Genetic Improvement of Mulberry in Context of Climate Change discusses recent research from experts in mulberry (Morus spp.), an important plant in sericulture industry. This book provides comprehensive information in a wide variety of research in mulberry, including: systematics, germplasm conservation, cultivation methods, genetic improvement such as sexual breeding, polyploidy and mutation breeding, biochemical and phytochemical studies, non-conventional breeding techniques using tissue culture in haploid and triploid plant production, somatic hybridization, and more. The book also discusses the development of stress tolerant adaptive traits in plants in context of global warming.
Page 3 Section A: Mulberry as Important Genetic Resource. 1. History, Origin and Cultivation of Mulberry. 2. Genetic diversity in various mulberry genotypes. 3. Systematic Evaluation. 4. Antioxidant and medicinal uses of mulberry for human welfare. 5. Biochemical and phytochemical studies. Section B Conventional Methods of Genetic Improvement of Mulberry. 6. Sexual Hybridisation to Improve Quality and Productivity. 7. Polyploidy Breeding. 8. Mutagenesis and Mutation Breeding. 9. Effect of VAM association to improve the quality of mulberry. Section C Non-Conventional Methods of Genetic Improvement of Mulberry. 10. Basic Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques in Mulberry Improvement. 11. Production of Haploids and Triploids of mulberry. 12. Somatic Hybridisation and Cybridisation. 13. Applications of Genetic Engineering. Section D Sustainable Development of Mulberry In Context of Global Warming. 14. Impact of Global Warming on Plant Growth and Development- An Overview. 15. Development of Stress Tolerant Adaptive Traits in Mulberry. 16 Various diseases and their Control Measures in Mulberry. 17. Conservation of Germplasm in Mulberry.