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Cover for Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria used in cassava breeding. Information on the other aspects of cassava breeding, such as sexual reproduction and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes, heritability of major...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sweet potato: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria that need to be addressed for the success of sweet potato breeding. Information on the sexual reproduction, incompatibility and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aroids: breeding and genetics.

Modern aroid (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) production is becoming intensive and oriented to the market, which requires cheap, healthy and high-quality products. The aim of taro breeding is to create genotypes that are high yielding, with corms of good eating...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for High temperature stress.

This chapter discusses the impact of high temperature stress on crops and their wild relatives as well as on species fitness, physiological, growth and yield processes. It describes the role of crop wild relatives and landraces for high temperature stress tolerance, and the traits used in breeding...

Author(s)
Djanaguiraman, M.; Prasad, P. V. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of climate change on plant-insect interactions and prospects for resistance breeding using genetic resources.

This chapter describes the components (elevated CO2, temperature and drought) of climate change and their direct and indirect effects on plant-insect interactions. The genetic resources (such as wild relatives and traditional, locally adapted landraces) important for increasing pest/disease...

Author(s)
Pritchard, J.; Broekgaarden, C.; Vosman, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Strawberry: growth, development and diseases.

This book provides a broad, well-structured review of strawberries and their cultivation under current environmental conditions. Methods of strawberry cultivation have undergone many improvements, and this book covers aspects from plant propagation, architecture, genetic resources, breeding,...

Author(s)
Husaini, A. M.; Neri, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Durable cisgenic resistance to <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phytophthora infestans</i> in potato, and perspectives for applications in Africa.

Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans is a major constraint in potato production. A promising strategy to combat late blight in potato is to combine different resistance genes to achieve durable resistance. Resistance genes from wild relatives can be introduced by breeding or by...

Author(s)
Gheysen, G.; Heremans, B.; Droogenbroeck, B. van; Custers, R.; Vossen, J. H.; Visser, R. G. F.; Jacobsen, E.; Hutten, R.; Haverkort, A. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biodiversity and genetically modified crops.

Biological diversity (biodiversity) has emerged in the past decade as a key area of concern for sustainable development. At its highest level of organization, biodiversity is characterized as ecosystem diversity, which can be classified in the following three categories: natural ecosystems...

Author(s)
Ammann, K.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section I. Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter covers the following aspects of cassava breeding and genetics: breeding objectives and selection criteria; sexual reproduction and sterility; crossing techniques and true seed production; selection methods and programmes; heritability of major traits; genotype × environment...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section III. Yams: breeding and genetics.

This chapter covers the following aspects of yam (Dioscorea spp.) breeding and genetics: breeding objectives and selection criteria; sexual reproduction and sterility; crossing techniques and true seed production; selection methods and programmes; heritability of major traits; genotype ×...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter

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