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Ornamental Crop Breeding

L C De (Author) Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author)
Synopsis The present publication on Ornamental Crop Breeding has been organized in such a way that it will be useful to everyone interested in the world particularly to hobbyist plant breeders amateur gardeners flower breeders and technocrats. This book will vividly highlight genetical and breeding application in flower crops covering wide range of aspects. There are 15 interesting and informative introductory chapters on history origin and evolution genetics reproduction breeding methods exploitation of sterility and incompatibility inbred lines hybrids distant hybridization breeding for abiotic and biotic stress tissue culture and biotechnological approaches genetic transformation DNA finger printing seed production techniques of growing quality planting materials and IPR issues etc. Twenty four most important flower crops of Indian are separately dealt in details in this publication. These ornamental crops are presented in the book according to their ranking in global market and these are rose chrysanthemum lily gerbera orchids anthurium carnation gladiolus China aster dahlia tuberose jasmine bougainvillea cacti marigold zinnia hibiscus petunia begonia cyclamen antirrhinum impatiens ageratum and pimpernel. It may be humbly claimed that this is the first book of its kind on breeding of ornamental crops on India. This book will be useful to teachers students scientists plant breeders plant biotechnologists planners exporters amateurs and professional flower growers.
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About the authors

L C De

Dr. Lakshman Chandra De is a Senior Scientist in the field of horticulture, presently working as Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture with specilaisation in Floriculture from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has eight years of research and extension and two years administrative experience. He has published 45 research paprs in reputed journals and written 22 research abstracts, 21 popular articles and one research bulletin. He is the co-author of a most popular and valued book entitled Advanced Commercial Floriculture (in 2 volumes). He is a member of several scientific societies and referee of reputed journals.

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Ornamental Crop Breeding
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.07.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179103487
length xviii+454p., 128 Col. Plates; Index; 25cm.