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Arguably one of the oldest scientific traditions, plant breeding began in Neolithic times, with methods as simple as saving the seeds of desirable plants and sowing them later. It was not until the re-encounter with Mendel 's discoveries thousands of years later that the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments since then have provided further insight into how genes acting alone, or in concert with other genes and the environment, result in a particular phenotype.

From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This second edition of a bestseller defines jargon, provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes, and includes a list of crop plants with salient details. Packed with data and organized to make that data easy to access, this revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest discoveries in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, marker-assisted selection, experimental gene transfer, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops.

A complex subject, plant breeding draws from many scientific and technological disciplines, often making it difficult to know the precise meanings of many terms and to accurately interpret specific concepts. Most dictionaries available are highly specific and fragmentary. As in the previous edition, this dictionary unifies concepts by including the specific terms of plant breeding and terms that are adjusted from other disciplines. Drawing on the author 's 30 years of experience, the dictionary provides an encyclopedic list of commonly used technical terms that reflect the latest developments in the field.

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Schlegel (emeritus, Institute of Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Kostinbrod/Sofia, Bulgaria) offers a reference to the entire field and history of plant breeding, from techniques in use since Neolithic times to those still in experimental stage. He does not distinguish between tradition breeding and genetic manipulation. Among the terms he defines are crop rotation, habitat, low-temperature acclimatisation, quantitative genetics, translocation tester set, and viroid. In a separate section of more than 100 pages, he profiles important crop, weed, ornamental, herb, industrial, woody, and other plants of the world. In both sections, the cross-referencing is extensive. Supporting material includes a glossary, list of abbreviations and acronyms, tables, and figures. There is no index. The first edition appeared in 2003, and the second is considerably expanded as well as updated. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This second edition of a bestseller defines jargon, provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes, and includes a list of crop plants with salient details. Packed with data and organized to make that data easy to access, this totally revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest discoveries in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, marker-assisted selection, experimental gene transfer, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops.

Synopsis:

From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects is the first comprehensive book that contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This well-organized guide defines all of the jargon surrounding this ever-evolving topic and provides helpful tables, examples, breeding schemes, and a list of crop plants that includes salient details to make the data easy to access and utilize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439802427
Author:
Schlegel, Rolf H. J.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Plant breeding
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Crop Science
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Botany-General
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
571
Dimensions:
10.00x7.10x1.40 in. 2.65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This second edition of a bestseller defines jargon, provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes, and includes a list of crop plants with salient details. Packed with data and organized to make that data easy to access, this totally revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest discoveries in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, marker-assisted selection, experimental gene transfer, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops.
"Synopsis" by , From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects is the first comprehensive book that contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This well-organized guide defines all of the jargon surrounding this ever-evolving topic and provides helpful tables, examples, breeding schemes, and a list of crop plants that includes salient details to make the data easy to access and utilize.
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