Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. It is a serial title that appears in the form of one or two volumes per year.
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Series: Plant Breeding Reviews
04 March 2013
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Contributors ix 1. Bikram Gill: Cytogeneticist and Wheat Man 1 W. John Raupp and Bernd Friebe I. Early Life: Emergence of a Cytogeneticist 2 II. Research 4 III. International Collaborations 23 IV. Educator 24 V. Champion of WheatWorkers 27 VI. The Man 27 VII. Epilogue 29 Acknowledgments 29 Literature Cited 30 2. Synthetic Hexaploids: Harnessing Species of the Primary Gene Pool for Wheat Improvement 35 Francis C. Ogbonnaya, Osman Abdalla, Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, Alvina G. Kazi, Steven S. Xu, Nick Gosman, Evans S. Lagudah, David Bonnett, Mark E. Sorrells, and Hisashi Tsujimoto I. Introduction 39 II. Production and Utilization of Synthetic Hexaploid Wheat 42 III. Impact of Synthetic Hexaploid in Wheat Improvement 58 IV. Conclusions and Future Prospects 100 Acknowledgments 105 Literature Cited 105 3. Breeding Early and Extra-Early Maize for Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Sub-Saharan Africa 123 B. Badu-Apraku and M. A. B. Fakorede I. Introduction 126 II. Development of Breeding Populations 131 III. S1 Recurrent Selection Program for Striga Resistance 146 IV. Adaptation 164 V. Development of QPM Populations and Cultivars 169 VI. Breeding for Combined Tolerance/Resistance to Multiple Stresses in Early and Extra-Early Maize 179 VII. Inbred-Hybrid Development Program 180 VIII. Traits for Indirect Selection for Stress Tolerance/Resistance in Contrasting Environments 188 IX. Future Challenges and Perspectives 193 Acknowledgments 197 Literature Cited 197 4. Almond Breeding 207 Thomas M. Gradziel and Pedro Martynez-Gomez I. Introduction 209 II. Botany 211 III. Genetic Diversity 221 IV. Genetic Improvement 226 V. Molecular Approaches 238 VI. Future Progress 248 Literature Cited 249 5. Breeding Loquat 259 Maria L. Badenes, Jules Janick, Shunquan Lin, Zhike Zhang, Guolu L. Liang, and Weixing Wang I. Introduction 261 II. Germplasm 262 III. Reproductive Physiology 270 IV. Breeding Objectives 275 V. Breeding Methods 276 VI. Future Progress 290 Literature Cited 291 6. Prognostic Breeding: A New Paradigm for Crop Improvement 297 Vasilia A. Fasoula I. Introduction 298 II. Genetic Components of Crop Yield Potential 303 III. A New General Response Equation 305 IV. Prognostic Equations for Single Plants and Sibling Lines 307 V. The Advantages of Prognostic Breeding 335 VI. The Marriage of Phenotyping with Genotyping 338 VII. Outlook 339 Literature Cited 342 Subject Index 349 Cumulative Subject Index 351 Cumulative Contributor Index 373
Jules Janick obtained his PhD in Plant Genetics and Breeding and is a Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University.