Breeding Major Food Staples
Copyright © 2007 Blackwell Publishing
Editor(s): Manjit S. Kang, P.M. Priyadarshan
Published Online: 14 APR 2008
Print ISBN: 9780813818351
Online ISBN: 9780470376447
About this Book
As the world's population increases the need to produce greater quantities of major staple crops such as wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, sweet potato, barley, and banana in order to sufficiently feed the people of the world continues to grow. Breeding Major Food Staples covers improving yields and quality of these crops through breeding and the use of molecular biology tools such as gene transfer, genome mapping, biofortification, and bioinformatics. This book will be an important reference for anyone working in crop breeding.