'The present book entitled Breeding of Horticultural Crops: Principles and Practices, Section I is ventured with the objective to provide latest possible informations on fundamentals of breeding of horticultural crop including Centre of origin, mode of reproduction, Breeding system, Breeding methods, Breeding for Pest and Disease Resistance, and Intellectual property rights. Section II including Cytotaxonomy and Breeding Behaviour of Fruit Crops i.e., Mango, guava, citrus, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, and temperate fruits. Section III refers to breeding behaviour of vegetable crops i.e. tomato, brinjal, chilli, cole crops, okra, pea, and cucurbit crops. Section IV includes vegetable seed production technology i.e. seed production techniques, development of seeds, seed production of vegetable crops, and hybrid seed production.'
Forewordv Prefacevii 1.Introduction3 2.Centres of Origin8 3.Modes of Reproduction11 4.Breeding System24 5.Breeding Methods54 6.Germplasm of Vegetable Crops96 7.Biotechnology in Vegetable Crops104 8.Breeding for Disease Resistance120 9.Breeding for Insect Resistance131 10.Intellectual Property Rights139 11.Mango149 12.Banana154 13.Papaya162 14.Guava169 15.Citrus175 16.Grape186 17.Pomegranate194 18.Pineapple198 19 Sapota202 20.Temperate Fruits205 ion-III BreedingBehaviour of Vegetable Crops 21.Tomato215 22.Brinjal223 23.Chilli228 24.Cauliflower232 25.Cabbage237 26.Okra244 27.Carrot248 28.Onion253 29.Garden Pea258 30.Cucurbits262 31.Vegetable Seed Industry271 32.Seed Production Techniques275 33.Development of Seeds291 34.Seed Production of Vegetables296 35.Hybrid Seed Production303 Index309
Dr. Bijendra Kumar Singh is presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Tilak Dhari Post Graduate College, Jaunpur (U.P.). He did his Graduation in Agriculture from VBSPU, Jaunpur, Post Graduation in Horticulture from BBAU, Lucknow and Ph.D. in Horticulture from BHU, Varanasi. He has specialization in Pomology. Dr. Singh has served Tilak Dhari Post Graduate College in various capacities like Member of Campus Greenery of College under IQAC committee and Academic Counselor of IGNOU study centre. Dr. Singh has 152 publications (research papers 30, proceeding papers 3, conference/seminar papers 52, books 5, book chapters 25 and popular/semi-scientific articles 37). He had been convenor of the organizing committee of One National Workshop. Dr. Singh qualified ICAR NET in Fruit Science and received University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowship during his Ph.D.Read more