Plant Breeding Reviews / Edition 1

Plant Breeding Reviews / Edition 1

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Plant Breeding Reviews / Edition 1

Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Contains the latest information on all areas of plant breeding including major horticultural and field crops and such specialties as nuts, mushrooms and trees grown for timber and pulp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471354215
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Series: Plant Breeding Reviews Series , #25
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors     viii
Dedication: George P. Redei   Arabidopsis Geneticist   Polymath Csaba Koncz     1
Developing Papaya to Control Papaya Ringspot Virus by Transgenic Resistance, Intergeneric Hybridization, and Tolerance Breeding   Dennis Gonsalves   Ariadne Vegas   Vilai Prasartsee   Rod Drew   Jon Y. Suzuki   Savarni Tripathi     35
Introduction     37
Papaya and Papaya Ringspot Virus     38
Development of Transgenic Papaya for Hawaii     40
Development of Transgenic Papaya for Other Regions     55
Breeding Through Intergeneric Hybridizations     63
Development of PRSV-Tolerant Papaya     67
Future Aspects for Developing PRSV-Resistant Papaya     70
Summary Comments     73
Literature Cited     73
Rol Genes: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Morphology, Breeding Uses   Margareta Welander   Li-Hua Zhu     79
Introduction     80
The Hairy Root Disease     80
Ri T-DNA and Its Effect on Transgenic Plants     82
Synergistic Effect of Rol Genes     84
Individual Effect of Rol Genes     85
Discussion and Conclusions     95
Literature Cited     97
Terminology for Polyploids Based on Cytogenetic Behavior: Consequences in Genetics and Breeding   Domenico Carputo   Elsa L. Camadro   Stanley J. Peloquin     105
Introduction     106
Role of 2n Gametes and Endosperm in the Origin of Polyploids     108
Terminology for Polyploids     111
Bases of the New Terminology     114
Conclusions     121
Literature Cited     121
Breeding Barley for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight and Mycotoxin Accumulation   Thin Meiw Choo     125
Introduction     126
Fusarium Species     127
Fusarium Toxins     129
Losses in Yield and Quality     134
Sources of Genetic Resistance     136
Traits Associated with FHB Resistance     139
Breeding Strategies     144
Mutation and In vitro Selection     154
Genetic Transformation     155
Conclusions and Prospects     157
Literature Cited     158
Using Genomics to Exploit Grain Legume Biodiversity in Crop Improvement   Sangam L. Dwivedi   Matthew W. Blair   Hari D. Upadhyaya   Rachid Serraj   Jayashree Balaji    Hutokshi K. Buhariwalla   Rodomiro Ortiz   Jonathan H. Crouch     171
Introduction     174
Available Genetic Resources of Key Legume Crops     191
Management and Utilization of Legume Genetic Resources     205
Impact of Genetic Resources in Conventional Legume Breeding     218
Molecular-Enhanced Strategies for Manipulating Novel Genetic Variation for Legume Breeding     225
Advanced Applications in Legume Molecular Breeding     270
Conclusions and Future Prospects     306
Acknowledgments     309
Literature Cited     310
Subject Index     359
Cumulative Subject Index     361
Cumulative Contributor Index     379

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