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Selection Methods in Plant Breeding

  • Izak Bos
  • Peter Caligari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 1-4
  3. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 5-25
  4. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 26-48
  5. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 49-55
  6. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 63-72
  7. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 73-99
  8. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 100-132
  9. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 159-172
  10. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 173-221
  11. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 222-243
  12. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 244-256
  13. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 305-308
  14. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 309-318
  15. Izak Bos, Peter Caligari
    Pages 326-329
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 330-347

About this book

Introduction

Our requirement for plant breeders to be successful has never been greater. However one views the forecasted numbers for future population growth we will need, in the immediate future, to be feeding, clothing and housing many more people than we do, inadequately, at present. Plant breeding represents the most valuable strategy in increasing our productivity in a way that is sustainable and environmentally sensitive. Plant breeding can rightly be considered as one of the oldest multidisciplin­ ary subjects that is known to humans. It was practised by people who first started to carry out a settled form of agriculture. The art, as it must have been at that stage, was applied without any formal underlying framework, but achieved dramatic results, as witnessed by the forms of cultivated plants we have today. We are now learning how to apply successfully the results of yet imperfect scientific knowledge. This knowledge is, however, rapidly develop­ ing, particularly in areas of tissue culture, biotechnology and molecular biology. Plant breeding's inherent multifaceted nature means that alongside obvious subject areas like genetics we also need to consider areas such as: statistics, physiology, plant pathology, entomology, biochemistry, weed science, quality, seed characteristics, reproductive biology, trial design, se­ lection and computing.

Keywords

Bos Caligari Expression Genotyp Heterosis Soil fertility breeding chromosome fertilization plant plant breeding plants quantitative Variation reproduction soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Izak Bos
    • 1
  • Peter Caligari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant BreedingWageningen Agricultural UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural BotanyThe University of ReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8432-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-8434-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8432-6
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