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.
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
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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