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Anil K. Singh
Anil K. Singh Professor and Head Department of Horticulture Institute of Agricultural Sciences Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dr. A.K. Singh
Dr. A.K. Singh: Professor and Head, Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, U.P.

About The Book

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.

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  1. Start Pages

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  2. History of Ornamental Breeding

    1 - 28 (28 Pages)
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  3. Conventional Breeding

    29 - 48 (20 Pages)
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  4. Mutation and Polyploidy Breeding

    49 - 60 (12 Pages)
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  5. Molecular and Transgenic Breeding

    61 - 86 (26 Pages)
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  6. F1 Hybrid Seed Production in Ornamental Crops

    87 - 102 (16 Pages)
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  7. Intellectual Property Rights Issues

    103 - 114 (12 Pages)
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  8. Alstroemeria

    115 - 138 (24 Pages)
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  9. Anthurium

    139 - 160 (22 Pages)
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  10. Antirrhinum

    161 - 178 (18 Pages)
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    Carnation

    179 - 204 (26 Pages)
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    Gerbera

    205 - 222 (18 Pages)
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  13. 12 

    Gladiolus

    223 - 247 (25 Pages)
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    Heliconia

    249 - 266 (18 Pages)
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  15. 14 

    Kangaroo Paws

    267 - 284 (18 Pages)
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  16. 15 

    Lilium

    285 - 318 (34 Pages)
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    Lisianthus

    319 - 336 (18 Pages)
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    Tulip

    337 - 358 (22 Pages)
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    Zantedeschia

    359 - 380 (22 Pages)
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    China Aster

    381 - 392 (12 Pages)
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    Chrysanthemum

    393 - 420 (28 Pages)
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    Rose

    421 - 446 (26 Pages)
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    Tuberose

    447 - 462 (16 Pages)
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    Cyclamen

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    Freesia

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    Gypsophila

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    Stock

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    Crossandra

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  29. 28 

    Jasmine

    541 - 558 (18 Pages)
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    Marigold

    559 - 576 (18 Pages)
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    Cattleya

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    Cymbidium

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    Dendrobium

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    Paphiopedilum

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    Vanda

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    Milestones in Transgenic Science

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    Germplasm Acquisition and Conservation

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    Heterosis Breeding in Flower Crops

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  39. 38 

    Genetic Engineering in Floriculture

    33 - 58 (26 Pages)
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  40. 39 

    Synthetic Seed Production Technology in Ornamental Plants

    59 - 78 (20 Pages)
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    Flower Seed Production

    79 - 100 (22 Pages)
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    Azalea

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    Bougainvillea

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    Camellia

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    Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

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    Hibiscus

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    Hydrangea

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    Ixora

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    Nerium

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    Rhododendron

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    Ageratum

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    Balsam

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    Cosmos

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    Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)

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    Pansy

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    Petunia

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    Phlox

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  58. 57 

    Salvia

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    Zinnia

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    Begonia

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    Cacti

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    Dahlia

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    Geranium

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    Orchids

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    Poinsettia

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    Lotus

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    Clematis

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    Sweet Pea

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