plant breeder Books

  • Plant Nitrogen

    Jointly published with INRA, Paris.This book covers all aspects of the transfer of nitrogen from the soil and air to a final resting place in the seed protein of a crop plant. It describes the physiological and molecular mechanisms of ammonium and nitrate transport and assimilation, including symbiotic nitrogen fixation by the Rhizobiacea. Amino ...

  • Plant breeding and farmer participation

    This book complements the traditional approach to plant breeding by addressing a number of issues specifically related to the participation of farmers in a plant breeding programme, and provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social ...

  • Quantitative and Ecological Aspects of Plant Breeding

    This fourth book in the Plant Breeding Series introduces the techniques required to analyse the quantitative genetical variation confronting all plant breeders. It clearly describes the methods available to handle complex characters and their responses to the stresses and constraints imposed on them by the environment. The book focuses on ...

  • Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

    This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their biotechnological applications. The work is a key reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate ...

  • Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

    Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their practical applications from biotechnological perspectives.Volume 1 deals with the plant model ...

  • Advances in Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    The discovery of haploid Datura plants in 1964 initiated great excitement in plant breeding and genetics communities. Recent years have witnessed a resurgence in activities especially in developing protocols, identifying genes and mechanisms and large scale commercial take up.The identification of controlling genes has driven functional genomic ...

  • Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

    Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their biotechnological applications.Volume 2 focuses on development-related areas, including tissue ...

  • Collecting plant genetic diversity : technical guidelines

    Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development, and cultures from ancient times to the present day have exploited biodiversity. With the advent of scientific breeding, new plant varieties have been developed. Plant breeders are dependent upon the availability of a large pool of diverse genetic material represented by local races and wild ...

  • Improvement of Crop Plants for Industrial End Uses

    Advanced biotechnologies enable breeders to produce a whole generation of new crops for specialist needs ('designer crops'), including raw materials for the energy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. This book provides concerns useful to promote an increase of the productivity of crops by using functional genomics (to understand the ...

  • Genotype x environment interactions. Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding and cultivar recommendations (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersGenotype x environment interactions, leading to inconsistency of best-yielding material across cropping environments, challenges plant breeders and complicates cultivar recommendation. However, it may also offer opportunities, e.g. raising yields through material specifically adapted to a given ...

  • Advances in Rice Blast Research

    Advances in Rice Blast Research provides a complete overview of the research undertaken on the rice-blast pathosystem. This book gathers in one volume the most recent works on rice blast fungus genetics and molecular biology of pathogenicity, rice blast fungus population studies, and genetics and molecular biology of rice resistance to blast, ...

  • Brassica

    Recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have opened new avenues for the improvement of crop plants in the genus 'Brassica' - oilseeds and vegetables of worldwide economic importance. This volume reviews advances in various areas of 'Brassica' biotechnology. It covers the use of rapid-cycle brassicas, tissue culture and gene transfer, ...

  • Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production

    This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplasm has to be subjected to long-term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement ...

  • Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Disease

    This book will awaken the interest of breeders, phytopathologists, environmentalists, extension services, plant virologists, entomologists and molecular biologists. It deals both with the epidemiological aspects of the disease and with integrated pest management in the field. It discusses the efforts aimed at breeding tomato plants resistant to ...

  • Haploids in Crop Improvement II

    Doubled haploid technology is an important tool for plant breeding. It allows for significant time reduction in the achievement of homozygous breeding lines of value in crop improvement. This volume provides an excellent overview of haploid induction and the application of doubled haploids. The authors emphasize advances made in the understanding ...

  • Flower Breeding and Genetics

    Flowers are essential crops which beautify interiorscapes, outdoor landscapes and enhance human health. Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture world-wide with many highly profitable crops. Such a diversity of new and domesticated flower crops is created by public and private sector flower breeders. This book ...

  • The Elms

    Elms occur, both naturally and cultivated, throughout much of the temperate world. Because of their high tolerance to extreme growing conditions and their widespread distribution, elms have been widely planted in cities, towns and rural areas throughout North America and northern Europe. As such, their current demise due to several pandemics ...

  • Transgenic Crops VI

    Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for crop improvement. The status of crop biotechnology before 2001 was reviewed in Transgenic Crops I-III, but recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have prompted the need for new volumes. Following Transgenic Crops IV (2007) on cereals, vegetables, root crops, herbs, and spices, and Transgenic ...

  • Maximising the Use of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture

    Incorporating contributions from microbiologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders and soil scientists this volume reports the results and recommendations of an FAO/IAEA meeting of twelve experts on biological nitrogen fixation. This volume will be invaluable to scientists working on nitrogen fixation, soil microbiology, agronomy and crop ...

  • Fodder oats: a world overview (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book, well illustrated, brings together information on the state of fodder oats worldwide, and is aimed mainly at agronomists and extension workers. It contains a series of regional studies focusing on oats used as fodder rather than grain. Oats are well adapted to areas of mild winters or ...

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