Selection Methods in Plant Breeding by Izak BosSelection Methods in Plant Breeding by Izak Bos

Selection Methods in Plant Breeding

byIzak Bos, Peter Caligari

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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Written for plant breeders, researchers and post-graduate students, this excellent new book provides a comprehensive review of the methods and underlying theoretical foundations used for selection in plant breeding programs. The authors review basic elements of population and quantitative genetic theory, moving on to consider in a unique way the tackling of the problems presented by soil heterogeneity and intergenotypic competition when selecting quantitative characters.
Title:Selection Methods in Plant BreedingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:473 pagesPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048176166

ISBN - 13:9789048176168

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Preface to the 2nd edition.-1 Introduction.-2 Population genetic effects of cross-fertilization.-3 Population genetic effects of inbreeding.-4 Assortative mating and disassortative mating.-5 Population genetic effects of selection with regard to sex expression.-6 Selection with regard to a trait with qualitative variation.-7 Random variation of allele frequencies.-8 Components of the phenotypic value of traits with quantitative variation.-9 Effects of the mode of reproduction on the expected genotypic value.-10 Effects of the mode of reproduction on the genetic variance.-11 Applications of quantitative genetic theory in plant breeding.-12 Selection for several traits.-13 Genotype x environment interaction.-14 Selection with regard to a trait with quantitative variation.-15 Reduction of the detrimental effect of allocompetition on the efficiency of selection.-16 Optimizing the evaluation of candidates by means of plots.-17 Causes of the low efficiency of selection.-18 The optimum generation to start selection for yield of a self-fertilizing crop.-19 Experimental designs for the evaluation of candidate varieties.- References.-Index