Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects

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Taylor & Francis, May 13, 2003 - Science - 563 pages
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From Abaxial to Zymogram, make sense out of the confusing terminology of plant breeding!

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects is the first comprehensive book that contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This well-organized guide defines all of the jargon surrounding this ever-evolving topic and provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes to make the data easy to access and utilize. It also includes a list of crops, weeds, and other important plants that includes common names, scientific descriptions, chromosome numbers, genome constitution, DNA content, and other data where available.

From the author: “Until now, it has been difficult to find the precise meaning of many terms and to accurately interpret the specific concepts of plant breeding. Most dictionaries and glossaries available have been highly specific or fragmentary, and no attempt has been made to provide a comprehensive compilation of plant breeding terms. My intention in the creation of this book was to include not only the terms of the present, but also some of the terms used during the long history of plant breeding. In order to serve students, teachers, and research workers as well as plant breeders and seed producers, this book is supplemented by breeding schemes, tables, examples, and a list of crop plants including some details.”

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects is an ideal single source for precise definitions of the terms used in:
  • agronomy
  • horticulture
  • forestry
  • seed production
  • genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics, and cytogenetics
  • biotechnology
  • biochemistry
  • mutagenesis
  • biometry
  • botany
  • cytology
  • ecology
  • plant evolution
  • laboratory technologies
If you make the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects a part of your collection, you'll find yourself, your colleagues, and your students referring to it again and again. Order this first-of-its-kind volume today!

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