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Cover for Where do we go from here?

This chapter describes the role of genetics on disease resistance and susceptibility, inbreeding, genetic diversity and other complex traits in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Major crops.

This chapter focuses on botany, origin and history, uses, cultivars and breeding, genetic diversity, nomenclature, classification, and species description of cucumbers, melons, squash, pumpkins, watermelons and their related species.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Taxonomy, botany and plant development.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy, including genetic diversity, commercial importance and breeding of papaya. It also deals with botany, i.e. plant architecture and the different parts of the plant. The plant development is also described, starting from germination, seedling and juvenile growth...

Author(s)
Jiménez, V. M.; Gutiérrez-Soto, M. V.; Barboza-Barquero, L.; Guevara, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genomic selection in rice: empirical results and implications for breeding.

This chapter focuses on analysing factors that affect the predictive ability of genomic prediction (GS) in rice, and an overview of the proof-of-concept studies conducted during the past 5 years with the aim of providing rice breeders with tailored GS methods and tools. These studies involved two...

Author(s)
Ahmadi, N.; Bartholomé, J.; Tuong-Vi Cao; Grenier, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative genetics, molecular techniques and agronomic performance of provitamin a maize in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on quantitative genetics, screening of germplasm collection at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, genetic diversity, genetic variation of provitamin A content in maize. Inheritance, heritability, genotype-by-environment for carotenoid content, population...

Author(s)
Badu-Apraku, B.; Fakorede, M. A. B.; Talabi, A. O.; Obeng-Bio, E.; Tchala, S. G. N.; Oyekale, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulation of flowering in crop plants.

Recently, the expansion of genomic sequencing and genome editing are enabling progress directly in crops themselves. This is key since, while it is highly tractable, Arabidopsis thaliana is a model dicot, and so it will always be important to assess how relevant it is to crop plants. Nevertheless,...

Author(s)
Wigge, P. A.; Jaeger KatjaE.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Population genetics in plant-pathogen interactions.

Plant pathogens seldom fit into a classical definition of a population since many of these organisms reproduce both via sexual and clonal reproduction. One working definition is a set of organisms, defined in time and space. Genotypic and gene diversity can be measured with phenotypic and genotypic ...

Author(s)
Yuen, J.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carrots and related <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> crops, 2nd edition.

This book covers the scientific basis of biology and production of carrots and related Apiaceae crops, with updated technical crop management content. This new edition is divided intro three sections: (i) crops' importance and main features; (ii) carrots, from their genetic diversity and breeding...

Author(s)
Emmanuel, G.; Philipp, W. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book
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Cover for Genetic diversity and main carrot types.

This chapter provides information on the domestication and evolution, genetic diversity and types of carrots (Daucus carota). The importance of carrot wild relatives for studies on evolutionary genetics, breeding, genetic improvement and taxonomy are also discussed.

Author(s)
Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter

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