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Breeding of Horticultural Crops: (In 2 Volumes): Tropical Fruits

V A Parthasarathy (Editor) C Aswath (Editor) Sanjay Kumar Singh (Editor)

This is the second volume in the series Breeding Horticultural crop. This volume deals with Tropical fruits. There are eighteen chapters written by eminent fruit breeders of India. The chapters cover species and cultivars, cytogenetics, genetic resources, blossom biology, breeding objectives, approaches to crop improvement (introduction, selection, hybridization, mutation breeding, polyploidy and breeding for specific traits), marker assisted selection.

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About the authors

V A Parthasarathy

Dr. V.A. Parthasarathy, Ph.D. a renowned and well-known horticulturalist cum biotechnologist of repute is the Director of Indian institute of Spices research (ICAR), calicut from 2002. He is a recipient of ICAR Team Award in Horticulture (as leader) during 2002 and is widely traveled. He has more than 30 years of research experience in Horticulture / plantation crops like citrus, vegetables, gerbera, gladiolus, coconut and spices. An expert in bio-technology and breeding of horticulture crops, he has published over 170 research articles in refereed journals, edited 15 books and contributed about 40 chapters and invited reviews. He also guided many Ph.D. students. He is member of many committees.

Sanjay Kumar Singh

S.K. Singh did his M.Sc. (Ag.) Plant Breeding and Genetics from C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, in First Division.  The title of M.Sc. (Ag.) thesis was Studies on "Combining Ability and Economic Heterosis for some Quantitative Traits in Wheat" under the guidance of Dr. Z. Ahmad (Professor Wheat Breeder, Zonal Co-ordinator/Wheat NEPZ) during the period of 1999 to 2001.  S.K. Singh is NET qualified in plant breeding conducted by ASRB, New Delhi.  He has worked as trainee in Post Graduate Training Programme conducted by U.P. Seeds and Tarai Development Corporation Ltd., Regional office Aligarh Regarding Quality Seed Production Programme from February 2002 to August 2002.  Certificate in Fruit Preservation is also to his credit.  He is at present teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in S.G.R. (P.G.) College, Dobhi, Jaunpur.

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Title Breeding of Horticultural Crops: (In 2 Volumes): Tropical Fruits
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170196471
length 511p., Fig,. Col,. Tabls,. 25cm.