Biotechnology of Crucifers

  • Filename: biotechnology-of-crucifers.
  • ISBN: 9781461477952
  • Release Date: 2013-07-23
  • Number of pages: 241
  • Author: Surinder Kumar Gupta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Despite the recent advances made in the improvement of crucifer crops using conventional breeding techniques, the yield levels and the oil and meal quality could not be improved as expected. The understanding of genetic material (DNA/RNA) and its manipulation by scientists has provided the opportunity to improve crucifers by increasing its diversity beyond conventional genetic limitations. The application of the biotechnological techniques will have major impacts in two ways: first, it provides a number of techniques/methods for efficient selection for favorable variants and second, it gives an opportunity to utilize alien variation available in the crucifers by using the novel techniques of biotechnology to develop high yielding varieties with good nutritional quality, having resistance to insect, pest, and disease resistance.

Biology and Breeding of Crucifers

  • Filename: biology-and-breeding-of-crucifers.
  • ISBN: 142008609X
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: Surinder Kumar Gupta
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Considerable interest has developed in recent years in crucifers and particularly in their wild relatives, as they contain genetic material that may be utilized for further evolution of superior crop varieties through introgression and distant hybridization. Until now, there has been no single volume that focuses exclusively on the biology and breeding aspects of the wild brassica species. Bringing together contributions of leading international experts, Biology and Breeding of Crucifers provides a unique perspective on this species which is so important to research in crop genetics. This treatise begins by exploring the systematics and phylogenies of wild crucifers. Supported by sharp close-up photos and descriptions to assist in identification of wild crucifers, the book further examines breeding methods, self-incompatibility, male sterility, germination, viability of seeds, and plant-insect interactions. Detailed accounts of comparative cytogenetics, distant hybridization, and the role of phytoalexins are also presented. The book contains comprehensive discussions on floral variations, biotechnology, and haploidy breeding. Reflecting the concern of botanists and plant genetic engineers in enhancing rapeseed-mustard production, the contributors also examine genetic improvement of vegetable crucifers, industrial products from wild crucifers, and the preservation and maintenance of plant genetic resources. The information contained in this text will assist researchers in developing ways to increase genetic variability among brassicas, improve crop productivity and quality, and adopt synergistic approaches to ensure food and nutritional security worldwide.

Genetic Improvement of Vegetable Crops

  • Filename: genetic-improvement-of-vegetable-crops.
  • ISBN: 9780080984667
  • Release Date: 2012-12-02
  • Number of pages: 846
  • Author: G. Kalloo
  • Publisher: Newnes



Genetic improvement has played a vital role in enhancing the yield potential of vegetable crops. There are numerous vegetable crops grown worldwide and variable degrees of research on genetics, breeding and biotechnology have been conducted on these crops. This book brings together the results of such research on crops grouped as alliums, crucifers, cucurbits, leaf crops, tropical underground and miscellaneous. Written by eminent specialists, each chapter concentrates on one crop and covers cytology, genetics, breeding objectives, germplasm resources, reproductive biology, selection breeding methods, heterosis and hybrid seed production, quality and processing attributes and technology. This unique collection will be of great value to students, scientists and vegetable breeders as it provides a reference guide on genetics, breeding and biotechnology of a wide range of vegetable crops.

Plant biotechnology

  • Filename: plant-biotechnology.
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924089615631
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 535
  • Author: Pravin Chandra Trivedi
  • Publisher:



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White Rust of Crucifers Biology Ecology and Management

  • Filename: white-rust-of-crucifers-biology-ecology-and-management.
  • ISBN: 9788132217923
  • Release Date: 2014-06-11
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Govind Singh Saharan
  • Publisher: Springer



White rust caused by the fungus Albugo is the most devastating disease known to occur in more than 50 countries and infects about 400 plant species belonging to 31 families worldwide including important vegetable crucifers, oil yielding Brassicas, ornamental plants and numerous weeds. This book on “White Rust” deals with the aspects on “the disease” and “the pathogen” is vividly illustrated for stimulating, effective and easy reading and understanding. We are sure that this comprehensive treatise on “white rust” will be of immense use to the researchers, teachers, students and all others who are interested in the diagnosis and management of white rust diseases of crops worldwide.

Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Therapeutic Applications of Medicinal Plants

  • Filename: recent-trends-in-biotechnology-and-therapeutic-applications-of-medicinal-plants.
  • ISBN: 9789400766037
  • Release Date: 2013-05-13
  • Number of pages: 357
  • Author: Mohd. Shahid
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The book provides an overview of current trends in biotechnology and medicinal plant sciences. The work includes detailed chapters on various advance biotechnological tools involved in production of phytoactive compounds of medicinal significance. Some recent and novel research studies on therapeutic applications of different medicinal plants from various geographical regions of the world have also been included. These studies report the antimicrobial activity of various natural plant products against various pathogenic microbial strains. Informative chapters on recent emerging applications of plant products such as source for nutraceuticals and vaccines have been integrated to cover latest advances in the field. This book also explores the conservation aspect of medicinal plants. Thus, chapters having comprehensively complied in vitro conservation protocols for various commercially important rare, threatened and endangered medicinal plants were provided in the present book.

Plant biotechnology transfer to developing countries

  • Filename: plant-biotechnology-transfer-to-developing-countries.
  • ISBN: 1570592381
  • Release Date: 1995-05
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Kazuo N. Watanabe
  • Publisher: R. G. Landes



Plant biotechnology has become a priority area for technology transfer in developing countries where production of food, feed, and fiber is of vital concern. Many programs now have sufficient experience to permit anin-depth examination of approaches, achievements, controversies, and anticipated benefits. Developing countries are showcased for leading-edge advances, as represented by contributions from South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Peru with a foreword form World Food Prize Laureate, M.S. Swaminathan. These presentations are augmented by reviews from organizations facilitating plant biotechnology transfer, including philanthropic foundations, bilateral and multilateralorganizations, and other new initiatives. Introductory chapters address the subjects of sustainable development, regulatory concerns, accessibility of resources, environmental issues, and socio-economic research.

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