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Cover for Varieties and breeding.

This chapter describes the main and minor cultivars, as well as other species and botanical varieties, of pineapple. The genetics and breeding system, including cytogenetics, selection, and rogueing, are discussed. Considerations in hand pollination, seed handling, germination and nursery...

Author(s)
Sanewski, G. M.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Junghans, D. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pollen-style (in)compatibility: development of autogamous cultivars.

This paper presents studies on almond self-incompatibility and self-compatibility done by pollination trials. The genetics and origin of self-compatibility are discussed, as well as the inbreeding effects on self-compatibility. The pollen component of self-incompatibility and the breeding of...

Author(s)
Socias i Company, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ion implantation mutagenesis.

This chapter covers the underlying principles (energy loss, mass depositing reaction, charge exchange, and dose and dose response) and technical aspects (facility, and methods in sample preparation and treatment) of ion implantation mutagenesis, and discusses its application in plant breeding and...

Author(s)
Feng, H. Y.; Yu, Z. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics and plant breeding of allium crops.

This chapter reviews: the chromosomes; breeding systems; genetics; genetic linkage maps; genomics; hybrid vigour; genetic male sterility and hybrid breeding; techniques of breeding and cultivar improvement; pollination control in breeding; breeding objectives in edible alliums; selection methods...

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivars and plant improvement.

This chapter summarizes research on cultivar development, cultivar identification, genetic analysis and genetic improvement in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan, and describes litchi cultivars in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Huang XuMing; Liu ChengMing
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996965)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular analysis of the origin and domestication of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Theobroma cacao</i> L.

An experiment was conducted to analyse the relationship between Central and South American cacao cultivars Ancient Criollo, Modern Criollo, Trinitario, Amelonado, Guyana Forastero, Upper Amazon Forastero and hybrids with at least one Upper Amazon Forastero parent. The average number of alleles was...

Author(s)
Motamayor, J. C.; Lanaud, C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995225)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Molecular analysis of wild plant germplasm: the case of tea tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Melaleuca alternifolia</i>).

This chapter describes the applications of microsatellite markers in the following aspects of the characterization of native Australian populations of M. alternifolia: varietal improvement, conservation, genetic analysis and phenotyping.

Author(s)
Lee, L. S.; Rossetto, M.; Homer, L.; Henry, R. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 0851995152)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using molecular information for decision support in wheat breeding.

Software is being developed to integrate information from pedigrees, agronomic performance and molecular characteristics of wheat and other crops. This system can be used as the basis of a comprehensive decision support for plant breeders. In this chapter, some of these software and their...

Author(s)
Eagles, H. A.; Cooper, M.; Shorter, R.; Fox, P. N.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 0851995152)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Involvement of ABA and GAs in the regulation of dormancy in developing sorghum seeds.

The participation of the hormone abscisic acid (ABA) in the control of dormancy of developing seeds is well documented for a number of species. It has recently been demonstrated that the degree of dormancy of developing sorghum seeds also depends on the extent to which ABA action is counterbalanced ...

Author(s)
Benech-Arnold, R. L.; Enciso, S.; Sánchez, R. A.; Carrari, F.; Perez-Flores, L.; Iusem, N.; Steinbach, H.; Lijavetzky, D.; Bottini, R.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851994040)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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