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Plant Breeding Reviews #37: Plant Breeding Reviews

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Recently published articles include:

  • Epigenetics and Plant Breeding (v30)
  • Enhancing Crop Gene Pools with Beneficial Traits Using Wild Relatives (v30)
  • Coffee Germplasm Resources, Genomics and Breeding (v30)
  • Molecular Genetics and Breeding for Fatty Acid Manipulation in Soybean (v30)
  • Breeding Southern Highbush Blueberries (v30)
  • Development of Fire Blight Resistance by Recombinant DNA Technology (v29)

Synopsis:

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

Contributors.

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).

I. Introduction.

II. Cytogenetics.

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.

Literature Cited.

3. Genetic Enhancement for Drought Tolerance in Sorghum (Belum V. S. Reddy, S. Ramesh, P. Sanjana Reddy, and A. Ashok Kumar).

I. Introduction.

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.

VIII. Outlook.

Literature Cited.

4. Breeding for Resistance to Stenocarpella Ear Rot in Maize (Johannes D. Rossouw, Z. A. Pretorius, H. D. Silva, and K. R. Lamkey).

I. Introduction.

II. Distribution and Importance.

III. Pathogen.

IV. Epidemiology.

V. Disease Management.

VI. Summary and Conclusion.

Literature Cited.

5. Cassava Genetic Resources: Manipulation for Crop Improvement (Nagib M. A. Nassar and Rodomiro Ortiz).

I. Introduction.

II. Wild Manihot Species: A Botanical Review.

III. Interspecific Hybrids.

IV. Cassava Diversity as Revealed by DNA Markers and Genetics.

V. Trait Transfer.

VI. Outlook.

Literature Cited.

6. Breeding Roses for Disease Resistance (Vance M. Whitaker and Stan C. Hokanson).

I. Introduction.

II. Causal Pathogens.

III. Resistance Screening.

IV. Breeding.

V. Molecular Tools.

VI. Future Prospects.

Literature Cited.

7. Plant Breeding for Human Nutritional Quality (Philipp W. Simon, Linda M. Pollak, Beverly A. Clevidence, Joannne M. Holden, and David B. Haytowitz).

I. Introduction.

II. Sources of Nutrients.

III. Progress in Breeding for Nutrient Content and Composition.

IV. Plant Breeding Strategies for Increasing Intake of Shortfall Nutrients.

Literature Cited.

Subject Index.

Cumulative Subject Index.

Cumulative Contributor Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470387627
Author:
Janick, Jules
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Crop Science
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
plant science
Subject:
Agriculture - Crop Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Volume 31
Series:
Plant Breeding Reviews Plant Breeding Reviews
Series Volume:
37
Publication Date:
20110422
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
9.30x6.10x1.20 in. 1.55 lbs.

Related Subjects

Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Forestry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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

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