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As the world's population increases the need to produce greater quantities of major staple crops such as wheat, rice, maize, potato, cassava, soybean, sweet potato, barley, and banana in order to sufficiently feed the people of the world continues to grow. Breeding Major Food Staples covers improving yields and quality of these crops through breeding and the use of molecular biology tools such as gene transfer, genome mapping, biofortification, and bioinformatics. This book will be an important reference for anyone working in crop breeding.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813818351
ISBN-10: 0813818354
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 187mm x 27mm)
Pages: 438
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Manjit Kang

Manjit Kang is a former Professor of Quantitative Genetics at Louisiana State University and current Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University P. M. Priyadarshan is a Plant Breeder at the Rubber Research Institute of India