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PLANT BREEDING: Classical to Modern

  • P. M. Priyadarshan
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Generalia

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  3. Developmental Aspects

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  4. Methods of Breeding

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  5. Specialized Breeding

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  6. Breeding for New Millennium

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About this book

Introduction

This book offers a detailed overview of both conventional and modern approaches to plant breeding. In 25 chapters, it explores various aspects of conventional and modern means of plant breeding, including: history, objective, activities, centres of origin, plant introduction, reproduction, incompatibility, sterility, biometrics, selection, hybridization, methods of breeding both self- and cross- pollinated crops, heterosis, synthetic varieties, induced mutations and polyploidy, distant hybridization, quality breeding, ideotype breeding, resistance breeding, breeding for stress resistance, G x E interactions, tissue culture, genetic engineering, molecular breeding, genomics, gene action and varietal release.

The book’s content addresses the needs of students worldwide.  Modern methods like molecular breeding and genomics are dealt with extensively so as to provide a firm foundation and equip readers to read further advanced books.

Each chapter discusses the respective subject as comprehensively as possible, and includes a section on further reading at the end. Info-boxes highlight the latest advances, and care has been taken to include nearly all topics required under the curricula of MS programs. As such, the book provides a much-needed reference guide for MS students around the globe.


Keywords

Plant Breeding Plant Genetics Biotechnology Molecular Breeding Genetic Engineering Genomics Biometrics IPRs

Authors and affiliations

  • P. M. Priyadarshan
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  1. 1.Erstwhile Deputy DirectorRubber Research Institute of IndiaKottayamIndia

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