Advances in Botanical Research

Rapeseed Breeding

Edited by

  • Surinder Gupta, SK University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Division of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Jammu, India

Rapeseed is an important oilseed crop belonging to Crucifereae family and grown in subtropical to temperate climate. Recent discoveries have caused the scientific community to respond positively by directing a greater amount of research towards increasing production and improving the quality of rapeseed oil. Today, the annual worldwide production is approximately 7.5 million tons on 4 million acres. Canola ranks 5th in the production of world's oilseed crops following soybean, sunflower, groundnut and cottonseed. Rapeseed Breeding fully explains the miraculous discoveries about the genetic material which have contributed to the growth of this important crop. With contributions from world-renowned researchers from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, this book provides the first scientific reference for scientists interested in the further exploitation of this important crop.
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Researchers, seed and extension scientists, rapeseed and soybean breeders, students, plant biotechnology engineers


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374098-4

Table of Contents

1. History, Origin and EvolutionS.K. Gupta and Aditya Pratap2. Breeding MethodsB. Rai, S.K. Gupta and Aditya Pratap3. Oil and meal quality improvementAbha Agnihotri, Deepak Prem, Kadambari Gupta, Gautam Sarkar4. Development and practical use of DNA markersKatarzyna Mikolajczyk5. Self-incompatibility Ryo Fujimoto and Takeshi Nishio6. Fingerprinting of oilseed rape cultivarsVladislav Èurn and Jana Þaludova7. Haploid and doubled haploid technology L. Xu, U. Najeeb, G.X. Tang, H.H. Gu, G.Q. Zhang, Y. He, W.J. Zhou8. Breeding for apetalous rape: inheritance and yield physiologyLixi Jiang9. Breeding herbicide tolerant oilseed rape cultivarsPeter B. E. McVetty and Carla D. Zelmer10. Breeding for Blackleg Resistance- The Biology and Epidemiology W. G. Dilantha Fernando, Yu Chen and Kaveh Ghanbarnia11. Development of Alloplasmic RapeMichal Starzycki, Eligia Starzycki and Jan Pszczola12. Honeybees and Rapeseed - A Pollinator Plant InteractionD.P. Abrol13. Genetic variation and metabolism of glucosinolates Natalia Bellostas, Anne Dorthe S¸rensen, Jens Christian S¸rensen and Hilmer S¸rensen14. Mutagenesis: Generation and Evaluation of Induced MutationsSanjay J. Jambhulkar15. Rapeseed BiotechnologyVinitha Cardoza and C. Neal Stewart, Jr.16. Gene flow from wild species into rapeseedRikke Bagger J¸rgensen17. Evaluation, maintenance and conservation of germplasm Ranbir Singh and S.K. Sharma18. Oil TechnologyBertrand Matthäus