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Plant Breeding: A Biometrical Approach
Author(s): Darbeshwar Roy

ISBN:    978-81-8487-187-6 
Publication Year:   2012
Pages:   406
Binding:   Paper Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   634


About the book

PLANT BREEDING: A Biometrical Approach starts with the description of traits and the breeding systems including male sterility and self-incompatibility. It further describes the evolution of crop species. The breeding methods such as Pedigree, SSD, Bulk and Dihaploidy being employed in improving self-fertilizing species and various intra- and inter-population improvement methods in cross-pollinated crops are described completely. Methods for developing hybrids, synthetics and composites are also described. Methods for prediction of performance of superior recombinant pure breeding lines and hybrids are also fully described. Backcross breeding method for gene transfer and mutation breeding method for crop improvement are described along with clonal breeding methods for improving asexually propagated crops. Genetics of host-pathogen/insect interaction and the various approaches for resistance breeding are described in great detail. Applications of tissue culture in crop improvement, multiplication and conservation of germplasm have been detailed. Genetic engineering methods for development of transgenics and applications of molecular marker technology for crop improvement (Marker Assisted Selection) are described. Finally, the book describes the methods of collection and conservation of genetic resources, participatory approach of plant breeding and the IPR issues. This book will be helpful to undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as teachers and researchers in the field of plant breeding.

Table of Contents

Preface / Improvement of Crop Species / Incompatibility and Male Sterility / Enzymes/Isozymes / Evolution / Modes of Reproduction / Breeding Methods in Self Fertilizing Species / Breeding Methods in Cross Fertilizing Species / Hybrid Breeding / Backcross Method of Breeding / Multiple Crosses in Plant Breeding / Synthetics and Composites / Clone Breeding / Mutation Breeding / Study of Host-Parasite Interaction / Application of Tissue Culture / Applications of Genetic Engineering / Genetic Resources / Participatory Plant Breeding and Intellectual Property Rights / Index.


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