10. Breeding Potato as a Major Staple Crop

  1. Manjit S. Kang1 and
  2. P.M. Priyadarshan2
  1. John E. Bradshaw

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470376447.ch10

Breeding Major Food Staples

Breeding Major Food Staples

How to Cite

Bradshaw, J. E. (2007) Breeding Potato as a Major Staple Crop, in Breeding Major Food Staples (eds M. S. Kang and P.M. Priyadarshan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470376447.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Retired) of Quantitative Genetics, Louisiana State University and is now Vice Chancallor of Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana

  2. 2

    Plant breeder at the Rubber Research Institute of India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813818351

Online ISBN: 9780470376447



  • potato breeding;
  • staple crop;
  • domestication;
  • germplasm collections;
  • cultivars


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Germplasm Collections and Taxonomy of Tuber-Bearing Solanum Species

  • Reproductive Biology

  • Potato Genetics

  • Breeding Objectives

  • Selection Criteria

  • Introgression of Genes from Wild Species

  • Base Broadening and Population Improvement

  • Breeding Cultivars at the Tetraploid Level for Clonal Propagation

  • Inheritance of Important Traits

  • Breeding Cultivars for True Potato Seed

  • Genetically Modified Potatoes

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References