Heterosis and Hybrid Rice Breeding

  • Sant S. Virmani

Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Sant S. Virmani
    Pages 1-39
  3. Sant S. Virmani
    Pages 111-118
  4. Sant S. Virmani
    Pages 119-135
  5. Sant S. Virmani
    Pages 137-154
  6. Sant S. Virmani
    Pages 155-162
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-189

About this book


Rice is the most important food crop of the developing world and the demand for it is growing. Provided here is a concise account of hybrid breeding in rice, a newly deployed breeding approach to increase the yield. Research on heterosis, male sterility systems, outcrossing mechanisms, disease/insect management, and grain quality considerations in hybrid rice are reviewed.
The book contains a wealth of useful information for practicing hybrid rice breeders, seed producers, researchers, and students of plant breeding.


Heterosis Hybrid Rice Hybridreis Oryza Pflanzenzüchtung Reis plant plant breeding plants rice

Authors and affiliations

  • Sant S. Virmani
    • 1
  1. 1.International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)ManilaPhilippines

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58206-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85115-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-5376
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