Heterosis in Plant Breeding

Studer, C.W. (1994) Heterosis in Plant Breeding. In: Plant Breeding Reviews. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 227-251. ISBN 9780470650493

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to ICRISAT researchers only


In this review, a selected group of investigations undertaken throughout this century into the genetic, physiological and biochemical basis of heterosis are outlined, and results of recent investigations are discussed. Information is presented in sections considering: a historical perspective; genetic theories of heterosis; physiological and biochemical basis of heterosis; heterosis in population crosses; hybrid predictions for maize, rapeseed, small grains and other crops (groundnuts, tomatoes and rice); and genetics and enhancement of heterosis using molecular markers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterosis, Plant breeding, Physiology and Biochemical bases, Hybrid predictions, Maize, Rapeseed, Small Grains
Author Affiliation: U.S. Department of Agriculture,Agricultural Research Service,Department of Genetics,North Carolina State University,North Carolina
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2013 11:50
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 11:50
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470650493.ch8
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/9638

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item