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Evolutionary Studies in World Crops
Diversity and change in the Indian subcontinent

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J. B. Hutchinson, Vishnu-Mittre, M. V. Rao, J. S. Bakshi, R. S. Rana, S. V. S. Shastry and S. D. Sharma, A. K. Koul, A. Narain, D. N. De, V. Santhanam, A. B. Joshi, V. R. Gadwal, M. W. Hardas, S. L. Tandon, G. R. Rao, K. R. Sarkar, B. K. Mukherjee, D. Gupta, H. K. Jain, M. Pal, T. N. Khoshoo, M. D. Upadhya
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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117609

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  • An account of the evolution and principles involved in breeding crops grown in the tropics. This book developed from a symposium held in New Delhi in 1970 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. It begins with a consideration of the history of agriculture. Recent techniques make is possible to set crop plant evolution against the time scale of agricultural development, enabling the rate of evolution to be determined with some precision. Throughout the account the studies stress the range of material and changes and improvements in crops, with special reference to their importance not only in the tropics, but also to world agriculture. This book brings to the notice of geneticists and breeders in western countries the work undertaken in India in elucidating the evolution and recent improvement of crop plants of world wide importance. It is also an authoritative account for students of plant breeding in the tropics taking courses in universities, in institutes and colleges of agriculture who need to have within the covers of one book a comprehensive, yet concise text that clearly sets out the principles involved in the breeding of crops grown in the tropics.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117609
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.28kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface J. B. Hutchinson
    Part I. The Beginnings of Agriculture:
    1. Palaeobotanical evidence in India Vishnu-Mittre
    Part II. Crops of West Asia:
    2. Wheat M. V. Rao
    3. Barley J. S. Bakshi and R. S. Rana
    Part III. Crops of South Asia and Africa:
    4. Rice S. V. S. Shastry and S. D. Sharma
    5. Job's tears A. K. Koul
    6. Rape and mustard A. Narain
    7. Castor A. Narain
    8. Pigeon pea D. N. De
    9. Cotton V. Santhanam and J. B. Hutchinson
    10. Okra A. B. Joshi, V. R. Gadwal and M. W. Hardas
    11. Solanum nigrum S. L. Tandon and G. R. Rao
    Part IV. Crops of the New World:
    12. Maize K. R. Sarkar, B. K. Mukherjee, D. Gupta and H. K. Jain
    13. Grain amaranths M. Pal and T. N. Khoshoo
    14. Potato M. D. Upadhya
    Part V. Review:
    15. Crop plant evolution in the Indian subcontinent J. B. Hutchinson
    16. The challenge of the new agriculture J. B. Hutchinson
    References
    Index.

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    Joseph Hutchinson

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    J. B. Hutchinson, Vishnu-Mittre, M. V. Rao, J. S. Bakshi, R. S. Rana, S. V. S. Shastry and S. D. Sharma, A. K. Koul, A. Narain, D. N. De, V. Santhanam, A. B. Joshi, V. R. Gadwal, M. W. Hardas, S. L. Tandon, G. R. Rao, K. R. Sarkar, B. K. Mukherjee, D. Gupta, H. K. Jain, M. Pal, T. N. Khoshoo, M. D. Upadhya

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