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CAB Reviews

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Increasing global population combined with a changing climate is placing pressure on global plant production systems, and rapid leafy and woody plant improvement is required to meet the demands of the future. Conventional breeding is time-consuming, especially in woody plants, and potential new...

Author(s)
Parsons, J. D.; MacKay, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 007, pp 1-12

Plant breeding is a multidisciplinary scientific activity with tool development as driving force. It is clear from history that availability of genetic variation and selection methods are bottom lines for variety development. The genetic source of traditional plant breeding is restricted to...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 056, pp 1-10

Pulses play a significant role in world agriculture because they provide a protein-rich diet to poor and marginal sections of population, especially in developing nations. However, pulse production all over the world has been stagnant for several reasons: a narrow genetic base, susceptibility to...

Author(s)
Babu, R.; Nair, S. K.; Gupta, H. S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 129, pp 5 pp.

Germplasm maintenance is considered first, under the headings conservation and distribution. In vitro techniques have facilitated efficient germplasm conservation, thus avoiding the risks inherent in conserving germplasm in the field, and also allow the distribution of virus free and pathogen...

Author(s)
Golmirzaie, A. M.; Ghislain, M.
Citation
Plant Breeding Abstracts, 1995, 65, 4, pp 469-470

Recent developments on the molecular aspects of the determinants of root-nodulation specificity in Rhizobium are reviewed. Of particular interest is the identification of the nature of some of the chemical signals that are exchanged between bacterium and plant during the symbiotic process. These...

Author(s)
Wilkinson, B.; Iyer, V. N.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1993, 5, 10, pp 363N-368N

Agrobacterium tumefaciens has become invaluable for the transformation of many dicotyledonous plants. However, transformation efficiency is dependent on several factors including cultivar, the preculture of plant explants and the strain of Agrobacterium used. A number of reports describe modified...

Author(s)
Higgins, E. S.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1992, 4, 11, pp 341N-346N

The use of Agrobacterium as a vector for transforming Linum usitatissimum (linseed or flax) is reviewed. Problems with false-positive 'escapes' in transformation experiments are considered. Peeling the epidermis from the hypocotyl or preculturing on regeneration medium reduces the number of...

Author(s)
McHughen, A.
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1992, 4, 2, pp 53N-56N

The most significant elements in the evolution of legumes are examined. Although 3 subfamilies are recognized by many authorities, it is mainly the Papilionoideae which have been extensively affected by domestication. The domestication of grain legumes has involved changes in growth form, life...

Author(s)
Smartt, J.
Citation
Plant Breeding Abstracts, 1990, 60, 7, pp 725-731

The involvement of the International Potato Center (CIP) in collaborative research on potatoes and sweet potatoes is explained. CIP's strategies include planning conferences, international research contracts, involvement in regional research programmes and establishment of collaborative research...

Author(s)
Dodds, J. H.; Horton, D.
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1989, 1, 6, pp 903-906

Early attempts at protoplast fusion in cereals and Petunia are described, and the development of this work and studies of the Agrobacterium Ti plasmid and plant viruses over 2 decades is explained. The importance of research group momentum, stimulated by continuity of funding and wide ranging...

Author(s)
Cocking, E. C.
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1989, 1, 4, pp 511-514

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