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Plant Breeding Reviews #37: Plant Breeding Reviewsby Jules Janick
Synopses & Reviews
Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant breeding and genetics covering horticultural, agronomic and forestry crops, incorporating both traditional and molecular methods. The contributions are authored by world authorities, anonymously reviewed, and edited by Professor Jules Janick of Purdue University, USA. The series is an indispensible resource for crop breeders, plant scientists, and teachers involved in crop improvement and genetic resources. Initiated in 1983, Plant Breeding Reviews is published in the form of one or two volumes per year.
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Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. It is a serial title that appears in the form of one or two volumes per year. Typical articles from recent volumes include:
Genetic Markers and Plant Genetic Resource Management
Long Term Pollen Storage
Breeding Perennial Rye
Genetics of Wheat-Rust Interaction
Origin, Evolution and Breeding of the Grapefruit
Plant Anti-fungal Proteins
Utilization of Exotic Maize Germplasm
Breeding Wild Rice
Table of Contents
1. Dedication: Anthony H. D. Brown Conservation Geneticist (Reid G. Palmer and Jeff J. Doyle).
I. Biographical Sketch.
II. Research Accomplishments.
III. The Man.
IV. Honors and Awards.
Selected Publications of Anthony H. D. Brown.
2. Brassica and Its Close Allies: Cytogenetics and Evolution (Shyam Prakash, S. R. Bhat, C. F. Quiros, P. B. Kirti, and V. L. Chopra).
III. Genome Manipulation.
IV. Wide Hybridization.
V. Cytoplasmic Substitution and Male Sterility.
VI. Genome Dissection and Development of Chromosome Addition Lines.
VII. Mitochondrial Genome.
VIII. Plastid Genome.
IX. Potential Role of Arabidopsis thaliana in Brassica Improvement.
X. Chloroplast Genomes and their Phylogenetic Implications.
XI. Evolution of Morphological Characters.
XII. Concluding Remarks.
3. Genetic Enhancement for Drought Tolerance in Sorghum (Belum V. S. Reddy, S. Ramesh, P. Sanjana Reddy, and A. Ashok Kumar).
II. Breeding for Drought Tolerance.
III. Selection among Cultivars and Landraces.
IV. Breeding for Drought Escape.
V. Growth Stage–Specific Screening Techniques.
VI. Physiological Response Traits for Drought Tolerance.
VII. Marker-Assisted Breeding for Drought Tolerance.
4. Breeding for Resistance to Stenocarpella Ear Rot in Maize (Johannes D. Rossouw, Z. A. Pretorius, H. D. Silva, and K. R. Lamkey).
II. Distribution and Importance.
V. Disease Management.
VI. Summary and Conclusion.
5. Cassava Genetic Resources: Manipulation for Crop Improvement (Nagib M. A. Nassar and Rodomiro Ortiz).
II. Wild Manihot Species: A Botanical Review.
III. Interspecific Hybrids.
IV. Cassava Diversity as Revealed by DNA Markers and Genetics.
V. Trait Transfer.
6. Breeding Roses for Disease Resistance (Vance M. Whitaker and Stan C. Hokanson).
II. Causal Pathogens.
III. Resistance Screening.
V. Molecular Tools.
VI. Future Prospects.
7. Plant Breeding for Human Nutritional Quality (Philipp W. Simon, Linda M. Pollak, Beverly A. Clevidence, Joannne M. Holden, and David B. Haytowitz).
II. Sources of Nutrients.
III. Progress in Breeding for Nutrient Content and Composition.
IV. Plant Breeding Strategies for Increasing Intake of Shortfall Nutrients.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Contributor Index.
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