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Cover for Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria used in cassava breeding. Information on the other aspects of cassava breeding, such as sexual reproduction and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes, heritability of major...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the selection criteria, sexual reproduction, sterility, crossing techniques, seed production, heritability, genotype × environment interactions, polyploidy breeding, molecular markers, transgenic technologies, and germplasm conservation of yams.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: breeding and genetics.

Modern aroid (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) production is becoming intensive and oriented to the market, which requires cheap, healthy and high-quality products. The aim of taro breeding is to create genotypes that are high yielding, with corms of good eating...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aneuploidy and ploidy in the endosperm: dosage, imprinting, and maternal effects on development.

For nearly 100 years, it has been recognized that changes in the dosage of parts of plant genomes (aneuploidy) impact their development, stature, and vigour, even more than changes in copies of the entire genome (polyploidy). The first studies of aneuploidy and polyploidy, using Datura stramonium,...

Author(s)
Birchler, J. A.; Johnson, A. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in lime breeding and genetics.

This chapter provides an account of germplasm and genetic diversity, and advancement in lime (Rutaceae) breeding and genetics. It also discusses the use of various classical and modern strategies (such as biotechnology and genetic transformation) used for improvements in lime scions and rootstocks. ...

Author(s)
Ali, M. A.; Nawaz, M. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fundamentals of plant biotechnology.

This chapter presents the importance of biotechnology in plant breeding, discussing breeding and mutagenesis, polyploidization, somatic hybridization, transgenesis or genetic modification, and molecular marker technology. The importance of genetically modified organism technology to plant breeding...

Author(s)
Loose, M. de; Depicker, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Uses of TILLING for crop improvement.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the targeting induced local lesions in genomes (TILLING) method in the advancement of crop improvement. The use of TILLING in the identification of useful allelic variants in genes underlying traits of interest to breeders in both diploid and polyploid...

Author(s)
Slade, A. J.; Moehs, C. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant evolution and the origin of crop species.

This book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with the evolutionary processes, describing the chromosome structure, genetic variation, multifactorial genome, polyploidy, gene duplication and speciation. Part 2 deals with the origins of agriculture and the dynamics of plant domestication,...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Polyploidy and gene duplication.

This chapter discusses the factors enhancing the establishment, and the evolutionary advantages, of polyploids. The most commonly implicated advantages, i.e. (i) the effect of nuclear DNA amount on cell size and developmental rate (nucleotypic effects), (ii) the influence of high enzyme levels...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Polyploidy.

This chapter describes polyploidy and discusses the potential of polyploidization in the improvement of food legumes, with emphasis on groundnut, lucerne and soyabean. Information on the mechanism of gene duplication as well as genome restructuring and diploidization (rearrangement within genome)...

Author(s)
Safari, S.; Schlueter, J. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter

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