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Plant Breeding Reviews (Horticultural Reviews) (Volume 11)

Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. It is a serial title that appears in the form of one or two volumes per year

Series: Horticultural Reviews (Book 11)

Paperback: 344 pages

Publisher: Wiley; Volume 11 edition (September 27, 1993)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0471573469

ISBN-13: 978-0471573463

Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches

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Activities surrounding plant germplasm have increased in recent years, and changes in federal programs have prompted questions from people within and outside the government. The present volume addresses the many facets of the NPGS including acquisition through preservation; and evaluation to enhancement. Acidic paper. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Contains the latest information on all areas of plant breeding including major horticultural and field crops and such specialties as nuts, mushrooms and trees grown for timber and pulp. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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