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Title Genetics, genomics and breeding of sunflower / editors, Jinguo Hu, Gerald Seiler, Chittaranjan Kole
Published Enfield, N.H. : Science Publishers ; [2010]
Boca Raton, FL : Marketed and distributed by CRC Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 335 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Genetics, genomics and breeding of crop plants
Genetics, genomics and breeding of crop plants.
Contents Basic information / Gerald Seiler and C.C. Jan -- Classic genetics and breeding / Felicity Vear -- Genetic linkage maps: strategies, resources and achievements / Jinguo Hu -- Mapping and tagging of simply inherited traits / Volker Hahn and Silke Wieckhorst -- Molecular mapping of complex traits / Seifollah Poormohammad Kiani and Ahmad Sarrafi -- Gene cloning and characterization / Renate Horn and Sonia Hamrit -- Molecular breeding / Begona Perez-Vich and Simon T. Berry -- Oil composition variations / Andre Berville -- Transgenic sunflower / Miguel Angel Cantamutto and Maria Monica Poverene -- Future prospects / Brady A. Vick and Jinguo Hu
Summary "The sunflower has fascinated mankind for centuries. The oilseed sunflower contributes approximately ten percent of the world's plant-derived edible oil and the confection type sunflower holds a considerable share of the directly consumed snacks market. In addition, sunflower is also grown as an ornamental for cut flowers, as well as in home gardens. We are now embarking on the age of genomics which will expedite the process of genetic improvement of crops. There has been an explosion of information on genetic markers, DNA sequences, and genomic resources for most major food crops including sunflower. This volume is intended to bridge traditional research with modern molecular investigations on sunflower."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sunflowers -- Breeding.
Sunflowers -- Genetics
Sunflowers -- Genome mapping
GARDENING -- Essays.
GARDENING -- Reference.
GARDENING -- Vegetables.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Horticulture.
Sunflowers -- Breeding.
Sunflowers -- Genetics.
Form Electronic book
Author Hu, Jinguo.
Kole, Chittaranjan.
Seiler, Gerald J., 1949-
ISBN 1439840490