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Dictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition

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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 Breedingcontains 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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Important Crop Plants, Weeds, Ornamental, Herb, Industrial, Woody, and Other Plants of the World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439802434
Publisher:
CRC Press
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Author:
Schlegel, Rolf H. J.
Author:
Rolf H. J. Schlegel
Subject:
Plant breeding
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Crop Science
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Botany-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091015
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
571

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Reference » Science Reference » General
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Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Molecular
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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