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Plant Breeding Reviews #38: Plant Breeding Reviews

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Publisher Comments:

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

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.

Table of Contents

Contributors.

1. Dedication: Major M. Goodman: Maize Geneticist and Breeder (James B. Holland and Paul T. Nelson).

I. Biographical Sketch.

II. Scientific Achievements.

III. Service to Humankind.

IV. Mentor and Colleague.

V. Publications of Major Goodman.

Literature Cited.

2. Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Cereals Through Breeding and Transgenic Interventions (Sangam Dwivedi, Hari Upadhyaya, Prasanta Subudhi, Chris Gehring, Vladimir Bajic, and Rodomiro Ortiz).

Abbreviations.

I. Introduction.

II. Natural Genetic Variations and Trait-Based Breeding.

III. Enhancing Adaptation to Abiotic Stresses Through Breeding and Transgenic Intervention.

IV. Outlook.

Acknowledgments.

Literature Cited.

3. Verticillium Wilt in Solanaceous Crops (Yanxin Gao, Thomas A. Zitter, and Richard E. Veilleux).

I. Introduction.

II. Causal Pathogen.

III. Host Plant Resistance.

IV. Disease Management.

V. Breeding Resistant Cultivars.

Acknowledgments.

Literature Cited.

4. Marker-Assisted Selection as a Component of Conventional Plant Breeding (P. K. Gupta, Jitendra Kumar, R. R. Mir, and Ajay Kumar).

Abbreviations.

I. Introduction.

II. Selection of Traits for MAS.

III. Nature of QTL.

IV. Choice of Markers for MAS.

V. Marker-Trait Associations.

VI. Theoretical Considerations for Successful MAS.

VII. Different Breeding Schemes Involving MAS.

VIII. Simultaneous QTL Detection and MAS (AB-QTL and .Mapping-As-You-Go. Approaches).

IX. Gene Pyramiding.

X. MAS in Combination With Phenotypic Selection.

XI. Economics of MAS.

XII. Improved Germplasm and Cultivars Using MAS.

XIII. Limitations and Future Possibilities.

XIV. Conclusions.

Literature Cited.

5. Marker-Assisted Gene Pyramiding for Cultivar Development (Guoyou Ye and Kevin F. Smith).

Abbreviations.

I. Introduction.

II. General Principles.

III. Process of Designing a Marker-Based Gene-Pyramiding Strategy.

IV. Guidelines for Designing an Efficient Gene-Pyramiding Strategy.

V. Main Factors Affects Gene Pyramiding.

VI. Successful Applications of Gene Pyramiding in Practice.

VII. Integrating Gene Discovery, Validation, and Pyramiding.

VIII. Summary and Prospects.

Literature Cited.

6. Legume Genomics and Breeding (Rajeev K. Varshney, Mahendar Thundi, Greg D. May, and Scott A. Jackson).

I. Introduction.

II. Constraints in Crop Production.

III. Genomic Resources in Legumes.

IV. Trait Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection.

V. Summary and Prospects.

Acknowledgments.

Literature Cited.

7. Breeding American Chestnuts for Blight Resistance (Lisa M. Worthen, Keith E. Woeste, and Charles H. Michler).

I. Introduction.

II. Chestnut Genetics.

III. Chestnut Blight.

IV. Blight-Resistance Breeding.

V. Population Genetics of Hybrid Chestnut Reintroduction.

VI. Conclusion.

Literature Cited.

Subject Index.

Cumulative Subject Index.

Cumulative Contributor Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470525852
Author:
Janick, Jules
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
plant science
Subject:
Botany-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Volume 33
Series:
Plant Breeding Reviews Plant Breeding Reviews
Series Volume:
Volume 33
Publication Date:
20100505
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
329
Dimensions:
232.5 x 163.5 x 24 mm 22.016 oz

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Agronomy
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Biochemistry

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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.
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