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Brassica - Recent Advances

Sarwan Kumar

Punjab Agricultural University

Dr. Kumar has more than 15 years of work experience on host plant resistance to insect pests with particular reference to Brassica crops. He has worked as Visiting Academic at The University of Queensland, Australia, and he is the holder of the Australia Award. Dr. Kumar has published 42 research papers, 4 book chapters, 21 abstracts, and teaching manuals besides teaching courses in entomology.

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Herbivore Defense Antixenosis Antibiosis Phytophagous Herbivore Rapeseed Mustard Myrosinase Glucosinolate Defense Adaptation

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Brassicas are one of the important crops. They have grown in around 50 different countries. They exhibit great diversity in production which is reflected in different species, differences in sowing and harvesting time, duration of the growing season, cultivars, traits such as quality, insect pests, and diseases that attack them. Brassica plants possess a myrosinase-glucosinolate defense system that is unique to crucifers. It acts as a defense against several insect pests and diseases. Among the different Brassica species, Brassica napus, B. Rapa, and B. Juncea are widely grown for oilseed production while B. Oleracea var. Italica, capitata, botrytis and Gemmifera, and B. Rapa var. Chinensis are grown as vegetables. B. Carinata has been grown in Ethiopia. Over the years, numerous publications on various aspects of Brassica with useful information have been published. The present book will compile all the data comprehensively. It will be of immense use to Brassica researchers, teachers, and students.

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Sarwan Kumar

Punjab Agricultural University

Sarwan Kumar is working as Senior Entomologist (Associate Professor) at Punjab Agricultural University, India. He has more than 15 years of work experience on host plant resistance to insect pests with particular reference to Brassica crops. He has worked as Visiting Academic at The University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests include pest management on oilseed Brassica, peanuts, sunflower, sesame and flaxseed with focus on the development of sustainable pest management solutions such as host plant resistance. More than 15 years of experience on host plant resistance to insect pests. Published 42 research papers, 4 book chapters, 21 abstracts and teaching manuals besides teaching courses in entomology.

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