Plant Breeding Reviews (Plant Breeding Reviews Volume 35)

Plant Breeding Reviews (Plant Breeding Reviews Volume 35)

By: Jules Janick (editor)Hardback

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Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. The series is sponsored by the American Society for Horticultural Science and appears in the form of one or two volumes per year.

About Author

Jules Janick obtained his PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding and is a Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University.


Contributors ix 1. Dedication: Molly M. Jahn Plant Breeder and Geneticist 1 I. L. Goldman I. Biographical Sketch 1 II. Research Program 5 III. Teaching 7 IV. Administration 7 V. Awards and Recognition 9 VI. The Woman 9 Literature Cited 10 Selected Publications of Molly M. Jahn 10 Germplasm Releases and Patents 16 2. History, Evolution, and Domestication of Brassica Crops 19 Shyam Prakash, Xiao-Ming Wu, and S. R. Bhat I. Introduction 21 II. Archetypes and Evolution of Basic Genomes and Derived Allopolyploids 25 III. Ethnobotany, Origin, and Domestication 36 IV. Concluding Remarks 67 Acknowledgments 70 Literature Cited 71 3. Melon Landraces of India: Contributions and Importance 85 Narinder P. S. Dhillon-, Antonio J. Monforte, Michel Pitrat, Sudhakar Pandey, Praveen Kumar Singh, Kathleen R. Reitsma, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Abhishek Sharma, and James D. McCreight I. Introduction 88 II. First Contribution of Indian Melon Germplasm to the U.S. Melon Breeding Programs 90 III. Useful Traits from Indian Melons 92 IV. Genetic Diversity 120 V. Melon Breeding 123 VI. Future Role of Indian Melon Germplasm and Conclusions 130 Acknowledgments 133 Literature Cited 133 4. Transgenic Vegetable Crops: Progress, Potentials, and Prospects 151 Joao Silva Dias and Rodomiro Ortiz I. World Vegetable Production 153 II. Case for Transgenic Vegetables 154 III. Case Studies 164 IV. GM Vegetables and Integrated Pest Management 218 V. Outlook 221 Literature Cited 224 5. Millets: Genetic and Genomic Resources 247 Sangam Dwivedi, Hari Upadhyaya, Senapathy Senthilvel, Charles Hash, Kenji Fukunaga, Xiamin Diao, Dipak Santra, David Baltensperger, and Manoj Prasad I. Introduction 251 II. Nutritional Quality and Food, Feed, Medicinal, and Other Uses 269 III. Domestication, Phylogenetic, and Genomic Relationships 277 IV. Assessing Patterns of Diversity in Germplasm Collections 284 V. Identifying Germplasm with Beneficial Traits 300 VI. Genomic Resources 316 VII. Enhancing Use of Germplasm in Cultivar Development 321 VIII. From Trait Genetics to Association Mapping to Cultivar Development Using Genomics 332 IX. Conclusions and Future Prospects 344 Acknowledgments 347 Literature Cited 347 Subject Index 377 Cumulative Subject Index 379 Cumulative Contributor Index 401 ??

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  • ISBN13: 9781118096796
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9781118096796
  • weight: 724
  • ISBN10: 1118096797
  • edition: Volume 35

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