Rice: Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement

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Wengui Yan, Jinsong Bao
BoD – Books on Demand, Apr 23, 2014 - Medical - 318 pages
Rice is a staple food for half of the worlds population mostly in Asia. Productivity of rice has largely been improved since the Green Revolution in 1960s. Further improvement of rice yield is necessary to keep pace with population growth, which is a challenging task for breeders. This book, Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement, as its name implies, comprehensively reviews current knowledge in germplasm exploration, genetic basis of complex traits, and molecular breeding strategies in rice. In the germplasm part, we highlight the application of wild rice in rice breeding. In the genetics part, most of the complex traits related with yield, disease, quality have been covered. In the improvement part, Chinese experiences in hybrid rice breeding have been summarized together with many molecular breeding practices scattering in different chapters.
 

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Contents

Genes and QTLs Resistant to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses from
59
Rice Germplasm in Korea and Association Mapping
79
Association Mapping of Four Important Traits Using the USDA
105
Identification and Utilization of Elite Genes from Elite
143
Functional Characterization of GenesQTLs for Increasing Rice
177
Current Advances on Genetic Resistance to Rice
195
Rice Straighthead Disease Prevention Germplasm Gene
219
Genes and QTLs for Rice Grain Quality Improvement
239
Chinese Experiences in Breeding ThreeLine TwoLine
279
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