Breeding For Ornamentals: Classical and Molecular Approaches

  • Alexander Vainstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction to Classical and Molecular Genetics

  3. Classical Breeding

  4. Genetic Manipulation at the DNA Level

    1. S. C. Deroles, M. R. Boase, C. E. Lee, T. A. Peters
      Pages 155-196
    2. A. Samach, M. Pineiro
      Pages 219-238
    3. M. Vishnevetsky, E. M. Meyerowitz
      Pages 239-252
    4. H. Ben-Meir, A. Zuker, D. Weiss, A. Vainstein
      Pages 253-272
    5. F. X. Cunningham Jr., E. Gantt
      Pages 273-293
    6. N. Dudareva
      Pages 295-309
    7. J. E. Thompson, T.-W. Wang
      Pages 311-327
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 381-392

About this book


In this book we bring together the most up-to-date information on developments, both basic and applied, that already have or are expected to impact the field of ornamental breeding. These include classical and molecular techniques, traditional and high-throughput approaches and future trends. Since not only professional scientists, but also thousands of future scientists/students as well as amateur breeders around the world contribute heavily to the field of ornamental breeding, an introductory section dealing with the basics of molecular and classical genetics and the evolution of floral diversity is included. This should enable the reader to bridge the gap between traditional and molecular genetics. Classical approaches to the creation/selection of genetic variability, including mutation and tissue culture-aided breeding, are presented. Processes affecting ornamental and agronomic traits at the molecular level are delineated, along with an in-depth analysis of developments in the protection of intellectual property rights. The thoughts and strategies of molecular and classical geneticists, which are not always complementary or even compatible, are presented side by side in this book, and will serve to spark the imaginations of breeders as well as students entering the exciting world of state-of-the-art ornamentals.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Vainstein
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5975-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0956-9
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