Reproductive Biology and Plant Breeding

Biologie de la Reproduction et Amélioration des Plantes

  • Yvette Dattée
  • Christian Dumas
  • André Gallais

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Flowering

    1. J. Veuskens, S. Hinnisdaels, C. Lacroix, A. T. Truong, A. Mouras, I. Negrutiu
      Pages 39-47
    2. D. J. Bradley, R. Carpenter, E. S. Coen, L. J. Copsey, S. Doyle, R. Elliott et al.
      Pages 49-58
  4. Gametophytic genes : basic and applied aspects

    1. A. Steinmetz, R. Baltz, C. Domon, N. Dudareva, J. L. Evrard, R. Kräuter
      Pages 59-68
    2. Joseph P. Mascarenhas
      Pages 69-75
    3. David L. Mulcahy, Mirella Sari-Gorla
      Pages 77-85
  5. Natural and artificial male-sterilities

    1. M. Renard, R. Delourme, J. Mesquida, G. Pelletier, C. Primard, L. Boulidard et al.
      Pages 107-119
  6. Doubled haploids in plant breeding

    1. J. M. Dunwell
      Pages 121-130
    2. Joseph F. Petolino
      Pages 131-138
  7. Incompatibility and hybrid production

    1. Philippe Heizmann
      Pages 153-162
    2. Hans-Hubert Kirch, Helgard Kaufmann, Thomas Wemmer, Junqi Liu, Richard D. Thompson
      Pages 163-175
    3. P. Olesen, L. Bruun, P. Steen
      Pages 177-186
  8. Fertilization and its potential

  9. Zygotic embryogenesis

    1. Montserrat Pagès, Maria Pla, Anders B. Jensen, Miguel Angel Freire, Cesar Arenas, Eva Poca et al.
      Pages 215-223
    2. M. Raynal, L. Aspart, P. Gaubier, D. Depigny, F. Grellet, M. Delseny
      Pages 225-234
  10. Apomixis and somatic embryogenesis

    1. N. Michaux-Ferrière, J. Schwendiman
      Pages 247-259
    2. S. C. De Vries, H. Booij, J. Cordewener, F. Van Engelen, M. Hartog, T. Hendriks et al.
      Pages 261-267
  11. Gametes and embryo conservation

  12. Reproductive system and genetic resources

    1. M. T. Clegg, B. K. Epperson, A. H. D. Brown
      Pages 311-323
  13. Reproductive system and heterosis

    1. Carla Frova, Mirella Sari-Gorla
      Pages 335-344
    2. D. de Vienne, A. Leonardi, C. Damerval
      Pages 345-354
    3. A. Charcosset
      Pages 355-369
  14. Reproductive system and variety development

    1. M. J. Kearsey, H. S. Pooni
      Pages 371-385
    2. James Nienhuis, Gavin Sills
      Pages 387-396
  15. Current events on plant breeding

  16. Back Matter
    Pages 433-455

About these proceedings


This volume has been produced for the XI 11th EUCARPIA Congress. EUCARPIA (the European Association for Plant breeding) currently has 1.200 members, including scientists and staff of both publ ic and private organizations. Its aim is to promote scientific and technical research and cooperation In the field of plant breeding, and thereby to contribute to the development of agriculture. Every three years, EUCARPIA organizes a scientific congress. In 1992, the Xilith EUCARPIA Congress will be held In ANGERS (Fran­ ce) and the theme Is "Reproductive biology and plant breeding". Reproduction of plant material Is central to selection. The geneti­ cist, the plant breeder and the seed grower all use sexual and ve­ getative reproduction during the various stages of plant breeding and creation of variety. The possibility of unlimited interspecific reproduction, the use of gametogenesis dysfunction, the creation of auto and allogamy, and the cloning of the best genotypes are the challenges before the plant breeder. To understand how the reproductive system conditions the genetic structure of a population, and to Investigate the relation­ ships between the reproductive mode and the organization of varia­ bility Is a central key to genetic progress. The articles presented In this book review the current state of knowledge of reproductive biology, and Its impact on variety crea­ tion.


Breeding, plants Endoplasmatisches Reticulum Haploide, Pflanzen Haploids, plants Heterosis, Pflanzen Heterosis, plants Hybride, Pflanzen Hybrids, plants Pflanzenvermehrung Pflanzenzüchtung Reproduction, plants development reproductive system;

Editors and affiliations

  • Yvette Dattée
    • 1
  • Christian Dumas
    • 2
  • André Gallais
    • 3
  1. 1.La MinièreG.E.V.E.S.Guyancourt CédexFrance
  2. 2.RCAP INRA 23879Université Lyon IVilleurbanne CédexFrance
  3. 3.Station de Génétique végétaleI.N.A.-P.G.Gif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77000-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76998-6
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