Molecular Marker Systems in Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement

  • Horst Lörz
  • Gerhard Wenzel

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Basics

  3. Specific Crops

  4. Breeding Strategies and Silviculture Based on Markers

  5. Legal Aspects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 473-476

About this book


Successful release of new and better crop varieties increasingly requires genomics and molecular biology. This volume presents basic information on plant molecular marker techniques from marker location up to gene cloning. The text includes a description of technical approaches in genome analysis such as comparison of marker systems, positional cloning, and array techniques in 19 crop plants. A special section focuses on converting this knowledge into general and specific breeding strategies, particularly in relation to biotic stress. Theory and practice of marker assisted selection for QTL, gene pyramiding and the future of MAS are summarized and discussed for maize, wheat, and soybean. Furthermore, approaches in silviculture on the examples of Fagus, Populus, Eucalyptus, Picea and Abies are presented. The volume ends with a comprehensive review of the patents relevant for using molecular markers and marker assisted selection.


Biotechnologie, Pflanzen DNA marker Fruit Genotyp Landwirtschaft Nucleotide Pflanzenzüchtung Silviculture agriculture cloning crop improvement molecular markers pisum sativum l. plant breeding wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Lörz
    • 1
  • Gerhard Wenzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Biozentrum Klein Flottbek, Zentrum für Angewandte Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (AMP II)Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Pflanzenbau und PflanzenzüchtungTechnische Universität MünchenFreising-WeihenstephanGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20689-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26538-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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