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S.K. Datta (Author) R. Jayanthi (Author) T. Janakiram (Author)

Bougainvillea is a very important crop in floriculture for multipurpose use. It grows very well under the tropical and sub-tropical conditions. An appreciable quantum of work has been done in India on Bougainvillea covering different aspects like germplasm collection, improvement and breeding, induced mutagenesis, cytogenetics, disease management, tissue culture and dehydration of flowers. Attempt has been made to develop a complete and comprehensive documentation of the results of the research and demonstrations conducted by different Indian scientists, nurserymen and amateur bougainvillea lovers over the last more than 50 years. The primary objective of the book is to give a coherent and concise account of all work done in India on bougainvillea with an emphasis on recent developments. Different aspects like history, elemental species and varieties, source of origin, horto-taxonomical characters, nursery culture, techniques for development of new varieties, cytogenetics, classical and modern methods of characterization, post harvest management, in vitro propagation, dehydration etc. have been highlighted. The book will be very useful not only for researchers but also for horticulturists, nurserymen, amateur growers, enthusiasts, city and industry planners for planning future research strategies on bougainvillea research. The book will provide valuable data and also be a reference material for future research activities in this area.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Early history. 3. Systematic position and elemental species. 4. Bougainvillea species, cultivars and elemental species. 5. Germplasm. 6. Agro-technology (propagation). 7. Pests and disease. 8. Usage and potential. 9. Hortorium taxonomy. 10. Horto-taxonomical description. 11. Origin of cultivars. 12. Genetic relationships using RAPD markers. 13. Cytogenetical studies. 14. Crop improvement. 15. Analysis of mutants. 16. Tissue culture. 17. Post harvest management. 18. Development of new varieties. 19. Registration and patenting of new varieties. 20. Bougainvillea - for dry flower industry.

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About the author

S.K. Datta

Dr. S.K. Datta obtained his B.Sc. Spl. Hons. (Botany) degree in 1968 and M.Sc. (Botany) with specialization in cytogenetics and plant breeding degree in 1970 from Kalyani University, West Bengal. He started his research carrier in the field of induced mutagenesis for crop improvement at Bose Institute, Kolkata since April 1971 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1976 from Calcutta University for his thesis entitled “Cytogenetical studies in Trichosanthes anguina L.”. Dr. Datta joined National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow in 1977 and started his further research activities on improvement of different ornamental crops through induced mutagenesis. He has developed more than 80 new varieties in different ornamentals for floriculture trade through induced mutation. He was awarded D.Sc. degree in Botany for his extensive work on ornamentals. Dr. Datta has been associated with several professional societies and committee. Dr. Datta has published over 175 research papers on mutation breeding in National and International journals. He has published one book “Ornamental Plants: role of Mutation” and five Bulletins. He was invited to presents his paper on mutation for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (1989); at Vienna, Austria during International Symposium on the contribution of Plant Mutation Breeding to crop improvement, 1990; at Vienna, Austria, during FAO/IAEA International Symposium on the use of induced mutation and molecular techniques for crop improvement, 1995; at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during International Nuclear Conference 2002. Dr. Datta was also deputed to Berlin under CSIR-DAAD Scientists Exchange Programme for two months (1992). Considering the quantum of work done and published literature on induced mutagenesis, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna selected. Dr. Datta as “Expert on Mission” for evaluation of mutation breeding project sponsored by IAEA to Philippines (October 2001); and Jakarta, Indonesia for project evaluation mission. Dr. Datta is now Deputy Director, Coordinator and Head, Botanic Garden and Floriculture, NBRI and he is working on different aspects related to cytomorphology, in vivo and in vitro induced mutagenesis, conventional breeding, tissue culture, management of chimera, conservation, dehydration of flowers and floral crafts etc. on different ornamentals like Amaryllis, Asiatic Hybrid Lily, Bougainvillea, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Gerbera, Marigold, Gladiolus, Hibiscus, rose, tuberose, Lantana depressa, Orchid etc.

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Title Bougainvillea
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789385516702
length 318p.,