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Author Campos, Hugo, author
Title Genetic improvement of tropical crops / by Hugo Campos, Peter D.S. Caligari
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xvii, 320 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Part 1 Enabling Technologies -- Chapter 1 Statistical Approaches in Plant Breeding: Maximizing the Use of the Genetic Information -- Chapter 2 Genomic Selection - State of the Art -- Part 2 Crops -- Chapter 3 Tropical Maize (Zea mays L.) -- Chapter 4 Rice (Oryza sativa L.) -- Chapter 5 Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) -- Chapter 6 Sweetpotato, (Ipomoea batatas L.) -- Chapter 7 Bananas and Plantains (Musa spp.) -- Chapter 8 Oil Palm (Elaeis guinensis) -- Chapter 9 Sugarcane (S. officinarum X S. spontaneum)
This book provides a fresh, updated perspective of the current status and perspectives in genetic improvement of a diverse array of tropical crops. The first part covers aspects which are relevant across crops, namely how to maximize the use of genetic information through modern bioinformatic approaches and how to use statistics as a tool to sustain increased genetic gains and breeding efficiency. The second part of the book provides an updated view of some seed-propagated crops, such as rice, maize and oil palm, as well as crops propagated through vegetative means such as sweet potato, cassava, banana and sugarcane. Each chapter addresses the main breeding objectives, markets served, current breeding approaches, biotechnology, genetic progress observed, and in addition a glimpse into the future for each of these selected and important tropical crops
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Tropical crops -- Genetics
Crop improvement
Life Sciences
Plant Breeding/Biotechnology
Plant Genetics and Genomics
Tree Biology
Alt Author Caligari, Peter D.S., author
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