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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 Fig genetics, genomics, and transcriptomics.

This chapter presents an overview, starting with classical genetics based on mating experiments, through to entry into molecular genetics with the evaluation of fig genetic resources using DNA marker data, and then on to genomic science based on genome decoding with the advent of NGS. The chapter...

Author(s)
Ikegami, H.; Shirasawa, K.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving heat stress tolerance in wheat.

This paper discusses wheat responses to heat stress (including morphological and growth, cellular structure and physiological responses) and the molecular-genetic bases of heat response in wheat (including topics on mapping quantitative trait loci related to heat tolerance and the role of...

Author(s)
Yu KuoHai; Peng HuiRu; Ni ZhongFu; Yao YingYin; Hu ZhaoRong; Xin MingMing; Sun QiXin
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity, germplasm resources and breeding methods.

This chapter provides information on germplasm resources and biodiversity, cytology, unreduced pollen grains, plant morphology, molecular markers, marker-assisted selection, genome size and genomics, breeding criteria, rootstocks, classical breeding, and breeding through biotechnology of...

Author(s)
Zarei, A.; Zamani, Z.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
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Cover for Biotechnology.

This chapter provides information on the various accomplishments and technological advancements in guava genetic resources made using biotechnological interventions.

Author(s)
Maneesh Mishra; Muthukumar, M.; Sandeep Kumar
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forest-tree population genomics.

This chapter focuses on the use of genomic information to characterize forest tree population diversity, the relationship among populations, and the detection of loci that contribute to their adaptation. Other aspects related to population genetics of tree species, such as geographic variation,...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Forage diversity, conservation and use.

This chapter outlines the scientific and development impacts of forage diversity conservation, characterization and distribution work under the international network of forage collections in CGIAR. The focus for the future will continue to be on the core operations that are essential to conserve...

Author(s)
Hanson, J.; Schultze-Kraft, R.; Peters, M.; Wenzl, P.; Amri, A.; Shehadeh, A.; Yazbek, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
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Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Scandinavian mutation research during the past 90 years - a historical review.

In 1928, the Swedish geneticists Herman Nilsson-Ehle and Åke Gustafsson started to act on their own ideas with the first experiments with induced mutations using diploid barley. They started with X-rays and UV irradiation. Very soon the first chlorophyll mutations were obtained and followed by the...

Author(s)
Lundqvist, U.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Monitoring gene flow from genetically modified soybean to cultivated soybean and wild soybean in China.

With the large-scale commercial planting of genetically modified (GM) crops in the world, the gene flow from GM crops to their wild relatives and its environmental risks have become a hot topic in the field of biosafety of GM organisms (GMOs). Wild soybean is one of the important plant genetic...

Author(s)
Liu LaiPan; Xue Kun; Liu Biao
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247480)
Type
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