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PLANT BREEDING METHODS: Book by RAM MAHABAL

PLANT BREEDING METHODS

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ISBN: 9788120348509    Publisher: PHI LEARNING PVT. LTD. Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 724        Language: English

This comprehensive book provides a detailed account of the plant breeding methodology, covering particularly pre- and post-Green Revolution era. It elaborates on plant breeding and gene manipulation,...Read more

This comprehensive book provides a detailed account of the plant breeding methodology, covering particularly pre- and post-Green Revolution era. It elaborates on plant breeding and gene manipulation, utilization of self-incompatibility in developing hybrids, different plant breeding methods for development of crop varieties and hybrids in self- and cross-pollinated crops, nature of gene action and genotype-environment interaction. The text discusses gene manipulation in the crop plant and transfer of genes from wild species to cultivated crops, application of biotechnology in plant breeding, and genetic engineering and transgenic molecular markers as breeding tools and their limitations. It concludes with a discussion on physiologic breeding approach and new plant ideotype concepts which are new and emerging areas of interest in plant breeding research.

The book will be of immense use to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agricultural Sciences and Botany for their course study. Besides, research scholars and professionals will also find the book as an excellent source of reference.


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About the author: RAM MAHABAL
Mahabal Ram, Ph.D., Professor (Emeritus)/Advisor, SHIATS Allahabad. He has been a scientist at various laboratories of ICAR in different... Read more
Mahabal Ram, Ph.D., Professor (Emeritus)/Advisor, SHIATS Allahabad. He has been a scientist at various laboratories of ICAR in different capacities. He has developed several new varieties of crop plants, particularly wheat, rice and barley. He has made tremendous contribution to the nation in the field of plant breeding.
Dr. Mahabal Ram has published several research papers in national and international journal of repute. He has authored books on Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding. His major research interests include Genetics, Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding.
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