Marker-assisted selection


Current status and future perspectives in crops, livestock, forestry and fish

edited by
Elcio Guimares
John Ruane
Beate Scherf
Andrea Sonnino,
James Dargie

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Rome, 2007

Reprinted 2009

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Table of contents

Part I   [575kb]


Part II   [872kb]

Section I. Introduction to marker-assisted selection

    Chapter 1: Marker-assisted selection as a tool for genetic improvement of crops, livestock, forestry and fish in developing countries: an overview of the issues
    Chapter 2: An assessment of the use of molecular markers in developing countries

Section II Marker-assisted selection in crops case studies

    Chapter 3: Molecular markers for use in plant molecular breeding and germplasm evaluation
    Chapter 4: Marker-assisted selection in wheat: evolution, not revolution
    Chapter 5: Marker-assisted selection for improving quantitative traits of forage crops
    Chapter 6: Targeted introgression of cotton fibre quality quantitative trait loci using molecular markers

Part III   [940kb]

    Chapter 7: Marker-assisted selection in common beans and cassava
    Chapter 8: Marker-assisted selection in maize: current status, potential, limitations and perspectives from the private and public sectors
    Chapter 9: Molecular marker-assisted selection for resistance to pathogens in tomato

Part IV   [614kb]

Section III Marker-assisted selection in livestock – case studies

    Chapter 10: Strategies, limitations and opportunities for marker-assisted selection in livestock
    Chapter 11: Marker-assisted selection in poultry
    Chapter 12: Marker-assisted selection in dairy cattle

Part V   [198kb]

    Chapter 13: Marker-assisted selection in sheep and goats

Part VI   [547kb]

Section IV Marker-assisted selection in forestry case studies

    Chapter 14: Marker-assisted selection in Eucalyptus

Part VII   [1Mb]

    Chapter 14[cont'd] : Marker-assisted selection in Eucalyptus

Part VIII   [414kb]

    Chapter 15: Marker-assisted selection in forestry species

Section V Marker-assisted selection in fish – case studies

    Chapter 15: Marker-assisted selection in forestry species
    Chapter 16: Possibilities for marker-assisted selection in aquaculture breeding schemes

Part IX   [549kb]

    Chapter 17: Marker-assisted selection in fish and shellfish breeding schemes

Section VI Selected issues relevant to applications of marker-assisted selection in developing countries

    Chapter 18: Marker-assisted selection in crop and livestock improvement: how to strengthen national research capacity and international partnerships

Part X   [446kb]

    Chapter 19: Technical, economic and policy considerations on marker-assisted selection in crops: lessons from the experience at an international agricultural research centre
    Chapter 20: Impacts of intellectual property rights on marker-assisted selection research and application for agriculture in developing countries

Part XI   [173kb]

    Chapter 21: Marker-assisted selection as a potential tool for genetic improvement in developing countries: debating the issues

Part XII   [1Mb]

    Chapter 22: Marker-assisted selection: policy considerations and options for developing countries

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