Biotechnology of Crucifers

Editors: Gupta, Surinder Kumar (Ed.)

  • First reference on the recent developments in a new area of science and fills a void in publications on crucifers
  • Offers the most up-to-date and accurate information and will prove useful for students, researchers, and industrialists
  • Biotechnology of Crucifers addresses the exciting advances in the field and looks to the future of genetic engineering and manipulation
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Despite the recent advances made in the improvement of crucifer crops using conventional breeding techniques, the yield levels and the oil and meal quality could not be improved as expected. The understanding of genetic material (DNA/RNA) and its manipulation by scientists has provided the opportunity to improve crucifers by increasing its diversity beyond conventional genetic limitations. The application of the biotechnological techniques will have major impacts in two ways: first, it provides a number of techniques/methods for efficient selection for favorable variants and second, it gives an opportunity to utilize alien variation available in the crucifers by using the novel techniques of biotechnology to develop high yielding varieties with good nutritional quality, having resistance to insect, pest, and disease resistance.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Surinder Kumar Gupta is Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and Chief Scientist and Nodal Officer of Biotechnology at the S. K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Jammu, INDIA. His academic and professional career have been primarily devoted to research on oilseed Brassicas for nearly two decades. He obtained his post-graduate degree of M. Sc. and Ph. D. from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He is a recipient of Post Doctoral Fellowship in Plant Biotechnology. For his superior scientific work, he has also been conferred with “Young Scientist Award” in 1993-94 by the State Department of Science and Technology. Prof. Dr. Gupta has published more than 75 research papers in esteemed National and International journals mostly on Brassicas and edited seven books, including two in press for Springer Science+Business Media.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Importance, Origin, and Evolution

    Gupta, Surinder Kumar

    Pages 1-12

  • Molecular Cytogenetics

    Mason, Annaliese S.

    Pages 13-22

  • Distant Hybridization Involving Different In Vitro Techniques

    Liu, Dan (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Microspore Culture and Doubled Haploid Technology

    Takahata, Yoshihito (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • Biotechnological Strategies for Enhancing Phytoremediation

    Pathak, Bhawana (et al.)

    Pages 63-90

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology of Crucifers
Editors
  • Surinder Kumar Gupta
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7795-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7795-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7794-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9121-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 241
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