Accelerated Plant Breeding, Volume 2

Vegetable Crops

  • Satbir Singh Gosal
  • Shabir Hussain Wani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Salej Sood, Vinay Bhardwaj, S. Sundaresha
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ashish Kaushal, A. T. Sadashiva, K. V. Ravishankar, T. H. Singh, H. C. Prasanna, Amarjeet Kumar Rai et al.
    Pages 17-55
  4. Jiffinvir S. Khosa, Ajmer S. Dhatt
    Pages 57-75
  5. Anil Khar, Hira Singh
    Pages 77-99
  6. Pritam Kalia, Shrawan Singh
    Pages 101-135
  7. Akhilesh Sharma, Bhallan Singh Sekhon, Rohit Kumar, Susheel Sharma, Reetika Mahajan
    Pages 137-154
  8. Ramesh Kumar Bhardwaj, Reena Kumari, Amit Vikram
    Pages 155-196
  9. A. S. Dhatt, M. K. Sidhu
    Pages 197-221
  10. Shyam Sundar Dey, Tusar Kanti Behera, Reeta Bhatia, Anilabha Das Munshi
    Pages 271-299
  11. Ajmer S. Dhatt, Madhu Sharma, Barinder Kaur
    Pages 301-335
  12. S. K. Dhankhar, A. V. V. Koundinya
    Pages 337-353
  13. T. K. Behera, Suman Lata, S. S. Dey
    Pages 355-371
  14. B. Rajasekhar Reddy, K. Nagendran, B. Singh, P. M. Singh, J. Singh, Maneesh Pandey
    Pages 397-415
  15. Vinod K. Sharma, Arpita Srivastava, Manisha Mangal
    Pages 417-444
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 445-455

About this book


Plant improvement has shifted its focus from yield, quality and disease resistance to factors that will enhance commerical export, such as early maturity, shelf life and better processing quality. Conventional plant breeding methods aiming at the improvement of a self-pollinating crop, such as wheat, usually take 10-12 years to develop and release of the new variety. During the past 10 years, significant advances have been made and accelerated methods have been developed for precision breeding and early release of crop varieties. 

The proposed two-volume work summarizes concepts dealing with germplasm enhancement and development of improved varieties based on innovative methodologies that include doubled haploidy, marker assisted selection, marker assisted background selection, genetic mapping, genomic selection, high-throughput genotyping, high-throughput phenotyping, mutation breeding, reverse breeding, transgenic breeding, shuttle breeding, speed breeding, low cost high-throughput field phenotyping, etc.  It will be an important reference with special focus on accelerated development of improved crop varieties.


Accelerated breeding Doubled haploid breeding Marker assisted selection Transgenic breeding Genomic selection High-throughput genotyping/phenotyping

Editors and affiliations

  • Satbir Singh Gosal
    • 1
  • Shabir Hussain Wani
    • 2
  1. 1.Former Director of ResearchPunjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.Mountain Research Centre for Field CropsSKUAST-KashmirSrinagarIndia

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