Essentials of Plant Breeding provides comprehensive coverage of principles and practices used in plant breeding. Covering basic concepts of genetics and conventional methods, the book discusses all modern methods and advance techniques of plant breeding. It also deals with the pest and disease resistance, quality improvement, heterosis breeding, ideotype breeding, etc. The book has a special mention on variety release, seed certification, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and sustainable agriculture.
The present book is primarily intended for the undergraduate students of agricultural sciences and botany. The book is also useful for the postgraduate students of botany and plant science.