An Introduction to Plant Breeding
Jack Brown and Peter Caligari
Plants have been successfully selectively bred for thousands of years, culminating in incredible
yields, quality, resistance and so on that we see in our modern day crops and ornamental plants.
In recent years the techniques used have been rapidly advanced and refined to include molecular,
cell and genetic techniques.
Paperback 224 pp ISBN 9781405133449
An Introduction to Plant Breeding provides comprehensive coverage of the whole area
of plant breeding. Covering modes of reproduction in plants, breeding objectives and schemes, genetics,
predictions, selection, alternative techniques and practical considerations. Each chapter is carefully laid out
in a student friendly way and includes questions for the reader. The book is essential reading for all those studying,
teaching and researching plant breeding.
Chapter 1 - Introduction.
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Chapter 2 - Modes of reproduction and types of cultivar.
Chapter 3 - Breeding objectives.
Chapter 4 - Breeding schemes.
Chapter 5 - Genetics and plant breeding.
Chapter 6 - Predictions.
Chapter 7 - Selection.
Chapter 8 - Alternative techniques
Chapter 9 - Practical considerations.
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