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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)
Type
Book chapter
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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)
Type
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
Book chapter
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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
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

Field testing - trialling - of oil palm is subject to many factors, chief among them being the basic biological features of the crop (it is a long-lived perennial) and the traits to be assessed (mainly yield, thus mature palms need to be produced). Trialling is the next step after breeders have...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book chapter
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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)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reproductive system.

This chapter describes the anatomy of the ovaries and testes, sexual maturity, ovarian development, the oestrous cycle, fertilization, pregnancy, embryonic and fetal development, sex determination, lactation, genetics, inheritance and some reproductive and congenital conditions in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vignettes of the history of genetics.

This chapter enumerates historical developments in genetics up to the 21st century, starting from Mendelism, the rise of Drosophila and cytogenetics to mutation, non-nuclear inheritance, pleiotropy and transformation. The future of genetics is mentioned, indicating that the role of quantitative...

Author(s)
Rédei, G. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Saving seeds for planting and sharing.

Most seed saving is relatively easy, and many gardeners already know how to do it. But the key to getting the most out of saving and sharing garden seeds is understanding how these affect diversity and adaptation, and what that means to people and the communities. This chapter focuses on concepts...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Embryonic development of the avian integument.

The skin and its appendages, such as feathers and scales, form the interface between a bird and its environment. The size, number and distribution of feathers and the structure of the skin are defined during embryonic development through interactions between the dermal and epidermal tissues. A...

Author(s)
Headon, D.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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