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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 fieldCombines both theory and practice in modern plant breedingUpdated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the textSelf assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors Content: Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 3–21): Chapter 2 History of Plant Breeding (pages 22–39): Chapter 3 Introduction to Concepts of Population Genetics (pages 43–62): Chapter 4 Introduction to Quantitative Genetics (pages 63–94): Chapter 5 Introduction to Reproduction and Autogamy (pages 97–120): Chapter 6 Allogamy (pages 121–130): Chapter 7 Hybridization (pages 131–145): Chapter 8 Clonal Propagation and in vitro Culture (pages 146–170): Chapter 9 Variation: Types, Origin and Scale (pages 173–184): Chapter 10 Plant Domestication (pages 185–198): Chapter 11 Plant Genetic Resources (pages 199–225): Chapter 12 Yield and Morphological Traits (pages 229–245): Chapter 13 Quality Traits (pages 246–259): Chapter 14 Breeding for Resistance to Diseases and Insect Pests (pages 260–279): Chapter 15 Breeding for Resistance to Abiotic Stresses (pages 280–300): Chapter 16 Breeding Self?Pollinated Species (pages 303–336): Chapter 17 Breeding Cross?Pollinated Species (pages 337–354): Chapter 18 Breeding Hybrid Cultivars (pages 355–373): Chapter 19 Breeding Clonally Propagated Species (pages 374–381): Chapter 20 Molecular Markers (pages 385–401): Chapter 21 Mapping of Genes (pages 402–423): Chapter 22 Marker Assisted Selection (pages 424–435): Chapter 23 Mutagenesis in Plant Breeding (pages 436–451): Chapter 24 Polyploidy in Plant Breeding (pages 452–469): Chapter 25 Molecular Genetic Modifications and Genome?Wide Genetics (pages 470–487): Chapter 26 Performance Evaluation for Crop Cultivar Release (pages 491–510): Chapter 27 Seed Certification and Commercial Seed Release (pages 511–522): Chapter 28 Regulatory and Legal Issues (pages 523–542): Chapter 29 Value?Driven Concepts and Social Concerns (pages 543–555): Chapter 30 International Plant Breeding Efforts (pages 556–574): Chapter 31 Breeding Wheat (pages 577–590): Chapter 32 Breeding Corn (pages 591–605): Chapter 33 Breeding Rice (pages 606–616): Chapter 34 Breeding Sorghum (pages 617–628): Chapter 35 Breeding Soybean (pages 629–638): Chapter 36 Breeding Peanut (pages 639–646): Chapter 37 Breeding Potato (pages 647–656): Chapter 38 Breeding Cotton (pages 657–666): Chapter 39 Breeding Tomato (pages 667–678): Chapter 40 Breeding Cucumber (pages 679–681): Chapter 41 Breeding Roses (pages 682–687): Chapter 42 Plant Cellular Organization and Genetic Structure: An Overview (pages 689–706): Chapter 43 Common Statistical Methods in Plant Breeding (pages 707–725):
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