Brassica Oilseeds

Breeding and Management

November 2015
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    16th November 2015
  • ISBN 9781780644837
  • Language English
  • Pages 280 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

Oilseed brassicas are among the largest traded agricultural commodities and are grown in around 50 countries worldwide. Utilized for both consumption and bioenergy use, demand is increasing and this book covers the entire gamut of oilseed brassicas. Beginning with an introduction and then organized into two sections, it reviews genetics and genomics (including breeding, heterosis and selection methods) and stress management and important pathogens, to provide a complete overview of brassica oilseeds.

Chapter 1: Importance and origin

Section I Genetics and genomics
Chapter 2: Genetics and Breeding
Chapter 3: Intersubgenomic heterosis
Chapter 4: Induced mutagenesis and allele mining
Chapter 5: Seed quality modifications
Chapter 6: Genomics

Section II Stresses and their management
Chapter 7: Major diseases and their management
Chapter 8: Albugo candida – a historical perspective
Chapter 9: Pathogenesis of Alternaria species
Chapter 10: Plant disease resistance genes: concepts for durable disease resistance
Chapter 11: Insect-pests
Chapter 12: Abiotic stresses

Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar is on the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Surinder S. Banga

Surinder S. Banga teaches at Punjab Agricultural University.

Prabhu Dyal Meena

Prabhu Dyal Meena is with the Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research (ICAR) in India.

Priya Ranjan Kumar

Priya Ranjan Kumar was formerly with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.