Breeding Field Crops

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Wiley, Jul 25, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 424 pages
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Long recognized as the standard work in its field, this fifth edition of Breeding Field Crops deals with worldwide advances in plant breeding science and practice in recent years. Building on the foundations of earlier editions, this thoroughly revised volume includes expanded coverage on the role increased knowledge of genetics plays in the development of new crop cultivars, and fully explores exciting new developments in molecular biology.


Breeding Field Crops, Fifth Edition, thoroughly covers the field of plant breeding. The latest edition of this venerable text provides a broad overview of the science of plant breeding, and provides students and breeders with essential fundamental information along with a review of current breakthroughs and technologies. This book will be a valuable source of information for anyone involved in the science of plant breeding for years to come.

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Quite rare book with basic to every details. Thanks to the authors.
Tejeswar Rao Gunda, Nath Seeds Ltd, Aurangabad.

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This is one of most reputed book around for plant breeding students. The book is especially suitable for beginners in the area of study. It is equally helpful for graduate students and researchers as an refrence book. Though book has not details on every thing of plant breeding, still covers central theme of breeding field crops.  

About the author (2006)

David A. Sleper, Ph.D, is Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri.

John M. Poehlman was Professor Emeritus, Department of Agronomy at the University of Missouri.

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