Plant breeding : principles and prospects /

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Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1993.
Description:xxiii, 550 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Series:Plant breeding series ; 1
Subject:Plant breeding.
Plant genetics.
Plant breeding.
Plant genetics.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/1755316
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Other authors / contributors:Hayward, M. D.
Romagosa, I.
Bosemark, N. O.
ISBN:0412433907
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Pt. 1. Introduction
  • Introduction / E. Sanchez-Monge
  • Pt. 2. Genetic Systems and Population Structure. 1. Genetic systems, recombination and variability / H. Rees. 2. Population structure and variability / M. D. Hayward and E. L. Breese
  • Pt. 3. Sources of Variation. 3. Plant genetic resources / J. T. Esquinas-Alcazar. 4. Induced mutations / A. Micke and B. Donini. 5. Interspecific hybridization by sexual means / B. Pickersgill. 6. Chromosome manipulation and polyploidy / H. Thomas. 7. Somatic hybridization / G. Pelletier. 8. Gene cloning and identification / B. Xoconostle-Cazares, E. Lozoya-Gloria and L. Herrera-Estrella. 9. Gene transfer to plants: approaches and available techniques / I. Potrykus. 10. The role of gene technology in plant breeding / F. Salamini and M. Motto
  • Pt. 4. Assessment of Variation. 11. Biometrical genetics in breeding / M. J. Kearsey. 12. Biochemical characterization of populations / M. Perez de la Vega
  • Pt. 5. Manipulation of Genetic Systems. 13. Self- and cross-incompatibility systems / D. de Nettancourt. 14. Male sterility / J. M. Lasa and N. O. Bosemark. 15. Apomixis / A. P. M. den Nijs and G. E. van Dijk. 16. Micropropagation and somatic embryogenesis / Ch. H. Bornman. 17. Andro- and parthenogenesis / B. Foroughi-Wehr and G. Wenzel
  • Pt. 6. Selection Methods. 18. Selection strategies and choice of breeding methods / J. Moreno-Gonzalez and J. I. Cubero. 19. Marker-assisted selection / P. Arus and J. Moreno-Gonzalez. 20. Gametophytic and sporophytic selection / E. Ottaviano and M. Sari-Gorla. 21. In vitro selection / G. Wenzel and B. Foroughi-Wehr
  • Pt. 7. Adaptation. 22. Genotype x environment interaction and adaptation / I. Romagosa and P. N. Fox. 23. Augmenting yield-based selection / R. B. Austin. 24. Resistance to abiotic stresses / E. Acevedo and E. Fereres. 25. Resistance to parasites / R. E. Niks, P. R. Ellis and J. E. Parlevliet
  • Pt. 8. Specific Trait Breeding. 26. Breeding for improved symbiotic nitrogen fixation / L. R. Mytton and L. Skot. 27. Photosynthetic and respiratory efficiency / J. Azcon-Bieto and A. Caballero. 28. Breeding for efficient root systems / J. M. Clarke and T. N. McCaig. 29. On the utilization of renewable plant resources / L. Munck
  • Pt. 9. Epilogue. 30. The need for a comprehensive plant breeding strategy / N. O. Bosemark.