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Accelerated Plant Breeding, Volume 1

Cereal Crops

  • Satbir Singh Gosal
  • Shabir Hussain Wani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Satbir Singh Gosal, Dharminder Pathak, Shabir Hussain Wani, Suruchi Vij, Mamta Pathak
    Pages 1-29
  3. R. Abdul Fiyaz, B. C. Ajay, K. T. Ramya, J. Aravind Kumar, R. M. Sundaram, L. V. Subba Rao
    Pages 31-49
  4. Mohammed Saba Rahim, Abhishek Bhandawat, Nitika Rana, Himanshu Sharma, Afsana Parveen, Prashant Kumar et al.
    Pages 51-88
  5. Saritha V. Kuriakose, Ravindra Pushker, Ebenezer M. Hyde
    Pages 89-119
  6. H. K. Chaudhary, A. Badiyal, N. S. Jamwal, P. Sharma, N. V. Manoj, K. Singh
    Pages 167-189
  7. Alison M. R. Ferrie, Patricia L. Polowick
    Pages 191-215
  8. Sanghamitra Samantaray, Byomkesh Dash, Sudhansu Sekhar Bhuyan, Parmeswaran Chidambaranathan, Jawahar Lal Katara, Ram Lakhan Verma et al.
    Pages 233-255
  9. Vijay Chaikam, B. M. Prasanna
    Pages 257-292
  10. R. K. Khulbe, Arunava Pattanayak, Devender Sharma
    Pages 293-308
  11. Satish Kumar, Madhu Patial, Rajiv Sharma
    Pages 309-364
  12. Salej Sood, Dinesh C. Joshi, A. Pattanayak
    Pages 391-409
  13. D. Balakrishna, Avinash Singode, B. Venkatesh Bhat, Vilas A. Tonapi
    Pages 411-435
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 437-450

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. 

This 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 is 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

  1. 1.Punjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.Mountain Research Center for Field Crops KhudwaniSher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

About the editors

Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal has been Bursary holder, The Royal Society, London, is a former Director at the School of Agricultural Biotechnology, and Ex-Director of Research at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He was, an Honorary Member of the Board of Assessors (Australian Research Council, Canberra), Biotechnology Career Fellow, The Rockefeller Foundation, USA, and President of the Punjab Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 200 research papers in refereed journals and 35 book chapters. He has co-authored one Text Book and co-edited 5 Books including 3 with Springer.

Dr. Shabir Hussain Wani received his PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Punjab Agricultural University. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and edited 13 books on plant stress physiology, including 7 with Springer. He also served as a Review Editor for Frontiers in Plant Science from 2015 to 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Mountain Research Centre for Field Crops of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural, Sciences and Technology of Kashmir in India.

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