Introduction to the history of crop development : theories, methods, achievements, institutions, and persons
The quest for a steady food supply sparked plant breeding attempts over 12,000 years ago. The Concise Encyclopedia of Crop Improvement is a comprehensive resource explaining the development of crop improvement methods over the centuries.
Print Book, English, 2007
Food Products ; BRAD [distributor], Binghamton, N.Y., Hadleigh, 2007
Preface Acknowledgements User’s Guide Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Crop Improvement Since 10,000 Years 2.1. The Old World 2.1.1. Sumeria 2.1.2. Mesopotamia and Babylonia 2.1.3. Judea 2.1.4. Egypt 2.2. Plant Cultivation in Asia Since Neolithic Times 2.2.1. China 2.2.2. India 2.3. Cropping Plants in Ancient America 2.4. The Greek and Roman World 2.5. Arabic Agriculture 2.6. Medieval and Renaissance Agriculture in Europe 2.7. Plant Breeding by Experience During the 17th through 19th Centuries 2.8 Interest Chapter 3. MENDEL’S Contribution to Inheritance and Breeding 3.1. Rediscovery of Mendel’s LawsBeginning of Genetic Research 3.2. Scientific Plant Breeding with the Beginning of the 20th Century 3.2.1. Breeding by Selection 3.2.2. Cross and Combination Breeding 3.2.3. Pure Lines and Improvement of Self-Pollinated Crops 3.2.4. Positive and Negative Mass Selection 3.2.5. Pedigree Selection 3.2.6. Bulk Selection 3.2.7. Backcross Breeding 3.2.8. Single-Seed Decent 3.2.9. Near-Isogenic Lines As a Breeding Tool 3.2.10. Polycross Method 3.2.11. Shuttle Breeding 3.3. Resistance Breeding 3.4. Hybrid Breeding 3.4.1. Synthetics 3.5. Mutation Breeding 3.5.1. Induced Mutation by Mutagens 3.5.2. Somaclonal Variation by In Vitro Culture 3.6. Polyploidy and Breeding 3.7. Chromosome Manipulations As a Tool for Breeding and Research 3.7.1. Aneuploids 3.7.2. Chromosome Additions 3.7.3. Chromosome Substitutions and Translocations 3.7.4. Chromosome-Mediated Gene Transfer 3.8. Utilization of Haploids in Breedi