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Crop Breeding

Methods and Protocols

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  • © 2014


  • Includes cutting-edge methods and protocols
  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts

Part of the book series: Methods in Molecular Biology (MIMB, volume 1145)

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The recent advent of molecular technologies has changed the way plant breeders identify and select their germplasm as genetic variation can now be assessed at the DNA level. Crop Breeding: Methods and Protocols presents detailed guidelines and tutorials that suit different needs and capacity from small laboratories analyzing molecular markers on a one-by-one basis to the increasingly popular high-throughput protocols for high capacity laboratories. Topics covered include breeding strategy for the selection of an ideal variety or genetic ideo type, protocols for breeders using molecular markers in selection programs and for laboratories providing molecular services to breeding programs, statistical programs and software to aid implementation of molecular data into breeding programs and methodologies that facilitate the generation of genetic diversity and its characterization. Written in the successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and easily accessible, Crop Breeding: Methods and Protocols will help in expanding the use of molecular technologies for the creation of tomorrow’s crop varieties.

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Table of contents (18 protocols)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Adelaide, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Urrbrae, Australia

    Delphine Fleury, Ryan Whitford

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Crop Breeding

  • Book Subtitle: Methods and Protocols

  • Editors: Delphine Fleury, Ryan Whitford

  • Series Title: Methods in Molecular Biology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Humana New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Protocols

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-0445-7Published: 10 May 2014

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-4324-1Published: 24 September 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4939-0446-4Published: 09 May 2014

  • Series ISSN: 1064-3745

  • Series E-ISSN: 1940-6029

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 255

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Plant Sciences, Plant Genetics and Genomics

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