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Author Wallace, D. H. (Don H.)

Title Plant breeding and whole-system crop physiology : improving crop maturity, adaptation, and yield / D.H. Wallace and Weikai Yan.

Published Oxon, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cab International, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  631.52 WALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxv, 390 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-362) and index.
Contents 1. Shifts from Current Paradigms Suggested by Near-whole and Whole-system Research -- 2. The Beginning of Systems Thinking about Breeding for Yield -- 3. Biomass Accumulation: The First Major Physiological-Genetic Component of Yield -- 4. Partitioning of Photosynthate: The Second Major Physiological-Genetic Component of Yield -- 5. Days to Maturity: The Third Major Physiological-Genetic Component of Yield -- 6. A Model of Photoperiod X Temperature Interaction Effects on Plant Development -- 7. Prediction of Phenology by the Genotype X Photoperiod X Temperature Interaction Model -- 8. Interactive Control over Plant Development by Vernalization, Photoperiodism and Temperature -- 9. Yield System Analysis: An Adjunct to Yield Trials -- 10. Interplant Competition and Breeding for Higher Crop Yield -- 11. System-established Interconnections among Plant Traits and Implications for Plant Breeding Strategies -- 12. Maximizing Efficiency of Breeding for Higher Crop Yield.
13. Systems Thinking Requires Multidisciplinary Expertise and Collaboration.
Summary Although many programs for improving yield concentrate on identifying the genetic traits responsible for higher yield, programs which select for yield directly are still the most effective, since yield is determined by a combination of traits and environmental factors. This practical book develops such an approach.
Other author Yan, Weikai.
Subject Plant breeding.
Crops -- Physiology.
Crop yields.
ISBN 085199265X (alk. paper)