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Lexicon of Plant Breeding and Genetics

K. Natarajan (Author) K Vanangamudi (Author) K.R.V. Sathya Sheela (Author) P. Gomathinayagam (Author) M. Subramanian (Author)
Synopsis In this Lexicon attempt has been made to collect and produce a compact source of readily available and upto date information for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scientists in plant science. This Lexicon deals with technical terms, definititions, techniques and annexures with Hall of fame, Multinational companies involved in Agri business, Cultivated economic species with recent botanical classification. We hope that the students, teachers, researchers and all of those interested in breeding at Molecular level will be benefited by many of the terms commonly encountered in the subject and allied fields defined in this book and that it will encourage the development of a vocabulary which will aid them in pursuing further studies in the fascinating science.  This lexicon contains about 5000 definitions and terms from Plant breeding, Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, cell biology, Tissue culture, Molecular biology, Microbiology, Horticulture, Pathology, Entomology, sericulture and Forestry. The relative terms which are coming under a common subject are cross referenced then and there, with due indication so that comparatively the meanings could be understood. This can provide the reader with an insight into similarities and differences between closely related terms.
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About the authors

K. Natarajan

Dr. K. Natarajan, Assistant Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published 9 research papears, 9 popular articles in International and National Journals. He has also presented 43 research papers in National Seminars and Conferences. He has specialized in flower seed production areas.

K Vanangamudi

He is the Professor and Head of Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. His experience in teaching research and extension is over 21 years. He has guided 10 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 17 Ph.D. students. He is a recognized guide of Bharathlar University, Coimbatore. He has undergone one year training in Tree Seed Technology at Mississippi State University, USA. He has published 278 research schemes as Principal Investigator funded by various National agencies. In recognition of his outstanding contribution, he has been awarded with 'Best Post-graduate Teacher Award' in 1998. 'Best Scientist Award in Agro-Forestry' in 1999 and 'Madras Agricultural Students in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Gandhi Gram Rural Instt., Deemed University. He is also consultant to Kerala Forestry Project. He has traveled to several countries in connection with Forestry research and education viz., USA, Japan and Canada.

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K.R.V. Sathya Sheela

K.R.V. Sathya Sheela, is an Assitant professor in Deptt. of Plant Breeding and genetics, Adhiparasakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, vellore District, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

P. Gomathinayagam

P. Gomathinayagam, is currently a Professor and head in Agricultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural university, Thirupathisaram, Kanyakumari, India.

M. Subramanian

M. Subramanian, is an Ex. Director of research in tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Title Lexicon of Plant Breeding and Genetics
Format Softcover
Date published: 18.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9798181891609
length vi+396p., Tables; Index; 25cm.