Systems for Cytogenetic Analysis in Vicia Faba L.

Proceedings of a Seminar in the EEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Plant Productivity, held at Wye College, 9–13 April 1984

  • G. P. Chapman
  • S. A. Tarawali

Part of the Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology book series (AABI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Papers

  3. Intact and Broken Chromosomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. S. A. Tarawali, M. R. Martin, P. M. Allington
      Pages 15-27
    3. Gavin Ramsay
      Pages 28-39
    4. E. Filippone, C. Conicella, A. Errico, F. Saccardo
      Pages 52-59
  4. Trisomics and Linkage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. A. Martin, P. Barcelo
      Pages 63-76
  5. Disease Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. S. A. Khalil, A. M. Nassib, H. A. Mohammed, W. F. Habib
      Pages 80-94
    3. J. W. Mansfield, Yvonne M. Barlow, A. E. A. Porter
      Pages 95-103
  6. Population

  7. Interspecies Hybridisation

  8. Haploidy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. T. Paratasilpin
      Pages 145-148
  9. Mutant Physiology

  10. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
  11. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. G. P. Chapman, S. A. Tarawali
      Pages 169-186
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 187-191

About this book


Unlike the situation in the major cereals, the yields of Vicia faba have not been markedly increased during the last half century. There is no single cause for this but among those that have been important is the lack of cytogenetic understanding in relation to breeding performance. Since as a consequence, little genetic variation has been available to agronomists conclusions, probably unwarranted, have been drawn about the limited prospects for the faba bean. Against such a background it has been difficult to justify the investment of research resources in the crop. The central theme of this book is that with the establishment of cytogenetic studies in Vicia faba understanding of its genetic system will develop in relation to breeding improvement and thereafter some at least, of the impediments to yield increase can steadily though not dramatically, be removed. We have distinguished between longer and shorter papers and only the former include Abstracts. The latter amplify themes in the longer papers or were written to develop particular topics at the request of the editors. G.P. Chapman S.A. Tarawali Wye College, April, 1984 VIII ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank the various contributors to this publication for the readiness with which they have met our various req~ests. Our thanks are due to the staff of the Centre for European Agricultural Studies for facilitating arrangements for the Seminar and to Mr. Peter Abott and Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen) Ltd. for the display of microscopes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. P. Chapman
    • 1
  • S. A. Tarawali
    • 1
  1. 1.Wye University CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6212-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6210-1
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