Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

Editor/Author Acquaah, George
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $110.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $166.43
ISBN: 978-0-47-066475-9
Category: Science - Botany
Image Count: 208
Book Status: Available
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Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2nd Edition introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding. Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in the new, updated edition of this text.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Industry highlights boxes
  • Industry highlights boxes: authors
  • Section 1 Overview and historical perspectives
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 History of plant breeding
  • Section 2 Population and quantitative genetic principles
  • 3 Introduction to concepts of population genetics
  • 4 Introduction to quantitative genetics
  • Section 3 Reproductive systems
  • 5 Introduction to reproduction and autogamy
  • 6 Allogamy
  • 7 Hybridization
  • 8 Clonal propagation and in vitro culture
  • Section 4 Germplasm for breeding
  • 9 Variation: types, origin and scale
  • 10 Plant domestication
  • 11 Plant genetic resources
  • Section 5 Breeding objectives
  • 12 Yield and morphological traits
  • 13 Quality traits
  • 14 Breeding for resistance to diseases and insect pests
  • 15 Breeding for resistance to abiotic stresses
  • Section 6 Selection methods
  • 16 Breeding self-pollinated species
  • 17 Breeding cross-pollinated species
  • 18 Breeding hybrid cultivars
  • 19 Breeding clonally propagated species
  • Section 7 Molecular breeding
  • 20 Molecular markers
  • 21 Mapping of genes
  • 22 Marker assisted selection
  • 23 Mutagenesis in plant breeding
  • 24 Polyploidy in plant breeding
  • 25 Molecular genetic modifications and genome-wide genetics
  • Section 8 Marketing and societal issues in breeding
  • 26 Performance evaluation for crop cultivar release
  • 27 Seed certification and commercial seed release
  • 28 Regulatory and legal issues
  • 29 Value-driven concepts and social concerns
  • 30 International plant breeding efforts
  • Section 9 Breeding selected crops
  • 31 Breeding wheat
  • 32 Breeding corn
  • 33 Breeding rice
  • 34 Breeding sorghum
  • 35 Breeding soybean
  • 36 Breeding peanut
  • 37 Breeding potato
  • 38 Breeding cotton
  • 39 Breeding tomato
  • 40 Breeding cucumber
  • 41 Breeding roses
  • Supplementary chapters: review of genetic statistical principles
  • 1 Plant cellular organization and genetic structure: an overview
  • 2 Common statistical methods in plant breeding
  • Glossary of terms
  • Appendix 1: Conversion rates