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Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

Acquaah, George


3. Auflage Dezember 2020
848 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-62632-9
John Wiley & Sons

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The revised edition of the bestselling textbook, covering both classical and molecular plant breeding

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding integrates theory and practice to provide an insightful examination of the fundamental principles and advanced techniques of modern plant breeding. Combining both classical and molecular tools, this comprehensive textbook describes the multidisciplinary strategies used to produce new varieties of crops and plants, particularly in response to the increasing demands to of growing populations. Illustrated chapters cover a wide range of topics, including plant reproductive systems, germplasm for breeding, molecular breeding, the common objectives of plant breeders, marketing and societal issues, and more.

Now in its third edition, this essential textbook contains extensively revised content that reflects recent advances and current practices. Substantial updates have been made to its molecular genetics and breeding sections, including discussions of new breeding techniques such as zinc finger nuclease, oligonucleotide directed mutagenesis, RNA-dependent DNA methylation, reverse breeding, genome editing, and others. A new table enables efficient comparison of an expanded list of molecular markers, including Allozyme, RFLPs, RAPD, SSR, ISSR, DAMD, AFLP, SNPs and ESTs. Also, new and updated "Industry Highlights" sections provide examples of the practical application of plant breeding methods to real-world problems. This new edition:
* Organizes topics to reflect the stages of an actual breeding project
* Incorporates the most recent technologies in the field, such as CRSPR genome edition and grafting on GM stock
* Includes numerous illustrations and end-of-chapter self-assessment questions, key references, suggested readings, and links to relevant websites
* Features a companion website containing additional artwork and instructor resources

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding offers researchers and professionals an invaluable resource and remains the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduates in plant science, particularly those studying plant breeding, biotechnology, and genetics.

Preface xxi

Acknowledgments xxiii

Industry highlights boxes xxv

Industry highlights boxes: Authors xxvii

Section 1 Overview and historical perspectives 1

1 Introduction 3

2 History of plant breeding 23

Section 2 Population and quantitative genetic principles 35

3 Introduction to concepts of population genetics 37

4 Introduction to quantitative genetics 49

Section 3 Reproductive systems 73

5 Introduction to reproduction 75

6 Hybridization 99

7 Clonal propagation and in vitro culture 121

Section 4 Germplasm for breeding 147

8 Variation: types, origin, and scale 149

9 Plant domestication 161

10 Plant genetic resources 175

Section 5 Breeding objectives 209

11 Yield and morphological traits 211

12 Quality traits 231

13 Environmental stress factors and plant breeding 245

14 Breeding for resistance to diseases and insect pests 253

15 Breeding for resistance to abiotic stresses 273

Section 6 Selection methods 295

16 Breeding self-pollinated species 297

17 Breeding cross-pollinated species 329

18 Breeding hybrid cultivars 345

19 Breeding clonally propagated species 359

Section 7 Technologies for linking genes to traits 375

20 Molecular markers 377

21 Mapping of genes 395

22 DNA sequencing and OMICs technologies 409

Section 8 Applications of genetic markers in breeding 437

23 Marker-assisted selection 439

24 Genomic selection and genome-wide association studies 451

Section 9 Mutations and ploidy in plant breeding 465

25 Mutagenesis in plant breeding 467

26 Ploidy in plant breeding 481

Section 10 Genetic molecular modifications in plant breeding 509

27 Breeding genetically modified crops 511

28 Genome editing and other modification technologies 521

29 Paradigm shifts in plant breeding and other non-GM technologies 531

Section 11 Computer-aided applications in plant breeding 543

30 Bioinformatics, big data analytics, and computer simulations in plant breeding 545

Section 12 Variety release process in plant breeding 577

31 Performance evaluation for crop cultivar release 579

32 Seed certification and commercial seed release 597

33 Regulatory and Legal Issues 615

Section 13 Societal issues in plant breeding 633

34 Value-driven concepts and social concerns 635

35 International plant breeding efforts 647

Section 14 Breeding selected crops 667

36 Breeding wheat 669

37 Breeding corn 679

38 Breeding rice 695

39 Breeding sorghum 707

40 Breeding soybean 719

41 Breeding peanut 729

42 Breeding potato 737

43 Breeding cotton 747

44 Breeding tomato 757

Supplementary 1: Plant cellular organization and genetic structure: an overview 767

Supplementary 2: Common statistical methods in plant breeding 781

Glossary of terms 803

Index 807
GEORGE ACQUAAH is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, USA. He is the author of four critically acclaimed textbooks on horticulture, crop production, biotechnology, and plant breeding. He is recipient of the prestigious USDA Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Millennium Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the US.

G. Acquaah, Langston University