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Rice Breeding and Genetics

Supriyo Chakraborty (Author)
Synopsis Plant breeding is the genetic improvement of crop plants in relation to their economic use for mankind. Plant breeding is offered as a subject at the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels in all the Indian Agricultural Universities. It is also offered at graduate level in biology and postgraduate level in botany in conventional universities. Rice is one of the major crops covered under the subject Plant Breeding at all the universities. Rice breeding aims at evolving high yielding and quality rice varieties for feeding the ever-growing human population. This book covers the latest developments in rice breeding and genetics in addition to several fundamental topics of general interest. The language used in the book is simple and easily understandable. The presentation is pointwise and step by step with recent Indian examples, wherever applicable. The references are given at the end of each chapter. This book will acquaint the students and research workers with the latest developments in rice breeding and genetics precisely covering the syllabus. This book bridges the gap of not having a textbook with the latest information on rice breeding and genetics. Candidates appearing for the competitive examinations such as ARS, NET and SRF examination of ICAR may use this book as a reference.
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About the author

Supriyo Chakraborty

Supriyo Chakraborty (born in 1968) obtained his B.Sc. (Agri) degree with “Distinction” in 1990 and M.Sc. (Agri) degree in 1992 from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India. He secured Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences (Botany) in 1998 from Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh. He has had a brilliant academic career right from the high school leaving examination. Dr. Chakraborty has more than 8 years experience as an Assistant Professor cum Scientist in research, extension and teaching. He worked on the genetics and breeding of rice, tea, greengram, blackgram and other pulse crops. He has to his credit 35 research papers published in national and international scientific journals and 22 popular scientific articles. He has also authored one book entitled Rice Breeding and Genetics and this work was appreciated by Dr. G.S. Khush, a rice scientist of global repute at IRRI, Philippines. He is also a fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding and member of several professional societies. In the social work front, he has been involved in creating awareness among common people about “Biodiversity Conservation”, “Intellectual Property rights (IPRs)” and “Importance of Genetics and Plant Breeding to Men”. At present he is lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, Assam University (A Central University) Silchar, Assam.

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Title Rice Breeding and Genetics
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170228743
length 205p.