Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding
Author: George Acquaah
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN 10: 1118313690
ISBN 13: 9781118313695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding Book Review:

To respond to the increasing need to feed the world's population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly genetics, but involves a multidisciplinary understanding that optimizes the approaches taken. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2nd Edition introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding. Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in the new, updated edition of this text. Industry highlight boxes are included throughout the text to contextualize the information given through the professional experiences of plant breeders. The final chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops. Up-to-date edition of this bestselling book incorporating the most recent technologies in the field Combines both theory and practice in modern plant breeding Updated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the text Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors

Plant Genetics and Molecular Breeding

Plant Genetics and Molecular Breeding
Author: Pedro Martínez-Gómez
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 3039211757
ISBN 13: 9783039211753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Genetics and Molecular Breeding Book Review:

The development of new plant varieties is a long and tedious process involving the generation of large seedling populations for the selection of the best individuals. While the ability of breeders to generate large populations is almost unlimited, the selection of these seedlings is the main factor limiting the generation of new cultivars. Molecular studies for the development of marker-assisted selection (MAS) strategies are particularly useful when the evaluation of the character is expensive, time-consuming, or with long juvenile periods. The papers published in the Special Issue “Plant Genetics and Molecular Breeding” report highly novel results and testable new models for the integrative analysis of genetic (phenotyping and transmission of agronomic characters), physiology (flowering, ripening, organ development), genomic (DNA regions responsible for the different agronomic characters), transcriptomic (gene expression analysis of the characters), proteomic (proteins and enzymes involved in the expression of the characters), metabolomic (secondary metabolites), and epigenetic (DNA methylation and histone modifications) approaches for the development of new MAS strategies. These molecular approaches together with an increasingly accurate phenotyping will facilitate the breeding of new climate-resilient varieties resistant to abiotic and biotic stress, with suitable productivity and quality, to extend the adaptation and viability of the current varieties.

Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding
Author: Jack Brown,Peter Caligari,Hugo Campos
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN 10: 0470658290
ISBN 13: 9780470658291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Commons Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research

The Commons  Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research
Author: Fabien Girard,Christine Frison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN 10: 1351615890
ISBN 13: 9781351615891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commons Plant Breeding and Agricultural Research Book Review:

The joint challenges of population increase, food security and conservation of agrobiodiversity demand a rethink of plant breeding and agricultural research from a different perspective. While more food is undeniably needed, the key question is rather about how to produce it in a way that sustains biological diversity and mitigates climate change. This book shows how social sciences, and more especially law, can contribute towards reconfiguring current legal frameworks in order to achieving a better balance between the necessary requirements of agricultural innovation and the need for protection of agrobiodiversity. On the assumption that the concept of property can be rethought against the background of the 'right to include', so as to endow others with a common 'right to access' genetic resources, several international instruments and contractual arrangements drawn from the plant-breeding field (including the Convention on Biological Diversity, technology exchange clearing houses and open sources licenses) receive special consideration. In addition, the authors explore the tension between ownership and the free circulation and exchange of germplasm and issues such as genetic resources managed by local and indigenous communities, the ITPGRFA and participatory plant-breeding programmes. As a whole, the book demonstrates the relevance of the 'Commons' for plant breeding and agricultural innovation.

Principles of Plant Breeding

Principles of Plant Breeding
Author: Robert W. Allard
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1999-05-10
ISBN 10: 9780471023098
ISBN 13: 0471023094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Plant Breeding Book Review:

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.

Farmers and Plant Breeding

Farmers and Plant Breeding
Author: Ola Tveitereid Westengen,Tone Winge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 0429017006
ISBN 13: 9780429017001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farmers and Plant Breeding Book Review:

This book presents the history of, and current approaches to, farmer-breeder collaboration in plant breeding, situating this work in the context of sustainable food systems, as well as national and international policy and law regimes. Plant breeding is essential to food production, climate-change adaptation and sustainable development. This book brings together experienced practitioners and researchers involved in collaborative breeding programmes across a diversity of crops and agro-ecologies around the world. Case studies include collaborative sorghum and pearl millet breeding for water-stressed environments in West Africa, participatory rice breeding for intensive rice farming in the Mekong Delta, and evolutionary participatory quinoa breeding for organic agriculture in North America. While outlining the challenges, the volume also highlights the positive impacts, such as yield increases, farmers’ empowerment in the innovation and development processes, contributions to maintenance of crop genetic diversity and adaptation to climate change. This collection offers a range of perspectives on enabling conditions for farmer–breeder collaboration in plant breeding in relation to biodiversity agreements such as the Plant Treaty, trade agreements and related intellectual property rights (IPR) regimes, and national seed policies and laws. Relevant to a wide audience, including practitioners with experience in plant breeding and management of crop genetic resources and those with a broader interest in agriculture and development, as well as students of international cooperation and development, this volume is a timely addition to the literature.

The Business of Plant Breeding

The Business of Plant Breeding
Author: G. J. Persley,Vivienne M. Anthony
Publsiher: Cabi
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781786393814
ISBN 13: 1786393816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Plant Breeding Book Review:

The Business of Plant Breeding is the result of a study on demand-led plant variety design for markets in Africa, sharing best practices from private and public sector breeding programmes worldwide that are applicable to improving tropical crops in Africa. Beginning with an overview of the principles of demand-led plant breeding, the book then discusses aspects such as understanding the demands of clients and markets in rural and urban areas, foresight in setting product profiles and breeding targets, and determining breeding strategy and stage plans. It also covers measuring success and making the business case for future investments in breeding programmes that will deliver new varieties to meet market demands. The book: - Brings together the experience of plant breeders around the world, representing universities, national plant breeding programmes, regional and international agricultural research institutes, and private seed companies, showcasing how to respond to changing market demands; - Provides educational resource materials within each chapter; - Includes templates for use as planning tools by plant breeding programs for determining priority traits that meet market demands. An important read for professionals and students of plant breeding and genetics, this book is also a useful resource for anyone interested in developing and disseminating new, market-led technologies to increase productivity and profitability in tropical agriculture. The study was sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the Crawford Fund and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, and managed by the University of Queensland.

Tropical Plant Breeding

Tropical Plant Breeding
Author: André Charrier,Serge Hamon
Publsiher: Editions Quae
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9782876144262
ISBN 13: 2876144263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Plant Breeding Book Review:

Important advances in tropical plant breeding achieved by French research teams of Cirad, Inra and Ird, in collaboration with counterpart staff in tropical countries, are reviewed in the present publication. All 24 chapters focus on different plants, and include: in-depth analysis of trait diversity in cultivated forms and links with related wild species; overviews of breeding techniques and biotechnological innovations utilized by breeders; assessment of genetic progress, based on examples from varietal improvement and extension programmes.

History of Plant Breeding

History of Plant Breeding
Author: Rolf H. J. Schlegel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 1351588966
ISBN 13: 9781351588966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Plant Breeding Book Review:

While there has been great progress in the development of plant breeding over the last decade, the selection of suitable plants for human consumption began over 13,000 years ago. Since the Neolithic era, the cultivation of plants has progressed in Asia Minor, Asia, Europe, and ancient America, each specific to the locally wild plants as well as the ecological and social conditions. A handy reference for knowing our past, understanding the present, and creating the future, this book provides a comprehensive treatment of the development of crop improvement methods over the centuries. It features an extensive historical treatment of development, including influential individuals in the field, plant cultivation in various regions, techniques used in the Old World, and cropping in ancient America. The advances of scientific plant breeding in the twentieth century is extensively explored, including efficient selection methods, hybrid breeding, induced polyploidy, mutation research, biotechnology, and genetic manipulation. Finally, this book presents information on approaches to the sustainability of breeding and to cope with climatic changes as well as the growing world population.

An Introduction to Plant Breeding

An Introduction to Plant Breeding
Author: Jack Brown,Peter Caligari
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN 10: 1444357700
ISBN 13: 9781444357707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Plant Breeding Book Review:

Plants have been successfully selectively bred for thousands of years, culminating in incredible yields, quality, resistance and so on that we see in our modern day crops and ornamental plants. In recent years the techniques used have been rapidly advanced and refined to include molecular, cell and genetic techniques. An Introduction to Plant Breeding provides comprehensive coverage of the whole area of plant breeding. Covering modes of reproduction in plants, breeding objectives and schemes, genetics, predictions, selection, alternative techniques and practical considerations. Each chapter is carefully laid out in a student friendly way and includes questions for the reader. The book is essential reading for all those studying, teaching and researching plant breeding.

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding
Author: Aluízio Borém,Roberto Fritsche-Neto
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 012417292X
ISBN 13: 9780124172920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding Book Review:

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding includes critical discussions of the newest and most important applications of biotechnology in plant breeding, covering key topics such as biometry applied to molecular analysis of genetic diversity, genetically modified plants, and more. This work goes beyond recombinant DNA technology to bring together key information and references on new biotech tools for cultivar development, such as double-haploids, molecular markers, and genome-wide selection, among others. It is increasingly challenging for plant breeders and agricultural systems to supply enough food, feed, fiber and biofuel for the global population. As plant breeding evolves and becomes increasingly sophisticated, a staggering volume of genetic data is now generated. Biotechnology and Plant Breeding helps researchers and students become familiar with how the vast amounts of genetic data are generated, stored, analyzed and applied. This practical resource integrates information about plant breeding into the context of modern science, and assists with training for plant breeders including those scientists who have a good understanding of molecular biology/biotechnology and need to learn the art and practice of plant breeding. Plant biologists, breeding technicians, agronomists, seed technologists, students, and any researcher interested in biotechnologies applied to plant breeding will find this work an essential tool and reference for the field. Presents in-depth but easy-to-understand coverage of topics, so plant breeders can readily comprehend them and apply them to their breeding programs Includes chapters that address the already developed and optimized biotechnologies for cultivar development, with real-world application for users Features contributions by authors with several years of experience in their areas of expertise

Horticultural Plant Breeding

Horticultural Plant Breeding
Author: Thomas J. Orton
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN 10: 0128155701
ISBN 13: 9780128155707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horticultural Plant Breeding Book Review:

Horticultural Plant Breeding is a complete and comprehensive resource for the development of new cultivars or clones of horticultural crops. It covers the basic theories that underpin plant breeding and applies Mendelian, quantitative and population inheritance practices in smaller populations where the individual plant has high value. Specific traditional breeding methods are also covered, with an emphasis on how these methods are adapted for horticultural species. In addition, the integration of biotechnologies with traditional breeding methodologies is explored, with an emphasis on specific applications for fruits, vegetables and ornamental crop species. Presented in focused sections, Horticultural Plant Breeding addresses historical perspectives and context, and genetics as a critical foundation of plant breeding. It highlights treatments of the various components of breeding programs, such as breeding objectives, germplasm, population engineering, mating systems, enhanced selection methods, established breeding methods applicable to inbreeding and outcrossing situations, and post-breeding activities. Provides a complete and comprehensive resource for those involved in the development of new cultivars or clones of horticultural crops Guides readers to the most appropriate breeding strategy including potential integration of traditional and biotechnology strategies that will best achieve a cost-effective outcome Will include access to 20 narrated slide sets to facilitate additional understanding

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener
Author: Joseph Tychonievich
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 1604695374
ISBN 13: 9781604695373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener Book Review:

Brighter zinnias, fragrant carnations, snappier green beans Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener makes it easier than ever to breed and grow your own varieties of vegetables and flowers. This comprehensive and accessible guide explains how to decide what to breed, provides simple explanations on how to cross plants, and features a basic primer on genetics and advanced techniques. Case studies provide breeding examples for favorite plants like daffodils, hollyhocks, roses, sweet corn, and tomatoes.

Dictionary of Plant Breeding

Dictionary of Plant Breeding
Author: Rolf H. J. Schlegel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN 10: 1000066983
ISBN 13: 9781000066982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Plant Breeding Book Review:

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, the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments following 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 third edition of Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. It 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, CRISPR technology, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops. Features: Provides a comprehensive list of technical terms used in plant breeding Explores the historical development of crop improvement Discusses applications of molecular genetics and biotechnology Includes numerous figures, drawings, tables, and schemes supplementing the glossary 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. As in the previous editions, this dictionary unifies concepts by including the specific terms of plant breeding and terms that are adjusted from other disciplines. Drawing on Rolf Schlegel’s 50 years of experience, the book provides an encyclopedic list of commonly used technical terms that reflect the latest developments in the field.

Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding
Author: Neal C Stoskopf,Dwight T Tomes,B. R. Christie,Bertram R Christie
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN 10: 1000304477
ISBN 13: 9781000304473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Book Review:

This book attempts to present a readable format on plant breeding principles and their application, based on the collective experience of the three authors, but with a heavy dependence on the scientific literature. Modem pedagogy recognizes that teaching can occur when students are motivated to learn. Subject matter must be communicated in an interesting, appealing, and understandable fashion. In preparing the text, every effort has been made to translate pertinent plant breeding references into a clear, logical, and comprehensible format for those studying the challenging and dynamic field of plant breeding.

Plant Breeding Reviews

Plant Breeding Reviews
Author: Irwin Goldman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN 10: 1119414504
ISBN 13: 9781119414506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Reviews Book Review:

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.

Plant Breeding and Cultivar Development

Plant Breeding and Cultivar Development
Author: D. P. Singh,A. K. Singh,A. Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2021-01-21
ISBN 10: 0128175648
ISBN 13: 9780128175644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding and Cultivar Development Book Review:

Plant Breeding and Cultivar Development features an optimal balance between classical and modern tools and techniques related to plant breeding. Written for a global audience and based on the extensive international experience of the authors, the book features pertinent examples from major and minor world crops. Advanced data analytics (machine learning), phenomics and artificial intelligence are explored in the book's 30 chapters that cover classical and modern plant breeding. By presenting these advancements in specific detail, private and public sector breeding programs will learn about new, effective and efficient implementation. The insights are clear enough that non-plant breeding majoring students will find it useful to learn about the subject, while advanced level students and researchers and practitioners will find practical examples that help them implement their work. Bridges the gap between conventional breeding practices and state-of-the-art technologies Provides real-world case studies of a wide range of plant breeding techniques and practices Combines insights from genetics, genomics, breeding science, statistics, computer science and engineering for crop improvement and cultivar development

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
Author: Carol Deppe
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN 10: 1890132721
ISBN 13: 9781890132729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties Book Review:

"[Book title] is the definitive guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover: how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation); how to save seed and maintain varieties; how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research; how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods."--Back cover.

Molecular Plant Breeding

Molecular Plant Breeding
Author: Yunbi Xu
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1845936248
ISBN 13: 9781845936242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Plant Breeding Book Review:

Recent advances in plant genomics and molecular biology have revolutionized our understanding of plant genetics, providing new opportunities for more efficient and controllable plant breeding. Successful techniques require a solid understanding of the underlying molecular biology as well as experience in applied plant breeding. Bridging the gap between developments in biotechnology and its applications in plant improvement, Molecular Plant Breeding provides an integrative overview of issues from basic theories to their applications to crop improvement including molecular marker technology, gene mapping, genetic transformation, quantitative genetics, and breeding methodology.

Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding
Author: Niko Huttunen,Taavi Sinisalo
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000064211732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Book Review:

Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the genetics of plants for the benefit of humankind. A major goal of plant breeders is to select genotypes with stable and high performing phenotypes across environments. However, a selected genotype often performs differently across environments. This book presents a comprehensive review of various stability analysis methods and their application in plant breeding for selection of stable and high performing genotypes. Additionally, efficient methods to produce doubled haploid plants and to provide embryogenic suitable haploid cells systems are needed for future genetic manipulations and breeding in bread and durum wheat. This book describes a new stress in durum wheat, for its effectiveness to induce embryogenesis and regeneration plants. Along with its implications for plant selection, the methods used for dose-response variation are also explored, as well as the relationship between genetic variation and changes in dose-response behaviour. Other chapters in this book discuss the breeding strategy of self-incompatibility, an evolutionary force to preserve genetic variability in plants, the pros and cons of marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding along with its future prospects, and the use of Joint Regression Analysis (JRA) in the management of plant breeding programs.