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Quantitative Genetics and Breeding Methods in Autopolyploid Plants

by André Gallais (writer)
Collection: Mieux comprendre
january 2003
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This book presents basic information about population genetics, quantitative genetics, breeding methods and creation of new varieties taking into account the particular characteristics of autopolyploidy. A number of results are given as a function of ploidy level, the case of diploidy being considered as a specific case. QTL detection and marker assisted selection are also addressed.
This book is intended for researchers working on autopolyploid species, as well as for lecturers and students who want to gain better knowledge of these issues by considering the ploidy level. It will also be valuable to breeders wishing to choose methods for breeding and creating the most adapted varieties.

Table of contents


Notations of the main parameters
Main particularities of autopolyploids as compared wilh diploids
CHAPTER 1. Some General aspects of autopolyploid genetics 
1. Types and occurrence of polyploids 
2. Meiosis in autopolyploids
3. The production of unreduced gametes in diploids
4. Segregation for two loci
5. Mapping in autopolyploids

CHAPTER 2. Large Random Mating Populations

1. Genetic constitution of a random mating population
2. Changes of gene frequency due to mutation and selection
CHAPTER 3. Kinship, inbreding and small populations
1. Kinship coefficients and coefficients of inbreeding
2. Inbreeding in large populations
3. Finite and structured populations
4. Natural selection in inbreeding populations

- CHAPTER 4. Genetic effects and quantitative genetics in random mating populations

1. Genetic effects in random mating populations
2. Covariance between relatives in panmictic populations
3. Means and variances in non-equilibrium populations
4. Mating designs to estimate variance components in random mating populations
5. QTL detection in autotetraploids 

CHAPTER 5. Quantitative Genetics of inbred Populations
1. Means of inbred populations 
2. Covariances among inbred relatives 
3. Effect of random mating after inbreeding 
4. Heterosis between two populations

CHAPTER 6. Population Improvement

1. Principles and theory of recurrent selection 
2. Within population recurrent selection schemes  
3. Interpopulation recurrent selection
4. Marker-assisted recurrent selection
5. Some aspects of optimization of recurrent selection

CHAPTER 7. Varietal Development 
1. Development of clones varieties 
2. Line Development 
3. Hybrid development 
4. Development of synthetics 
5. Choice of type of varieties 
By way of conclusion 
- Appendices 

Author index 
Subject index


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Language(s): English

Publisher: Inra

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Mieux comprendre

Published: 1 january 2003

Reference Book: 01494

Reference eBook [ePub]: 01494EPB

Reference eBook [PDF]: 01494NUM

EAN13 Book: 9782738010933

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759214778

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759202461

Interior: Two-colour

Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240

Pages count Book: 516

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 516

Weight (in grammes): 905

Size: 33.8 MB (ePub), 26.4 MB (PDF)


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