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Sugar Beet Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet
edited by Enrico Biancardi

Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet provides an up-to-date review of progress in improving:

  • sugar beet crop productivity
  • resistance to pests
  • quality traits related to sugar extraction

Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet presents practical guidelines that can be applied to almost all sugar beet breeding activities.

Contents

History and Basic Biology

  • Brief History of Sugar and Sugar-producing Plants
  • Brief History of Sugar Beet Cultivation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cytology and Cytogenetics
  • Sources of Genetic Variation, Genus Beta
  • Plant Introduction and Genetic Diversity
  • History of Sugar Beet Breeding

Objectives of Sugar Beet Breeding

  • Polyploidy
  • Monogerm Seed
  • Male Sterility
  • Annual and Biennial Growth Habit, Bolting Resistance
  • Self-fertility and Self-incompatibility
  • Seed Quality
  • Root, Hypocotyl, and Leaf Color
  • Morphological and Physiological Traits
  • Resistance to Parasites
  • Resistance to Abiotic Stresses
  • Sugar Content, Root Weight, and Sugar Yield
  • Ethanol Production
  • Postharvest Storage Traits
  • Processing Quality

Conventional Breeding Methods

  • Selection Methods
  • Production of Producing Commercial Varieties
  • Field Evaluation and Registration of Varieties

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Genomics in Genetic Improvement
  • Molecular Breeding
  • In-vitro Culture Technique
  • Genetic Engineering

Seed Production

  • Agronomic Practices
  • Pollen Isolation
  • Seed Quality and Conservation

Prospects in Sugar Beet Breeding

  • Breeding Targets
  • Breeding Methods
  • Challenges

Index

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Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet
edited by Enrico Biancardi
2005 367 pages $98.00 + shipping
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