The present book entitled “Principles of Plant Breeding” is an introductory text book covering all the basic principles of plant breeding distributed over 32 chapters including both conventional and innovative plant breeding approaches. The book has an exhaustive glossary capturing all aspects related to plant breeding.
1. Introduction to Plant Breeding,, 2. Plant Breeding in India, 3. Reproductive Systems, 4.Qualitative and Quantitative Characters, 5. Gene Action, 6. Heritability, 7.Response to Selection, 8. Genes in Population and Hardy-Weinberg Law, 9. Inbreeding, 10. Heterosis, 11. Male Sterility, 12. Self-Incompatibility, 13. Centres of Origin, 14. Plant Breeding Methods, 15. Mass Selection, 16 Pure Line Selection, 17. Pedigree Method of Plant Breeding, 18. Bulk Population Breeding, 19. Single Seed Descent Method, 20. Backcross Breeding, 21. Hybrid Breeding, 22. Synthetic Varieties, 23. Composite Cultivars, 24. Recurrent Selection,25. Mutation Breeding, 26. Polyploid Breeding, 27 Breeding ,Vegetatively Propagated Crops, 28. Breeding for Resistance to Biotic Stresses,29. Breeding for Resistance to Abiotic Stresses, 30. Molecular Plant Breeding, 31. Transgenics Breeding, 32. Release and Notification of Crop Varieties