Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in this state of the art text. The final 8 chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops. In addition, over 25 plant breeders share their professional experiences while illustrating concepts in the text.
- Comprehensive presentation of both classical and molecular plant breeding tools
- Industry highlight essays from over 25 professional plant breeders
- Chapter introductions, summaries and discussion questions
- Easy reference glossary
- Reference chapters on breeding 8 of the largest and most common crops
Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/acquaah and by request on CD-ROM.