Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture world-wide with many highly profitable crops. Cultivation of flowers more pragmatic endeavor than other crops. Every day novel variety, new colour in any ornamental flower crop not only fascinates us but also gives a thrust to know more about their breeding technologies. Creation of diversity of new and domesticated flower crops by public and private sector flower breeders brings a fascination towards its breeding technology. The students while dealing with the breeding and biotechnology of flowers then they must required a base knowledge. Therefore emphasis has been given to present the book in its easiest form so that anyone can understand it without losing interest from it. It has been designed to cover all the aspects of breeding, the basic objectives, different breeding methods, methodology for improvement of specific crops, stress resistance, quality improvement, mutagenesis, genetic engineering and biotechnology.
Section I: Fundamentals of Flower Breeding: 01. History of Ornamental Breeding 02. Conventional Breeding 03. Mutation and Polyploidy Breeding 04. Molecular and Transgenic Breeding 05. F1 Hybrid Seed Production in Ornamental Crops 06. Intellectual Property Rights Issues Section II: Cut Flower Crops: 07 Alstroemeria 08. Anthurium 09. 10. Carnation Antirrhinum 11. Gerbera 12. Gladiolus 13. Heliconia 14. Kangaroo Paws 15. Lilium 16. Lisianthus 17. Tulip 18. Zantedeschia Section III: Cut and Loose Flower Crops: 19. China Aster 20. Chrysanthemum 21. Rose 22 .Tuberose Section IV: Cut and Pot Flower Crops: 23. Cyclamen 24 . Freesia Section V: Cut and Dry Flower Crops: 25 Gypsophila 26 Stock Section VI: Loose Flower Crops: 27. Crossandra 28. Jasmine 29. Marigold Section VII: Orchids: 30. Cattleya 31. Cymbidium 32. Dendrobium 33. Paphiopedilum 34. Vanda 35. Milestones in Transgenic Science: Section VIII: Colour Plates
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