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Biochemical Basis of Plant Breeding
Volume 1 Carbon Metabolism

Edited By

Carlos A. Neyra

ISBN 9780367260958
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
176 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  2. Production of Novel Crops by Somatic Hybridization  3. Use of Plant Tissue Culture Techniques in Plant Breeding  Part 2: Carbon Nutrition  4. Efficiency and Capacity of the Photosynthetic Light Reactions  5. Ribulose Bisphosphate Carboxylase: Properties and Regulation  6. Efficiency of Carbon Assimilation  7. Regulation of Photorespiration  8. Synthesis and Breakdown of Starch


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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.