Crops I

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Cereals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Y. P. S. Bajaj, S. S. Gosal
      Pages 3-38
    3. D. T. Kudirka, G. W. Schaeffer, P. S. Baenziger
      Pages 39-54
    4. A. Bennici
      Pages 89-104
    5. E. Maeda, M.-H. Chen, M. Inoue
      Pages 105-122
    6. Chi-Chang Chen, Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Chien-Rong Huang
      Pages 123-138
    7. Loo Shih-wei, Xu Zhi-hong
      Pages 139-156
    8. F. Sala, M. G. Galli, R. Cella
      Pages 157-167
    9. Chung-Shen Kuo, Wenliang Lu, Yao-Lin Kui
      Pages 168-180
    10. A. M. Vázquez, M. L. Ruiz
      Pages 204-219
    11. R. H. Smith, S. Bhaskaran
      Pages 220-233
    12. D. Bui-Dang-Ha, J. Pernes
      Pages 234-280
    13. Back Matter
      Pages 250-280
  3. Vegetables, Legumes and Tubers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. D. F. Hildebrand, G. C. Phillips, G. B. Collins
      Pages 283-308
    3. D. W. S. Mok, M. C. Mok, A. Rabakoarihanta, C. T. Shii
      Pages 309-318

About this book

Introduction

Production of food to meet the demands of an ever-increasing human population in the world is the major task and challenge to agriculture today. The conventional methods of plant breeding alone can no longer cope with the situation. The success of any crop improvement program depends on the extent of genetic variability in the base population, but due to denuding of forests and agricultural land, the naturally occurring pool of germplasm is being depleted. An urgent need is therefore ap­ parent to create new variability and increase the genetic base of agricul­ tural crops. Agricultural biotechnology has progressed to a stage in the produc­ tion of plants where specific characteristics to improve their yield, ap­ pearance, disease-resistance, nutritional quality and adaptation to ad­ verse soil conditions can be built into the seed. This concept of built-in quality implies a continuous scientific endeavour to improve plant char­ acters using a wide range of possibilities, and it also implies a scrutiny of the materials and methods available in the world today.

Keywords

Embryo Genotyp Zea mays L. bean biotechnology development forest leek morphology plant morphology seed temperature tissue wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 1
  1. 1.New Friends ColonyNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61625-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64889-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61625-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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