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.

Plant Breeding

Plant Breeding
Author: H.K. Jain,M.C. Kharkwal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2004-08-26
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114283521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Book Review:

This book marks the centenary of the rediscovery of Mendel’s laws of biological inheritance, which have had their greatest economic impact in the rapid development of the science of plant breeding. It documents the development of methods of plant breeding over a hundred year period beginning with simple hybridization and selection techniques moving to more complex procedures following advances in quantitative and molecular genetics. The concepts and methodology of plant breeding with their underpinning of the advances in classical genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology have received special attention. Plant breeding in the 21st century will be marked with an increasing integration of the classical methods with the newer techniques of modern biotechnology. This book points to the kind of integration, which will be taking place, opening up altogether new possibilities for increasing economic yields through enhancement of harvest index, combined with greater resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. It starts with papers which revisit some of the landmark discoveries in genetics and plant breeding in the last hundred years and goes on to cover a wide range of topics which should be of interest to students, teachers and practitioners of plant breeding. Some of the topics covered include: · Hybrid breeding and molecular concepts of heterosis · Recurrent selection methods and population improvement strategies · Quantitative trait loci in crop improvement · Genotype environment interaction and mating designs · Host-pathogen interactions and durable resistance · Breeding for wider adaptability · Plant type concept and applications · Mutation breeding · Chromosome manipulations and molecular cytogenetics · Genomics, transgenics and molecular markers · Plant genetic resources and IPR

PLANT BREEDING Classical to Modern

PLANT BREEDING  Classical to Modern
Author: P. M. Priyadarshan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2019-11-09
ISBN 10: 9811370958
ISBN 13: 9789811370953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PLANT BREEDING Classical to Modern Book Review:

This book offers a detailed overview of both conventional and modern approaches to plant breeding. In 25 chapters, it explores various aspects of conventional and modern means of plant breeding, including: history, objective, activities, centres of origin, plant introduction, reproduction, incompatibility, sterility, biometrics, selection, hybridization, methods of breeding both self- and cross- pollinated crops, heterosis, synthetic varieties, induced mutations and polyploidy, distant hybridization, quality breeding, ideotype breeding, resistance breeding, breeding for stress resistance, G x E interactions, tissue culture, genetic engineering, molecular breeding, genomics, gene action and varietal release. The book’s content addresses the needs of students worldwide. Modern methods like molecular breeding and genomics are dealt with extensively so as to provide a firm foundation and equip readers to read further advanced books. Each chapter discusses the respective subject as comprehensively as possible, and includes a section on further reading at the end. Info-boxes highlight the latest advances, and care has been taken to include nearly all topics required under the curricula of MS programs. As such, the book provides a much-needed reference guide for MS students around the globe.

Principles and Procedures of Plant Breeding

Principles and Procedures of Plant Breeding
Author: G. S. Chahal,S. S. Gosal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780849313219
ISBN 13: 084931321X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Procedures of Plant Breeding Book Review:

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.


Author: Noel Kingsbury
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 0226437132
ISBN 13: 9780226437132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybrid Book Review:

"Noel Kingsbury reveals that even those imaginary perfect foods are themselves far from anything that could properly be called natural, rather, they represent the end of a millennia-long history of selective breeding and hybridization. Starting his story at the birth of agriculture, Kingsbury traces the history of human attempts to make plants more reliable, productive, and nutritiousa story that owes as much to accident and error as to innovation and experiment. Drawing on historical and scientific accounts, as well as a rich trove of anecdotes, Kingsbury shows how scientists, amateur breeders, and countless anonymous farmers and gardeners slowly caused the evolutionary pressures of nature to be supplanted by those of human needs and thus led us from sparse wild grasses to succulent corn cobs, and from mealy, white wild carrots to the juicy vegetables we enjoy today. At the same time, Kingsbury reminds us that contemporary controversies over the Green Revolution and genetically modified crops are not new, plant breeding has always had a political dimension."--Publisher's description.

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding
Author: George Acquaah
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 1119626692
ISBN 13: 9781119626695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding Book Review:

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.


Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 8120348508
ISBN 13: 9788120348509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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.

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.

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.

Plant Breeding Systems

Plant Breeding Systems
Author: A. J. Richards
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 529
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780412574405
ISBN 13: 0412574403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Systems Book Review:

This illustrated text attempts to provide a unified and comprehensive coverage of plant breeding systems, a subject vital to plant geneticists, plant breeders, taxonomists, evolutionists and conservationists.

Participatory Plant Breeding Concept and Applications

Participatory Plant Breeding  Concept and Applications
Author: Atul Bhargava,Shilpi Srivastava
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-04-13
ISBN 10: 9811371199
ISBN 13: 9789811371196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participatory Plant Breeding Concept and Applications Book Review:

Plant breeding has played a significant role in the development of human civilizations. Conventional plant breeding has significantly improved crop yield by genetically manipulating agronomically important traits. However, it has often been criticized for ignoring indigenous germplasm, failing to address the needs of the marginal and the poor farmers, and emphasizing selection for broad instead of local adaptation. Participatory plant breeding (PPB) is the process by which the producers and other stakeholders are actively involved in a plant-breeding programme, with opportunities to make decisions throughout. The Working Group on Participatory Plant Breeding (PPBwg) was established in 1996 under the framework of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Research in PPB can promote informed participation and trust in research among consumers and producers, and in recent years, PPB has had a significant impact on food production by quickly and cost-effectively producing improved crop varieties. At the same time, there has been significant research in the area. PPB offers significant advantages that are particularly relevant to developing countries where large investments in plant breeding have not led to increased production, especially in the marginal environments. In addition to the economic benefits, participatory research has a number of psychological, moral, and ethical benefits, which are the consequence of a progressive empowerment of the farming communities. PPB can empower groups such as women or less well-off farmers that are traditionally left out of the development process. This book explores the potential of PPB in the coming decades. The topic is more relevant since international breeding efforts for major crops are aimed at decentralizing local breeding methods to better incorporate the perspective of end users into the varietal development process. The first book incorporating the upcoming research on this novel breeding approach, it reviews the important tools and applications of PPB in an easy-to-read, succinct format, with illustrations to clarify these complex topics. It provides readers with a basic idea of participatory plant breeding as well as advances in the field and insights into the future to facilitate the successful integration of farmers into breeding programmes. This book is a valuable reference resource for agriculturists, agricultural advisers, policy makers, NGOs, post-doctoral students and scientists in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and botany.

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

Plant Breeding for Water Limited Environments

Plant Breeding for Water Limited Environments
Author: Abraham Blum
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 9781441974907
ISBN 13: 1441974903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding for Water Limited Environments Book Review:

This volume will be the only existing single-authored book offering a science-based breeder’s manual directed at breeding for water-limited environments. Plant breeding is characterized by the need to integrate information from diverse disciplines towards the development and delivery of a product defines as a new cultivar. Conventional breeding draws information from disciplines such as genetics, plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, food technology and statistics. Plant breeding for water-limited environments and the development of drought resistant crop cultivars is considered as one of the more difficult areas in plant breeding while at the same time it is becoming a very pressing issue. This volume is unique and timely in that it develops realistic solutions and protocols towards the breeding of drought resistant cultivars by integrating knowledge from environmental science, plant physiology, genetics and molecular biology.

Cytogenetics in Plant Breeding

Cytogenetics in Plant Breeding
Author: J. Sybenga
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642840833
ISBN 13: 9783642840838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cytogenetics in Plant Breeding Book Review:

An introductory discussion of basic chromosome structure and function preceeds the main text on the application of cytogenetic approaches to the analysis of the manipulation of both the genetic make-up and the genetic transmission system of plant breeding material. Analysis using light and electron microscopy, segregations and molecular techniques, yields information for assessing the material before and after manipulation. Much attention is given to quantitative methods. Manipulation not only involves the construction of specific genotypes, but also chromosomal transmission systems. Although analysis and manipulation in the somatic cycle are considered, the focus is on the generative cycle, with emphasis on analysis and subsequent segregation of specifically constructed material. The book is intended for plant breeders and other scientists interested in the analysis and manipulation of breeding material at the chromosomal level. Comparisons with molecular and cell biological approaches are made, and the potential of the various methods is evaluated.

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.

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 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

Plant Breeding Reviews Volume 45

Plant Breeding Reviews  Volume 45
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-10-21
ISBN 10: 1119828228
ISBN 13: 9781119828228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Breeding Reviews Volume 45 Book Review:

Contents Antoine: Slave, Creole Gardener, and Expert Grafter of Pecan Trees 1 Hazelnut Breeding 9 Rewiring Network Plasticity to Improve Crops 143 Accelerating Crop Domestication in the Era of Gene Editing 185 Regional and Global Inter-Connectivity Among Common Bean Breeding Programs 213 The Plant Sciences Symposia Series: A Model for Private Sector Support for Graduate Education 255 Ideas in Genomic Selection with the Potential to Transform Plant Molecular Breeding: A Review 273 Genetic Revelations of a New Paradigm of Plant Domestication as a Landscape Level Process 321 Breeding for Acylsugar-Mediated Control of Insects and Insect-Transmitted Virus in Tomato 345

Accelerated Plant Breeding Volume 1

Accelerated Plant Breeding  Volume 1
Author: Satbir Singh Gosal,Shabir Hussain Wani
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 3030418669
ISBN 13: 9783030418663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accelerated Plant Breeding Volume 1 Book Review:

Plant improvement has shifted its focus from yield, quality and disease resistance to factors that will enhance commerical export, such as early maturity, shelf life and better processing quality. Conventional plant breeding methods aiming at the improvement of a self-pollinating crop, such as wheat, usually take 10-12 years to develop and release of the new variety. During the past 10 years, significant advances have been made and accelerated methods have been developed for precision breeding and early release of crop varieties. This work summarizes concepts dealing with germplasm enhancement and development of improved varieties based on innovative methodologies that include doubled haploidy, marker assisted selection, marker assisted background selection, genetic mapping, genomic selection, high-throughput genotyping, high-throughput phenotyping, mutation breeding, reverse breeding, transgenic breeding, shuttle breeding, speed breeding, low cost high-throughput field phenotyping, etc. It is an important reference with special focus on accelerated development of improved crop varieties.

Genetics And Plant Breeding

Genetics And Plant Breeding
Author: L.D. Vijendra Das
Publsiher: Guernica Editions
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9788122415759
ISBN 13: 812241575X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics And Plant Breeding Book Review:

The Book Has Been Carefully Planned For The Requirement Of Students Of Botany Or Agricultural Botany And Also To The Plant Breeders. The Book Covers Ugc Syllabus In A Detailed Manner. The First Part Of The Book Deals With Genetics, Starting With Mendelian Experiments And Principles. The Subsequent Chapters Like Multiple Allelism, Multiple Factor Hypothesis, Linkage, Sex Chromosomes, Maternal Influence, Alterations In Genetic Make Up, Types Of Plant Reproduction, Methods Of Plant Improvement, Mutations, Laboratory Exercises Have Been Dealt In Details.The Second Part Starts Simply With Plant Breeding Concepts Of Ideotype And Gradually Advances To Genotype X Environment Interaction, Stress And Drought Conditions And Various Problems In The Breeding Strategy In Later Chapters. The Book Also Deals With Fundamental Study Like Plant Genetic Resources And Inter Specific Crosses Including Evolution Of Polyploid Crops. With The Advancement Of Science, The Book Also Deals Further With Somaclonal Variation, Genetic Manipulation, Gene Transfers And Also Nucleic Acid Hybridization. The Rflp Technique Is Gaining Importance Now-A-Days And Hence A Detailed Account Has Been Given In The Last Chapter.