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Biology and Breeding of Crucifers

1st Edition

Edited by Surinder Kumar Gupta

CRC Press

406 pages

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Considerable interest has developed in recent years in crucifers and particularly in their wild relatives, as they contain genetic material that may be utilized for further evolution of superior crop varieties through introgression and distant hybridization. Until now, there has been no single volume that focuses exclusively on the biology and bree

Table of Contents

Molecular Systematics and Evolution. Phylogeny of Brassica and Wild Relatives. Biology and Ecology of Wild Crucifers. Floral Variation in the Subtribe Brassicinae with Special Reference to Pollination Strategies and Pollen-Ovule Ratios. Breeding Methods. Self-Incompatibility. Wild Germplasm and Male Sterility. Plant-Insect Interaction. Seed Dormancy and Viability. Comparative Cytogenetics of Wild Crucifers (Brassicaceae). Distant Hybridization. Phytoalexins. Introgression of Genes from Wild Crucifers. Biotechnology. Microsporogenesis and Haploidy Breeding. Genetic Improvement in Vegetable Crucifers. Industrial Products. Collection, Preservation, and Distribution of Wild Genetic Resources. Index.

About the Editor

Dr. Gupta is on the faculty at S.K. University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology in Jammu, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General