Maize Genetics and Breeding in the 20th Century

Maize Genetics and Breeding in the 20th Century

by Peter A. Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 981022866X

ISBN-13: 9789810228668

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This book provides the biographies, and a related summary, of geneticists and breeders of maize who have contributed to the major discoveries in the 20th century. Their relationships to one another, as well as the general developments in maize genetics and breeding growth, are included. Photographs of events and related personnel, all part of the biographic…  See more details below

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This book provides the biographies, and a related summary, of geneticists and breeders of maize who have contributed to the major discoveries in the 20th century. Their relationships to one another, as well as the general developments in maize genetics and breeding growth, are included. Photographs of events and related personnel, all part of the biographic presentation, portray the maize community and its growth. Most of the geneticists and breeders have a common origin in their training, and their successors are among the current contributors to maize development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810228668
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgment
Pt. ADevelopment of Maize Genetics and Breeding1
Introduction3
Ch. 1Flowering of Maize Genetics5
Ch. 2Relevant Genetic Milestones in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries9
Ch. 3The Maize Plant13
Ch. 4Emergence of Corn15
Ch. 5The Bussey Institute and Its Role in the Development of Plant Science17
Ch. 6The Legendary School of Maize Genetics Under Emerson21
Ch. 7The Early Maize Cytogenetics Group25
Ch. 8The Maize Breeding Group43
Ch. 9The Maize Evolution Group49
Ch. 10A Later Genetics-Cytogenetics Group53
Ch. 11Stock Center, Genetics, and Pathology59
Ch. 12The Italian Maize Genetics Scientists63
Ch. 13The Development of an Understanding of the Anthocyanin Pathway65
Ch. 14The Origin of the Allerton Maize Genetics Meetings69
Ch. 15The Maize Community77
Ch. 16The Maize Pedigree Tree79
Ch. 17Legacy of the Past83
Ch. 18Science Progress87
References93
Pt. BThe Commemorative Issues of MAYDICA109
Ch. 19William A. Russell111
Ch. 20Charles R. Burnham115
Ch. 21R. Alexander Brink119
Ch. 22William L. Brown127
Ch. 23Marcus M. Rhoades133
Ch. 24George F. Sprague143
Ch. 25Paul C. Mangelsdorf149
Ch. 26Barbara McClintock159
Ch. 27Charles O. Gardner163
Ch. 28John R. Laughnan167
Ch. 29Hugh H. Iltis173
Ch. 30Oliver E. Nelson, Jr.179
Ch. 31Drew Schwartz185
Ch. 32Peter A. Peterson189
Ch. 33Arnel R. Hallauer201
Ch. 34Earl B. Patterson209
Ch. 35Arthur Lee Hooker217
Ch. 36Myron G. Neuffer223
Ch. 37Ercole Ottaviano231
Ch. 38Donald Sage Robertson237
Ch. 39Edward H. Coe, Jr.247
Ch. 40Marcus S. Zuber251
Ch. 41David B. Walden269
Ch. 42James D. Smith277
Pt. CRecent Developments in the Genetics and Molecular Biology of Maize Mutants283
Introduction285
Ch. 43Gene Cloning289
Ch. 44Visiting the Genome295
Ch. 45Genome Dissection and Fingerprinting303
Ch. 46Biotechnology307
Ch. 47Maize Development317
References333
Index375

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