Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding / Edition 2by George Acquaah
Pub. Date: 10/09/2012
To respond to the increasing need to feed the world's population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly genetics, but
To respond to the increasing need to feed the world's population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly genetics, but involves a multidisciplinary understanding that optimizes the approaches taken.
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. Industry highlight boxes are included throughout the text to contextualize the information given through the professional experiences of plant breeders. The final chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops.
- Up-to-date edition of this bestselling book incorporating the most recent technologies in the field
- Combines both theory and practice in modern plant breeding
- Updated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the text
- Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning
- Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors
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Table of Contents
Industry highlights boxes.
Industry highlights box authors.
Part I: Underlying Science and Methods of Plant Breeding.
Section 1: Historical Perspectives and Importance of Plant Breeding.
1. History and role of plant breeding in society.
Section 2: General Biological Concepts.
2. The art and science of plant breeding.
3. Plant Cellular organization and genetic structure: an overview.
4. Plant reproductive systems.
Section 3: Germplasm Issues.
5. Variation: types, origin, and scale.
6. Plant genetic resources for plant breeding.
Section 4: Genetic Analysis in Plant Breeding.
7. Introduction to concepts of population genetics.
8. Introduction to quantitative genetics.
9. Common statistical methods in plant breeding.
Section 5: Tools in Plant Breeding.
10. Sexual hybridization and wide crosses in plant breeding.
11. Tissue culture and the breeding of clonally propagated plants.
12. Mutagenesis in plant breeding.
13. Polyploidy in plant breeding.
14. Biotechnology in plant breeding.
15. Issues in the application of biotechnology in plant breeding.
Section 6: Classic Methods of Plant Breeding.
16. Breeding self-pollinated species.
17. Breeding cross-pollinated species.
18. Breeding hybrid cultivars.
Section 7: Selected Breeding Objectives.
19. Breeding for physiological and morphological traits.
20. Breeding for resistance to disease and insect pests.
21. Breeding for resistance to abiotic stress.
22. Breeding compositional traits and added value.
Section 8: Cultivar Release and Commercial Seed Production.
23. Performance evaluation for crop cultivar release.
24. Seed certification and commercial seed multiplication.
25. International plant breeding efforts.
26. Emerging concepts in plant breeding.
Part II: Breeding Selected Crops.
27. Breeding wheat.
28. Breeding corn.
29. Breeding rice.
30. Breeding sorghum.
31. Breeding soybean.
32. Breeding peanut.
33. Breeding potato.
34. Breeding cotton.
Appendix 1: Internet resources.
Appendix 2: Conversion rates.
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