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This book is a compilation of papers presented at The Arnel R. Hallauer international Symposium on Plant Breeding in Mexico City on August 17-22, 2003. As the title indicates, the symposium was held to honor Dr. Arnel Hallauer, a great plant breeder, scientist, and teacher. The book discusses the past and present status of plant breeding worldwide and presents various perspectives about the future of this life-altering discipline. In 27 chapters, it documents the history, accomplishments, and challenges of plant breeding as a discipline as well as its methods in many different crop species.