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Plant Breeding Reviews #22: Plant Breeding Reviewsby Jules Janick
Synopses & Reviews
Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 22 presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a practical understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops.
About the Author
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
1. Dedication: Denton E. Alexander;
Teacher,Maize Geneticist, and Breeder (Robert J. Lambert).
2. Estimating and Interpreting Heritabilityfor Plant Breeding: An Update (James B. Holland, Wyman E. Nyquist, andCuauhtemoc T. Cervantes-Martinez).
I. The Meaning of Heritability.
II. Response to Selection.
III. Covariances of Relatives.
IV. Variance Among Selection Units.
V. Estimating Heritability as a Functionof Variance Components.
VI. Estimating Heritability from Parent-OffspringRegression.
VII. Estimating Realized Heritability.
VIII. Examples of Heritability Estimates.
3. Advanced Statistical Methods for EstimatingGenetic Variances in Plants (Shizhong Xu).
II. Genetic Model.
III. Least Squares Estimation.
IV. Maximum Likelihood Analysis.
V. Bayesian Analysis.
VI. Discussion and Conclusions.
4. Oil Palm Genetic Improvement (A. C. Soh, G. Wong, T. Y. Hor, C. C. Tan, and P. S. Chew).
II. Germplasm Resources.
III. Improvement Objectives.
IV. Breeding Techniques.
V. Future Prospects.
5. Breeding Wheat for Resistance to Insects (William A. Berzonsky, Hongjian Ding, Scott D. Haley,Marion O. Harris, Robert J. Lamb, R. I. H. McKenzie,Herbert W. Ohm, Fred L. Patterson, Frank Peairs,David R. Porter, Roger H. Ratcliffe, and Thomas G. Shanower).
II. Wheat Stem Sawfly.
III. Wheat Midge.
IV. Hessian Fly.
V. Russian Wheat Aphid.
Literature Cited6. Peanut Breeding and Genetic Resources (C. Corley Holbrook and H. Thomas Stalker).
II. Evolution and Taxonomy.
III. Reproductive Development.
IV. Cytogenetics and Genomes.
V. Genetic Resources.
VI. Breeding Peanut.
7. History and Breeding of Table Beetin the United States (I. L. Goldman and J. P. Navazio).
II. Crop Origins.
III. Horticulture of Table Beet.
IV. Genetics and Breeding.
V. Breeding Methods.
VI. Future Directions.
8. Yeast as a Molecular Genetic Systemfor Improvement of Plant Salt Tolerance (Tracie K. Matsumoto, Ray A. Bressan, P. M. Hasegawa,and Jose M. Pardo).
II. Yeast Complementation.
III. Orthologous Plant and Yeast Genes.
IV. Similarity of Cellular Salt Tolerance in Plantsand Yeast.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Contributor Index.
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