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Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Biofuel crops: production, physiology and genetics.

This book begins with a review of the history of biofuel. It contains chapters that are devoted to emerging technologies for biofuel production, cell wall structure and destructing approaches, cellulosic biofuel crops role in phytoremediation, and feedstock pretreatment methods. Detailed discussion ...

Author(s)
Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book
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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 Mutagenesis.

This chapter describes the generation of mutations with physical and chemical mutagens and discusses the use of this technology in the development of mutant populations with improved agronomic, quality and resistance characteristics as well as in the study of gene functions in food legumes.

Author(s)
Oldach, K. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in molecular research.

This chapter discusses current advances in lentil molecular research. These include: genomics and gene identification; genetic manipulation through transformation; molecular screening of existing germplasm resources; molecular markers; genome and gene mapping; trait mapping, QTL analysis, and...

Author(s)
Ford, R.; Mustafa, B.; Baum, M.; Rajesh, P. N.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Classical genetics and breeding.

This chapter review peach breeding results that are useful for a breeder and those in relation to single (Mendelian) or quantitative characters.

Author(s)
Monet, R.; Bassi, D.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933869)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding, genetics and models.

This chapter focuses on various aspects of Brassica breeding and genetics research. Information is given on genomic characters and taxonomy; floral biology as related to controlled pollination; micropropagation; genomics and mapping; callus culture, fusion and transformation of brassicas. Some...

Author(s)
Dixon, G. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 0851993958)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Functionally associated molecular genetic markers for temperate pasture plant improvement.

The key components for implementation of functionally associated genetic markers in perennial ryegrass and white clover breeding have been established. They include: generation of substantial genomic sequence resources; methods for functional analysis and verification of candidate gene status,...

Author(s)
Forster, J. W.; Cogan, N. O. I.; Dobrowolski, M. P.; Francki, M. G.; Spangenberg, G. C.; Smith, K. F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933821)
Type
Book chapter

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