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Food Staples Breeding Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Breeding Major Food Staples
Fifth Edition
by David Allen Sleper

Breeding Major Food Staples covers improving yields and quality of crops through breeding and the use of molecular biology tools such as gene transfer, genome mapping, biofortification, and bioinformatics.

Major food staple crops covered include wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, sweet potato, barley, and banana and more.

Contents

General Topics

  1. Crop Breeding Methodologies: Classic and Modern
  2. Genetic Enhancement of Polypoid Crops Using Tools of Classical Cytogenetics and Modern Biotechnology
  3. Biofortification: Breeding Micronutrient-Dense Crops
  4. Bioinformatics and Plant Genomics for Staple Crops Improvement

Cereals and Oil/Protein Crops

    Breeding Spring Bread Wheat for Irrigated and Rainfed Production Systems of the Developing World
  1. Rice Breeding for Sustainable Production
  2. Barley Breeding for Sustainable Production
  3. Corn Breeding in the Twenty-first Century
  4. Soybean Breeding Achievements and Challenges

Carbohydrate Suppliers: Rood Crops and Banana

  1. Breeding Potato as a Major Staple Crop
  2. Breeding of Sweetpotato
  3. Cassava Genetic Improvement
  4. Banana Breeding

Index

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