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Genetics and Breeding of Ornamental Species : Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture - John Harding

Genetics and Breeding of Ornamental Species

Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture

By: John Harding (Editor), F. Singh (Editor), Joseph N. M. Mol (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9780792313649
Number Of Pages: 431

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The purpose of this book is to bring together the most recent knowledge concerning the genetic improvement of ornamental plant species. Active researchers of many aspects of the genetics and breeding of these species have written chapters organized into three sections: Cytogenetics, Quantitative Genetics and Molecular Genetics. These titles identify the basic tools used in a variety of breeding situations. Some are traditional and well established; others offer new and exciting challenges for the future. vii Introduction The purpose of this book is to bring together recent knowledge concerning the genetic improvement of ornamental plant species. In the 20th century flower breeding has become widespread leading to many improvements in phenotypic and production characteristics of ornamental species. These methods depends on the creation and subsequent selection of genetic vari- ability. Lack of variability in gene pools has been a chief limitation to the success of flower breeding. Recent progress in molecular biology makes it possible to add genetically well-defined characteristics to gene pools, thus increasing the potential for genetic improvement. These methods also enable the specific silencing of genetic information to accomplish an intentional loss of function. This book compiles current knowledge of the cytogenetics, quantitative genetics, and molecular genetics of ornamental plant species. The three sections identify the basic tools used in a variety of breeding situations.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Cytogenetics
Chromosome Evolution in Ornamental Taxap. 9
Aneuploidy of Ornamental Speciesp. 39
Protoplast Fusion and Somatic Hybridizationp. 53
Techniques for Chromosomal Transformationp. 69
Chromosome Variability in Callus Produced Plantsp. 79
Quantitative Genetics
Selection for Physiological Traitsp. 109
Selection for Production Traits in Flower Cropsp. 135
Multi-Trait Selection in Flower Cropsp. 157
Breeding for Disease and Insect Resistance in Flower Cropsp. 179
Dynamics of Host-Parasite Interactionsp. 213
Genetics of Variegation and Maternal Inheritance in Ornamentalsp. 225
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Aspects of Floweringp. 253
Tagging Floral Structure Genesp. 271
Engineering of Novel Flower Coloursp. 285
Modulation of Flower Color and its Intensivity via Directed Gene Manipulationp. 309
Gene Expression and Flower Senescencep. 317
Molecular Aspects of the Development of Reproductive Cellsp. 333
Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plantsp. 367
Routes to the Development of Disease Resistant Ornamentalsp. 387
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780792313649
ISBN-10: 079231364X
Series: Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.8