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Quantitative Genetics, Genomics, and Plant Breeding

Edited By: Manjit S Kang

400 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #128832 | ISBN: 0851996019
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This text provides an overview of the rapidly developing integration and interdependence of quantitative genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics, and their application to plant breeding. Chapters have been developed from a symposium held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in March 2001, although additional contributions have also been commissioned especially for this volume. The main topics covered include: quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping, genomics, bioinformatics and marker-assisted selection; tissue culture and alien introgression for crop improvement; and advances in genotype by environment interaction/stability analysis. Authors include international authorities from around the world.


Part I Genomics, quantitative trait loci, and tissue culture: why quantitative geneticists should care about bioinformatics; use of molecular markers in plant breeding - drought tolerance improvements in tropical maize; tissue culture for crop improvement; transferring genes from wild species into rice. Part II Genotype-by-environment interaction and stability analysis: analyzing QTL by environment interaction by factorial regression, with an application to the CIMMYT drought and low-nitrogen stress programme in maize; mechanisms of improved nitrogen use efficiency in cereals; applications of mixed models in plant breeding; defining adaptation strategies and yield stability targets in breeding programmes. (Part contents).

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