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Biochemical Basis of Plant Breeding
Volume 1 Carbon Metabolism

ISBN 9780367260941
Published August 27, 2019 by CRC Press
170 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1985: This book presents a comprehensive survey of progress and current knowledge of those biochemical processes with greater potential for the development of superior cultivars: Photosynthesis, photorespiration, nitrate assimilation, biological nitrogen fixation, and starch and protein synthesis.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory Chapters

1. Plant Breeding: Biochemistry and Crop Productivity

Carlos A. Neyra

2. Production of Novel Crops by Somatic Hybridization

John J. Gaynor and Ravinder Kaur-Sawhney

3. Use of Plant Tissue Culture Techniques in Plant Breeding

Chee-Kok Chin

Part 2: Carbon Nutrition

4. Efficiency and Capacity of the Photosynthetic Light Reactions

Barbara A. Zilinskas

5. Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase: Properties and Regulation

James T. Bahr

6. Efficiency of Carbon Assimilation

Clanton C. Black, Jr

7. Regulation of Photorespiration

C.R. Somerville and S.C. Somerville

8. Synthesis and Breakdown of Starch

Charles D. Boyer

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Carlos A. Neyra, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Plant Physiology in the George H. Cook College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.