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Organic Crop Breeding

Author : Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren
ISBN : 9780470958582
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Organic crop breeding: integrating organic agricultural approaches and traditional and modern plant breeding methods / Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren and James R. Myers -- Nutrient management in organic farming and consequences for direct and indirect selection strategies / Monika Messmer ... [et al.] -- Pest and disease management in organic farming: implications and inspirations for plant breeding / Thomas F. Doring ... [et al.] -- Approaches to breed for improved weed suppression in organically grown cereals / Steve P. Hoad ... [et al.] -- Breeding for genetically diverse populations: variety mixtures and evolutionary populations / Julie C. Dawson and Isabelle Goldringer -- Centralized or decentralized breeding: the potentials of participatory approaches for low-input and organic agriculture / Dominique Desclaux ... [et al.] -- Values and principles in organic farming and consequences for breeding approaches and techniques / Klaus P. Wilbois, Maaike Raaijmakers, and Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren -- Plant breeding, variety release and seed commercialisation: laws and policies applied to the organic sector / Véronique Chable ... [et al.] -- Wheat: breeding for organic farming systems / Matt Arterburn, Kevin Murphy, and Steve S. Jones -- Maize: breeding and field testing for organic farmers / Walter A. Goldstein ... [et al.] -- Rice: crop breeding using farmer led participatory plant breeding / Charito P. Mendina -- Soybean: breeding for organic farming systems / Johann Vollmann and Michelle Menken -- Faba bean: breeding for organic farming systems / Wolfgang Link and Lamiae Ghaouti -- Potato: perspectives to breed for an organic crop ideotype / Marjolein Tiemens-Hulscher, Edith. T. Lammerts van Bueren, and Ronald C.B. Hutten -- Tomato: breeding for improved disease resistance in fresh market and home garden varieties / Bernd Horneburg and James R. Myers -- Brassicas: breeding cole crops for organic agriculture / James R. Myers, Laurie McKenzie, and Roeland E. Voorrips -- Onion: breeding onions for low-input and organic agriculture / Olga E. Scholten and Thomas W. Kuyper.

Translational Genomics For Crop Breeding

Author : Rajeev Varshney
ISBN : 9781118728376
Genre : Science
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Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Qualityand Yield Improvement is the second of two volumes looking atthe latest advances in genomic applications to crop breeding. Thisvolume focuses on advances improving crop resistance to abioticstresses such as extreme heat, drought, flooding as well asadvances made in quality and yield improvement. Chapters examineadvances in such key crops as rice, maize, and sugarcane, amongothers. Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress,Quality and Yield Improvement complements the earliervolume on biotic stressors and will be an essential purchase forthose interested in crop science and food production.

Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding

Author : Jim F. Hancock
ISBN : 1402069073
Genre : Science
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This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species covering all the major fruit crops in one volume. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods, and heritability of major traits and germplasm resources. Also discussed are the most recent advances in genetic mapping and QTL (quantitative trait loci) analysis, marker assisted breeding, gene cloning, gene expression analysis, regeneration and transformation. Patenting and licensing issues are also covered.

Farmers Gene Banks And Crop Breeding Economic Analyses Of Diversity In Wheat Maize And Rice

Author : Melinda Smale
ISBN : 9789400900110
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Plant Breeding Methods

ISBN : 9788120348509
Genre : Science
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This comprehensive book provides a detailed account of the plant breeding methodology, covering particularly pre- and post-Green Revolution era. It elaborates on plant breeding and gene manipulation, utilization of self-incompatibility in developing hybrids, different plant breeding methods for development of crop varieties and hybrids in self- and cross-pollinated crops, nature of gene action and genotype–environment interaction. The text discusses gene manipulation in the crop plant and transfer of genes from wild species to cultivated crops, application of biotechnology in plant breeding, and genetic engineering and transgenic molecular markers as breeding tools and their limitations. It concludes with a discussion on physiologic breeding approach and new plant ideotype concepts which are new and emerging areas of interest in plant breeding research. The book will be of immense use to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agricultural Sciences and Botany for their course study. Besides, research scholars and professionals will also find the book as an excellent source of reference.

Crop Breeding And Biotechnology

Author : Chander Parkash Malik
ISBN : 8171325904
Genre : Plant biotechnology
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Biotechnology has revolutionized the concepts in agriculture, food, industrial feed stocks and health care in the past three decades. It has furnished techniques to enhance agricultural productivity, raise value added products and health care systems and has ensured better environments. Rapid advances in diverse areas of biotechnology have ushered tremendous new tools to affect change in agriculture, medicine and cell biology. The present volume entitled Crop Breeding and Biotechnology furnishes information on recent advances in Biotechnology. Written by leading experts it offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on selected topics, most sought after by researchers and students at the graduate and postgraduate level. Each chapter discusses the current status. The strength of this volume is lavishly used images, and extensive literature citation in each chapter. Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in plant physiology, plant breeding, crop improvement and other aspects of plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology pertinent to crop breeding.

Crop Breeding A Contemporary Basis

Author : P. B. Vose
ISBN : 9780444597601
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The aim of this book is to gather together, in an integrated manner, information on the physiology and technology of contemporary plant breeding. The approach is multidisciplinary, with special emphasis being placed on the application of theoretical knowledge to the solution of practical problems concerned with the improvement of crop yield through the breeding of plants better suited to their environment. The role of modern techniques, such as tissue culture and induced mutation are discussed in detail

Breeding Field Crops

Author : John M. Poehlman
ISBN : 9789401572712
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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While preparing the first edition of this textbook I attended an extension short course on writing agricultural publications. The message I remember was "select your audience and write to it. " There has never been any doubt about the audience for which this textbook was written, the introductory course in crop breeding. In addition, it has become a widely used reference for the graduate plant-breeding student and the practicing plant breeder. In its prepa ration, particular attention has been given to advances in plant-breeding theo ry and their utility in plant-breeding practice. The blend of the theoretical with the practical has set this book apart from other plant-breeding textbooks. The basic structure and the objectives of the earlier editions remain un changed. These objectives are (1) to review essential features of plant re production, Mendelian genetic principles, and related genetic developments applicable in plant-breeding practice; (2) to describe and evaluate established and new plant-breeding procedures and techniques, and (3) to discuss plant breeding objectives with emphasis on the importance of proper choice of objec tive for achieving success in variety development. Because plant-breeding activities are normally organized around specific crops, there are chapters describing breeding procedures and objectives for the major crop plants; the crops were chosen for their economic importance or diversity in breeding sys tems. These chapters provide a broad overview of the kinds of problems with which the breeder must cope.

Principles And Procedures Of Plant Breeding

Author : G. S. Chahal
ISBN : 084931321X
Genre : Science
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Covering traditional and emerging breeding procedures, this book explores the scientific bases and details of breeding plants. It puts a special emphasis on the further refinements possible in the light of the latest developments in molecular biology. Specific breeding methods in self and cross-pollinated crops, their genetic basis and scope of further refinements, concepts and techniques of tissue culture, molecular biology and production of transgenic plants, commonly used experimental designs in plant breeding, seed production, and implications of plant breeder's rights are other highlights.

Plant Breeding

Author : H.K. Jain
ISBN : 9789400710405
Genre : Science
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The Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding was established in 1941 in recognition of the growing contribution of improved crop varieties to the country's agriculture. Scientific plant breeding had started inIndia soon after the rediscovery of Mendel's laws of heredity. The Indian Agricultural Research Institute set up in 1905 and a number of Agricultural Colleges in different parts of the country carried out some of the earliest work mostly inthe form of pure-line selections. In subsequent years, hybridization programmes in crops like wheat, rice, oilseeds, grain legumes, sugarcane and cotton yielded a large number of improved cultivars with significantly higher yields. A turning point came in the 1960s with the development of hybrids in several crops including inter-specific hybrids in cotton. And when new germplasm with dwarfing genes became available in wheat and rice from CIMMYT and IRRI, respectively,Indian plant breeders quickly incorporated these genes into the genetic background of the country's widely grown varieties with excellent grain quality and other desirable traits. This was to mark the beginning of modem agriculture in India as more and more varieties were developed, characterized by a high harvest index and response to modem farm inputs like the inorganic fertilizers . India's green revolution which has led to major surpluses offood grains and othercommodities like sugar and cotton has been made possible by the work of one of the largest groups of plant breeders working in a coordinated network.

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