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Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology: Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection, Volume 3: Fruit Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices

H P Singh (Editor) V A Parthasarathy (Editor) K Nirmal Babu (Editor) Continuing Series

Understanding biology and genetics at molecular level has become very important for better understanding and manipulation of genome architecture. Molecular markers have contributed significantly in this respect and have been widely used in plant science in a number of ways. This includes genetic fingerprinting, identification of duplicates, selection of core collections, determination of genetic distances, genome analysis, identification of markers associated with desirable traits which are useful in marker assisted breeding, genomics and development of transgenics. Use of these markers will significantly reduce breeding time and cycles required for crop improvement. Molecular level understanding of the inheritance of agriculturally important traits creates new opportunities to streamline plant breeding.

In this volume, Volume 3 of the continuing series, the available information on the molecular markers and marker assisted selection was compiled and this would be of immense use to students and researchers in biotechnology of fruit crops, plantation crops and spices.

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About the authors

H P Singh

Born on 2nd July, 1950, Dr. H.P. Singh has served horticulture in various capacities namely Project Coordinator (fruits); Director, NCR for Banana; Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India; Chairman, Coconut Development Board; Dean (Agriculture), GBPUA & T, Pantnagar; Vice Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa and now Deputy Director General (Horticullture), ICAR.

He has also served international organizations like the Chairman of APCC, Jakarta, National Director for internationally-aided projects and Chairperson of Steering Committee of BAPNET of Bioversity International and implemented various international programmes.  Besides, excellent academic record, Dr. Singh has contributed to research and agricultural education which ha earned him three international, twenty one national awards and five fellowships including the Fellow of NAAS.  He has developed many cultivars and technologies which has shaped the horticulture.  Recognising his immense contribution, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar, has conferred D.Sc. last year.

Dr. Singh is the architect of Mission mode approach for horticultural development, starting from planning to execution which ahs been due to his insight.  He has provided to horticulture and is credited to have authored and edited 39 books and 30 bulletins, besides 175 research papers.  He has widely traveled in India and abroad. His efforts have provided a strong foundation for horticulture development, leading to Golden Revolution in the country.

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V A Parthasarathy

Dr. V.A. Parthasarathy, Ph.D. a renowned and well-known horticulturalist cum biotechnologist of repute is the Director of Indian institute of Spices research (ICAR), calicut from 2002. He is a recipient of ICAR Team Award in Horticulture (as leader) during 2002 and is widely traveled. He has more than 30 years of research experience in Horticulture / plantation crops like citrus, vegetables, gerbera, gladiolus, coconut and spices. An expert in bio-technology and breeding of horticulture crops, he has published over 170 research articles in refereed journals, edited 15 books and contributed about 40 chapters and invited reviews. He also guided many Ph.D. students. He is member of many committees.

K Nirmal Babu

Dr. K. Nirmal Babu, Ph.D. had his doctorate from the University of Calicut and did Post-doctoral work in molecular biology at the University of California, Davis, USA. He has done pioneering work in the areas of genetic resources conservation, including in vitor conservation; crop improvement and biotechnology of spices, and is considered as one of the topmost tissue culture scientists in the country. He is the co-editor of the international monographs. Cinnamon and Cassia the genus Cinnamomum (2004, CRC Press); Ginger the genus Zingiber (2005, CRC Press), and Turmeric the genus Curcuma (due in 2006, CRC Press). He was a recipient of the ICAR Team Award and the Jawaharlal Nehru Award. He is currently a Senior Scientist at the Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, India.

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Title Advances in Horticulture Biotechnology: Molecular Markers and Marker Assisted Selection, Volume 3: Fruit Crops, Plantation Crops and Spices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788185873695
length xviii+311p., Illustrations; Tables; Figures; Index; 25cm.