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Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement

Edited by Wengui Yan

Agricultural Research Service, United States of America


Jinsong Bao

Zhejiang University, China

Rice is a staple food for half of the worlds population mostly in Asia. Productivity of rice has largely been improved since the Green Revolution in 1960s. Further improvement of rice yield is necessary to keep pace with population growth, which is a challenging task for breeders. This book, Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement, as its name implies, comprehensively reviews current knowledge in germplasm exploration, genetic basis of complex traits, and molecular breeding strategies in rice. In the germplasm part, we highlight the application of wild rice in rice breeding. In the genetics part, most of the complex traits related with yield, disease, quality have been covered. In the improvement part, Chinese experiences in hybrid rice breeding have been summarized together with many molecular breeding practices scattering in different chapters.

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RiceGermplasm, Genetics and ImprovementEdited by Wengui Yan

Published: April 23rd 2014

DOI: 10.5772/51100

ISBN: 978-953-51-1240-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4234-8

Copyright year: 2014

Books open for chapter submissions

30098 Total Chapter Downloads

73 Crossref Citations

94 Web of Science Citations

148 Dimensions Citations


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1. Unraveling the Secrets of Rice Wild Species

By Ehsan Shakiba and Georgia C. Eizenga


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2. Genes and QTLs Resistant to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses from Wild Rice and Their Applications in Cultivar Improvements

By Fantao Zhang and Jiankun Xie


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3. Rice Germplasm in Korea and Association Mapping

By Aye Aye Khaing, Gang Li, Xiao Qiang Wang, Min Young Yoon, Soon Wook Kwon, Chang Yong Lee, Beom Seok Park and Yong Jin Park


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4. Association Mapping of Four Important Traits Using the USDA Rice Mini-Core Collection

By Wengui Yan, Aaron Jackson, Melissa Jia, Wei Zhou, Haizheng Xiong and Rolfe Bryant


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5. Identification and Utilization of Elite Genes from Elite Germplasms for Yield Improvement

By Dawei Xue, Qian Qian and Sheng Teng


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6. Functional Characterization of Genes/QTLs for Increasing Rice Yield Potential

By Jie-Zheng Ying, Yu-Yu Chen and Hong-Wei Zhang


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7. Current Advances on Genetic Resistance to Rice Blast Disease

By Xueyan Wang, Seonghee Lee, Jichun Wang, Jianbing Ma, Tracy Bianco and Yulin Jia


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8. Rice Straighthead Disease – Prevention, Germplasm, Gene Mapping and DNA Markers for Breeding

By Wengui Yan, Karen Moldenhauer, Wei Zhou, Haizheng Xiong and Bihu Huang


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9. Genes and QTLs for Rice Grain Quality Improvement

By Jinsong Bao


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10. Chinese Experiences in Breeding Three-Line, Two-Line and Super Hybrid Rice

By Liyong Cao and Xiaodeng Zhan


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