By Manjit Kang, P. M. Priyadarshan

ISBN-10: 0813818354

ISBN-13: 9780813818351

Because the world’s inhabitants raises the necessity to produce larger amounts of significant staple plants akin to wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, candy potato, barley, and banana so as to sufficiently feed the folk of the realm maintains to develop. Breeding significant meals Staples covers enhancing yields and caliber of those plants via breeding and using molecular biology instruments comparable to gene move, genome mapping, biofortification, and bioinformatics. This ebook may be a big reference for someone operating in crop breeding.

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Sanchez et al. (2000) developed sequence-tagged site (STS) markers from the RFLP markers tightly linked to these genes and successfully developed three-gene (xa-5, xa-13, and Xa-21) pyramids in three elite, but bacterial blightsusceptible varieties. This study clearly demonstrated that molecular markers increased both effectiveness and efficiency of selection for recessive genes xa-5 and xa-13 in the presence of dominant gene Xa-21. Accelerated backcrossing Backcross breeding method is commonly used by plant breeders to rectify one or few defects in an otherwise adaptable elite cultivar.

Plant breeders may be convinced of the potential of this variation, if sufficient information is available about molecular understanding and there are reliable molecular markers for the identification—at an early stage of plant development—of hypervariable DNA (“hot spots” that cause some species or genotypes to be more prone to somatic recombination). 24 BREEDING MAJOR FOOD STAPLES Fig. 2. Induction of somatic embryo (embryoids) in callus culture: (A) conversion of the embryoid into atypical plantlet, and (B) high frequency regeneration from the SE in rice.

1983. The application of restriction fragment length polymorphism to plant breeding. In: Setlow JK, Hollaender A, editors. Genetic engineering, principles and methods. Vol. 5. New York: Plenum Press. p. 45–59. Burrow MD, Blake TK. 1998. Molecular tools for the study of complex traits. In: Paterson AH, editor. Molecular dissection of complex traits. Boca Raton: CRC Press. p. 13–29. Byrne PF, McMullen MD, Snook ME, Musket TA, Theuri JM, Widstrom NW, Wiseman BR, Coe EH. 1996. Quantitative trait loci and metabolic pathways: Genetic control of the concentration of maysin, a corn earworm resistance factor, in maize silks.

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