Molecular Plant Breeding

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CABI, 2010 - Science - 734 pages
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Now available in paper, Molecular Plant Breeding provides an integrative overview of issues from basic theories to their applications to crop improvement. Chapters include discussions of breeding methodology, quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics and present statistical issues related to gene mapping, marker-assisted selection and genotype by environment interactions in clear and concise language. Providing an integrated profile of molecular breeding in plants, this book will be an essential resource for researchers and students involved in plant biology and breeding, genetics and applied genomics.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Markers and Maps
21
Omics and Arrays
59
4 Populations in Genetics and Breeding
113
Management Evaluation and Enhancement
151
Theory
195
Practice
249
Colour plate
270
10 Genotypebyenvironment Interaction
381
11 Isolation and Functional Analysis of Genes
417
12 Gene Transfer and Genetically Modified Plants
458
13 Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Variety Protection
501
14 Breeding Informatics
550
15 Decision Support Tools
599
References
627
Index
717

Theory
286
Practice
336

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Yunbi Xu received his PhD. in genetics and plant breeding (1993, Zhejiang Agricultural University) and B.S. in agronomy (1982, Huazhong Agricultural College). He is now a molecular maize breeder and head of Applied Biotechnology Center, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Before that, he worked as an assistant/associate professor and deputy director of Department of Agronomy, Zhejiang Agricultural University; postdoctoral and research associate at Cornell University; and plant molecular biologist and molecular rice breeder at RiceTec, Inc., Texas. Dr. Xu has published 30 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 11 book chapters/proceedings, and 32 poster presentations. He delivered 21 talks at international conferences/symposia/workshops. He serves as an editor for three international journals (Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Molecular Breeding, and International Journal of Plant Genomics). During past 15 years, Dr. Xu has focused his research in genetic mapping, marker development, marker-assisted selection, and development of molecular breeding platforms.