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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 Conventional and molecular breeding in fig.

Breeding strategies in fig are classified as either classical breeding or modern strategies. Modern strategies hold promise for increasing selection efficiency. They include marker-assisted selection, mutation breeding, transgenic plant development, and, recently, genome-editing approaches using...

Author(s)
Peer, R.; Namdar, D.; Modi, A.; Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding in wheat, maize and sorghum: strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield.

This book contains 29 chapters focusing on wheat, maize and sorghum molecular breeding. It aims to contribute the latest understandings of the molecular and genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance, yield and quality improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum to develop strategies for improving...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
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Cover for What does it take to develop a nematicide today and for the future?

There are three major drivers for the development of a next-generation chemical nematicide. The first key element of a new nematicide is strong intrinsic potency against all economically relevant plant parasitic nematodes to ensure maximum protection leading to best return on investment for this...

Author(s)
Gaberthüel, M.; Slaats, B.; Goll, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding strategies to enhance abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvement in wheat, maize and sorghum.

This chapter provides information on the various molecular breeding strategies to enhance abiotic stress tolerance and yield improvement in wheat, maize and sorghum, such as marker-assisted selection, marker-assisted backcross breeding, marker-assisted recurrent selection and genome-wide selection.

Author(s)
Yacoubi, I.; Hamdi, K.; Brini, F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving waterlogging tolerance in wheat.

This chapter summarizes the current understanding of the response of wheat to waterlogging stress, the genetic control of uptake and transport of macro- and micronutrients, and the QTLs and genes associated with tolerance mechanisms. Potential targets for molecular breeding through marker-assisted...

Author(s)
Mason, R. E.; Roberts, T. L.; Boyles, R.; Acuna, A.; Arguello, M. N.; Ballesteros, D.; Subramanian, N.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving aluminium resistance in wheat.

This chapter aims at describing the main physiological mechanisms associated with aluminium (Al) resistance in wheat and how the research about these mechanisms has evolved to its current status. Practical aspects of phenotyping and using the molecular basis to increase Al resistance, which can be...

Author(s)
Pereira, J. F.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for enhancing iron and zinc content in wheat grains.

This chapter provides information on the importance of biofortification as a cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to increase micronutrient contents in plants. The merging of breeding approaches with genetic engineering techniques, such as quantitative trait locus analysis,...

Author(s)
Lovenpreet Kaur; Natasha Sharma; Monika Garg
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent advancements of molecular breeding and functional genomics for improving nitrogen-, phosphorus- and potassium-use efficiencies in wheat.

This chapter discusses the importance and implications of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as essential nutrients and the application of molecular breeding and functional genomics for improving nutrient-use efficiency in wheat are presented. Improvement of nutrient-use efficiency through genetic...

Author(s)
Maharajan, T.; Roch, G. V.; Ceasar, S. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tools for transforming wheat breeding: genomic selection, rapid generation advance and database-based decision support.

This chapter discusses the increased implications in the current breeding methodology of wheat, such as rapid evolution of new sequencing and genotyping technologies, automation of phenotyping, sequencing and genotyping methods and increased use of prediction and machine learning methods. Some of...

Author(s)
Rosyara, U. R.; Dreher, K.; Basnet, B. R.; Dreisigacker, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
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