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Crop Genetics

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Walter Suza

Kendall Lamkey

Copyright Year: 2023

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Suzanne Overstreet, Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminology, Indiana University - Southeast (New Albany) on 3/11/23

I wanted to explore a topic/textbook outside of my speciality domain so I selected this book to review. While the subject is complex, I found the material to be quite comprehensive. The content is appropriate and explained in a manner to which a... read more

Table of Contents

About the PBEA Series

  1. Reproduction in Crop Plants
  2. Flower Morphology and Distribution
  3. Controlled Hybridization: Self-incompatibility, Male-sterility, and Sex-inheritance
  4. Gene Segregation and Genetic Recombination
  5. Linkage
  6. Population Genetics
  7. Inbreeding and Heterosis
  8. Inheritance of Quantitative Traits
  9.  Mutations and Variation
  10.  Ploidy: Polyploidy, Aneuploidy, and Haploidy

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About the Book

This book provides an introduction to genetic concepts such as reproductive systems, recombination, mutation, segregation and linkage analysis, inbreeding, quantitative inheritance, fertility regulation, population genetics and polyploidy.

About the Contributors


Suza is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Iowa State University. He teaches courses on Genetics and Crop Physiology in the Department of Agronomy. In addition to co-developing courses for the ISU Distance MS in Plant Breeding Program, Suza also served as the director of Plant Breeding e-Learning in Africa Program ​(PBEA) for 8 years. With PBEA, Suza helped provide access to open educational resources on topics related to the genetic improvement of crops. His research is on the metabolism and physiology of plant sterols. Suza holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics (with emphasis in plant molecular physiology) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Lamkey is the chair of the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. As chair, he represents the department at the state, national and international levels. He is an advocate for research and the PBEA program, in addition to overseeing the Agronomy Department educational direction, its faculty, as well as Argonomy Extension and Outreach. Dr. Lamkey is a corn breeder and quantitative geneticist and conducts research on the quantitative genetics of selection response, inbreeding depression and heterosis. Lamkey holds a Ph.D. in plant breeding from Iowa State University and a master’s in plant breeding from the University of Illinois.

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