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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Sugarcane Improvement Through Breeding and Biotechnology

item Moore, Paul
item D'Hont, Angelique - CIRAD, FRANCE
item Tew, Thomas
item Mirkov, T. - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Da Silva, Jorge - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Schnell Ii, Raymond
item Brumbley, Stevens - BSES, AUSTRALIA
item Lakshmannan, Prakash - BSES, AUSTRALIA
item Jifon, John - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Rai, Mamta - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Comstock, Jack
item Glaszmann, Jean - CIRAD, FRANCE
item Paterson, Andrew - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Submitted to: Plant Breeding Reviews
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 19, 2005
Publication Date: January 20, 2006
Citation: Ming, R., P. H. Moore, K. K. Wu, A. D’Hont, J. C. Glaszmann, T. L. Tew, T. E. Mirkov, J. da Silva, J. Jifon, M. Rai, R. J. Schnell, S. M. Brumbley, P. Lakshmanan, J. C. Comstock, A. H. Paterson Sugarcane Improvement through Breeding and Biotechnology. In (J Janick ed.) Plant Breeding Reviews vol 27: 15-118. 2006.

Interpretive Summary: ABSTRACT ONLY

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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