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Haploids in Crop Improvement II

  • C.E. Don Palmer
  • Wilfred A. Keller
  • Ken J. Kasha

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Molecular, Cytological, and Biochemical Aspects of Haploid Embryogenesis

    1. C.E. Don Palmer, Wilfred A. Keller
      Pages 3-9
    2. Tatiana Aionesei, Alisher Touraev, Erwin Heberle-Bors
      Pages 11-34
    3. Svetlana Zoriniants, Alisher S. Tashpulatov, Erwin Heberle-Bors, Alisher Touraev
      Pages 35-52
    4. Christophe Clément, Rajbir S. Sangwan, Brigitte Sangwan-Norreel
      Pages 53-72
    5. Kim Boutilier, Martijn Fiers, Chun-Ming Liu, Apolonia Lonneke H.M. van der Geest
      Pages 73-95
    6. Y. Takahata, H. Fukuoka, K. Wakui
      Pages 153-169
  3. Utilization of Haploids in the Improvement of Specific Crop Species

    1. Wolfgang Friedt, M. Karim Zarhloul
      Pages 191-213
    2. Pierre Devaux, Richard Pickering
      Pages 215-242
    3. Sven B. Andersen
      Pages 243-257
    4. Karin Nichterlein, Renate Horn
      Pages 277-294
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 305-318

About this book

Introduction

Doubled haploid technology is an important tool for plant breeding. It allows for significant time reduction in the achievement of homozygous breeding lines of value in crop improvement.

This volume provides an excellent overview of haploid induction and the application of doubled haploids. The authors emphasize advances made in the understanding of microspore embryogenesis, but treat also advances in gynogenesis and the manipulation of parthenogenetic haploid development.

The text contains a thorough discussion of the application of haploidy to the improvement of a number of species from various families, including Brassicaceae, Poaceae, and Solanaceae. The various methods applicable to these species are described in detail. Each chapter contains critical evaluation of the scientific literature and an extensive list of references. This volume is ideally suited for plant breeders, geneticists, and plant cell biologists.

Keywords

Asteraceae Brassicaceae Chenopodiaceae Embryo Gynogenese Liliaceae Pflanzenzüchtung Poaceae Solanaceae Umbelliferae breeding haploids metabolism molecular aspects plant breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • C.E. Don Palmer
    • 1
  • Wilfred A. Keller
    • 1
  • Ken J. Kasha
    • 2
  1. 1.NRC — Plant Biotechnology InstituteSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Departmenr of Plant AgricultureUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138240
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22224-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26889-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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