Genetic Improvement of Tropical Crops

  • Hugo Campos
  • Peter D.S. Caligari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Enabling Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joanne K. Stringer, Felicity C. Atkin, Salvador A. Gezan
      Pages 3-17
    3. Luís Felipe Ventorim Ferrão, Rodomiro Ortiz, Antonio Augusto Franco Garcia
      Pages 19-54
  3. Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Gregory O. Edmeades, Walter Trevisan, B. M. Prasanna, Hugo Campos
      Pages 57-109
    3. Kshirod K. Jena, Eero A. J. Nissila
      Pages 111-127
    4. Hernan Ceballos, Clair H. Hershey
      Pages 129-180
    5. Robert O. M. Mwanga, Maria I. Andrade, Edward E. Carey, Jan W. Low, G. Craig Yencho, Wolfgang J. Grüneberg
      Pages 181-218
    6. Allan Brown, Robooni Tumuhimbise, Delphine Amah, Brigitte Uwimana, Moses Nyine, Hassan Mduma et al.
      Pages 219-240
    7. Brian P. Forster, Baihaqui Sitepu, Umi Setiawati, Eddy S. Kelanaputra, Fazrin Nur, Heru Rusfiandi et al.
      Pages 241-290
    8. Marvellous Zhou
      Pages 291-308
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 309-320

About this book


This book provides a fresh, updated perspective of the current status and perspectives in genetic improvement of a diverse array of tropical crops. The first part covers aspects which are relevant across crops, namely how to maximize the use of genetic information through modern bioinformatic approaches and how to use statistics as a tool to sustain increased genetic gains and breeding efficiency. The second part of the book provides an updated view of some seed-propagated crops, such as rice, maize and oil palm, as well as crops propagated through vegetative means such as sweet potato, cassava, banana and sugarcane. Each chapter addresses the main breeding objectives, markets served, current breeding approaches, biotechnology, genetic progress observed, and in addition a glimpse into the future for each of these selected and important tropical crops.


Plant Genetics Plantation crops Tropical crops Vegetatively propagated crops Breeding

Authors and affiliations

  • Hugo Campos
    • 1
  • Peter D.S. Caligari
    • 2
  1. 1.International Potato CenterLimaPeru
  2. 2.Verdant BioscienceGalang, North SumatraIndonesia

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