Progress in Plant Breeding—1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407007802, 9781483100074

Progress in Plant Breeding—1

1st Edition

Editors: G.E. Russell
eBook ISBN: 9781483100074
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th January 1985
Page Count: 338
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Description

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


Details

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

About the Editor

G.E. Russell