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Vegetable Breeding: Theory and Practice

Author Name : T. Pradeepkumar, P. G. Sadhankumar and K. P. Prasanna


  • Publisher : Studium Press India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 13 : 978-93-80012-57-5
  • Page no : 514
  • Publication Year : 2013

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The book “Vegetable Breeding-Theory and Practice” covers genetics and breeding of important vegetable crops grown in India with emphasis on the plant breeding work conducted at various SAUs and ICAR institutes. Book follows the syllabi prescribed by ICAR for M.Sc and PhD programmes in Vegetable science and will be an excellent ready reference for the teachers and students pursuing course on vegetable breeding. This book will meet the requirement of vegetable breeders working in public and private sector. Introduction chapter details the general breeding methods, origin of vegetable crops, specific methods used for self pollinated, cross pollinated and asexually propagated vegetable crops and biometrics. Chapters pertaining on crops details the origin, taxonomy, distribution, floral biology, genetics of important traits with published gene list, breeding objective, breeding methods, advancement in biotechnology and breeding achievement highlighted in the form of public sector released varieties. Recent references provided at the end of each chapter will be helpful for gathering further information. Authors are involved in teaching and research on vegetable crops at the graduate and post graduate level and exhaustively compiled the recent developments in each crop for presenting the same in a cognitive fashion.
Title Vegetable Breeding: Theory and Practice
Table of Content Foreword. Preface. Introduction: Cucumber (Cucumis sativus var. Sativus L.). Melons (Cucumis melo). Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. Lanatus). Pumpkin and Squashes (Cucurbita sp.). Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.). Spine Gourd (Momordica dioica Roxb). Snake Gourd (Trichosanthes anguina L.). Ash Gourd (Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.). Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria Siceraria (Mol.)) . Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula (Roxb.) L.) . Smooth Gourd (Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem.). Ivy Gourd (Coccinia cordifolio Cogn.) . Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) . Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.). Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.). Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.). Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.). Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.). Drumstick (Moringa oleifera Lam.). Peas (Pisum sativum). French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. Var capitata). Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. Botrytis L.). Carrot (Daucus carota L.). Radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Onion (Allium cepa L.). Subject Index.
Page No. 514
Author's Name T. Pradeepkumar, P. G. Sadhankumar and K. P. Prasanna
Publisher Studium Press India Pvt. Ltd.
Year Of Publication 2013
ISBN 10 No
ISBN 13 978-93-80012-57-5
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Binding type No
Book Size(len) No
Series No
book size(hei) 9.6
Book size width 7.2
Edition 1st

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