Principles of Plant Breeding

This book offers the most recent detailed knowledge of plant reproduction and their environmental interaction, which can help guide new breeding programs and help insure continuing progress in providing more food for growing populations ...

Principles of Plant Breeding

As ancient as agriculture itself, plant breeding is one of civilization\'s oldest activities. Today, world food production is more dependent than ever on the successful cultivation of only a handful of major crops, while continuing advances in agriculture rely on successfully breeding new varieties that are well-adapted to their human-influenced ecological circumstances. Plant breeding involves elements of both natural and cultural selection-a process which operates on individual plants and on plant populations. This book offers the most recent detailed knowledge of plant reproduction and their environmental interaction, which can help guide new breeding programs and help insure continuing progress in providing more food for growing populations produced with better care of the environment.

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

This new edition: Organizes topics to reflect the stages of an actual breeding project Incorporates the most recent technologies in the field, such as CRSPR genome edition and grafting on GM stock Includes numerous illustrations and end-of ...

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

The revised edition of the bestselling textbook, covering both classical and molecular plant breeding Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding integrates theory and practice to provide an insightful examination of the fundamental principles and advanced techniques of modern plant breeding. Combining both classical and molecular tools, this comprehensive textbook describes the multidisciplinary strategies used to produce new varieties of crops and plants, particularly in response to the increasing demands to of growing populations. Illustrated chapters cover a wide range of topics, including plant reproductive systems, germplasm for breeding, molecular breeding, the common objectives of plant breeders, marketing and societal issues, and more. Now in its third edition, this essential textbook contains extensively revised content that reflects recent advances and current practices. Substantial updates have been made to its molecular genetics and breeding sections, including discussions of new breeding techniques such as zinc finger nuclease, oligonucleotide directed mutagenesis, RNA-dependent DNA methylation, reverse breeding, genome editing, and others. A new table enables efficient comparison of an expanded list of molecular markers, including Allozyme, RFLPs, RAPD, SSR, ISSR, DAMD, AFLP, SNPs and ESTs. Also, new and updated “Industry Highlights” sections provide examples of the practical application of plant breeding methods to real-world problems. This new edition: Organizes topics to reflect the stages of an actual breeding project Incorporates the most recent technologies in the field, such as CRSPR genome edition and grafting on GM stock Includes numerous illustrations and end-of-chapter self-assessment questions, key references, suggested readings, and links to relevant websites Features a companion website containing additional artwork and instructor resources Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding offers researchers and professionals an invaluable resource and remains the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduates in plant science, particularly those studying plant breeding, biotechnology, and genetics.

Principles and Procedures of Plant Breeding

Covering traditional and emerging breeding procedures, this book explores the scientific bases and details of breeding plants.

Principles and Procedures of Plant Breeding

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.

Principles of Crop Improvement

The evolution of crops.

Principles of Crop Improvement

The evolution of crops. Basic features of plant breeding. Objectives of plant breeding. Genetic aspects: populations and selection. Breeding plants. Trials and multiplication. Disease resistance. Special techniques. New crops and genetic conservation. The social context.

Principles of Plant Breeding

This book outlines the principles of plant breeding. New technologies related to the field of plant breeding have been covered in this book.

Principles of Plant Breeding

Plant breeding is practiced with the purpose of improving the quality of a plant, to increase its tolerance towards environmental pressures, insects, pests, etc. As a field, it studies the traits of plants and focuses on the techniques that are used in selecting the desirable characteristics for the purpose of breeding. The advancement in plant breeding has resulted in genetically modified plants which display superior characteristics of growth and facilitate commercial production of fruits, crops, etc. This book outlines the principles of plant breeding. New technologies related to the field of plant breeding have been covered in this book. It is an essential guide for both academicians and those who wish to pursue this discipline further.

Principles of Crop Production

The book focuses on various principles of crop production by elucidating the theoretical and conceptual applications. It aims to outline methods to improve the yield of crop plants through selective plant breeding and hybridization.

Principles of Crop Production

The book focuses on various principles of crop production by elucidating the theoretical and conceptual applications. It aims to outline methods to improve the yield of crop plants through selective plant breeding and hybridization. The book discusses practical applications, methods and practices in plant breeding, biotechnology in crop improvement and seed production of field crops. It will provide valuable knowledge to the interested readers, experts and agriculturists. It is designed to outline future developments and challenges in this field.

Principles of Breeding

Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

Principles of Breeding

This special re-print edition of Professor Eugene Davenport's book "Principles of Breeding" is a complete guide to the breeding domestic animals and plants. Written in 1907 by one of the leading professsors of Animal Husbandry of his day, this text includes details about the art of breeding animals or plants for production, exhibition or other selective purposes. Chapters include Variation in General, Morphological Variation, Substantive Variation, Functional Variation, Mutations, Causes of Variation, Type and Variability, Heredity, Prepotency, Systems of Breeding, Plant Breeding, Animal Breeding and more. At nearly 700 pages, this massive text is the most complete book of its kind and will be found to be a valuable resource to breeders of of all types of livestock and farm animals, as well as plant breeders. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

Key Notes on Genetics and Plant Breeding

Hope this volume would be useful for graduate and post graduate students of Agriculture and Biology in all Indian Universities.

Key Notes on Genetics and Plant Breeding

Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms while plant breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. The fundamental discoveries of Darwin and Mendel established the scientific basis for plant breeding and genetics at the turn of the 20th century. Trait inheritance and molecular inheritance mechanisms of genes are still a primary principle of genetics in the 21st century, but modern genetics has expanded beyond inheritance to studying the function and behavior of genes. The recent integration of advances in biotechnology, genomic research, and molecular marker applications with conventional plant breeding practices has created the foundation for molecular plant breeding. The present book entitled "Key notes on Genetics and Plant Breeding" has been designed to provide a simple umbrella for the multidisciplinary field of modern plant breeding that combines molecular tools and methodologies with conventional approaches for crop improvement. The topics mainly covered includes general genetics, genome organization of crop plants, cytogenetics of crop plants, reproduction and pollination methods, plant breeding methods, population and quantitative genetics principles, biometrical genetics, plant breeding for stress resistance and nutrional quality, genetic engineering and biotechnological tools in plant breeding, plant genetic resources and their regulatory system, seed- classes and certification, economic botany and medicinal plants and Statistical methods and field plot techniques. Hope this volume would be useful for graduate and post graduate students of Agriculture and Biology in all Indian Universities. This will also be useful for those appearing in Competitive examinations such as Agricultural Research Services of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, National Eligibility Test, Civil Services Examination and other allied examinations.

Plant Breeding

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Marker Assisted Plant Breeding Principles and Practices

This book is intended for beginners in the field who have little or no prior exposure to molecular markers and their applications, but who do have a basic knowledge of genetics and plant breeding, and some exposure to molecular biology.

Marker Assisted Plant Breeding  Principles and Practices

Marker-assisted plant breeding involves the application of molecular marker techniques and statistical and bioinformatics tools to achieve plant breeding objectives in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. This book is intended for beginners in the field who have little or no prior exposure to molecular markers and their applications, but who do have a basic knowledge of genetics and plant breeding, and some exposure to molecular biology. An attempt has been made to provide sufficient basic information in an easy-to-follow format, and also to discuss current issues and developments so as to offer comprehensive coverage of the subject matter. The book will also be useful for breeders and research workers, as it offers a broad range of up-to-the-year information, including aspects like the development of different molecular markers and their various applications. In the first chapter, the field of marker-assisted plant breeding is introduced and placed in the proper perspective in relation to plant breeding. The next three chapters describe the various molecular marker systems, while mapping populations and mapping procedures including high-throughput genotyping are discussed in the subsequent five chapters. Four chapters are devoted to various applications of markers, e.g. marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, diversity analysis, finger printing and positional cloning. In closing, the last two chapters provide information on relevant bioinformatics tools and the rapidly evolving field of phenomics.