Breeding Field Crops

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We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. The purpose of marker assisted selection, or plant genomes analysis, is to identify the location and function phenotype of various genes within the genome. The construct can be inserted in the plant genome by genetic recombination using the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens or A.

When a desirable trait has been bred into a species, a number of crosses to the favored parent are made to make the new plant as similar to the favored parent as possible. Genetic modification can further increase yields by increasing stress tolerance to a given environment. Plant Breeders and Their Work. When distantly related species are crossed, plant breeders make use of a number of plant tissue culture techniques to produce progeny from otherwise fruitless mating. The doubled haploid will be homozygous for the desired traits.

If for genetic modification genes of the species or of a crossable plant are used under control of their native promoter, then they are called cisgenic plants. Pollinators may be excluded through the use of pollination bags.

If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. Germplasm Resources and Conservation. These issues are arable land, harsh cropping conditions and food security which involves, being able to provide the world population with food containing sufficient nutrients.

The progeny from that cross would then be tested for yield selection, as described above and mildew resistance and high-yielding resistant plants would be further developed. This section does not cite any sources. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Some scientists therefore argue that plants produced by classical breeding methods should undergo the same safety testing regime as genetically modified plants.

Looks like you are currently in Netherlands but have requested a page in the United Kingdom site. This enables the production of hybrids without the need for labor-intensive detasseling. Book is in Used-Good condition. The art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics.

It describes the tendency of the progeny of a specific cross to outperform both parents. Reproduction in Crop Plants. Seed propagated cultivars require specific control over seed source and production procedures to maintain the integrity of the plant breeds results. His experiments with plant hybridization led to his establishing laws of inheritance.


The spine remains undamaged. Breeding varieties specifically adapted to the unique conditions of organic agriculture is critical for this sector to realize its full potential. It has also developed its own technology. Create a Want BookSleuth Can't remember the title or the author of a book?


Plant breeding of hybrid crops has become extremely popular worldwide in an effort to combat the harsh environment. Breeding Hybrid Cultivars. Plant breeding has been practiced for thousands of years, since near the beginning of human civilization. In this case protoplasts are fused, window xp professional 2007 usually in an electric field.

If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties.


Breeding Field Crops John M. Field Crops with Miscellaneous Breeding Procedures. It is evident from this that plant breeding is vital for future agriculture to survive as it enables farmers to produce stress resistant crops hence improving food security.

Methods in Plant Breeding. The book is printed in black and white. Failure to produce a hybrid may be due to pre- or post- fertilization incompatibility.

If fertilization is possible between two species or genera, the hybrid embryo may abort before maturation. New potato varieties are often screened for solanine levels before reaching the marketplace. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. The range of related issues is complex.

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This book will be a valuable source of information for anyone involved in the science of plant breeding for years to come. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For example, a mildew -resistant pea may be crossed with a high-yielding but susceptible pea, the goal of the cross being to introduce mildew resistance without losing the high-yield characteristics. This section needs additional citations for verification. This is the method used to produce glyphosate resistant crop plants See Glyphosate.

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