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Breeding Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

By (author) P. K. Ray
Genres: Horticulture
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Alpha Science International Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jan 2002
Dimensions: w 185mm h 240mm
Weight: 729g
ISBN-10: 1842651072
ISBN-13: 9781842651070
Barcode No: 9781842651070
This textbook provides a balanced and up-to-date account of the developments in the field of breeding tropical and subtropical fruits over 50 years. The opening chapter provides basic introduction to the subject and various methods of plant breeding. The major part of the book then considers detailed discussion on breeding aspects of 20 economically important fruits of tropical and subtropical regions. The chapters on particular crops cover all major topics like breeding objectives, taxonomic diversity, variability in genetic resources, floral biology, hybridization technique, incompatibility, inheritance pattern, clonal selection, hybridization and evolution of new hybrids, polyploidy, mutation, and biotechnology.

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