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Cover for Introduction.

A brief and general description of mutation breeding is provided. Mutation has been a successful strategy in producing over 3000 mutant cultivars in over 200 crop species worldwide. Oil palm is one of the few major crop species, and the only oil crop not to have been improved by mutation breeding....

Author(s)
Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Osei, S. A.; Amiteye, S.; Ciomas, J.; Hoeman, S.; Jankuloski, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396211)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and breeding.

This chaptr focuses on the achievements of tomato breeding in the past century and the developments in fundamental and applied tomato research, breeding goals and the importance of biotechnology in the development of transgenic lines.

Author(s)
Heusden, S. van; Lindhout, P.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blueberry taxonomy and breeding.

This chapter 2 deals with the taxonomy of blueberry species and the history of improvement and current breeding efforts, tools and goals. It also describes the most important blueberry cultivars grown worldwide. The emerging genomic information on the blueberry is highlighted.

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technologies for increasing the productivity of poultry: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the common background of broilers and layer chickens; conflicting breeding goals for meat and egg production; genetic improvements and side effects in broiler chickens; welfare of broiler breeders; genetic improvements and side effect in laying hens; development and...

Author(s)
Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Concluding: pushing animals to their limits.

This chapter describes and evaluates many forms of animal manipulations in use in the world today. It details the ways in which mankind has dominated the animal kingdom and manipulated it for its own gains. The animals affected are distorted and deviated far from their wild types, and while they...

Author(s)
Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History, distribution and world production.

With a world production of above 25 million tonnes, having duplicated in less than 25 years, pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit, behind bananas and mango (considering that citrus cultivation is mostly subtropical). This chapter discusses the pre-Columbian importance and...

Author(s)
Leal, F.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology.

This chapter discusses tissue culture, including topics on micropropagation, organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, in vitro production of metabolites, cultivar improvement, beneficial microorganisms, somaclonal variation, and in vitro germplasm conservation of pineapple. Anther and ovule...

Author(s)
Botella, J. R.; Hamill, S.; Ko HianLien; Matsumoto, T.; Souza, F. V. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensive efforts for food and nutrition security.

This chapter examines the state of food and nutrition security in India and the challenges it faces to improve the situation. Strategies to enhance food and nutrition security are discussed, such as crop germplasm improvement and the use of other innovative technologies in agriculture.

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture development and the blue revolution.

This chapter looks at India's aquaculture sector and its Blue Revolution, which focuses on increasing production from aquaculture and other fisheries resources. The most significant technologies that have revolutionized freshwater fish farming are described, covering breeding, seed production, and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
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