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Breeding of Field and Horticultural Crops

1. History of Plant Breeding`
2. History of Plant Breeding in India
3. Objectives of Plant Breeding
4. Activities in Plant Breeding
5. Some Important Achievements
6. Modes of Pollination
7. Modes of Pollination – Self Pollination
8. Self Pollinated Crop Species
9. Mode of Pollination - Cross Pollination
10. Cross Pollinated Species
11. Often Cross Pollinated Crops
12. Organisation for Crop Improvement in India
13. Agriculture Universities in India
14. The Centres of Origin as Proposed by N.I Vavilov (1926, 1935)
15. Form of Germplasm
16. The Gene Pool System of Classification
17. Types of Seed Collections
18. Germplasm Activities
19. Merits and Demerits Exploration and Collection of Germplasm
20. Germplasm Activities - Exploration and Collection
21. Germplasm Activity - Conservation
22. Germplasm Activity - Evaluation
23. Germplasm Activity – Documentation
24. Germplasm Activity – Distribution
25. Germplasm Activity – Utilization
26. Organisation Associated with Germplasm
27. Quarantine in Germplasm
28. Definations in Germplasm
29. Types of Centres of Diversity of Crops
30. Law of Parallel Variation
31. Gene Sanctuaries and Gene Banks
32. Gene Banks for Various Crops in India
33. International Gene Banks for Different Crops
34. Introduction to Ideotype Breeding
35. Features of Ideotype Breeding
36. Differences between Traditional and Ideotype Breeding
37. Features of Crop Ideotype
38. Factors Affecting Ideotype
39. Steps in Ideotype Breeding
40. Practical Achievements in Ideotype Breeding
41. Merits and Demerits of Ideotype Breeding
42. Future Prospects of Ideotype Breeding
43. Introduction to Stress Resistance Breeding
44. Breeding for Resistance to Biotic Stresses: Disease Resistance
45. History of Breeding for Disease Resistance
46. Generation of Variability in Pathogens
47. Physiological Races and Pathotypes
48. Genetic Resistance
49. A Comparison of the Various Features of Vertical and Horizontal Disease Resistance
50. Gene for Gene Hypothesis in Plant Breeding
51. Vertifolia Effect and Boom and Bust Cycle in Plant Breeding
52. Exploitation of Vertical Resistance
53. Source of Resistance in Plant Breeding
54. Method of Breeding for Disease Resistance
55. Screening Techniques for Disease Resistance Breeding
56. Practical Achievements in Disease Resistant Breeding
57. Important Definations
58. Plant Breeding for Insect Resistance
59. Basis of Insect Resistance in Plant Breeding
60. Genetics of Insect Resistance in Plant Breeding
61. Source of Insect Resistance in Plant Breeding
62. Durable Resistance in Plant Breeding
63. Screening Techniques in Insect Resistance Breeding
64. Practical Achievements in Insect Resistance Breeding
65. Merits and Demerits of Resistance Breeding
66. Breeding for Resistance to Parasitic Weeds
67. Plant Breeding for Drought Resistance
68. Difference between Drought Avoidance and Drought Tolerance
69. Basis of Drought Resistance
70. Source of Drought Resistance in Plant Breeding
71. Plant Breeding Methods for Drought Resistance
72. Drought Hardening in Plant Breeding
73. Measurement of Drought Resistance in Plant Breeding
74. Limitation of Drought Resistance Plant Breeding
75. Plant Breeding for Salt Resistance
76. Practical Achievements in Drought and Salt Resistant Breeding
77. Plant Breeding Practices in Sorghum
78. Plant Breeding Practices in Wheat
79. Plant Breeding Practices in Bajara (Pearl Millet)
80. Plant Breeding Practices in Rice (Oryza sativa 2n=2x=24)
81. Plant Breeding Practices in Maize (Zea mays L. 2n=20)
82. Breeding in Pulses
83. Plant Breeding Practices in Sunflower (Helianthus annus, 2n =2x=34)
84. Plant Breeding Practices in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea, 2n=4x=40)
85. Plant Breeding Practices in Cotton (Gossypium spp)
86. Important Definations I