This comprehensive book covers the underlying scientific principles, state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies of plant mutagenesis. It covers historical development and commonly used terminologies, chemical and physical mutagenesis, mutation induction, mutation breeding and mutations in functional genomics research. Suitable both as a manual for professionals and a resource for students in plant breeding and research, Plant Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology includes exemplary cases of practical applications and an appendix of recommended doses of gamma and fast neutron irradiation for almost 200 plant species. It is suitable for researchers, students and breeders in plant sciences and genetics.
SECTION I. Concepts, Historical Development and Genetic Basis
SECTION II. Mutagens and Induced Mutagenesis
SECTION III. Mutation Induction and Mutant Development
SECTION IV. Mutation Breeding
SECTION V. Mutations in Functional Genomics