Plant Breeding Systems by A.J. Richards

Plant Breeding Systems by A.J. Richards



Publisher: Chapman & Hall

Publication Date: 1997

Condition: Used; Very Good. Usual shelf/use wear to card covers and front of text block.  Internally the pages are clean and bright, and the binding remains tight and intact.

xii + 529pp, 2 colour plates, plus b/w figures. 234mm by 155mm, 1020g.

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Plant Breeding Systems by A.J. Richards. Second Edition.

This well-illustrated book provides a unified and comprehensive coverage of plant breeding systems. Mating patterns of plants strongly influence genetic variation within populations and thus control the potential for, and rate of, evolutionary change. In this important new edition, the breeding system is considered as part of an overall adaptive syndrome that influences, and is influenced by, micro-evolutionary constraints. Pollination biology, gene flow, incompatibility, variations in gender and sexual function can all be important components of a breeding system.

This text will prove to be invaluable to plant breeders, conservationists and ecologists as well as those studying in the fields of botany, ecology and environmental genetics.