Research and Markets: Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding" to their offering.

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2nd Edition introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding. Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in the new, updated edition of this text. Industry highlight boxes are included throughout the text to contextualize the information given through the professional experiences of plant breeders. The final chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops.

Key Features

- Up-to-date edition of this best selling book incorporating the most recent technologies in the field

- Combines both theory and practice in modern plant breeding

- Updated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the text

- Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning

- Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors

Topics Covered

Section 1 Overview and historical perspectives

Section 2 Population and quantitative genetic principles

Section 3 Reproductive systems

Section 4 Germplasm for breeding

Section 5 Breeding objectives

Section 6 Selection methods

Section 7 Molecular breeding

Section 8 Marketing and societal issues in breeding

Section 9 Breeding selected crops

The book is accompanied by a companion resources site with figures and tables from the book.


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Source: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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