Selection Methods in Plant Breeding

Written for plant breeders, researchers and post-graduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of the methods and underlying theoretical foundations used for selection in plant breeding programmes. The authors review basic elements of population and quantitative genetic theory, and co...

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Main Authors: Bos, Izak, Caligari, Peter (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2008, 2008
Edition:2nd ed. 2008
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Written for plant breeders, researchers and post-graduate students, this book provides a comprehensive review of the methods and underlying theoretical foundations used for selection in plant breeding programmes. The authors review basic elements of population and quantitative genetic theory, and consider in a unique way the tackling of the problems presented by soil heterogeneity and intergenotypic competition when selecting quantitative characters. The efficacy of different methods with regard to developing new varieties of crops are discussed for different modes of reproduction. This work provides a sound basis for informed decision making within the process of a selection programme
Physical Description:XII, 461 p online resource
ISBN:9781402063701