Breeding of Neglected and underutilised crops, species and herbs

Summary
ISBN 978-1-57808-509-5; June 2007; c.468 pages, hc; US $ 109.50

This book includes 20 different chapters, where the authors have addressed various aspects of the cultivation, taxonomy, socio-economic importance and breeding and development as applied to neglected and underutilized crops. The first chapter deals with the more general aspects of the cultivation and propagation of these crops, thirteen chapters concentrate on specific neglected crops, nine of which focus on seed propagated crops and the remaining four on vegetative propagated ones, while the last five chapters describe the uses, importance, propagation and improvement of neglected and under-utilized crops from different regions of the world.

Contents:-
. Underutilised Fruits: A Resource for Sustainable Livelihoods: N. Haq
. Induced Mutation in Grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.): A.K. Biswas
. The Lathyrus Paradox: A "Poor Men's Diet" or a Remarkable Genetic Resource for Protein Legume Breeding?: S.J. Ochatt et al.
. Towards Genetic Improvement of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.): F.J. Massawe et al.
. Faster Breeding of Bambara Groundnut: Mutational Cum in vitro Approaches: R.S. Sangwa et al.
. Geographical Distribution of the Andean Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis): S.-E. Jacobsen and A. Mujica
. Quinoa's World Potential: S.-E. Jacobsen
. Characterization of Chenopodium Germplasm, Selection of Putative Mutants and its Cytogenetic Study: T.E. De La Cruz et al.
. Improvement and Rehabilitation of Traditional and Neglected Food Crops Through Mutation Techniques:
Development and Evaluation of Mutant Germplasm of Amaranthus tricolour: R. Slabbert et al.
. Improvement of Delected Amaranthus Cultivars by Means of Mutation Induction and Biotechnological
Approaches: A. Gajdosova et al.
. Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) and Breeding: F. Saborio
. Improvement of Cocoyam (Xanthosoma Sagittifolium) in Ghana: E.Y. Danquah et al.
. Solanum aethiopicum L. and S. anguivi Lam. in Uganda: Utilization Aspects: Olet E.A. et al.
. Nigella sativa - A Potential Commodity in Crop Diversification Traditionally Used in Healthcare: Z. Ahmad and A. Ghafoor
. Plantago Ovata - A Crop of Arid and Dry Climates with Immense Herbal and Pharmaceutical Importance: Z. Ahmad and A. Ghafoor
. Genetic Improvement and Utilization of Major Under-utilised Crops in India: M. Dutta et al.
. Minor and Underutilised Spices and Herbs: P.N. Ravindran et al.
. Conservation of Underutilised Species in Malaysia: Resources for the Future: M.N. Normah and H.F. Chin
. Indigenous Crops with Potential but Undertutilised in South Africa: S.L. Venter et al.
. In vitro Culture for Propagation and Cultivation of Rare and Under-utilized Australian Plants: E. Bunn


Author
Sergio Ochatt, S. M. Jain

Publisher
Science Publishers

Group
Beverages, Stimulants, Spices, Medicinals & Aromatics

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Related topics
BIOLOGY, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND ETHNOBOTANY, MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY, MARKETS AND MARKETING, NUTRITION AND HEALTH, POLICIES AND STRATEGIES, POST HARVEST AND VALUE ADDING, SEED SUPPLY, SOCIAL AND EQUITY ISSUES

Underutilized species mentioned
Amaranthus tricolor, Chenopodium quinoa, Lathyrus sativus, Lupinus mutabilis, Nigella sativa, Solanum aethiopicum, Vigna subterranea, Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Keywords
agricultural landscape, agrobiodiversity, agroforestry, agronomy, agropastoral systems, awareness, biogeography, biotechnology, breeding-plant, capacity building, certification, collection, conservation (storage), conservation-ex situ/ off farm, conservation-in situ/ on, crop diversification, cultural heritage, cultural practices, diversity evaluation, domestication, economic growth, economics, ecosystems, ethnobotany, evaluation, famine, famine foods, farm management, farm surveys, farming systems, food basket, food security, gender, genetic diversity as resource, genetic diversity within species, genetic improvement, genetic resources, germplasm, health, husbandry-crop, identification, income generation, indigenous breeds, indigenous knowledge, indigenous species, intellectual property rights, land use, livelihood improvement, market promotion, marketing, markets, markets-local, markets-niche-new, mixed farming, new products, nutrition surveys, nutritional assessment of foods, nutritional status, nutritional value, nutrition-human, organic farming, plant breeding, plant propagation, policy, postharvest activities, poverty, poverty alleviation, processing, processing of foods, product diversification, production, resource exploration, rural development, seed production, seedling production, seeds, socioeconomic development, standards, sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, taxonomy, toxicity, trade barriers, underutilized species, value added, varieties

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