Plant Molecular Breeding

1st Edition

H. John Newbury

Blackwell
Published September 29, 2003
Reference - 265 Pages
ISBN 9780849328138 - CAT# SH2813
Series: Sheffield Biological Siences

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Summary

The last few years have seen an explosion of new information and resources in the areas of plant molecular genetics and genomics. As a result of developments such as high throughput sequencing, we now have huge amounts of information available on plant genes. But how does this help people charged with the task of improving crop species to create products with altered functions or improved characteristics?

Plant Molecular Breeding considers ways in which plant breeders can exploit new information, resources, and technology, and gives examples of them in current use. It discusses topics such as marker-assisted breeding, plant genetic engineering, and the effects of plant genomics on breeding for improvements of maize, wheat, roots, and tuber crops.

With wide-reaching relevance to the global issues of breeding plants, particularly staple crops, this volume is intended for researchers and professional in plant genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.

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