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Cover for Sweet sorghum: genetics, breeding and commercialization.

This chapter describes sweet sorghum characteristics and utilization as food and fuel; climate requirements and distribution; reproductive biology including floral biology, pollination, fertilization and seed development; genomics; genetic transformation; breeding objectives and methods; and...

Author(s)
Rao, P. S.; Umakanth, A. V.; Reddy, B. V. S.; Dweikat, I.; Sujata Bhargava; Kumar, C. G.; Braconnier, S.; Patil, J. V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pollination, types of cultivar.

This chapter focuses on the importance of pollination and the use of insects, such as bees, as pollinators to increase seed yield. The various cultivar types (open-pollinated and hybrid cultivars) and the usefulness of transgenic technology and genetically modified organisms are discussed and the...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of seed production.

This chapter discusses pollination and fertilization in vegetable seed crops; the use of insects (with Hymenoptera and Diptera as the two most important insect orders concerned with the pollination of vegetable seed crops) to increase seed yield; the problems identified with the very important and...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics and plant breeding of allium crops.

This chapter reviews: the chromosomes; breeding systems; genetics; genetic linkage maps; genomics; hybrid vigour; genetic male sterility and hybrid breeding; techniques of breeding and cultivar improvement; pollination control in breeding; breeding objectives in edible alliums; selection methods...

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hybrids between cultivated and wild carrots: a life history.

Cultivated and wild carrots can hybridize spontaneously, and transgenes may therefore potentially spread from genetically modified carrots into wild populations. This can happen by several different routes. Flowering cultivated carrots may send out pollen to neighbouring populations of wild carrots ...

Author(s)
Hauser, T. P.; Bjørn, G. K.; Magnussen, L.; Shim SangIn
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998169)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bee pollination.

This chapter discusses bee pollination and briefly describes the plant parts (flowers and fruits) involved in this process. Plant pollination requirements are also described, as well as bees as effective insect pollinators. The ecology of bee pollination and the importance of crop attraction to...

Author(s)
Delaplane, K. S.; Mayer, D. F.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994482)
Type
Book chapter

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