Table of Contents
- Taxonomy (C. Gómez-Campo).
Cultivated Brassica species.
B. oleracea wild relatives.
The genus Brassica.
Other related genera.
The tribe Brassiceae.
Origin And Domestication (C. Gómez-Campo, S. Prakash).
The phylogeny of Brassica and allied genera.
Domestication of cultivated brassicas and allies.
Cytogenetics (S. Prakash, Y. Takahata, P. B.
Kirti,V. L. Chopra).
The Brassica coenospecies.
Crop brassicas : cytogenetic architecture.
Cytogenetics of wild allies: wide hybridizations.
Introgression of genes.
Cytoplasm divergence and genome homoeology.
Chromosome addition lines.
Somatic Hybridization (K. Glimelius).
Somatic hybrids produced between different Brassica species.
Intergeneric somatic hybrids within the tribe Brassiceae.
Limited gene transfer via protoplast fusion.
Cytological investigations of somatic hybrids using in situ hybridization.
The utilization of protoplast fusion to modify the cytoplasm.
Modification of cytoplasmic traits via protoplast fusion.
Self-Incompatibility (M. Watanabe,
Morphology and physiology.
Classical genetics and dominance relationships.
The S-multigene family.
Signal perception and signal transduction.
Molecular analysis of self-compatibility.
Related studies with future prospects.
Male Sterility (R. Delourme, F. Budar).
Genic male sterility.
Cytoplasmic male sterility.
Use for the production of commercial hybrids.
Genome Structure and Mapping
(C. F. Quiros).
Structure of the Brassica genomes.
Cyclic amphiploidy and the origin and evolution of the Brassica
Arabidopsis as a model for a simpler genome.
Applications of the maps in breeding.
Haploidy (C. E. Palmer, W. A. Keller).
Factors influencing microspore culture.
Developmental aspects of microspore embryogenesis.
Utilization of microspore-derived embryos of Brassica.
Conclusions and future prospects.
Genetic Engineering (E. D. Earle,
V. C. Knauf ).
Brassica species transformed.
Gene transfer methods.
Types of genes transferred.
Field tests of transgenic plants.
Transgenic Brassica crops now being commercialized.
Chemical Composition (E. A. S. Rosa).
The importance of Brassica and allies in human and animal
The chemical composition of Brassica crops.
Secondary plant metabolites: the glucosinolates.
Physiology (P. Hadley and S. Pearson).
The transition from vegetative to reproductive development.
Hormonal control of flowering in Brassica.
Progress to crop maturity.
Yield determining factors.
Diseases (J. P. Tewari and R. F. Mithen.)
Blackspot or grey leaf caused by Alternaria brassicae
and dark leaf spot caused by A. brassicicola.
Stem canker or blackleg caused by Leptosphaeria maculans.
Stem rot caused Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
White rust and staghead disease caused by Albugo candida.
Light leaf spot caused by Pyrenopeziza brassicae.
Downy mildew caused by Peronospora parasitica.
Verticillium wilt caused by Verticillium dahliae.
Clubroot caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae.
Other fungal diseases.
Breeding: An Overview (H. C. Becker,
H. Löptien and G. Röbbelen).
Operational steps for breeding.
Genetic Resources (I. W. Boukema and
T. J. L. van Hintum).
Strategies for conservation.
Summaries of Brassica genetic resources collections.
- No. of pages: 486
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1999
- Published: July 7, 1999
- Imprint: Elsevier Science
- eBook ISBN: 9780080528021
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