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Somaclonal Variation and Induced Mutations in Crop Improvement : Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture - S. Mohan Jain

Somaclonal Variation and Induced Mutations in Crop Improvement

Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture

By: S. Mohan Jain (Editor), D. S. Brar (Editor), B.S. Ahloowalia (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1998
ISBN: 9780792348627
Number Of Pages: 620

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The basic purpose of this book is to describe the relative value of each method of improving various agricultural crops by using parasexual techniques. While no book can be a complete source of all the information on a subject, a range of topics were selected to highlight the recent developments in mutagenesis (conventional approach and molecular biology) and in vitro induced variation in plant breeding. We have deliberately kept short the title of this book, simply emphasizing somaclonal variation and induced mutation. This book is divided into three sections. Section 1 contains 13 chapters mainly on somaclonal variation (SCV), covering SCV in crop improvement, SCV in ornamentals, cereals and forage grasses, banana, and forest trees, cytogenetic basis of SCV, in vitro selection, gametoclonal variation, protoclonal variation, and solanaceous medicinal plants. Section 2 deals with induced mutation, and is covered in 10 chapters mainly on mutagenesis in sugarcane, fruit trees, apomixsis, ornamental plants, disease resistance, cereals and legumes, and vegetatively propagated plants.

Introductionp. 3
Somaclonal variation: mechanism and applications in crop improvementp. 15
Clonal variation in cereals and forage grassesp. 39
Genetic fidelity of plants regenerated from somatic embryos of cerealsp. 65
Somaclonal variation in improving ornamental plantsp. 81
Somaclonal genetics of forest treesp. 105
Gametoclonal variation in crop plantsp. 123
Protoclonal variation in crop improvementp. 135
Chromosomal basis of somaclonal variation in plantsp. 149
Somaclonal variation and in vitro selection for crop improvementp. 169
Somaclonal variation in crop improvementp. 203
Field performance of banana micropropagules and somaclonesp. 219
Somaclonal variation in Solanaceous medicinal plantsp. 233
Induced mutation in plant breeding: current status and future outlookp. 255
In vitro techniques and mutagenesis for the improvement of vegetatively propagated plantsp. 293
Mutation breeding in cereals and legumesp. 311
Induced mutations in ornamental plantsp. 333
In-vitro-induced mutations for disease resistancep. 367
EMS and transposon mutagenesis for the isolation of apomictic mutants in plantsp. 379
Induced mutation in fruit treesp. 401
Induced mutations and somaclonal variation in sugarcanep. 421
Field performance of selected sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids) mutantsp. 447
Molecular basis of heritable tissue culture-induced variation in plantsp. 465
Molecular and biochemical characterization of somaclonal variationp. 485
Recombinase-mediated gene integration in plantsp. 501
T-DNA insertion mutagenesis and the untagged mutantsp. 517
Phenotypic variation between transgenic plants: what is making gene expression unpredictable?p. 539
Transposable elements and genetic variationp. 563
Detection of dwarf somaclones of banana cultivars (Musa) by RAPD markersp. 595
Indexp. 603
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ISBN: 9780792348627
ISBN-10: 0792348621
Series: Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 31st May 1998
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 1.07