Breeding Major Food Staples

Breeding Major Food Staples

Editor(s): Manjit S. Kang, P.M. Priyadarshan

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813818351

Online ISBN: 9780470376447

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376447

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.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Crop Breeding Methodologies: Classic and Modern (pages 38–40)

      Manjit S. Kang, Prasanta K. Subudhi, Niranjan Baisakh and P. M. Priyadarshan

    3. Chapter 7

      Barley Breeding for Sustainable Production (pages 193–225)

      Salvatore Ceccarelli, Stefania Grando, Flavio Capettini and Michael Baum

    4. Chapter 12

      Cassava Genetic Improvement (pages 365–391)

      Hernán Ceballos, Martin Fregene, Juan Pérez Carlos, Nelson Morante and Fernando Calle

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