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
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.