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Plant Breeding from Laboratories to Fields

Edited by Sven Bode Andersen

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Breeding of crop plants to make them more adapted to human agricultural systems has been on-going during domestication the last 10 000 years. However, only recently with the invention of the Mendelian principles of genetics and the subsequent development of quantitative genetics during the twentieth century has such genetic crop improvement become based on a general theory. During the last 50 years plant breeding has entered a molecular era based on molecular tools to analyse DNA, RNA and proteins and associate such molecular results with plant phenotype. These marker trait associations develop fast to enable more efficient breeding. However, they still leave a major part of breeding to be performed through selection of phenotypes using quantitative genetic tools. The ten chapters of this book illustrate this development.

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Plant Breeding from Laboratories to FieldsEdited by Sven Bode Andersen

Published: May 22nd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3362

ISBN: 978-953-51-1090-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5372-6

Copyright year: 2013

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67196 Total Chapter Downloads

93 Crossref Citations

112 Web of Science Citations

204 Dimensions Citations


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1. Genomic in situ Hybridization in Triticeae: A Methodological Approach

By Sandra Patussi Brammer, Santelmo Vasconcelos, Liane Balvedi Poersch, Ana Rafaela Oliveira and Ana Christina Brasileiro-Vidal


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2. SRAP Molecular Marker Technology in Plant Science

By Genyi Li, Peter B. E. McVetty and Carlos F. Quiros


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3. Molecular Markers and Marker-Assisted Breeding in Plants

By Guo-Liang Jiang


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4. Genetic Dissection of Blackleg Resistance Loci in Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)

By Harsh Raman, Rosy Raman and Nick Larkan


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5. Marker Assisted Selection for Common Bean Diseases Improvements in Tanzania: Prospects and Future Needs

By George Muhamba Tryphone, Luseko Amos Chilagane, Deogracious Protas, Paul Mbogo Kusolwa and Susan Nchimbi-Msolla


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6. Breeding for Drought Resistance Using Whole Plant Architecture — Conventional and Molecular Approach

By H.E. Shashidhar, Adnan Kanbar, Mahmoud Toorchi, G.M. Raveendra, Pavan Kundur, H.S. Vimarsha, Rakhi Soman, Naveen G. Kumar, Berhanu Dagnaw Bekele and P. Bhavani


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7. Breeding to Improve Symbiotic Effectiveness of Legumes

By Vladimir A. Zhukov, Oksana Y. Shtark, Alexey Y. Borisov and Igor A. Tikhonovich


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8. Opium Poppy: Genetic Upgradation Through Intervention of Plant Breeding Techniques

By Brij Kishore Mishra, Anu Rastogi, Ameena Siddiqui, Mrinalini Srivastava, Nidhi Verma, Rawli Pandey, Naresh Chandra Sharma and Sudhir Shukla


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9. Castor Breeding

By Máira Milani and Márcia Barreto de Medeiros Nóbrega


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10. Participatory Plant Quality Breeding: An Ancient Art Revisited by Knowledge Sharing. The Portuguese Experience

By Maria Carlota Vaz Patto, Pedro Manuel Mendes-Moreira, Mara Lisa Alves, Elsa Mecha, Carla Brites, Maria do Rosário Bronze and Silas Pego


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