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Plant Breeding

Dewasish Choudhary (Author)
Synopsis This book attempts to present a readable format on plant breeding principles and their application, based on the collective experience of the author but with a heavy dependence on the scientific literature. The author have produced an up-to-date treatment of the art and science of plant breeding in language and have concisely discussed all the main topics in plant breeding from genetics to field-plot design while adding thoughtful discussions on emerging technologies and breeding methods. Plant breeding books are usually difficult in reading, but this book written by professional is an exception. The format is readable and easily understandable contents are complete and referenced. The author, representing separate disciplines, developed the book from a course for students; it also has an application for the students in horticulture, field crops and forestry. All chapters cover a range of topics from the history of plant breeding through genetic variation, hybridization, breeding methods, inbreeding and crossbreeding, hybrids, mutations, asexual breeding and commercial aspects. A highly recommended work for libraries maintaining agricultural, horticultural and other plant science collections.
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Bibliographic information

Title Plant Breeding
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.08.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126136544
length viii+306p., Figures.