A. K. M. Aminul Islam

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Prof. Dr. A. K. M. Aminul Islam is Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh, where he is also a director of research. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Dr. Islam is the author of 120 articles published in nationally and internationally reputed journals, twenty book chapters, and four books. He is an editorial board member and referee for several national and international journals. He is also the general secretary of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh, the seminar and research secretary of JICA Alumni Association of Bangladesh, and a lifetime member of several professional societies. Dr. Islam developed and released nineteen varieties of different crops for commercial cultivation by farmers. He supervised twenty-two MS and two Ph.D. students as major professor and forty MS and two Ph.D. students as a committee member. His major areas of research are the development of hybrid vegetables, canola-grade Brassica napus using a CMS system, and salinity-tolerant rice, as well as renewable energy research with Jatropha curcas.

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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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