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Breeding Major Food Staples

Edited by Manjit Kang P. M. Priyadarshan 
Blackwell  October 2007  



Hardback  456 pp  ISBN 9780813818351      £125.00
As the world's population increases the need to produce greater quantities of major staple crops such as wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, sweet potato, barley, and banana in order to sufficiently feed the people of the world continues to grow. Breeding Major Food Staples covers improving yields and quality of these crops through breeding and the use of molecular biology tools such as gene transfer, genome mapping, biofortification, and bioinformatics. This book will be an important reference for anyone working in crop breeding.

Contents

Foreword (G.S. Khush) Preface (Kang & Priyadarshan)

I. General Topics

Introduction: Genetic Enhancement of Polyploid Crops Using Tools of Classical Cytogenetics and Modern Biotechnology
Chapter 1: Breeding Methodologies: Classic and Modern (Kang et al.)
Chapter 2: Biofortification (Pfeiffer & McClafferty)
Chapter 3: Bioinformatics (Edwards)

II. Cereals and Oil/Protein Crops

Chapter 4: Wheat (Singh & Trethowan)
Chapter 5: Rice (Virmani & Ilyas-Ahmed)
Chapter 6: Barley (Ceccarelli et al.)
Chapter 7: Corn (Johnson)
Chapter 8: Soybean (Cianzio)

III. Carbohydrate Suppliers: Root Crops and Banana

Chapter 9: Potato (Bradshaw)
Chapter 10: Sweetpotato (Tan et al.)
Chapter 11: Cassava (Ceballos et al.)
Chapter 12: Banana (Pillay & Tripathi)

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