Horticultural Plant Breeding Book

Horticultural Plant Breeding

  • Author : Thomas J. Orton
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128155707

Horticultural Plant Breeding Book Description :

Horticultural Plant Breeding is a complete and comprehensive resource for the development of new cultivars or clones of horticultural crops. It covers the basic theories that underpin plant breeding and applies Mendelian, quantitative and population inheritance practices in smaller populations where the individual plant has high value. Specific traditional breeding methods are also covered, with an emphasis on how these methods are adapted for horticultural species. In addition, the integration of biotechnologies with traditional breeding methodologies is explored, with an emphasis on specific applications for fruits, vegetables and ornamental crop species. Presented in focused sections, Horticultural Plant Breeding addresses historical perspectives and context, and genetics as a critical foundation of plant breeding. It highlights treatments of the various components of breeding programs, such as breeding objectives, germplasm, population engineering, mating systems, enhanced selection methods, established breeding methods applicable to inbreeding and outcrossing situations, and post-breeding activities. Provides a complete and comprehensive resource for those involved in the development of new cultivars or clones of horticultural crops Guides readers to the most appropriate breeding strategy including potential integration of traditional and biotechnology strategies that will best achieve a cost-effective outcome Will include access to 20 narrated slide sets to facilitate additional understanding

Horticultural Horizons Book

Horticultural Horizons

  • Author : Frank Leith Skinner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Horticulture
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924059210645

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Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener Book

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

  • Author : Joseph Tychonievich
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604695373

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener Book Description :

Brighter zinnias, fragrant carnations, snappier green beans Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener makes it easier than ever to breed and grow your own varieties of vegetables and flowers. This comprehensive and accessible guide explains how to decide what to breed, provides simple explanations on how to cross plants, and features a basic primer on genetics and advanced techniques. Case studies provide breeding examples for favorite plants like daffodils, hollyhocks, roses, sweet corn, and tomatoes.

Horticulture and Plant Breeding Book

Horticulture and Plant Breeding

  • Author : Clive Koelling
  • Publisher : Callisto Reference
  • Release Date : 2018-02-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 1632399067

Horticulture and Plant Breeding Book Description :

Horticulture is the study of plant production techniques that are aimed at intensive cultivation, high-yielding variety crops and plant propagation. Plant breeding concentrates on the growing of plants that have favorable characteristics for longevity and improved yields. Horticulture and plant breeding are important sectors of the food industry. Modern plant breeding creates transgenic plants through genetic modification. High standards are kept in selecting the right species for genetic modification. This book includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to plant breeding and horticulture. The various studies that are constantly contributing towards advancing technologies and evolution of this field are examined in detail. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with this field will benefit alike from this book.

Transgenic Horticultural Crops Book

Transgenic Horticultural Crops

  • Author : Beiquan Mou
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420093797

Transgenic Horticultural Crops Book Description :

As the world debates the risks and benefits of plant biotechnology, the proportion of the global area of transgenic field crops has increased every year, and the safety and value continues to be demonstrated. Yet, despite the success of transgenic field crops, the commercialization of transgenic horticultural crops (vegetables, fruits, nuts, and or

Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops Book

Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops

  • Author : Gyana Ranjan Rout
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128104408

Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops Book Description :

Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops provides key insights into commercialized crops, their improved productivity, disease and pest resistance, and enhanced nutritional or medicinal benefits. It includes insights into key technologies, such as marker traits identification and genetic traits transfer for increased productivity, examining the latest transgenic advances in a variety of crops and providing foundational information that can be applied to new areas of study. As modern biotechnology has helped to increase crop productivity by introducing novel gene(s) with high quality disease resistance and increased drought tolerance, this is an ideal resource for researchers and industry professionals. Provides examples of current technologies and methodologies, addressing abiotic and biotic stresses, pest resistance and yield improvement Presents protocols on plant genetic engineering in a variety of wide-use crops Includes biosafety rule regulation of genetically modified crops in the USA and third world countries

Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture Book

Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture

  • Author : Yi Li
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-02-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482298048

Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture Book Description :

Find out how biotechnology can produce more nutritious fruits and vegetables, more colorful flowers, and grass that needs less water—and mowing! Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture presents an in-depth overview of the key scientific and technical advances, issues, and challenges in one of the fastest growing segments of the agriculture industry. This comprehensive book covers 19 different topics related to the use of transgenic plant technology to improve ornamental plants, ranging from metabolic engineering of flower color and scent to improving cold, drought, and disease tolerance in horticultural and ornamental crops to the economics of horticultural biotechnology. Horticulture provides color and flavor to the foods we eat and variety to the products we use, and helps us sustain a healthy environment. Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture examines the importance of biotechnology in cultivating garden crops-including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamentals such as plants used for landscaping-by reducing pesticide use, reducing soil erosion, and developing plants with improved nutrition. Leading educators and horticultural professionals address important current and future topics, including micropropagation and regeneration, the use of molecular techniques for genetic improvement, molecular-assisted breeding, abiotic stress, the development of disease resistance, protection from insects, herbicide tolerance, controlled flowering, modifying color and fragrance, plant architecture, and senescence. Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture examines: * ornamental plant transformation * molecular phylogeny * drought response and drought tolerance engineering * transgenic approaches to viral, bacterial, and fungal disease resistance * vegetable propagation by cuttings * the promotion of flowering * molecular aspects of leaf morphogenesis * transgenic manipulation * controlling invasive plants * plant hormones, including ethylene, gibberell

Hybrid Book
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  • Author : Noel Kingsbury
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226437057

Hybrid Book Description :

Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun. With Hybrid, Noel Kingsbury reveals that even those imaginary perfect foods are themselves far from anything that could properly be called natural; rather, they represent the end of a millennia-long history of selective breeding and hybridization. Starting his story at the birth of agriculture, Kingsbury traces the history of human attempts to make plants more reliable, productive, and nutritious—a story that owes as much to accident and error as to innovation and experiment. Drawing on historical and scientific accounts, as well as a rich trove of anecdotes, Kingsbury shows how scientists, amateur breeders, and countless anonymous farmers and gardeners slowly caused the evolutionary pressures of nature to be supplanted by those of human needs—and thus led us from sparse wild grasses to succulent corn cobs, and from mealy, white wild carrots to the juicy vegetables we enjoy today. At the same time, Kingsbury reminds us that contemporary controversies over the Green Revolution and genetically modified crops are not new; plant breeding has always had a political dimension. A powerful reminder of the complicated and ever-evolving relationship between humans and the natural world, Hybrid will give readers a thoughtful new perspective on—and a renewed appreciation of—the cereal crops, vegetables, fruits, and flowers that are central to our way of life.

Fruit Breeding Book

Fruit Breeding

  • Author : Maria Luisa Badenes
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-01-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 875
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441907639

Fruit Breeding Book Description :

Fruit Breeding is the eighth volume in the Handbook of Plant Breeding series. Like the other volumes in the series, this volume presents information on the latest scientific information in applied plant breeding using the current advances in the field, from an efficient use of genetic resources to the impact of biotechnology in plant breeding. The majority of the volume showcases individual crops, complemented by sections dealing with important aspects of fruit breeding as trends, marketing and protection of new varieties, health benefits of fruits and new crops in the horizon. The book also features contributions from outstanding scientists for each crop species. Maria Luisa Badenes Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Valencia, Spain David Byrne Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Breeding of Horticultural Crops Book
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Breeding of Horticultural Crops

  • Author : N. Kumar
  • Publisher : New India Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Horticultural crops
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 8189422049

Breeding of Horticultural Crops Book Description :

The book has been designed with the main consideration to serve a dual purpose of being a text and reference. Keeping this thing in mind the entire book has been divided into three major parts. The first part deals with the principles and methods of breeding adopted in horticultural crops propagated both sexually and asexually. The second part deals with the achievements in breeding of perennial horticultural crops. The third part covers achievements made in breeding of annual horticultural crops.

Quality of Horticultural Crops  A Recurrent New Challenge for Plant Scientists in a Changing World Book

Quality of Horticultural Crops A Recurrent New Challenge for Plant Scientists in a Changing World

  • Author : Nadia Bertin
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2018-10-11
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889455973

Quality of Horticultural Crops A Recurrent New Challenge for Plant Scientists in a Changing World Book Description :

Besides increasing crop yield to feed the growing population, improving crop quality is a challenging and key issue. Indeed, quality determines consumer acceptability and increases the attractivity of fresh and processed products. In this respect, fruit and vegetables, which represent a main source of vitamins and other health compounds, play a major role in human diet. This is the case in developing countries where populations are prone to nutritional deficiencies, but this is also a pending issue worldwide, where the growing middle class is increasingly aware and in search of healthy food. So a future challenge for the global horticultural industry will be to answer the demand for better quality food in a changing environment, where many resources will be limited. This e-collection collates state-of-the-art research on the quality of horticultural crops, covering the underlying physiological processes, the genetic and environmental controls during plant and organ development and the postharvest evolution of quality during storage and processing.

Sustainable Horticultural Systems Book

Sustainable Horticultural Systems

  • Author : Dilip Nandwani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319069043

Sustainable Horticultural Systems Book Description :

Sustainable horticulture is gaining increasing attention in the field of agriculture as demand for the food production rises to the world community. Sustainable horticultural systems are based on ecological principles to farm, optimizes pest and disease management approaches through environmentally friendly and renewable strategies in production agriculture. It is a discipline that addresses current issues such as food security, water pollution, soil health, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, entomology, ecology, chemistry and food sciences. Sustainable horticulture interprets methods and processes in the farming system to the global level. For that, horticulturists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable horticulture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable horticulture treats problem sources.

Plant Breeding Reviews Book

Plant Breeding Reviews

  • Author :
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119716952

Plant Breeding Reviews Book Description :