Breeding Field Crops

ISBN-10: 0813824281

ISBN-13: 9780813824284

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

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Dealing with advances in plant breeding science and practice, this volume includes coverage of the role knowledge of genetics plays in the development of crop cultivars, and explores developments in molecular biology.
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Book details

List price: $102.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.552

Preface
What Is Plant Breeding?
Plant Breeders and Their Work
The Genetic Basis of Plant Breeding
Reproduction in Crop Plants
Gene Recombination in Plant Breeding
Quantitative Inheritance in Plant Breeding
Tools of the Plant Breeder
Variations in Chromosome Number
Mutation
Fertility-Regulating Mechanisms and Their Manipulation
Biotechnology and Plant Breeding
Methods in Plant Breeding
Breeding Self-Pollinated Crops
Breeding Cross-Pollinated and Clonally Propagated Crops
Breeding Hybrid Cultivars
Breeding Objectives and Techniques
Germplasm Resources for Breeding Crop Plants
Germplasm Resources and Conservation
Applications: Breeding Field Crops That Are Self-Pollinated
Breeding Wheat
Breeding Rice
Breeding Soybean
Applications: Field Crops Utilizing Hybrid Breeding Procedures
Breeding Corn (Maize)
Breeding Sorghum
Applications: Field Crops with Miscellaneous Breeding Procedures
Breeding Cotton
Breeding Cross-Pollinated Forage Crops
Applications: Field Crops That Are Vegetatively Propagated
Breeding Potato
Breeding Sugarcane
Maintenance and Seed Production of Improved Cultivars
Cultivar Increase, Maintenance, and Seed Production
Glossary
Index
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