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Breeding of Ornamental Crops
Author(s): Darbeshwar Roy

ISBN:    978-81-8487-628-4 
Publication Year:   2019
Pages:   290
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   160mm x 240mm
Weight:   560


About the book

BREEDING OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS speaks about evolution and genetic resources of flowers and ornamental crops, Biosynthetic pathways of various floral pigments, scent and aroma and its genetics have been described which will help in manipulation of these traits. Considering that the interspecific and intergeneric hybridization has played an important role in the evolution of these methods for overcoming pre and post zygotic barriers in hybridization have been described, which will guide breeders to design hybridization program accordingly. This book will be useful to undergraduate and post-graduate students, teachers and researchers in the field of ornamental crops breeding.

Key Features

  • Genetics of flower initiation and characteristics of cut flowers have been discussed Breeding methods traditional as well as biotechnological for improvement of vegetative propagated and seed propagated flower crops have been described Chimeras, its production (spontaneous/induced) and steps involved in the isolation of stable periclinal chimera have been explained Mutation breeding methods applied in vegetative propagated crops have been discussed Detailed discussion on Micropropagation, tissue culture techniques for mass multiplication, plants for landscaping.

Table of Contents

Preface / Section I: Crop Production Different Flower and Ornamental Crop Species, Origin, Genetic Resources and Protected Cultivation / Marigold / Gerbera / Tuberoses / Chrysanthemum / Dahlia / Orchids / Antirrhinum (Snapdragon) / Anthurium / Carnation / Rose / Gladious (Sword Lily) / Geophytes / Lily / Hemerocallis / Bouvardia / Iris / Narcissus (daffodils) / Tulipa / Hyacinthus / Gypsophila / Anemone coronaria / Freesia / Lotus / Pansy / Zinnia / Bird of paradise / Alstroemeria / Stock / China Aster / Statice / Zantedeschia / Merabilis jalapa / Arhul (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) / Sthalkamal / Bugambilia / Juhi, Bela and Chameli / Crossandra / Raatrani / Harshringar / Fuchsia / Petunia / Clendula / Gaillardia / Candytuft / Phlox / Delphinium (Larkspur) / Wall flowers / Sweet pea / Cactus / Curcuma spp. / Allium spp. / Allium spp. / Kalanchoe / Pelargonium / Begonia / Salvia / Verbena / Lobelia / Datura / Gazania / Venidium / Nicotiana / Linum / Madagascar Periwinkle / Canna / Oleander / Gomphrena / Lupinus / Portulca / Heliconia / Primula / Euphorbia / Impatiens / Azalea / Cyclamen persicum / Hippeastrum / Streptocarpus / Asparagus spp. / Foliage plants / Ornamental Indoor Plants / Hedge plants / Plants for Landscaping, Garens and Parks / Air Pollutants / Climbers/Twiners/Creepers / Lawn/Turf Grass / Section II: Crop Improvement Genetics and Plant Breeding / Summary of breeding systems, method of propagation, growth habit and the types of cultivars and uses / Genetics of Some Important Characters, Breeding Objectives / Breeding Methods for Improving Flower and Ornamental Crops / Reciprocal Differences and Maternal Inheritance / Polyploidization / Development of Male and Female Sterility / Use of Apomixes for Fixing Heterosis / Mutation Breeding / Genetics and Breeding of Variegation / Concept of Ideotype in Floricultural Crops / Varietal Mixtures/Composites/Synthetics / F2 Population as Variety / Development of Seedless Cultivar / Breeding for Improving Post-harvest Life of Cut Flower / Breeding for Change in Flowering Season of a Cultivar / Breeding for Heat and Drought Resistance or Salt Resistance (Abiotic Stress) / Breeding for Resistance to Disease and Pests / Improvement of Flowering Trees / Turf and Lawn Grass Improvement / Somatic Hybridization / Genetic Engineering / Multiplication of Floricultural Crops / Tissue culture-for multiplication and storage and creating variability / Bonsai / Maintenance Breeding or Conservation of Genetic Resources / References / Index.


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