The book throws insights on the concepts of origin and domestication of spice crops. There are elaborative description regarding different modes of reproduction of plants along with crop specific techniques regarding emasculation and pollination techniques. Conventional plant breeding methods has categorically been explained as these concepts would help spice breeders to choose the appropriate breeding tool.
Detailed idea from tissue culture to genomics assisted breeding especially the theory and applications of various omics viz., metabolomics, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, etc., has been elaborated.
Finally, different spice breeding information has been comprehensively documented in this book with some useful references to future directions of spice breeding throughout the world.
The book shall pave the way for new age researchers, faculties, plant breeders, policy makers and amateur readers towards theoretical and empirical studies as well.
A.B. Sharangi is one of the Professors of eminence in Horticulture and former Head, Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidayalaya, West Bengal, India
Md. Nasim Ali is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidayalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal.
Syandan Sinha Ray is working at IRDM Faculty centre of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute. As part of teaching, he teaches several aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology i.e. Plant tissue culture, Genetic engineering and Molecular tools and technique at Post Graduate level.
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2. Morphology of Spice Crops
3. Centres of Origin
4. Modes of Reproduction
5. Pollination and Emasculation Techniques
6. Classical Methods of Breeding
7. Next Generation Plant Breeding
8. Global Breeding Research on Important Spice Crops