Molecular breeding for the genetic improvement of forage by M.O. Humphreys PDF

By M.O. Humphreys

Grassland covers 26 in line with cent of the world's overall land quarter. It produces feed for farm animals; keeps soil fertility; protects and conserves soil and water assets; creates a habitat for flora and fauna; offers leisure area for game and rest and contributes to the final panorama. This ebook presents an up to date account of growth and power within the genetic development of grassland to satisfy all wishes. It encompasses paintings on quite a lot of temperate and tropical grassland species (including grasses, clovers and different forage legumes) and should curiosity all these focused on grassland use in livestock-based agriculture, game, environmental security, bio-industry and so forth. particularly, it demonstrates how contemporary advances in molecular strategies are getting used to enhance breeding goals and methods with key-note papers on: ambitions and merits of molecular breeding, linkage/physical mapping and map-based cloning, QTL research and trait dissection, genomics, version species, gene discovery and practical research, use of molecular markers and bioinformatics for breeding, molecular genetics and breeding of endosymbiont and grass/legume institutions, transgenics, genetic variety, breeding platforms and assets, destiny instructions for study and breeding. state of the art molecular innovations and assets are defined that surround a distinct diversity of workmanship in genetic mapping, trait dissection, comparative genomics, bioinformatics, gene discovery and chance evaluation. Examples of labor in growth or lately accomplished are supplied from the world over. The ebook has large academic worth and should curiosity plant geneticists and breeders in addition to grassland clients and coverage makers

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