Plant Breeding Reviews, Part 2: Long-term Selection: Crops, Animals, and Bacteria / Edition 1

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Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 24, Part 2 presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a practical understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops.

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Editorial Reviews

Reports on recent research in horticulture. Subjects include technologies for nondestructive quality evaluation of fruits and vegetables, texture of fresh fruit, the use of magnetic resonance imaging in plant science, and postharvest technology and utilization of almonds. Includes b&w photos and diagrams, and a few color photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Horticultural Reviews is sponsored by the American Society for Horticultural Science. Volume 16 contains eight review-essays: molecular and genetic approaches to the study of plant hormone action; cellular mechanisms of salt tolerance in plant cells; truffles and their cultivation; presowing seed priming; sapindaceous fruits--botany and horticulture; apple flavor; new concepts in pruning grapevines; and mechanical harvesting of berry crops. Includes, in addition to a volume subject index, a cumulative subject index and a cumulative contributor index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471468929
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/29/2003
  • Series: Plant Breeding Reviews Series, #24
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents




1. Crop Domestication as a Long-term Selection Experiment (Paul Gepts).

2. Long-term Selection in Plants in the Developing World (J.W. Miles and S. Pandey).

3. Trends in Productivity of U.S. Crops and Long-term Selection (William F. Tracy, et al.).

4. Long-term Selection in a Commercial Hybrid Maize Breeding Program (D.N. Duvick, et al.).

5. Long-term Divergent Selection for Ear Length in Maize (Arnel R. Hallauer, et al.).


6. Inferences on the Genetic of Quantitative Traits from Long-term Selection in Laboratory and Domestic Animals (William G. Hill and Lutz B√ľnger).

7. Long-term Selection for Pupal Weight in Tribolium castaneum (W.M. Muir, et al.).


8. Phenotypic and Genomic Evolution during a 20,000-Generation Experiment with the Bacterium Escherichia coli (Richard E. Lenski).

Subject Index.

Cumulative Subject Index.

Cumulative Contributor Index.

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First Chapter

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