Selection Methods in Plant Breeding

Selection Methods in Plant Breeding

by Izak Bos, P. Caligari, I. Bos
     
 

Written for plant breeders, researchers and post-graduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of the methods and underlying theoretical foundations used for selection in plant breeding programmes. The authors review basic elements of population and quantitative genetic theory, and consider in a unique way the tackling of the problems presented by soil… See more details below

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Written for plant breeders, researchers and post-graduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of the methods and underlying theoretical foundations used for selection in plant breeding programmes. The authors review basic elements of population and quantitative genetic theory, and consider in a unique way the tackling of the problems presented by soil heterogeniety and intergenotypic competition when selecting quantitative characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412553301
Publisher:
Chapman & Hall
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Plant Breeding Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

Series foreword
Preface
1Introduction1
2Population genetic aspects of cross-fertilization5
3Inbreeding26
4Assortative mating and disassortative mating49
5Population genetic effects of selection with regard to sex expression56
6Random variation of allele frequencies63
7Selection73
8Quantitative variation100
9Effects of the mode of reproduction on the expected genotypic value133
10Effects of the mode of reproduction on the genetic variance159
11Applications of quantitative genetic theory in plant breeding173
12Selection for several traits222
13Genotype x environment interaction244
14The disclosure of the genotypic value in the case of heterogeneous growing conditions257
15The detrimental effects of allocompetition on the efficiency of selection288
16The optimum number of replications305
17The size and shape of the test plots309
18The optimum generation to start selection in self-fertilizing crops319
19Experimental designs for plant breeding326
References330
Index342

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