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Principles of Crop Improvement
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Singh, Phundan
2019,xii+229p., tbls., indx., 25cm
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Weight :  532 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2019
 

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ISBN: 9789351249788
Status: LATEST(In Stock) 
Price: Rs 1495.00  

This book has been designed to cover the undergraduate syllabus of Crop Improvement as per ICAR 5th Deans' committee report book. It covers the entire syllabus in one compact volume of 20 chapters. Hope this volume would be useful to the students, teachers and researchers engaged in the field of Plant Breeding [Crop Improvement], Genetics and Seed Technology.

CONTENTS

Preface vii
Syllabus of Crop Improvement I and Crop Improvement II
[As per 5th Deans' Committee of ICAR] xiii
Section I: Introductory Topics
1. Introduction and Objectives 3
2. Centres of Origin and Distribution of Crop Species 11
3. Plant Genetic Resources: Conservation and Utilization 19
4. Genetics of Qualitative and Quantitative Characters 32
Section II: Breeding Methods
5. Genetic Basis of Breeding Methods 39
6. Breeding Self Pollinated Crops (Plant Introduction and
Pure Line Selection) 48
7. Breeding Self Pollinated Crops (Hybridization Methods) 57
8. Breeding Cross Pollinated Species (Mass, Progeny and
Ear to Row Selection) 73
9. Breeding Asexually Propagated Crops (Clonal Selection) 83
10. Transgenic Breeding 88
11. SMART Breeding 97
Section III: Seed Production and Crop Breeding
12. Varietal Seed Production 107
13. Hybrid Seed Production 115
14. Wheat and Rice Breeding 124
15. Maize, Sorghum and Pearl Millet Breeding 131
16. Breeding Commercial Crops 140
17. Breeding Oilseed Crops 154
18. Breeding Pulse Crops 164
Section IV: Miscellaneous Topics
19. Ideotype Breeding 173
20. Breeding for Climate Change 183
Appendices 193
Glossary 211
References 221
Books by the Same Author 223
Subject Index 227

Dr. Phundan Singh [b. 1946] hails from a reputed agricultural family of Western Uttar Pradesh [Village-Sakauti, Tehsil- Mawana, District- Meerut]. He graduated in Agriculture from Agra University, Agra and obtained his Master and Doctorate degrees from Kanpur University, Kanpur. He has throughout a brilliant academic record. His area of specialization is Plant Breeding and Genetics.
He has over 40 year experience in the field of Plant Breeding and Genetics. He has served the Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur for about 32 years in various capacities such as Scientist, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist, Head of Division and Director. He has 300 publications to his credit. He has participated and presented 80 research papers in various National and International Seminars, Symposia and Conferences. He has authored 60 books related to Plant Breeding and Genetics. He has also authored 18 technical bulletins on various aspects of cotton and contributed 14 chapters in various books.
Dr Singh is a member of several Scientific Societies, referee of different journals, Expert member of Selection Committees and M. Sc. and Ph. D. Examiner in different Agricultural Universities. The Institute was recognized as the referral Laboratory for detection of Bt. gene and received the best Annual Report Award in 2003 when he was the Director. He received life time achievement award in 2018. He has visited several countries such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Crimea, Uzbekistan, Canada, USA, England, Austria and Germany.

   

  Agriculture
Crop Science
Genetics And Plant Breeding
 
   

   
   

  Phundan Singh
 
   

  Breeding
Methods,
Seed
Production,
Crop
Breeding,
Plant
Genetic
Resources,
Hybrid
Seed
Production,
 
   
 
 
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