Breeding and Biotechnology of Flowers: Set of 2 Vols.

by Anil Kumar Singh
ISBN: 9789383305612 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 1438 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2014
Length: 191 mm | Breadth: 89.1 mm | Height: 235 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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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.

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh is presently working as Professor and Head, Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, (U.P.). He has specialization in Floriculture & Landscaping. He has served Nagaland University, Medziphema, Nagaland and GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. At M.Sc. (Ag.), M.Phil. and Ph.D. level, he has worked all through with flower crops and has a rich experience of over 25 years working with commercial flowers and ornamental plants.

Prof. Singh has also evolved 3 gladiolus varieties of florist traits. Prof. Singh has served Banaras Hindu University in various capacities like Chairman, Campus Beautification and Landscaping Committee of BHU and South Campus, Convener, Task Group for Biodiversity Conservation; Member Secretary, Task Force for Plantation, Head, Department of Horticulture, etc. Presently he is looking after Plantation and Landscaping work of entire BHU and Rajiv Gandhi South Campus of BHU as Professor-in-Charge.

Prof. Singh has more than 580 publications to his credit (research papers 154, proceeding papers 11, conference/symposium papers 294, books 7, book chapters 31 and popular/semi-scientific articles 83). He is Fellow of Horticulture Society of India (FHSI), Fellow of the Hill Horticulture Development Society (FHHDS), Fellow of Manawadhikar Samajik Manch (FMASM) and Fellow of Indian Society of Hill Agriculture (FISHA). He has supervised 33 M.Sc. (Ag.) and 8 Ph.D. students as Chairman of Advisory Committee. Prof. Singh has also been committed in research and completed projects funded by the DST, DBT, ICAR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, HTM, NHM, UPCAR, etc.

Commercial Flowers: Volume 1: 1. History of Ornamental Breeding, 2. Conventional Breeding, 3.Mutation and Polyploidy Breeding, 4. Molecular and Transgenic Breeding,5. F1 Hybrid Seed Production in Ornamental Crops,  6. Intellectual Property Rights Issues, 7. Alstroemeria, 8. Anthurium, 9. Antirrhinum, 10.Carnation,  11. Gerbera, 12. Gladiolus, 13. Heliconia, 14. Kangaroo Paws, 15. Lilium, 16. Lisianthus, 7. Tulip, 18.   Zantedeschia ,19.  China Aster, 20. Chrysanthemum, 21.Rose, 22. Tuberose, 23. Cyclamen, 24. Freesia, 25. Gypsophila, 26. Stock, 27. Crossandra, 28.   Jasmine, 29.   Marigold, 30. Cattleya, 31. Cymbidium, 32. Dendrobium, 33. Paphiopedilum, 34.   Vanda, 35.   Milestones in Transgenic Science, Colour Plates.

Garden Flowers: Volume 2: 1. Germplasm Acquisition and Conservation, 2. Heterosis Breeding in Flower Crops, 3. Genetic Engineering in Floriculture, 4. Synthetic Seed Production Technology in Ornamental Plants,  5. Flower Seed Production, 6. Azalea, 7. Bougainvillea, 8. Camellia, 9.Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), 10. Hibiscus, 11. Hydrangea, 12.Ixora, 13. Nerium, 14. Rhododendron, 15. Ageratum, 16. Balsam, 17. Cosmos, 18. Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), 19. Pansy, 20. Petunia, 21. Phlox, 22. Salvia, 23. Zinnia, 24.Begonia, 25.Cacti, 26.Dahlia, 27.Geranium, 28.Orchids, 29. Poinsettia,30. Lotus, 3. Clematis, 32. Sweet Pea, Colour Plates.