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Brassica Germplasm

Characterization, Breeding and Utilization

The genus Brassica L. of the family Brassicaceae has a vital role in agriculture and human health. The genus comprises several species, including major oilseed and vegetable crops with promising agronomic traits. Brassica secondary products have antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral effects. Characterization of Brassica is important for providing information on domestication, propagation and breeding programs, as well as conservation of plant genetic resources. This book highlights the current knowledge of the genus Brassica L. in order to understand its biology, diversity, conservation and breeding, as well as to develop disease-resistant and more productive crops. This book will be of interest to many readers, researchers and scientists, who will find this information useful for the advancement of their research towards a better understanding of Brassica breeding programs.

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Brassica GermplasmCharacterization, Breeding and UtilizationEdited by Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Published: October 24th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71706

ISBN: 978-1-78984-242-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-241-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-600-1

Copyright year: 2018

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8355 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Characterization and Breeding of Brassica Germplasm

By Mohamed A. El-Esawi


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2. Phytochemical Composition and Antioxidant Potential of Brassica

By Haq Nawaz, Muhammad Aslam Shad and Saima Muzaffar


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3. Spatial and Temporal Assessment of Brassica napus L. Maintaining Genetic Diversity and Gene Flow Potential: An Empirical Evaluation

By Vladimir Meglič and Barbara Pipan


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4. Pale-Green Kohlrabi, a Versatile Brassica Vegetable

By Ana-Alexandra Sorescu, Alexandrina Nuta and Rodica-Mariana Ion


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5. Agronomic Factors Influencing Brassica Productivity and Phytochemical Quality

By Cristine Vanz Borges, Santino Seabra Junior, Franciely S. Ponce and Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima


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6. Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Vernalization in Brassicaceae

By Ayasha Akter, Namiko Nishida, Satoko Takada, Etsuko Itabashi, Kenji Osabe, Daniel J. Shea and Ryo Fujimoto


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7. Benefits of Entomophile Pollination in Crops of Brassica napus and Aspects of Plant Floral Biology

By Emerson D. Chambó, Simone C. Camargo, Regina C. Garcia, Carlos A.L. Carvalho, Maria Claudia C. Ruvolo-Takasusuki, Ludimilla Ronqui, Claudio Silva Júnior, Pedro R. Santos and Vagner de Alencar Arnaut de Toledo


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8. Economic Insect Pests of Brassica

By Muhammad Imran


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