Progress in Plant Breeding—1

Progress in Plant Breeding—1

1st Edition - January 24, 1985

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  • Editor: G.E. Russell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483100074

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Progress in Plant Breeding 1 is a collection of review articles that aim to critically assess progress in different major crops, not only in the aspect of variety production, but also across all the related disciplines. The book covers topics such as dwarfing genes in wheat; sugar-beet breeding; development of grain-protein crops; and the breeding programs of the International Potato Center. Also covered in the book are topics such as the development of bird resistance of soghum and maize; advances in the breeding of chickpeas; and breeding rice for disease resistance. The text is recommended for botanists and agriculturists who would like to know more about the advances in plant breeding and how it is improving crops.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    Preface

    List Of Contributors

    1 Dwarfing Genes In Wheat

    Introduction

    Brief History of Dwarfing Genes in Wheat Breeding

    The Genetics of Dwarfism in Wheat

    Pleiotropic Effects of Dwarfing Genes

    Interactions Involving RHT Genes

    Conclusions

    References

    2 Sugar-Beet Breeding in the United States

    Introduction

    History Of Sugar-Beet Culture and Breeding in the US

    Breeding Objectives and Methods

    Variety Testing and Adoption

    Seed Production

    Co-Operation in Breeding and Research

    Looking Ahead

    References

    3 Genetic Improvement of Grain Protein Crops—Achievements and Prospects

    Introduction

    World Production of Protein Crops

    Methods of Genetic Improvement

    Improvement in Yield and Quality

    Conclusion

    References

    4 Cassava Breeding: A Decade Of Progress From International Programs

    Introduction

    Germplasm Resources in the Genus Manihot

    Cytogenetics of Manihot Species

    Germplasm Collection and Conservation

    Flowering Behavior, Hybridization Techniques and Seed Management

    Breeding Strategies

    The Physiological Basis of High Yield

    Breeding for Root Quality

    Breeding for Tolerance of Stress

    Breeding for Resistance to Diseases And Pests

    Germplasm Distribution and Multiplication

    An Assessment of Progress In Breeding

    References

    5 The Breeding Program at the International Potato Center (CIP)

    Introduction

    Biotic and Abiotic Yield Constraints Affecting the Potato

    Breeding Program Objectives

    Breeding Resources

    Breeding Program Organization

    Transfer of Genetic Materials to Developing Countries

    Use of CIP's Improved Germplasm By Developing Countries

    References

    6 A Review of Oil-Palm Breeding

    Introduction

    Genetic and Physiological Studies

    Interspecific Hybrids Between E. Guineensis and E. Oleifera

    Breeding Strategy

    Genetic Resources

    Vegetative Reproduction

    References

    7 Field Evaluation Of Drought Response in Small-Grain Cereals

    Introduction

    Defining Drought Resistance

    Quantifying Drought Resistance

    Choice of Yield and Environmental Indices

    Progress and Prospects: A Commentary

    Summary

    References

    8 Breeding for Bird Resistance in Sorghum And Maize

    Historical

    Sorghums

    Maize

    General Concepts of Crop Protection

    Economics of Crop Protection

    References

    9 Breeding Advances in Chickpeas at ICRISAT

    Introduction

    Genetic Resources

    Breeding

    International Testing

    References

    10 Breeding Rice for Disease Resistance

    Introduction

    Rice Diseases

    Disease Resistance

    Breeding Methodologies

    Breeding Philosophy

    Major Accomplishments

    Summary

    References

    11 Genetic Resources in Vegetables

    Introduction

    Genetic Exploitation and Erosion in Different Vegetables

    Conservation

    Conclusions

    References

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1985
  • Published: January 24, 1985
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483100074

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