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Fruit Breeding: Approaches and Achievements

B.B. Vashishtha (Author) Anil Kumar Shukla (Author) Arun Kumar Shukla (Author)
Synopsis The pressure of an ever increasing population and periodic famine due to unexpected flood and drought has forced and awakened the horticultural scientist, to evolve new plant types for diversified use. Besides, some limitations in the improvement of fruit crop such as long juvenile phase, high heterozygosity, limited information on inheritance pattern, excessive fruit drop, parthenocary and lesser number of seeds per fruit, hybridization, selection, mutation and other tools of fruit breeding have resulted in the development of a number of varieties in mango, grape, papaya, banana and guava for various purposes. A vast literature is available on every aspect of fruits cultivation and many excellent books and manuals have been written from time to time however, compiled information on fruit breeding are not available under a single head. The present book entitled "Fruit Breeding Approaches and Achievements", is ventured with the objective to provide the latest possible information on basic approaches in fruit breeding, breeding for biotic stresses resistance, use of plant growth regulators in fruit improvement, improvement of important fruit crops such as mango, banana, papaya, grape, guava, citrus, ber, aonla, pomegranate, datepalm, litchi, coconut, cashewnut, pineapple and few under utilized fruits in a broad spectrum.
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About the author

Anil Kumar Shukla

Prof. Anil Kumar Shukla, a double gold medalist post graduate in Dravyaguna (Ayurved Pharmacology) from prestigious R A Podar Govt Ayurved Medical College, Mumbai University, specialized in Medicinal plants and Drug Standardization, quality control, new Drug research & innovative product development, having more than 20 years of experience In Health restoration, Innovative Natural Drug research, and Ayurveda learning & teaching. Currently Professor & Head, Dept. of Dravyaguna (Ayurveda Pharmacology) a Mansarovar Ayurved Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Executivi Committee Member - "Institute of contemporary Ayurveda Research and Education", [I-CARE] R.A. Podar Medical College and Hospital, Mumbai., Published more than 10 research papers in National & International Journals, Chaired/Co-chaired many scientific sessions / delivered guest lectures & presented many papers in National & International conference on Herbals Neutraceuticals & Ayurveda, Awarded Many Scholarships & two Gold medals from University for being the first in order of merit at final year of BAMS degree., Awarded best research paper in the discipline of Pharmacognosy & Phyto-chemistry by INDIAN DRUGS MANUFACTUREF ASSOCIATION (IDMA) and paper being published "INDIAN DRUGS"., Awarded "Ayurved Excellence Scientist Award-2016" for outstanding research contributions in the field of Dravyaguna during the "International Conference on Medicinal Plants and management of Lifestyle Diseases" jointly organized by Defense R & D Organization (DRDO) New Delhi ant Mahima Research Foundation, Varanasi.

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Title Fruit Breeding: Approaches and Achievements
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181890761
length xvi+342p., Tables.