Advances in Botanical Research

Advances in Botanical Research

Rapeseed Breeding

1st Edition - June 7, 2007

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  • Editor: Surinder Gupta
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123740984
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080548289

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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.

Key Features

* Presents history, origin and evolution, breeding methods, practical applications of DNA markers, fingerprinting of cultivars, and conservation of rapeseed germplasm
* Includes detail of different breeding purposes including breeding for improved oil and meal quality, breeding for winter hardiness, breeding for herbicides, and breeding for hybrid rape.
* Provides analysis of ecology, usage, degeneration and application


Researchers, seed and extension scientists, rapeseed and soybean breeders, students, plant biotechnology engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. History, Origin and Evolution
    S.K. Gupta and Aditya Pratap

    2. Breeding Methods
    B. Rai, S.K. Gupta and Aditya Pratap

    3. Oil and meal quality improvement
    Abha Agnihotri, Deepak Prem, Kadambari Gupta, Gautam Sarkar

    4. Development and practical use of DNA markers
    Katarzyna Mikolajczyk

    5. Self-incompatibility
    Ryo Fujimoto and Takeshi Nishio

    6. Fingerprinting of oilseed rape cultivars
    Vladislav Èurn and Jana Þaludova

    7. Haploid and doubled haploid technology
    L. Xu, U. Najeeb, G.X. Tang, H.H. Gu, G.Q. Zhang, Y. He, W.J. Zhou

    8. Breeding for apetalous rape: inheritance and yield physiology
    Lixi Jiang

    9. Breeding herbicide tolerant oilseed rape cultivars
    Peter B. E. McVetty and Carla D. Zelmer

    10. Breeding for Blackleg Resistance- The Biology and Epidemiology
    W. G. Dilantha Fernando, Yu Chen and Kaveh Ghanbarnia

    11. Development of Alloplasmic Rape
    Michal Starzycki, Eligia Starzycki and Jan Pszczola

    12. Honeybees and Rapeseed - A Pollinator Plant Interaction
    D.P. Abrol

    13. Genetic variation and metabolism of glucosinolates
    Natalia Bellostas, Anne Dorthe S¸rensen, Jens Christian S¸rensen and Hilmer S¸rensen

    14. Mutagenesis: Generation and Evaluation of Induced Mutations
    Sanjay J. Jambhulkar

    15. Rapeseed Biotechnology
    Vinitha Cardoza and C. Neal Stewart, Jr.

    16. Gene flow from wild species into rapeseed
    Rikke Bagger J¸rgensen

    17. Evaluation, maintenance and conservation of germplasm
    Ranbir Singh and S.K. Sharma

    18. Oil Technology
    Bertrand Matthäus

Product details

  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: June 7, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123740984
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080548289

About the Editor

Surinder Gupta

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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