Breeding Field Crops / Edition 5

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Overview

Long recognized as the standard work in its field, this fifth edition of Breeding Field Crops deals with worldwide advances in plant breeding science and practice in recent years. Building on the foundations of earlier editions, this thoroughly revised volume includes expanded coverage on the role increased knowledge of genetics plays in the development of new crop cultivars, and fully explores exciting new developments in molecular biology.

Breeding Field Crops, Fifth Edition, thoroughly covers the field of plant breeding. The latest edition of this venerable text provides a broad overview of the science of plant breeding, and provides students and breeders with essential fundamental information along with a review of current breakthroughs and technologies. This book will be a valuable source of information for anyone involved in the science of plant breeding for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813824284
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/19/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 800,356
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Sleper, Ph.D, is Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri.

John M. Poehlman was Professor Emeritus, Department of Agronomy at the University of Missouri.

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Table of Contents

1 Plant breeders and their work 3
2 Reproduction in crop plants 19
3 Gene recombination in plant breeding 35
4 Quantitative inheritance in plant breeding 53
5 Variations in chromosome number 73
6 Mutation 91
7 Fertility-regulating mechanisms and their manipulation 101
8 Biotechnology and plant breeding 115
9 Breeding self-pollinated crops 137
10 Breeding cross-pollinated and clonally propagated crops 155
11 Breeding hybrid cultivars 171
12 Breeding objectives and techniques 185
13 Germplasm resources and conservation 207
14 Breeding wheat 221
15 Breeding rice 239
16 Breeding soybean 259
17 Breeding corn (maize) 277
18 Breeding sorghum 297
19 Breeding cotton 319
20 Breeding cross-pollinated forage crops 335
21 Breeding potato 363
22 Breeding sugarcane 377
23 Cultivar increase, maintenance, and seed production 393
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