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Brassica Breeding and Biotechnology

Edited by A. K. M. Aminul Islam

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University


Mohammad Anwar Hossain

Bangladesh Agricultural University

A. K. M. Mominul Islam

Bangladesh Agricultural University

The family Brassicaceae constitutes one of the world’s most economically important plant groups. These plants are important sources of vegetable oil, vegetables, and condiments. Most of these crops belong to the genus Brassica, which includes common crops such as oilseeds (oilseed rape, mustard) and vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnip, Chinese cabbage, etc.). Brassica species play an essential role in horticulture and agriculture as well as contribute to the health of populations around the world. The current global climatic model predicts a significant decrease in growth, yield, and productivity of Brassica due to various biotic and abiotic stress factors. Thus, high-yielding, climate-resilient, and disease-resistant Brassica varieties are required to maintain as well as increase future agricultural production. The development of improved cultivars of these crops may become exhausted and improvement could become stagnant when plant breeding is merely based on a single breeding approach. Therefore, the goal of a breeding program should be to develop genetically superior Brassica cultivars suitable for a wide range of environments. This book examines the introgression of insect and disease resistance and other desirable traits into Brassica crops using inter-and/or intra-specific hybridization as well as biotechnological and molecular techniques, which could be useful for improving Brassica crops to ensure food security.

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Brassica Breeding and BiotechnologyEdited by A. K. M. Aminul Islam

Published: July 7th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87490

ISBN: 978-1-83968-697-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-696-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-698-6

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Advances in Breeding in Vegetable Brassica rapa Crops

By María Elena Cartea, Fernando Cámara-Martos, Sara Obregón, Francisco Rubén Badenes-Pérez and Antonio De Haro


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2. Rapeseed-Mustard Breeding in India: Scenario, Achievements and Research Needs

By Subhash Chand, Om Prakash Patidar, Rajat Chaudhary, Ranjit Saroj, Kailash Chandra, Vijay Kamal Meena, Omkar M. Limbalkar, Manoj Kumar Patel, Priya P. Pardeshi and Prashant Vasisth


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3. Innovative Strategies to Develop Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance in Mustard (Brassicaceae)

By Bahaderjeet Singh, Amanpreet Singh Sran and Gagandeep Singh Sohi


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4. Embryo Culture and Embryo Rescue in Brassica

By Mohammad Akmal


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5. Breeding Mustard (Brassica juncea) for Salt Tolerance: Problems and Prospects

By Jogendra Singh, Parbodh Chander Sharma and Vijayata Singh


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6. Salinity Tolerance in Canola: Insights from Proteomic Studies

By Ali Bandehagh, Zahra Dehghanian, Robert Henry and Mohammad Anwar Hossain


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7. Epidemiology, Genetics and Resistance of Alternaria Blight in Oilseed Brassica

By Subroto Das Jyoti, Naima Sultana, Lutful Hassan and Arif Hasan Khan Robin


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8. Breeding for Disease Resistance in Brassica Vegetables Using DNA Marker Selection

By Mst Arjina Akter, Hasan Mehraj, Takeru Itabashi, Tomoe Shindo, Masaaki Osaka, Ayasha Akter, Naomi Miyaji, Naoki Chiba, Junji Miyazaki and Ryo Fujimoto


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9. Brassica-Aphid Interaction: Modulated Challenges and Sustainable Approach for Management

By S.A. Dwivedi, Lelika Nameirakpam and Ajay Tomer


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