9780813824284

Breeding Field Crops

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813824284

  • ISBN10:

    0813824281

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/25/2006
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Long recognized as the standard work in its field, this fifth edition of Breeding Field Crops deals with worldwide advances in plant breeding science and practice in recent years. Building on the foundations of earlier editions, this thoroughly revised volume includes expanded coverage on the role increased knowledge of genetics plays in the development of new crop cultivars, and fully explores exciting new developments in molecular biology. Breeding Field Crops, Fifth Edition, thoroughly covers the field of plant breeding. The latest edition of this venerable text provides a broad overview of the science of plant breeding, and provides students and breeders with essential fundamental information along with a review of current breakthroughs and technologies. This book will be a valuable source of information for anyone involved in the science of plant breeding for years to come.

Author Biography

David A. Sleper, Ph.D, is Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri.

John M. Poehlman was Professor Emeritus, Department of Agronomy at the University of Missouri.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Section I: What Is Plant Breeding?
Plant Breeders and Their Work
03(16)
Section II: The Genetic Basis of Plant Breeding
Reproduction in Crop Plants
19(16)
Gene Recombination in Plant Breeding
35(18)
Quantitative Inheritance in Plant Breeding
53(20)
Section III: Tools of the Plant Breeder
Variations in Chromosome Number
73(18)
Mutation
91(10)
Fertility-Regulating Mechanisms and Their Manipulation
101(14)
Biotechnology and Plant Breeding
115(22)
Section IV: Methods in Plant Breeding
Breeding Self-Pollinated Crops
137(18)
Breeding Cross-Pollinated and Clonally Propagated Crops
155(16)
Breeding Hybrid Cultivars
171(14)
Breeding Objectives and Techniques
185(22)
Section V: Germplasm Resources for Breeding Crop Plants
Germplasm Resources and Conservation
207(14)
Section VI: Applications: Breeding Field Crops That Are Self-Pollinated
Breeding Wheat
221(18)
Breeding Rice
239(20)
Breeding Soybean
259(18)
Section VII: Applications: Field Crops Utilizing Hybrid Breeding Procedures
Breeding Corn (Maize)
277(20)
Breeding Sorghum
297(22)
Section VIII: Applications: Field Crops with Miscellaneous Breeding Procedures
Breeding Cotton
319(16)
Breeding Cross-Pollinated Forage Crops
335(28)
Section IX: Applications: Field Crops That Are Vegetatively Propagated
Breeding Potato
363(14)
Breeding Sugarcane
377(16)
Section X: Maintenance and Seed Production of Improved Cultivars
Cultivar Increase, Maintenance, and Seed Production
393(14)
Glossary 407(10)
Index 417

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