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Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops Vol. 1
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Z Abraham, K V Peter
xviii+364p., col. plts., tabls., bib., ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  890 gms
Binding :  E-Book
Height :  25 cm
Width :  19 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2013
 

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ISBN: 9788170358411
Status: In Stock 
Price : Rs 10695.00 (Library)   Buy From Amazon

Among the natural resources, plant biodiversity is the key to human existence and survival. Horticultural crops contribute to nutritional and livelihood security. Mankind depends on near about 5000 plant species worldwide to meet food and other needs. This number is just a fraction of total world flora of 2.5 lakh species of mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants. More than 50,000 plant species are meeting the food (calories) needs of human world wide. There is still greater dependence on a few plant species; 20 to 30 in global context. Horticultural crops encompass fruit crops, vegetables, ornamentals, plantation crops, spices, aromatic and medicinal plants, tuber crops and mushrooms. Temperate, subtropical and tropical horticultural crops are characterized by their adoption to varying ecology and land use patterns. The present volume ‘Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops’ has 18 chapters contributed by eminent scientists working in the respective crops. Biodiversity is conceived as gift of nature for sustainability, nutritional security and above all to widen the food basket. Man lives not for food alone, but to enjoy nature’s gift-fruits, vegetables, flowering plants, foliages and so on. Genes for desirable traits are embedded in biodiversity and as such the present the volume thrown open horticultural bioresources to human benefit. The present volume emphasis current and widely grown horticultural crops in India in all its biodiversity. The volume is edited by Dr K V Peter, Former Vice-Chancellor and current Professor of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University. As vegetable breeder at G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar he surveyed, collected, documented and conserved working germplasm of tomato, brinjal and chili. During 1991-1998, as Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, he facilitated establishment of worlds largest collection of black pepper germ plasm. Working collections of cardamom, ginger, turmeric, nutmeg, clove, allspice and vanill were also felicitated to be organized. He also co-authored descriptors of black pepper and cardamom published by IPGRI, Rome.

Contents Chapter 1: Conservation and Use of Tropical Fruit Species Diversity in Asia: IPGRI’s Contributions by Bhag Mal, V Ramanatha Rao, R K Arora and Percy E Sajise
Chapter 2: Temperate Fruit Crops by A Sofi, M K Verma, R K Verma and H Choudhary
Chapter 3: Tropical Fruits by G S Prakash and M R Dinesh
Chapter 4: The Genus Musa (Banana and Plantains) by S Uma and S Sathiamoorthy
Chapter 5: Temperate and Subtropical Vegetables by D Ram, Mathura Rai and Major Singh
Chapter 6: Tropical Vegetable Crops by K R M Swamy and A T Sadashiva
Chapter 7: Tropical Tuber Crops by M S Palaniswami and Shirly Raichal Anil
Chapter 8: Orchids of Western Ghats, India by C Sathish Kumar and S Ganeshan
Chapter 9: Conservation of Spices Genetic Resources through in vitro Conservation and Cryopreservation by K Nirmal Babu, S P Geetha, D Minoor, G Yamuna, K Praveen, P N Ravindran and K V Peter
Chapter 10: Black Pepper by V A Parthasarathy, K V Saji and K Johnson George
Chapter 11: Ginger and Turmeric by B Sasikumar
Chapter 12: Tree Spices by B Krishnamoorthy, J Rema and P A Mathew
Chapter 13: Cardamoms by J Thomas, K J Madhusoodanan and V V Radhakrishnan
Chapter 14: Large Cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) by M R Sudharshan and U Gupta
Chapter 15: Kokum, Malabar Tamarind and Mysore Gamboge by Z Abraham and R Senthilkumar
Chapter 16: Seed Spices by S K Malhotra and B B Vashishtha
Chapter 17: Cashew by M Gangadhara Nayak and M Gopalakrishna Bhat
Chapter 18: Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) by Y Annamma Varghese and Saji T Abraham.

   

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