Engineering measurement & calibration
Plant genetic resources are basic requirement in any crop improvement and their importance has increased in recent years. Genetic resources of horticultural crops now are offered as subject in graduate and postgraduate levels in all horticultural colleges. In view of this, the book "Genetic resources of horticulture crops" has been written primarily to serve as a text book for the students of B.Sc and M.Sc (Horticulture) as well as researchers. There is no specific book for genetic resouces of horticultural crops. Students are required to go through several horticulture books to have a knowlodge on plant genetic resources. It was therefore, thought that students should be provided a comprehensive book as per thei course requirements. This book covers, concepts of genetic resources, centre of origin and diversity, plant introduction, plant quarantine, conservation strategies, exploration, collection and exchange of germplasm, DNA fingerprinting, Intellectural property rights, source of resistance/tolerance for biotic and abiotic stresses, high yield and quality traits in vegetables, fruits, ornamentatls, planatation crops, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants.
About the Author
Dr. Dharmendra Singh is working as Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, College of Horticulture and Foresty, Central Agriculture University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, India. He has about more than five years experience in teaching and research. Dr. Singh has published 35 research/symposia papers, most of them are related to salinity and aluminium tolerance. He has participated and presented research papers in various symposia, seminars, conferences. He has already completed two projects and handling one more research project on "Identification of aluminium and managese resistant corn and pea genotypes adapted to acidic soils" as principal investigator.
Dr. S Manivannan has been working as Assistant Professor of Pomology, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agriculture University, Pasighat, Arunachal pradesh, India. He has about more than five years experience in teaching and research. He has already completed one project and handing one more research project on "Production of disease free, VAM inoculated Khasi Mandarin (Citurs reticulate) through shoot tip grafting" principal investigator.
Table of Contents
Concept of Genetic Resources
Centres of Origin and Diversity of Horticultural Crops
Exploration and Collection of Germplasm
Exchange of Germplasm
DNA Fingerprinting of Crop Plants
Trade Related Intellecutal Property Rights IPRs (TRIPs)
Medicinal and Aromatic Crops