Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

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Wiley, Nov 1, 2006 - Science - 584 pages
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Until recently, plant breeders have depended primarily on classical tools to develop new and improved products for producers and consumers. However, with the advent of biotechnology, breeders are increasingly incorporating molecular tools in their breeding work. In recognition of the current state of methods and their application, this text introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding.

Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in this state of the art text. The final 8 chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops. In addition, over 25 plant breeders share their professional experiences while illustrating concepts in the text.

Features include:

  • Comprehensive presentation of both classical and molecular plant breeding tools
  • Industry highlight essays from over 25 professional plant breeders
  • Chapter introductions, summaries and discussion questions
  • Easy reference glossary
  • Reference chapters on breeding 8 of the largest and most common crops

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Dear Sir,
Seems to be a very good read containing simple yet descriptive , explainatory chapters with certain new easy insertions which make it with more modern alongwith good common examples
embeded in,
I think its very useful from theory as well as practically applied cleared ideas of breeding techniques.
Thanks Author Dr Acquaah,,,,,,for such a great piece of literary addition in Plant Breeding World.
Thank yoy indeed!
--Dr. AM Dethe
(Hope I'll get its copy in our Library or from yourself there..)

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About the author (2006)

George Acquaah is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Langston University. He is the author of four critically acclaimed textbooks, and has received numerous awards, including 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.

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