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Mutation breeding in oil palm: a manual.

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This manual provides an introduction to mutation breeding and practical protocols on mutation induction and mutant selection in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Topics covered include the brief history of plant mutation breeding; health and safety considerations and guidelines in mutation induction; radio-sensitivity testing; challenges, opportunities and options for mutation breeding in oil palm; pr...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 3)

Introduction.

A brief and general description of mutation breeding is provided. Mutation has been a successful strategy in producing over 3000 mutant cultivars in over 200 crop species worldwide. Oil palm is one of the few major crop species, and the only oil crop not to have been improved by mutation breeding. However, pioneering work in mutation breeding in oil palm did take place in Ghana in the 1970s. This produced the first M1 population in oil palm and has only recently been progressed by developing M2 populations and in discovering mutants for crop improvement.

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Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Health and safety considerations and guidelines. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Radio-sensitivity testing. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 33) Options for mutation breeding in oil palm. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 41) Protocol for developing mutant generations for mutant selection. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 53) Services in irradiation treatments. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.