited. 6. Breeding Roses for Disease Resistance (Vance M. Whitaker and Stan C. Hokanson). I. Introduction. II. Causal Pathogens. III. Resistance Screening. IV. Breeding. V. Molecular Tools. VI. Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 7. Plant Breeding for Human Nutritional Quality (Philipp W. Simon, Linda M. Pollak, Beverly A. Clevidence, Joannne M. Holden, and David B. Haytowitz). I. Introduction. II. Sources of Nutrients. III. Progress in Breeding for Nutrient Content and Composition. IV. Plant Breeding Strategies for Increasing Intake of Shortfall Nutrients. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.

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Series: Plant Breeding Reviews Volume: 31
By: Jules Janick
350 pages
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