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  • Contributors ix 1. Bikram Gill: Cytogeneticist and Wheat Man 1 W. John Raupp and Bernd Friebe I. Early Life: Emergence of a Cytogeneticist 2 II. Research 4 III. International Collaborations 23 IV. Educator 24 V. Champion of WheatWorkers 27 VI. The Man 27 VII. Epilogue 29 Acknowledgments 29 Literature Cited 30 2. Synthetic Hexaploids: Harnessing Species of the Primary Gene Pool for Wheat Improvement 35 Francis C. Ogbonnaya, Osman Abdalla, Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, Alvina G. Kazi, Steven S. Xu, Nick Gosman, Evans S. Lagudah, David Bonnett, Mark E. Sorrells, and Hisashi Tsujimoto I. Introduction 39 II. Production and Utilization of Synthetic Hexaploid Wheat 42 III. Impact of Synthetic Hexaploid in Wheat Improvement 58 IV. Conclusions and Future Prospects 100 Acknowledgments 105 Literature Cited 105 3. Breeding Early and Extra-Early Maize for Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Sub-Saharan Africa 123 B. Badu-Apraku and M. A. B. Fakorede I. Introduction 126 II. Development of Breeding Populations 131 III. S1 Recurrent Selection Program for Striga Resistance 146 IV. Adaptation 164 V. Development of QPM Populations and Cultivars 169 VI. Breeding for Combined Tolerance/Resistance to Multiple Stresses in Early and Extra-Early Maize 179 VII. Inbred-Hybrid Development Program 180 VIII. Traits for Indirect Selection for Stress Tolerance/Resistance in Contrasting Environments 188 IX. Future Challenges and Perspectives 193 Acknowledgments 197 Literature Cited 197 4. Almond Breeding 207 Thomas M. Gradziel and Pedro Martynez-Gomez I. Introduction 209 II. Botany 211 III. Genetic Diversity 221 IV. Genetic Improvement 226 V. Molecular Approaches 238 VI. Future Progress 248 Literature Cited 249 5. Breeding Loquat 259 Maria L. Badenes, Jules Janick, Shunquan Lin, Zhike Zhang, Guolu L. Liang, and Weixing Wang I. Introduction 261 II. Germplasm 262 III. Reproductive Physiology 270 IV. Breeding Objectives 275 V. Breeding Methods 276 VI. Future Progress 290 Literature Cited 291 6. Prognostic Breeding: A New Paradigm for Crop Improvement 297 Vasilia A. Fasoula I. Introduction 298 II. Genetic Components of Crop Yield Potential 303 III. A New General Response Equation 305 IV. Prognostic Equations for Single Plants and Sibling Lines 307 V. The Advantages of Prognostic Breeding 335 VI. The Marriage of Phenotyping with Genotyping 338 VII. Outlook 339 Literature Cited 342 Subject Index 349 Cumulative Subject Index 351 Cumulative Contributor Index 373.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118497869 20160612
This title features contents: Bikram Gill: Cytogeneticist and Wheat Man - 1; Synthetic Hexaploids: Harnessing Species of the Primary Gene Pool for Wheat Improvement - 35; Breeding Early and Extra-Early Maize for Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Sub-Saharan Africa - 123; Almond Breeding - 207; Breeding Loquat - 259; and Prognostic Breeding: A New Paradigm for Crop Improvement - 297.
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  • 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.
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  • Dedication: John R. Laughnan, Maize Geneticist (D. Steffensen). Prediction in Plant Breeding (I. Goldman). The Case for Molecular Mapping in Forest Tree Breeding (R. Wu, et al.). Breeding for Disease Resistance in Potato (S. Jansky). Domestication, Historical Development, and Modern Breeding of Carrot (P. Simon). Persimmon Genetics and Breeding (K. Yonemori, et al.). Genetic Resources and Breeding of Amaranthus (D. Brenner, et al.). Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650172 20160619
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650172 20160619
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  • List of Contributors. 1. Dedication: George P. Redei (Arabidopsis Geneticist and Polymath Csaba Koncz) 2. 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, and Savarni Tripathi). I. Introduction. II. Papaya and Papaya Ringspot Virus. III. Development of Transgenic Papaya for Hawaii. IV. Development of Transgenic Papaya for Other Regions. V. Breeding Through Intergeneric Hybridizations. VI. Development of PRSV-Tolerant Papaya. VII. Future Aspects for Developing PRSV-Resistant Papaya. VIII. Summary Comments. Literature Cited. 3. Rol Genes: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Morphology, Breeding Uses (Margareta Welander and Li-Hua Zhu). I. Introduction. II. The Hairy Root Disease. III. Ri T-DNA and Its Effect on Transgenic Plants. IV. Synergistic Effect of Rol Genes. V. Individual Effect of Rol Genes. VI. Discussion and Conclusions. Literature Cited. 4. Terminology for Polyploids Based on Cytogenetic Behavior: Consequences in Genetics and Breeding (Domenico Carputo, Elsa L. Camadro, and Stanley J. Peloquin). I. Introduction. II. Role of 2n Gametes and Endosperm in the Origin of Polyploids. III. Terminology for Polyploids. IV. Bases of the New Terminology. V. Conclusions. Literature Cited. 5. Breeding Barley for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight and Mycotoxin Accumulation (Thin Meiw Choo). I. Introduction. II. Fusarium Species. III. Fusarium Toxins. IV. Losses in Yield and Quality. V. Sources of Genetic Resistance. VI. Traits Associated with FHB Resistance. VII. Breeding Strategies. VIII. Mutation and In vitro Selection. IX. Genetic Transformation. X. Conclusions and Prospects. Literature Cited. 6. 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, and Jonathan H. Crouch). I. Introduction. II. Available Genetic Resources of Key Legume Crops. III. Management and Utilization of Legume Genetic Resources. IV. Impact of Genetic Resources in Conventional Legume Breeding. V. Molecular-Enhanced Strategies for Manipulating Novel Genetic Variation for Legume Breeding. VI. Advanced Applications in Legume Molecular Breeding. VII. Conclusions and Future Prospects. Acknowledgments. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471732150 20160619
This helpful book presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471732150 20160619
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  • Contributors. 1. Dedication: Fredrick A. Bliss Teacher, Researcher, and Director of Plant Breeding (Thomas C. Osborn). 2. Sugarcane Improvement through Breeding and Biotechnology (Ray Ming, Paul H. Moore, Kuo-Kao Wu, Angelique D'Hont, Jean C. Glaszmann, Thomas L. Tew, T. Erik Mirkov, Jorge da Silva, John Jifon, Mamta Rai, Raymond J. Schnell, Stevens M. Brumbley, Prakash Lakshmanan, Jack C. Comstock, and Andrew H. Paterson). I. Introduction. II. Sugarcane Breeding. III. Sugarcane Improvement Through Biotechnology. Literature Cited. 3. Breeding for Resistance to Maize Foliar Pathogens (Richard C. Pratt and Stuart G. Gordon). I. Introduction. II. Diseases Incited by Fungal Pathogens. III. Diseases Incited by Viral Pathogens. IV. Diseases Incited by Bacterial Pathogens. V. Summary. Literature Cited. 4. Synteny in the Rosaceae (Pere Arus, Toshiya Yamamoto, Elisabeth Dirlewanger, and Albert G. Abbott). I. Introduction. II. Genetic Maps in the Main Rosaceae Species. III. Map Comparisons. IV. Other Genetic Resources of Interest for Map Comparison. V. Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 5. Genetic Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Cucurbits (Yi-Hong Wang, Ralph A. Dean, and Tarek Joobeur). I. Introduction. II Classic Genetic Maps. III. Molecular Genetic Maps. IV. Gene Tagging. V. QTL Mapping. VI. Molecular Breeding. VII. Gene Cloning. VIII. Cucurbit Genomics. IX. Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 6. Breeding Douglas-Fir (Glenn T. Howe, Keith Jayawickrama, Marilyn Cherry, G. R. Johnson, and Nicholas C. Wheeler). I. Abbreviations. II. Introduction. III. Distinctive Characteristics of Forest Trees. IV. Douglas-Fir: The Species. V. Factors That Influence Douglas-Fir Breeding. VI. Breeding Goals and Objectives. VII. Overview of Tree Breeding Methods. VIII. Breeding Programs. IX. Breeding and Testing Methods. X. Production of Improved Materials for Reforestation. XI. Biotechnology. XII. Gene Conservation. XIII. Acknowledgments. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471732136 20160619
"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)9780471732136 20160619
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  • List of Contributors. 1. Dedication: Stanley J. Peloquin. Potato Geneticist and Cytogeneticist ( Rodomiro Ortiz, Luigi Frusciante, and Domenico Carputo ). 2. Politics of Plant Breeding ( Cary Fowler and Richard L. Lower ). I. Introduction. II. Germplasm, Plant Breeding, and the Fight for Rights. III. The Debate Over Biotechnology. IV. Plant Breeders' Choices. Literature Cited. 3. Doubled Haploids in Genetics and Plant Breeding ( Brian P. Forster and William T. B. Thomas ). I. Introduction. II. Doubled Haploid Technology. III. Doubled Haploid Populations in Genetics. IV. Doubled Haploids in Breeding. V. Prospects. Literature Cited. 4. Biochemistry and Genetics of Flower Color ( R. J. Griesbach ). I. Introduction. II. Flavonoid Chemistry. III. Anthocyanin Biosynthesis. IV. Mendelian Inheritance. V. Transgene Technology. Literature Cited. 5. The Influence of Mitochondrial Genetics on Crop Breeding Strategies ( Sally A. Mackenzie ). I. Introduction. II. Structure of the Mitochondrial Genome in Plants. III. Cytoplasmic Male Sterility. IV. Occurrence and Developmental Implications of Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Incompatibility. V. Some Implications of Cytoplasmic Genetics for the Plant Breeder. Literature Cited. 6. Genetic and Cytoplasmic-Nuclear Male Sterility in Sorghum ( Belum V. S. Reddy, S. Ramesh, and Rodomiro Ortiz ). I. Introduction. II. Genetic Male Sterility (GMS). III. Cytoplasmic-Nuclear Male Sterility (CMS). IV. Molecular Characterization of Cytoplasms. V. DNA Polymorphism and Mapping Restorer Genes. VI. Factors Influencing CMS Systems Use. VII. Diversification of CMS Systems. VIII. Heterosis and Hybrid Development. IX. Conclusion. Literature Cited. 7. Improving Drought Tolerance in Maize ( T. Barker, H. Campos, M. Cooper, D. Dolan, G. Edmeades, J. Habben, J. Schussler, D. Wright, and C. Zinselmeier ). I. Introduction. II. Physiology of the Response of Maize Under Drought. III. Experimental Methods. IV. Applied Breeding Methods. V. Molecular Breeding. VI. Conclusions. Literature Cited. 8. The Origins of Fruits, Fruit Growing, and Fruit Breeding ( Jules Janick ). I. Introduction. II. The Horticultural Arts. III. Origin, Domestication, and Early Culture of Fruit Crops. IV. Genetic Changes and Cultural Factors in Domestication. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650301 20160619
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650301 20160619
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  • Contributors. 1. Dedication: Dirk R. Vuylsteke, Musa Scientist and Humanitarian (Rodomiro Ortiz). I. Biographical Sketch. II. Research Achievement. III. The Man. 2. Epistasis and Plant Breeding (James B. Holland). I. Introduction. II. Gene Action and Statistical Effects. III. Epistasis and Molecular Interactions. IV. Complex Molecular Interactions Underlie Quantitative Phenotypes (Sometimes). V. Biometrical Evidence for Epistasis. VI. Evidence for Epistasis from Plant Evolution Studies. VII. Molecular Marker Investigations of Epistasis. VIII. Why Is There More Evidence for Epistasis from QTL Experiments than from Biometrical Studies? IX. Implications of Epistasis for Plant Breeding. Literature Cited. 3. Origin, History, and Genetic Improvement of the Snap Pea (Pisum sativum L.) (James R. Myers, James R. Baggett, and Calvin Lamborn). I. Introduction. II. Genetics of Snap Peas. III. Breeding Objectives.IV. Breeding Methods. V. Traits of Special Concern. VI. Molecular Markers and Transformation. VII. Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 4. Strawberry Biotechnology (Stan C. Hokanson and John L. Maas). I. Development of the Modern Strawberry. II. Genetic Fingerprinting and Gene Tagging. III. Mapping. IV. In Vitro Biology, Genetic Transformation, and Gene Cloning. V. Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 5. Contributions of DNA Molecular Marker Technologies to the Genetics and Breeding of Wheat and Barley (Robert M. D. Koebner, Wayne Powell, and Paolo Donini). I. Introduction. II. Molecular Markers in Genetic Diversity Studies in Wheat and Barley. III. Molecular Markers for Cultivar Identification. IV. Marker Assisted Selection. V. Marker--Based Genotyping in Crop Breeding and Genetics. VI. The Future of Molecular Genotyping in Crop Breeding and Genetics. Literature Cited. 6. Diversity in Landraces of Cereal and Legume Crops (Awegechew Teshome, A. H. D. Brown, and T. Hodgkin). I. Introduction. II. Geographic Divergence. III. Factors Affecting Diversity. IV. Conclusions. Literature Cited.7. Production and Evaluation of Hybrid Soybean (R. G. Palmer, J. Gai, H. Sun, and J. W. Burton). I. Introduction. II. Flower Morphology and Pollination. III. Insect--Mediated Cross--Pollination. IV. Male Sterility. V. Male Sterility as a Tool in Plant Breeding. VI. Heterosis in Soybean. VII. Discussion and Summary. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471418474 20160619
Plant Breeding Reviews is an ongoing series presenting state--of--the art review articles on research in plant genetics, especially the breeding of commercially important crops. Articles perform the valuable function of collecting, comparing, and contrasting the primary journal literature in order to form an overview of the topic. This detailed analysis bridges the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of plant scientists.
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  • Dedication: Arlen D. Draper: Blueberry Wizard (J. Hancock & G. Galletta). Genetic Markers and Plant Genetic Resource Management (P. Bretting & M. Widrlechner). Honeycomb Selection Designs (A. Fasoulas & V. Fasoula). Breeding for Negatively Associated Traits (W. Yan & D. Wallace). Long-Term Pollen Storage (W. Hanna & L. Towill). Inbreeding Depression in Alfalfa and Cross-Pollinated Crops (J. Jones & E. Bingham). Cereal Transformation Through Particle Bombardment (A. Casas, et al.). Breeding Perennial Rye (R. Reimann-Philipp). Genetics of Wheat-Rust Interaction (R. Sawhney). Origin, Evolution, and Breeding of Grapefruit (F. Gmitter). Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650059 20160619
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  • Contributors. 1 Dedication: Ernest Robert Sears (191D-1991) Geneticist par Excellence, Cytogeneticist Extraordinaire, and a Good Man ( George P. Redei ). 2 Molecular Biology of Cytoplasmic Male Sterility ( Mark E. Williams and Charles S. Levings, III ). I. Introduction. II. Plant Mitrochondria. III. cms-T of Maize. IV. Chimeric DNA Sequences Associated with CMS. V. Correlation of the T-urf13 and pcf Genes with Male Sterility. VI. Restorer Genes. VII. Mechanisms of CMS. VIII. Epilogue. Literature Cited. 3 Plant Metabolism and Heterosis ( David Rhodes, Grace C. Iu, Wen-Iu Yang, and Yiannis Samaras ). I. Introduction. II. Genetic Models of Heterosis. III. The Metabolic Balance and Physiological Bottleneck Concepts of Heterosis. IV. The Metabolic Basis of Dominance. V. Genetic and Metabolic Distance. VI. Concluding Discussion. Literature Cited. 4 Lethal Equivalents and Genetic Load ( Neil O. Anderson, Peter D. Ascher, and Richard E. Widmer ). I. Introduction. II. Lethal Equivalents and Genetic Diversity. III. Comparisons Between Formulae Using Multiple Inbred Generations. IV. Lethal Equivalents as Predictive Tools for Inbred Line Development. V. Implications. Literature Cited. 5 Breeding for Heat Tolerance ( Anthony E. Hall ). I. Introduction. II. Sensitivity to Heat of Different Stages of Plant Development and Plant Processes. III. Characterizing Production Environments to Determine the Extent to Which Heat is Reducing Yield. IV. Genotype Differences in Heat Tolerance, Inheritance, and Associations with Other Characters. V. Selection Techniques and Breeding Methods. VI. Progress in Breeding for Heat Tolerance and Conclusions. Literature Cited. 6 Chromosome Manipulations and Genetic Analysis in Medicago ( T. J. McCoy and C. S. Echt ). 1. Introduction. II. Chromosome Manipulations in Medicago. III. Genetic Analysis of Medicago. IV. Summary. Literature Cited. 7 Common Bean Improvement in the Tropics ( Shree P. Singh ). I. Introduction. II. History of Improvement in the Tropics. III. Breeding Objectives and Strategies. IV. Breeding Progress. V. Testing. VI. Conclusions and Prospects. Literature Cited. 8 Breeding Cold Hardy Peaches and Nectarines ( Richard E. C. Layne ). I. Introduction. II. Morphological Responses to Low Temperatures. III. Physiological Responses to Low Temperatures. IV. Biochemical Responses to Low Temperatures. V. Physical Responses to Low Temperatures. VI. Germplasm Variability and Heritability. VII. Selection for Cold Hardiness. VIII. Screening Systems for Cold Hardiness. IX. Summary and Conclusions. Literature Cited. 9 Genetic Resistance in the Cucurbitaceae to Insects and Spider Mites ( R. W Robinson ). I. Introduction. II. Sources of Resistance. III. Testing Techniques. IV. Resistance Mechanisms. V. Inheritance of Resistance. VI. Breeding for Insect Resistance. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650011 20160619
Part of a series which presents papers of topical interest relating to the breeding of plants important to agriculture and horticulture.
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  • Dedication: Royce S. Bringhurst--Pre-Eminent Strawberry Breeder (J. Hancock). The Diallel Cross: Design, Analysis, and Use for Plant Breeders (B. Christie & V. Shattuck). Biochemical and Molecular Markers in Plant Breeding (C. Stuber). Homeotic Floral Mutations (G. Acquaah, et al.). Recurrent Restricted Phenotypic Selection (G. Burton). Recurrent Selection in Maize (A. Hallauer). Breeding of Quality Protein Maize (QPM) (M. Bjarnason & S. Vasal). Breeding Potatoes for Long-Day, Temperate Climates (T. Tarn, et al.). Genetics of Apple (S. Brown). Pollen-Incompatibility and Self-Fertility in Sweet Cherry (G. Tehrani & S. Brown). Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470650363 20160619
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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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