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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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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