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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCEMENT OF SUGARCANE GERMPLASM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CULTIVARS AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION Title: Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding and Biotechnology

Authors
item Ming, Ray -
item Moore, Paul -
item Wu, Kuo-Kao -
item D'Hont, Angelique -
item Tew, Thomas -
item Mirkov, T -
item Da Silva, Jorge -
item Schnell Ii, Raymond -
item Brumbley, Stevens -
item Lakshmannan, Prakash -
item Jifon, John -
item Rai, Mamta -
item Comstock, Jack
item Glaszmann, Jean -
item Paterson, Andrew -

Submitted to: Plant Breeding Reviews
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 19, 2005
Publication Date: January 20, 2006
Citation: Ming, R., Moore, P., Wu, K., D'Hont, A., Tew, T., Mirkov, T., Da Silva, J., Schnell Ii, R., Brumbley, S., Lakshmannan, P., Jifon, J., Rai, M., Comstock, J.C., Glaszmann, J., Paterson, A. Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding and Biotechnology. Plant Breeding Reviews. 27:15-118. 2006.

Interpretive Summary: The advancements in sugarcane breeding and the improvement of sugarcane through biotechnology have been reviewed by a team of leading sugarcane specialists from around the world. The breeding section include the evolution and origin of sugarcane, early history of conventional sugarcane breeding, and specific breeding for the traits of sugar yield, biomass production, and stress tolerance. The biotechnology section include the physiology of sucrose accumulation, genetics and genomics, molecular cytogenetics, genetic engineering, and linking biotechnology to application.

Technical Abstract: The advancements in sugarcane breeding and the improvement of sugarcane through biotechnology have been reviewed by a team of leading sugarcane specialists from around the world. Topics covered in the breeding section include the evolution and origin of sugarcane, early history of conventional sugarcane breeding, and specific breeding for the traits of sugar yield, biomass production, and stress tolerance. Topics covered in the biotechnology section include the physiology of sucrose accumulation, genetics and genomics, molecular cytogenetics, genetic engineering, and linking biotechnology to application. This chapter is the first review of sugarcane breeding and improvement since the standard reference book on sugarcane breeding was published in 1987. By concentrating on advancements made and the potential for application of molecular biology and genetics for the improvement of sugarcane, this chapter will likely serve as a road map for sugarcane breeding programs for the next few years.

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