This book was written by soybean experts to cluster in a single publication the most relevant and modern topics in soybean breeding. It is geared mainly to students and soybean breeders around the world. It is unique since it presents the challenges and opportunities faced by soybean breeders outside the temperate world.
Dr. Silva: Has 12 years of experience in genetics and plant breeding. It is currently coordinator of the soybean breeding program at the Department of Plant Science at the Federal University of Viçosa. He develops projects in breeding for abiotic stresses, biometrics, genomics association and genome-wide selection. He is the major professor of several graduate students in genetics and breeding and Plant Science. Book Editor Soybeans: from planting to harvest, published in 2015 in Brazil.
Dr. Borem: Has 30+ years of working experience as professional plant biotechnologist and plant breeder, project coordinator, consultant, and university professor including being chairman of several capacity building initiatives. I have carried out international agricultural assignments over 12 countries and international organizations. I also obtained a Ph.D. degree in plant breeding and genetics at the University of Minnesota, USA, and published books in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin and several other technical, newspaper articles and awareness materials. As a senior scientist with strong leadership, networking, communication, management and outstanding organizational skills, I have performed assignments for UN bodies (UNIDO and FAO), for CIAT, and several other international organizations. The focus of my professional experience is biotechnology and plant breeding.
Dr. Sediyama: Has 40+ years of soybean breeder in Brazil. He was responsible for the development of more than 40 soybean cultivars from central Brazil and has published several books in soybean production and soybean breeding.
Mr. Ludke: He is a soybean breeder currently working toward his Ph.D. degree.
1. Economic importance and evolution of breeding in Brazil2. FT seeds and the expansion of soybeans in Brazil3. Diversity center and genetic resources4. Vegetative and reproductive morphology 5. Qualitative characteristics in breeding 6. Quantitative characteristics in breeding7. Quantitative genetics in breeding8. Selection of parents 9. Methods of conduct segregating populations 10. Recurrent selection 11. Biometrics applied to the soybean genetic breeding 12. BLUP in the genetic evaluation of parents, generations, populations and progenies 13. Genetic mapping 14. Selection assisted by molecular markers and genomic selection 15. Breeding to transgenic cultivar 16. Transgenic cultivar 17. Resistance to diseases 18. Resistance to insects 19. Breeding for abiotic stresses 20. Breeding for nutritional quality 21. Agronomic traits in the development of cultivars22. Multiplication and maintenance of seed23. Registration and protection of soybean cultivars in Brazil