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Cover for Biodiversity, germplasm resources and breeding methods.

This chapter focuses on basic matters pertaining to fig (Ficus carica) breeding. Specifically, it discusses fig genetic resources that form the foundation of breeding and genetic diversity, breeding history, target traits of the breeding process and the characteristics and application of...

Author(s)
Ikegami, H.; Hormaza, J. I.; Balas, F. C.; Serradilla, M. J.; López-Corrales, M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242881)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving abiotic stress tolerance to adapt sorghum to temperate climatic regions.

This chapter reviews germplasm sources for and new developments in the identification and implementation of useful genetic diversity for temperate climate adaptation, along with genomics-based methods for breeding of complex, low-heritability traits like abiotic stress tolerance in sorghum.

Author(s)
Chakrabarty, S.; Schaffasz, A.; Chawla, H. S.; Federico, M. L.; Snowdon, R. J.; Windpassinger, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diversity of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae</i> strains.

This chapter provides a summary of the literature regarding diversity in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains, pointing out discrepancies, and highlighting that there is still much to be gleaned from this genome reduced, yet highly complex pathogen.

Author(s)
Jarocki, V. M.; Djordjevic, S. P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249941)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation.

This chapter outlines some of the basic principles in genetics and attempts to illustrate the link between genes and the performance of individual farm animals, or populations of them.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Where to now?

This chapter provides information on the status quo of molecular assessment of prokaryotes, fungi and yeast. The recent developments in sequencing approaches to assess the diversity of cultured and not-as-yet-cultured organisms and metagenomes, together with the most widely applied algorithms for...

Author(s)
Bridge, P.; Stackebrandt, E.; Smith, D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Indirect methods for monitoring and modeling gene flow in natural plant populations.

Gene flow is a micro-evolutionary process that maintains the allelic exchange among local populations, increasing population genetic diversity. Because of the immobility of plants, pollen plays a major role in connecting extant populations while seeds are necessary to establish and maintain...

Author(s)
Barrandeguy, M. E.; García, M. V.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247480)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Where do we go from here?

This chapter describes the role of genetics on disease resistance and susceptibility, inbreeding, genetic diversity and other complex traits in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Major crops.

This chapter focuses on botany, origin and history, uses, cultivars and breeding, genetic diversity, nomenclature, classification, and species description of cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins, watermelons and their related species.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Taxonomy, botany and plant development.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy, including genetic diversity, commercial importance and breeding of papaya. It also deals with botany, i.e. plant architecture and the different parts of the plant. The plant development is also described, starting from germination, seedling and juvenile growth...

Author(s)
Jiménez, V. M.; Gutiérrez-Soto, M. V.; Barboza-Barquero, L.; Guevara, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomic selection in rice: empirical results and implications for breeding.

This chapter focuses on analysing factors that affect the predictive ability of genomic prediction (GS) in rice, and an overview of the proof-of-concept studies conducted during the past 5 years with the aim of providing rice breeders with tailored GS methods and tools. These studies involved two...

Author(s)
Ahmadi, N.; Bartholomé, J.; Tuong-Vi Cao; Grenier, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter

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