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Breeding of Neglected and Under-Utilized Crops, Spices and Herbs

Edited By: Sergio Ochatt and S Mohan Jain

447 pages, Tabs, figs, col photos

Science Publishers

Hardback | Jun 2007 | #165757 | ISBN-13: 9781578085095
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This book includes 20 different chapters, where the authors have addressed various aspects of the cultivation, taxonomy, socio-economic importance and breeding and development as applied to neglected and underutilized crops. The first chapter deals with the more general aspects of the cultivation and propagation of these crops, thirteen chapters concentrate on specific neglected crops, nine of which focus on seed propagated crops and the remaining four on vegetatively propagated ones, while the last five chapters describe the uses, importance, propagation and improvement of neglected and under-utilized crops from different regions of the world.

Some crops treated in this book are:
*Grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.)
*Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.
*Andean Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis)
*Amaranthus tricolour
*Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott
*Solanum aethiopicum L. and S. anguivi Lam
*Nigella sativa
*Plantago Ovata


* Underutilised Fruits: A Resource for Sustainable Livelihoods: N. Haq; * Induced Mutation in Grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.): A.K. Biswas; * The Lathyrus Paradox: A "Poor Men's Diet" or a Remarkable Genetic Resource for Protein Legume Breeding?: S.J. Ochatt et al.; * Towards Genetic Improvement of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.): F.J. Massawe et al.; * Faster Breeding of Bambara Groundnut: Mutational Cum in vitro Approaches: R.S. Sangwa et al.; * Geographical Distribution of the Andean Lupin (Lupinus mutabilis): S.-E. Jacobsen and A. Mujica; * Quinoa's World Potential: S.-E. Jacobsen; * Characterization of Chenopodium Germplasm, Selection of Putative Mutants and its Cytogenetic Study: T.E. De La Cruz et al.; * Improvement and Rehabilitation of Traditional and Neglected Food Crops Through Mutation Techniques: Development and Evaluation of Mutant Germplasm of Amaranthus tricolour. R. Slabbert et al.; * Improvement of Delected Amaranthus Cultivars by Means of Mutation Induction and Biotechnological Approaches: A. Gajdosova et al.; * Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) and Breeding: F. Saborio; * Improvement of Cocoyam (Xanthosoma Sagittifolium) in Ghana: E.Y. Danquah et al.; * Solanum aethiopicum L. and S. anguivi Lam. in Uganda: Utilization Aspects: Olet E.A. et al.; * Nigella sativa - A Potential Commodity in Crop Diversification Traditionally Used in Healthcare: Z. Ahmad and A. Ghafoor; * Plantago Ovata - A Crop of Arid and Dry Climates with Immense Herbal and Pharmaceutical Importance: Z. Ahmad and A. Ghafoor; * Genetic Improvement and Utilization of Major Under-utilised Crops in India: M. Dutta et al.; * Minor and Underutilised Spices and Herbs: P.N. Ravindran et al.; * Conservation of Underutilised Species in Malaysia: Resources for the Future: M.N. Normah and H.F. Chin; * Indigenous Crops with Potential but Undertutilised in South Africa: S.L. Venter et al.; * In vitro Culture for Propagation and Cultivation of Rare and Under-utilized Australian Plants: E. Bunn.

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