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CABI Book Chapter

Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.

Book cover for Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.


Although based on an international symposium held in Baton Rouge in 2001, the papers presented have been augmented and several chapters have been specially commissioned for this book. Twenty-four chapters are presented covering topics such as quantitative trait loci mapping, genomics, bioinformatics and marker-assisted selection, tissue culture and alien introgression for crop improvement, and adv...

Chapter 13 (Page no: 189)

Tissue culture for crop improvement.

The use of plant cell-, tissue- or organoculture techniques for crop improvement has many facets. Some techniques are quite simple, requiring minimal laboratory facilities and expertise, whereas others are more complex and require extensive training and equipment, and multidisciplinary approach. The variety of tissue culture techniques for crop improvement include: micropropagation; basic studies of plant morphogenesis; virus-free plants from shoot apex culture; germplasm preservation and transport; androgenesis/gynogenesis for haploid and dihaploid plants; embryo rescue for unique hybrids; cell selection and somaclonal variation for unique germplasm; protoplast fusion for somatic hybrids; plant genetic engineering to add unique foreign genes to enhance agronomic characteristics; molecular farming.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Vignettes of the history of genetics. Author(s): Rédei, G. P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Quantitative genetics, genomics and the future of plant breeding. Author(s): Walsh, B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Why quantitative geneticists should care about bioinformatics. Author(s): Tinker, N. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) QTL analysis: problems and (possible) solutions. Author(s): Kearsey, M. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Association mapping in plant populations. Author(s): Jannink, J. L. Walsh, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) Integrating molecular techniques into quantitative genetics and plant breeding. Author(s): Dudley, J. W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) Use of molecular markers in plant breeding: drought tolerance improvement in tropical maize. Author(s): Ribaut, J. M. Bänziger, M. Betran, J. Jiang, C. Edmeades, G. O. Dreher, K. Hoisington, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 101) Explorations with barley genome maps. Author(s): Mather, D. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 109) Global view of QTL: rice as a model. Author(s): Xu, Y. B.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 135) Marker-assisted back-cross breeding: a case-study in genotype-building theory. Author(s): Hospital, F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 143) Complexity, quantitative traits and plant breeding: a role for simulation modelling in the genetic improvement of crops. Author(s): Cooper, M. Podlich, D. W. Micallef, K. P. Smith, O. S. Jensen, N. M. Chapman, S. C. Kruger, N. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 167) Linking biophysical and genetic models to integrate physiology, molecular biology and plant breeding. Author(s): Chapman, S. C. Hammer, G. L. Podlich, D. W. Cooper, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 197) Transferring genes from wild species into rice. Author(s): Brar, D. S. Khush, G. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 221) Genotype-environment interaction: progress and prospects. Author(s): Kang, M. S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 245) Analysing QTL-environment interaction by factorial regression, with an application to the CIMMYT drought and low-nitrogen stress programme in maize. Author(s): Eeuwijk, F. A. van Crossa, J. Vargas, M. Ribaut, J. M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 257) Elements of genotype-environment interaction: genetic components of the photoperiod response in maize. Author(s): Moutiq, R. Ribaut, J. M. Edmeades, G. O. Krakowsky, M. D. Lee, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 269) Mechanisms of improved nitrogen-use efficiency in cereals. Author(s): Basra, A. S. Goyal, S. S.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 289) Biplot analysis of multi-environment trial data. Author(s): Yan WeiKai Hunt, L. A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 305) Linear-bilinear models for the analysis of genotype-environment interaction. Author(s): Crossa, J. Cornelius, P. L.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 323) Exploring variety-environment data using random effects AMMI models with adjustments for spatial field trend: Part 1: Theory. Author(s): Smith, A. Cullis, B. Thompson, R.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 337) Exploring variety-environment data using random effects AMMI models with adjustments for spatial field trend: Part 2: Applications. Author(s): Smith, A. Cullis, B. Luckett, D. Hollamby, G. Thompson, R.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 353) Applications of mixed models in plant breeding. Author(s): Balzarini, M.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 365) Defining adaptation strategies and yield-stability targets in breeding programmes. Author(s): Annicchiarico, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, 1500 Research Parkway, Suite 120A, Texas A&M University Research Park, College Station, TX 77845, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996011
  • Record Number
  • 20083015189