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PLANT BREEDING: Classical to Modern

Authors: Priyadarshan, P.M.

  • Provides a detailed overview of conventional and modern approaches to plant breeding
  • Addresses all the topics required for the curriculum of undergraduate and master’s students
  • Covering plant breeding, biotechnology and molecular components, it offers a package of breeding and appropriate molecular techniques
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Dr Priyadarshan is a prominent Hevea rubber breeder. He began his research career by breeding triticale and wheat. During the 1980s he focused on the in vitro culture of spices. He joined the Rubber Research Institute of India (Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India) as a Plant Breeder in 1990 and specialized in breeding Hevea rubber for sub-optimal environments. In 2009, he became the Institute’s Deputy Director, and managed its Central Experiment Station until 2016. As a scientist, he has been involved in breeding cereals, spices and Hevea rubber for the past 32 years. During that time, he has published several research papers and chapters in journals and books of international repute. He has authored articles for several important journals, e.g. Advances in Agronomy, Advances in Genetics, and Plant Breeding Reviews, and has edited books on Breeding Plantation Tree Crops, Breeding Major Food Staples, and the Genomics of Tree Crops, as well as a book on the biology of Hevea rubber.  

 

 

 

 

 

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7095-3
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Due: November 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7094-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PLANT BREEDING: Classical to Modern
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7095-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7095-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7094-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 570
Number of Illustrations
111 b/w illustrations, 115 illustrations in colour
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