Crop Breeding: A Contemporary Basis

Crop Breeding: A Contemporary Basis

1st Edition - November 1, 1983

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  • Editors: P. B. Vose, S. G. Blixt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444597601

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The aim of this book is to gather together, in an integrated manner, information on the physiology and technology of contemporary plant breeding. The approach is multidisciplinary, with special emphasis being placed on the application of theoretical knowledge to the solution of practical problems concerned with the improvement of crop yield through the breeding of plants better suited to their environment. The role of modern techniques, such as tissue culture and induced mutation are discussed in detail


For plant breeders

Table of Contents

  • (partial) New parameters and selection criteria in plant breeding, S.K. Sinha & M.S. Swaminathan

    Strategy of breeding for disease resistance, R.R. Nelson

    Search for useful physiological and biochemical traits in maize, J.H. Sherrard et al.

    Effects of genetic factors on nutritional requirements of plants, P.B. Vose

    Breeding and selection for resistance to low temperature, C. Stushnoff et al.

    Screening and selection techniques for improving drought resistance, J.M. Clarke & T.F. Townley-Smith

    Photosynthesis and assimilated partitioning in relation to plant breeding, P. Apel

    Potential for enhancing biological nitrogen fixation, J.M. Vincent

    Role of induced mutations, C.F. Konzak

    Application of computers to gene banks and breeding programmes, S. Blixt

    Plant tissue culture: rapid propagation, induced mutations and the potential role of protoplast techniques, M. Cailloux

    Production and application of haploid plants, W.R. Sharp et al.

    Breeding towards an ideotype - aiming at a moving target?, S. Blixt & P.B. Vose

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1983
  • Published: November 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444597601

About the Editors

P. B. Vose

Affiliations and Expertise

Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Brazil

S. G. Blixt

Affiliations and Expertise

Weibullsholm Plant Breeding Institute, Sweden

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