Potato is the most significant non-cereal crop. Much attention has been paid to this commercially important crop. The aim of this volume is to capture the recent advances made in improving potatoes using traditional breeding methods as well as genetic engineering technology. The book provides a critical appraisal of the state-of-the-art finding on this crop.
Conservation of Potato Genetic Resources; On-Farm Profitability and Prospects for True Potato Seed (TPS); Propagation by Traditional Breeding Method; Breeding Potential and Transmission of Traits in 4x-2x Crosses; Improvement at the Diploid Species Level; Molecular Markers in Identification of Genotypic Variation; Ploidy Manipulation - Examination of Gene Action and Method of Gene Mapping; Approaches to Gene Isolation in Potato; Cell and Tissue Culture of Potato (Solanaceae); Starch-Sugar Metabolism and Temperature Responsiveness During Storage of Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Tubers; Transformation for Insect Resistance; Breeding for Resistance to Meloidogyne Species and Trichodorid-Vectored Virus; Resistance to Viruses; Resistance to Bacterial Pathogens; Resistance to Late Blight and Other Fungi