Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

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CRC Press, Oct 7, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 488 pages
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Outlining successful breeding techniques to augment the yields of the world's major crops, this reference analyzes the physiological and genetic basis for past and potential future increases in crop yields.;Covering crops with wide differences in morphology, photosynthetic rates, and nitrogen metabolisms, Genetic Improvement of Field Crops: investigates the changes produced by breeders in the physiological attributes affecting wheat grain yield and nitrogen content during the last century; discusses those crop characteristics of oats that have already been altered or might be manipulated through breeding to further increase yield potential; describes several genetic factors responsible for both yield potential and stress resistance in barley; offers insights into the relationship between increases in the yield potential and stress tolerance of corn; examines the evolution of sunflower crop yields and yield stability and estimates the contribution of improved cultivars; evaluates the effects of breeding on tuber characteristics related to the crop growth and yield of the potato; elucidates the possibilities for simultaneous improvement of yield and fiber strength in cotton; and identifies the features to be considered in the development of high yielding varieties of rice for different agricultural systems.;Providing nearly 1600 key literature citations allowing further in-depth study of particular topics, Genetic Improvement of Field Crops is for plant physiologists and breeders, crop and agricultural scientists, agronomists, biochemists, geneticists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
 

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Contents

WheatBreeding Achievements
5
HI Perspectives for Future Breeding
43
Concluding Remarks
53
Genetic Gains and Associated
69
Guidelines for Further Increases in Productivity Based
76
Progress in Barley Breeding
95
Crosses and Selection Methods
135
Conclusions
159
Physiological Characteristics Related to Yield Improvement
287
Strategies for Further Improvement
305
Genetic Contributions to Yield in Cotton
321
Cotton Breeding
327
Upland Cotton Yields in the United States
333
Yield Compenents Responsible for Increased Lint
353
Genetic Improvement and Associated Physiological Changes
361
Tuber Characteristics Related to Potential Crop Growth
367

Physiological Basis of the Genetic Improvement of Corn
183
The Crop Canopy
202
The Leaf Level
209
Physiological Attributes
237
Photosynthesis and Associated Traits
243
Physiological Modeling
263
Crop Characteristics Modified by Breeding
374
Concluding Remarks
392
Genetic Improvement in Physiological Traits of Rice Yield
413
Resistance to Insect Pests
437
Index
457
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