Plant breeding has been described as an art as well as a science. A successful plant breeder is generally well trained in both the art and science of plant breeding. This text on introduction to plant breeding is written to introduce the undergraduate students of Indian universities to both the facets of plant breeding. It covers the subject matter is most logical and sequential manner. Elementary principles of genetics, which are the foundation stones of plant breeding, are explained in precise terms. There are excellent discussions of breeding methods and the factors, which determine the choice of breeding methods for a particular crop. The role of special breeding methods such as mutation breeding, heterosis breeding and polyploidy breeding is adequately reviewed.
|Publishers||Oxford and IBH Publishers|
|About the Author||R.C.Chaudhary|