Molecular Plant Breeding
By Y Xu, Maize Molecular Breeder, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico
Recent advances in plant genomics and molecular biology have revolutionized our understanding of plant genetics, providing new opportunities for more efficient and controllable plant breeding. Successful techniques require a solid understanding of the underlying molecular biology as well as experience in applied plant breeding. Bridging the gap between developments in biotechnology and its applications in plant improvement, Molecular Plant Breeding provides an integrative overview of issues from basic theories to their applications to crop improvement including molecular marker technology, gene mapping, genetic transformation, quantitative genetics, and breeding methodology.
Researchers and students involved in plant breeding and plant biology.
1. Introduction2. Molecular Breeding Tools: Markers and Maps3. Molecular Breeding Tools: Omics and Arrays4. Populations in Genetics and Breeding5. Plant Genetic Resources: Management, Evaluation and Enhancement6. Molecular Dissection of Complex Traits: Theory7. Molecular Dissection of Complex Traits: Practice8. Marker-assisted Selection: Theory9. Marker-assisted Selection: Practice10. Genotype-by-environment Interaction11. Isolation and Functional Analysis of Genes12. Gene Transfer and Genetically Modified Plants13. Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Variety Protection14. Breeding Informatics15. Decision Support Tools
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