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Cover for Progress of mutant resource development and tilling on starch biosynthesis in wheat.

Induced mutations have been widely utilized for the development of plant mutant germplasm and varieties since 1927 and have contributed to genetic diversity enhancement and food security in the world. Mutant resources are essential for gene identification and functional characterization by forward...

Author(s)
Guo HuiJun; Xie YongDun; Zhao LinShu; Xiong HongChun; Gu JiaYu; Zhao ShiRong; Liu LuXiang
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
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Cover for The genetic architecture and breeding towards cold tolerance in maize: review.

This chapter reviews the global adaptation of maize, the effect of cold stress, existing cold-tolerant or cold-sensitive maize varieties or mutants, research on linkage analysis, and genome-wide association studies and gene expression profiling in maize cold response. In addition, the potential...

Author(s)
Dong HaiXiao; Li Zhao; Hu GuangHui; Yuan YaPing; Zhang ZhiWu
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing or gene editing: the pros and cons.

Research into plant genetics often requires the suppression or complete knockout of gene expression to scientifically validate gene function. In addition, the phenotypes obtained from gene suppression can occasionally have commercial value for plant breeders. Until recently, the methodological...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
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Cover for Genetics and molecular genetics of coat colour in the European rabbit.

This chapter describes the genotypic (genes, alleles, mutations and polymorphisms) and phenotypic characteristics of the different fur colours in rabbits.

Author(s)
Fontanesi, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
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Cover for Varieties and crop improvement.

This chapter provides information on the varietal diversity, crop improvement, plant genetic resources, inheritance pattern, conventional breeding, overcoming barriers to hybridization, backcross breeding, heterosis, combining ability, mutation breeding and marker-assisted breeding in pawpaws (...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra; Sharma, S. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
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Cover for Novel breeding approaches for developing climate-resilient rice.

This chapter focuses on breeding methods for developing climate-resilient rice. Stress response and tolerance (such as salinity, drought, flooding, heat, and cold stress), conventional and mutation breeding, genomics, QTL mapping, genome-wide association, marker-assisted selection, genomic...

Author(s)
Sandeep Chapagain; Lovepreet Singh; Subudhi, P. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
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Book chapter
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Cover for The language and patterns of genetics.

This chapter describes the characteristics of DNA, genes, genetic variation, DNA sequences, mutations, gene expression, mitochondrial genetics, chromosomes, genetic linkage and the inheritance of gender in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
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Cover for Putting it all together: color by design.

This chapter describes the breeding of horses with specific coat colours and patterns and their genetic characteristics.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
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Cover for Sweet corn.

This chapter focuses on the cultivation history, economics, nutritive value and various factors determining crop quality in sweet corn. Information on endosperm mutants and germination in sweet corn, growing, harvesting and conditioning high-sugar sweet corn seed, plant anatomy and development and...

Author(s)
Tracy, W. F.; Shuler, S.; Dodson-Swenson, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
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Cover for Population genetics in plant-pathogen interactions.

Plant pathogens seldom fit into a classical definition of a population since many of these organisms reproduce both via sexual and clonal reproduction. One working definition is a set of organisms, defined in time and space. Genotypic and gene diversity can be measured with phenotypic and genotypic ...

Author(s)
Yuen, J.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
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