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Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

Edited by C.B. Singh and Dhirendra Khare

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ISBN 10: 8172333013 / ISBN 13: 9788172333010
Published by Scientific, 2011
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Contents Foreword Preface 1 WheatPC Mishra RP Sharma and SS Singh 2 RiceMN Shrivastava and A Kumar 3 Hybrid riceRajesh Mishra 4 MaizeVR Rastogi 5 SorghumAR Dabholkar 6 ChickpeaPM Gaur 7 PigeonpeaRG Satpute 8 Mungbean and urdbeanBM Moghe and Mridula Billore 9 SoybeanAN Shrivastava CB Singh and MK Shrivastava 10 GroundnutArun R Khire 11 LinseedSR Shrivas 12 Rapeseed-mustardSS Bhadouria 13 NigerSS Duhoon 14 SafflowerDM Hegde Vrijendra Singh and N Nimbkar 15 SesameSM Sharma 16 CottonGK Koutu and KC Mandloi 17 Male sterility and its exploitationMridula Billore 18 Screening of cotton genotypes for fibre qualitySuman Bala Singh and Phundan Singh 19 Formation of seed and its structureDhirendra Khare and CB Singh 20 Varietal testing release and notification system in IndiaND Raut 21 Maintenance breeding of self pollinated cropsSK Rao 22 Apomixis and its applicationDhirendra Khare and CB SinghOpportunities exist for increasing food production in a sustainable manner through the genetic improvement of field crops One of the potential tools for improvement of the crop performance is the genetic alteration and selection The ability to modify plant characteristics or select plants with desirable attributes or both has enormous implication for the potential productivity of a crop sustainability of the crop and the cropping system along with the sustainability of agro-ecological environment as a whole It requires detailed knowledge of individual cropWith input from virtually all biological disciplines and applications to all the crops genetic crop improvement plays a pivotal role in agricultural science Recognizing the importance of variety and to keep pace with the phenomenal expression in plant breeding the book has been the necessity The book comprises of 22 chapters and covers 16 crops It brings all the information of field crops of Indian interest at one place The problems of individual crop and methods to resolve are described in detail with clear objectives for the students of plant breeding The text is designed in such a way that the instructor can insert his own experience and illustration throughout the course Besides agricultural universities plant breeding has been introduced as a subject at BSc and MSc levels in traditional universities and other colleges This book will be of immense use for all the students offering the course 336 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 96942

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Title: Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

Publisher: Scientific

Publication Date: 2011

Edition: Reprint

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