Quality Breeding in Field Crops

  • Asif M. Iqbal Qureshi
  • Zahoor Ahmad Dar
  • Shabir Hussain Wani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Abhishek Bohra, Uday Chand Jha, Rintu Jha, S. J. Satheesh Naik, Alok Kumar Maurya, Prakash G. Patil
    Pages 1-21
  3. Maxwell Darko Asante, Francis Osei Amoako-Andoh, Valentin Stanislas Edgar Traore, Matilda Ntowaa Bissah, Joshua N. Cobb
    Pages 23-39
  4. M. Govindaraj, O. P. Yadav, R. K. Srivastava, S. K. Gupta
    Pages 85-107
  5. Eleonora Cominelli, A. Paula Rodiño, Antonio M. De Ron, Francesca Sparvoli
    Pages 109-138
  6. Hari Shanker Gupta, Firoz Hossain, Vignesh Muthusamy, Rajkumar Uttamrao Zunjare
    Pages 139-157
  7. Akshay Talukdar, M. Shivakumar, Subhash Chandra
    Pages 159-172
  8. Firoz Hossain, Konsam Sarika, Vignesh Muthusamy, Rajkumar Uttamrao Zunjare, Hari Shanker Gupta
    Pages 217-237
  9. S. K. Rai, Vanya Bawa, Zahoor Ahmad Dar, N. R. Sofi, S. S. Mahdi, Asif M. Iqbal Qureshi
    Pages 255-266
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-275

About this book


Development of superior crops that have consistent performance in quality and in quantity has not received the same emphasis in the field of genetics and breeding as merited. Specialty trait requires special focus to propagate. Yet basic germplasm and breeding methodologies optimized to improve crops are often applied in the development of improved specialty types. However, because of the standards required for specialty traits, methods of development and improvement are usually more complex than those for common commodity crops. The same standards of performance are desired, but the genetics of the specialty traits often impose breeding criteria distinct from those of non-specialty possessing crops. Specifically, quality improvement programs have unique characteristics that require careful handling and monitoring during their development for specific needs. Adding value either via alternative products from the large volumes of grain produced or development of specialty types is of interest to producers and processors.  This work assimilates the most topical results about quality improvement with contemporary plant breeding approaches.The objective of this book is to provide a summary of the germplasm, methods of development, and specific problems involved for quality breeding. In total, fourteen chapters, written by leading scientists involved in crop improvement research, provide comprehensive coverage of the major factors impacting specialty crop improvement.


Genetics Trait introgression Genomics Quality Improvement Field crops Plant Breeding Biofortification specialty trait breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Asif M. Iqbal Qureshi
    • 1
  • Zahoor Ahmad Dar
    • 2
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
    • 3
  1. 1.Genetics, Plant Breeding & Biotechnology MRCFC, KhudwaniSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Genetics, Plant Breeding & Biotechnology DARS, BudgamSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.Genetics, Plant Breeding & Biotechnology MRCFC, KhudwaniSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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