The Methodology of Plant Genetic Manipulation

The Methodology of Plant Genetic Manipulation : Criteria for Decision Making

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A range of techniques is available to the plant breeder today to complement classical breeding methods. The options are based on the integration of advances in plant cell biology with those in plant molecular biology. Plant cell, tissue and organ cultures provide efficient systems for transformation, for the achievement of wide crosses and for the production of variation through spontaneous and induced mutation, while permitting effective isolation of desired genotypes by in vitro selection. This volume presents a critical appraisal of the methodologies of plant genetic manipulation for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and plant breeders, and provides guidance on the choice of breeding options. The latter depends on the breeding system of the crop, the breeding objective and the tissue culture systems applicable to the target genotype(s).
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  • Hardback | 486 pages
  • 209.55 x 230 x 25.4mm | 1,328.93g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Reprinted from Euphytica 85:1- ed.
  • index
  • 0792336879
  • 9780792336877

Table of contents

Special Lecture: Genetic manipulation in plant breeding - prospects and limitations; C.N. Law. Comparison of Genetic Transformation Techniques. Target Traits for Genetic Manipulation. Methods for the Production of Wide Crosses. Exploitation of Somaclonal Variation and Mutagenesis. Selection and Evaluation of Genetically Manipulated Plants. Rationalization of Plant Improvement Techniques.
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... a valuable supplement to every text book in the field of plant genetic manipulation. ... highly recommended. .. very valuable for university teachers who want to provide some basic literature for their graduate students ...' Journal of Plant Physiology, 150 (1997) The book succeeds in its aim of presenting a clear and comprehensive view of highly dynamic area of applied plant science.' Scientia Horticulturae, 68 (1997)
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