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Breeding Technology of Crop Plants

A K Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis The present book covers the basic, applied and current status of various aspects of crop improvement of plants.  The book comprises 33 chapters covering crops.  Ti brings relevant information on field crops like introduction, origin, area and distribution, taxonomical classification, cytology, vegetative and reproductive biology, breeding objectives, breeding methods, varieties, constraints, etc.  different scientists who are specialists in their relevant fields have contributed the chapters thus ensuring the veracity and quality.  Attempts have been made to incorporate the chapters of specialists working on a particular crop. It is hoped that the present compilation would be of great use to researchers, teachers and students of agriculture and biology in general and plant breeding and genetics in particular.  Criticism and suggestions for further improvement will be highly appreciated and acknowledged.
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About the author

A K Sharma

Shri A.K. Sharma is an archaeologist of repute. He is internationally known for his original contributions in the field of archaeology and anthropology. During thirty three years of his hectic career, in different capacities in the Archaeological Survey of India he explored and excavated a number of sites throughout the length and breadth of the country, particularly in remote and inaccessible areas of North-East India, Jammu Kashmir and Lakshadweep. To his credit goes the discovery and excavation of the biggest Stone Age site Anangpur, near Delhi, the biggest prehistoric cave of Kachagad in Maharashtra, the sprawling nucleus megalithic site in Chhattisgarh, unique Neolithic site of Gufkral in Kashmir Valley, early historic sites of Sekta in Manipur and Vadagokugiri in Garo Hills of Meghalaya. He is also known for the discovery of horse bones of domesticated horse in Harappan context which have been internationally acknowledged and has changed the whole theory about Aryans and Vaidic period. He worked at Kalibangan excavation from 1961 to 1969. He has to his credit more than 50 published research papers on anthropology, archaeozoology, prehistory and other aspects of archaeology. Presently he is working as Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Historical Research on his project “Megaliths of Chhattisgarh including Bastar:. He is also directing the excavations at Mansar near Nagpur.

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Bibliographic information

Title Breeding Technology of Crop Plants
Author A K Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186882197
length xvi+684p., Plates; Tables; Figures; References; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.