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Selection methods in plant breeding

Author: Izak Bos; P D S Caligari
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Izak Bos; P D S Caligari
ISBN: 9781402063695 1402063695
OCLC Number: 214279416
Description: 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Population Genetic Effects of Cross-fertilization.- Population Genetic Effects of Inbreeding.- Assortative Mating and Disassortative Mating.- Population Genetic Effect of Selection with regard to Sex Expression.- Selection with Regard to a Trait with Qualitative Variation.- Random Variation of Allele Frequencies.- Components of the Phenotypic Value of Traits with Quantitative Variation.- Effects of the Mode of Reproduction on the Expected Genotypic Value.- Effects of the Mode of Reproduction on the Genetic Variance.- Applications of Quantitative Genetic Theory in Plant Breeding.- Selection for Several Traits.- Genotype x Environment Interaction.- Selection with Regard to a Trait with Quantitative Variation.- Reduction of the Detrimental Effect of Allocompetition on the Efficiency of Selection.- Optimizing the Evaluation of Candidates by means of Plots.- Causes of the Low Efficiency of Selection.- The Optimum Generation to Start Selection for Yield of a Self-Fertilizing Crop.- Experimental Designs for the Evaluation of Candidate Varieties.
Responsibility: by Izak Bos and Peter Caligari.

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