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1 online resource (x, 407 pages) : illustrations.
  • Contributors ix 1. Dedication: Molly M. Jahn Plant Breeder and Geneticist 1 I. L. Goldman I. Biographical Sketch 1 II. Research Program 5 III. Teaching 7 IV. Administration 7 V. Awards and Recognition 9 VI. The Woman 9 Literature Cited 10 Selected Publications of Molly M. Jahn 10 Germplasm Releases and Patents 16 2. History, Evolution, and Domestication of Brassica Crops 19 Shyam Prakash, Xiao-Ming Wu, and S. R. Bhat I. Introduction 21 II. Archetypes and Evolution of Basic Genomes and Derived Allopolyploids 25 III. Ethnobotany, Origin, and Domestication 36 IV. Concluding Remarks 67 Acknowledgments 70 Literature Cited 71 3. Melon Landraces of India: Contributions and Importance 85 Narinder P. S. Dhillon-, Antonio J. Monforte, Michel Pitrat, Sudhakar Pandey, Praveen Kumar Singh, Kathleen R. Reitsma, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Abhishek Sharma, and James D. McCreight I. Introduction 88 II. First Contribution of Indian Melon Germplasm to the U.S. Melon Breeding Programs 90 III. Useful Traits from Indian Melons 92 IV. Genetic Diversity 120 V. Melon Breeding 123 VI. Future Role of Indian Melon Germplasm and Conclusions 130 Acknowledgments 133 Literature Cited 133 4. Transgenic Vegetable Crops: Progress, Potentials, and Prospects 151 Joao Silva Dias and Rodomiro Ortiz I. World Vegetable Production 153 II. Case for Transgenic Vegetables 154 III. Case Studies 164 IV. GM Vegetables and Integrated Pest Management 218 V. Outlook 221 Literature Cited 224 5. Millets: Genetic and Genomic Resources 247 Sangam Dwivedi, Hari Upadhyaya, Senapathy Senthilvel, Charles Hash, Kenji Fukunaga, Xiamin Diao, Dipak Santra, David Baltensperger, and Manoj Prasad I. Introduction 251 II. Nutritional Quality and Food, Feed, Medicinal, and Other Uses 269 III. Domestication, Phylogenetic, and Genomic Relationships 277 IV. Assessing Patterns of Diversity in Germplasm Collections 284 V. Identifying Germplasm with Beneficial Traits 300 VI. Genomic Resources 316 VII. Enhancing Use of Germplasm in Cultivar Development 321 VIII. From Trait Genetics to Association Mapping to Cultivar Development Using Genomics 332 IX. Conclusions and Future Prospects 344 Acknowledgments 347 Literature Cited 347 Subject Index 377 Cumulative Subject Index 379 Cumulative Contributor Index 401 ??
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118100509 20160612
Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. The series is sponsored by the American Society for Horticultural Science and appears in the form of one or two volumes per year.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118100509 20160612
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1 online resource (x, 535 pages, [2] pages of plates) : illustrations.
  • Contributors ix 1. Dedication: Rodomiro Ortiz Plant Breeder, Catalyst for Agricultural Development 1 Jonathan H. Crouch I. Preamble 2 II. Early Years 4 III. Research Career 10 IV. The Man 51 V. The Scientist 53 VI. The Mentor, Inspirer, Manager, and Multiplier 54 VII. The Future 57 Acknowledgments 59 Publications of Rodomiro Ortiz 59 Germplasm Registrations 84 2. Phenotyping, Genetic Dissection, and Breeding for Drought and Heat Tolerance in Common Wheat: Status and Prospects 85 P. K. Gupta, H. S. Balyan, V. Gahlaut, and P. L. Kulwal I. Introduction 89 II. Target Environments 90 III. Traits and Parameters to Measure Drought and Heat Tolerance and Their Genetic Dissection in Wheat 95 IV. Synergy Among Stress-Adaptive Traits 126 V. Crop Modeling for Drought and Heat Tolerance 127 VI. High-Throughput Phenotyping 129 VII. Strategies for Developing Drought- and Heat-Tolerant Wheat Genotypes 133 VIII. Outlook 144 Acknowledgments 147 Literature Cited 147 3. Nutritionally Enhanced Staple Food Crops 169 Sangam L. Dwivedi, Kanwar L. Sahrawat, Kedar N. Rai, Matthew W. Blair, Meike S. Andersson, and Wolfgang Pfeiffer I. Introduction 173 II. Biomarkers for Assessing Nutritional Status 178 III. Micronutrient Bioavailability 180 IV. Phenotypic Screens 192 V. Mining Germplasm Collections for Natural Variation for Seed Iron, Zinc, and Phytate 205 VI. Exploiting Natural Genetic Variation to Breed for Seed Mineral-Dense Cultivars 215 VII. Enhancing Seed Iron, Zinc, and B-Carotene Using Transgene(S) 242 VIII. Outlook 258 Acknowledgments 261 Literature Cited 261 4. Genetic Management of Virus Diseases in Peanut 293 S. N. Nigam, R. D.V. J. Prasada Rao, Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, and K. K. Sharma I. Introduction 297 II. Virus Diseases 298 III. Breeding for Resistance to Virus Diseases 307 IV. The Future 340 Literature Cited 341 5. Common Bean Breeding in the Tropics 357 Steven Beebe I. Introduction 359 II. A Brief History 361 III. The Tropical Context 364 IV. Origins and Genetic Resources 369 V. Biotic Constraints 374 VI. Abiotic Constraints 385 VII. Yield Potential 398 VIII. Nutritional Quality 400 IX. Climbing Beans 402 X. Progress by Market Classes 403 XI. The Institutional Context 408 XII. Future Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities 410 Acknowledgments 412 Literature Cited 412 6. New Approaches to Cassava Breeding 427 Herna'n Ceballos, Clair Hershey, and Luis Augusto Becerra-Lopez- Lavalle I. Introduction 429 II. Genetic Resources 438 III. Cassava Breeding 445 IV. Conventional and Molecular Genetics 475 V. Future Prospects 484 Literature Cited 489 Subject Index 505 Cumulative Subject Index 507 Cumulative Contributor Index 529.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118358566 20160609
Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. It is a serial title that appears in the form of one or two volumes per year.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118358566 20160609

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