Applied quantitative geneticsAuthor:
Publisher: Kang, Manjit S.
Summary: APPLIED QUANTITATIVE GENETICS resulted from several years of teaching a graduate course on Quantitative Genetics in Plant Improvement. This book fills a critical need in that it presents topics for students from a practical standpoint & makes available some essential computer software. The book should also be useful to teachers & researchers in the areas of quantitative genetics & plant breeding. This publication cov...ers the following topics: 1. Gene Action, genetic variances & effects, & mean; 2. Inbreeding & mating designs; 3. Diallel analyses; 4 . Generation mean analysis; 5. North Carolina designs I, II, III; 6. Path coefficient analysis; 7. Heritability & selection; 8. Heterosis; 9. Genotype-by- environment interaction & stability analyses; & 10. Locating quantitative trait loci. The book places special emphasis on Diallel analyses, Stability analyses, & locating quantitative trait loci; these three important topics either have not been covered at all or have been inadequately covered in currently available texts. The book is available for $28.50 (shipping & handling included) to individuals or libraries. For students or for orders of four or more copies, the cost is $24.50 per book. Payment in full may be sent to Dr. M. S. Kang, 2477 Creekside Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70810- 6966. [read more]