Developments in Plant Breeding

The Methodology of Plant Genetic Manipulation: Criteria for Decision Making

Proceedings of the Eucarpia Plant Genetic Manipulation Section Meeting held at Cork, Ireland from September 11 to September 14, 1994

Editors: Cassells, Alan C., Jones, Peter (Eds.)

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A range of novel techniques is available to the plant breeder today to complement classical breeding methods. The new options are based on the integration of advances in plant cell biology with those in plant molecular biology.
Plant cell, tissue and organ cultures provide efficient systems for transformation, for the achievement of wide crosses and for the production of variation through spontaneous and induced mutation, while permitting effective isolation of desired genotypes by in vitro selection.
This book presents a critical appraisal of the methodologies of plant genetic manipulation for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and plant breeders, and provides guidance on the choice of breeding options. The latter depends on the breeding system of the crop, the breeding objective and the tissue culture systems applicable to the target genotype(s).

Reviews

` ... a valuable supplement to every text book in the field of plant genetic manipulation. ... highly recommended. .. very valuable for university teachers who want to provide some basic literature for their graduate students ... '
Journal of Plant Physiology, 150 (1997)
`The book succeeds in its aim of presenting a clear and comprehensive view of highly dynamic area of applied plant science.'
Scientia Horticulturae, 68 (1997)

Table of contents (57 chapters)

  • Genetic manipulation in plant breeding — prospects and limitations

    Law, C. N.

    Pages 1-12

  • Strategies for variety-independent genetic transformation of important cereals, legumes and woody species utilizing particle bombardment

    Christou, Paul

    Pages 13-27

  • Transforming the plastome: genetic markers and DNA delivery systems

    Dix, P. J. (et al.)

    Pages 29-34

  • Genetic engineering of cereal crop plants: a review

    Jähne, A. (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Shoot apical meristems as a target for gene transfer by microballistics

    Sautter, C. (et al.)

    Pages 45-51

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Methodology of Plant Genetic Manipulation: Criteria for Decision Making
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Eucarpia Plant Genetic Manipulation Section Meeting held at Cork, Ireland from September 11 to September 14, 1994
Editors
  • Alan C. Cassells
  • Peter Jones
Series Title
Developments in Plant Breeding
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0357-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0357-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4159-1
Series ISSN
1381-673X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 477
Topics