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Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, And Crop Improvement, Vol. 2

Books from same Author: Ram J Singh and Prem P Jauhar

Books from same Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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    Author(s)Ram J Singh and Prem P Jauhar
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    ISBN9780849314322
    Pages456
    BindingHardbound
    LanguageEnglish
    Publish YearFebruary 2006

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    Taylor & Francis Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, And Crop Improvement, Vol. 2 by Ram J Singh and Prem P Jauhar

    Summarizing landmark research, Volume 2 of this essential series furnishes information on the availability of germplasm resources that breeders can exploit for producing high-yielding cereal crop varieties. Written by leading international experts, this volume offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employing genetic resources to increase the yield of those cereal crops that provide the main source of nutrition for two-thirds of the world. In thirteen succinct chapters, Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Cereals, Volume 2 focuses on wheat, rice, maize, oats, barley, millet, sorghum, and rye, as well as triticale: a wheat and rye hybrid with great potential. An introductory chapter outlines the cytogenetic architecture of cereal crops, describes the principles and strategies of cytogenetics and breeding, and summarizes landmarks in current research. This sets the stage for the ensuing crop-specific chapters. Each chapter generally provides a comprehensive account of the crop, its origin, wild relatives, exploitati