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Stemma Press is proud to offer two excellent books on plant breeding:

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Available in mid-August 2014
Essentials of Plant Breeding

Rex Bernardo
Professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics
Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
University of Minnesota

Hardbound, 260 pages, 30 tables, 71 figures
ISBN 978-0-9720724-2-7
Published August 2014 Email Stemma Press to reserve a copy
US$75

Essentials of Plant Breeding is a textbook for a first-semester course in plant breeding. This book was written as a prequel to Dr. Bernardo's first textbook, Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants. This new, concise textbook aims to-

  1. Present the essentials of plant breeding;
  2. Explain the science behind the process of plant breeding;
  3. Show how the diversity among plants leads to a diversity of breeding methods; and
  4. Lead to an appreciation of the creative power of plant improvement.
Like other plant breeding textbooks, Essentials of Plant Breeding describes how modes of reproduction affect the choice of breeding methods, and outlines the breeding methods appropriate for self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually propagated species. In addition, this book includes a review of basic genetics; an introduction to the use of DNA markers in plant breeding; and a description of general features of breeding programs for field crops, vegetables and fruits, forages, turfgrasses, flowers and ornamentals, and tree and palm species.

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Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants
2nd Edition

Rex Bernardo
Professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics
Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
University of Minnesota

Hardbound, 400 pages, 58 tables, 69 figures
ISBN 978-0-9720724-1-0
Published July 2010
US$85

Most of the economically-important traits in crops are quantitative and are controlled by many genes. Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants investigates the application of quantitative genetics to plant breeding. Specifically, this book will help you-

  1. Understand fundamental concepts in plant breeding and genetics;
  2. Explore how quantitative genetics principles can help a plant breeder design and implement a breeding program; and
  3. Appreciate the theory, experimental approaches, and evidence that comprise the basis for these concepts and breeding strategies.
This book is an ideal text for a graduate-level course and a useful reference for practicing plant breeders.

Table of Contents and Sample Pages

Essentials of Plant Breeding

Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants