To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our Brexit and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Economic Botany & Ethnobotany

Banana Breeding Progress and Challenges

Edited By: Michael Pillay and Abdou Tenkouano
392 pages, 65 illus, 20 tabs
Publisher: CRC Press
Banana Breeding
Click to have a closer look
  • Banana Breeding ISBN: 9781439800171 Hardback Jan 2011 Usually dispatched within 1 week
Price: £130.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Despite being one of the most important agricultural crops, bananas have been largely neglected with only a few breeding programs. Aiming to provide practical understanding of banana breeding, this book presents a detailed account of the methodologies used in conventional and molecular breeding of bananas.

Chapters cover the origin, history, and distribution of bananas along with the genetics, reproductive biology, conventional breeding methods, seed production, disease management, pest management, propagation, biotechnology, hybrid distribution, quality improvement, processing, and value addition. It also details future prospects for the continued, successful cultivation of the fruit.


General Plant Morphology of Musa Deborah Karamura, Eldad Karamura, and Guy Blomme Evolution and Genetic Relationships in Banana and Plantains Uma Subbaraya, Marimuthu S. Saraswathi, and Michael Pillay Genetic Resources for Banana Improvement Markku Hakkinen and Richard Wallace Genomes, Cytogenetics, and Flow Cytometry of Musa Michael Pillay and Abdou Tenkouano Genetics of Important Traits in Musa Eli Khayat and Rodomiro Ortiz Major Diseases of Banana Guy Blomme, Simon Eden-Green, Mohammed Mustaffa, Bartholemew Nwauzoma, and Raman Thangavelu Integrated Pest Management of Banana Thomas Dubois and Daniel L. Coyne Reproductive Biology Jeanie Anne Fortescue and David William Turner Breeding Techniques Abdou Tenkouano, Michael Pillay, and Rodomiro Ortiz Mutations and Cultivar Development of Banana Shri Mohan Jain, Bradley Till, Prasnna Suprasanna, and Nicolas Roux Biotechnology in Musa Improvement Leena Tripathi Genotype by Environment Interaction and Musa Improvement Rodomiro Ortiz and Abdou Tenkouano Quality Improvement of Cultivated Musa Edson Perito Amorim, Sebastiao de Oliveira e Silva, Vanusia Batista de Oliveira Amorim, and Michael Pillay Postharvest Processed Products from Banana Cherukatu Kalathil Narayana and Michael Pillay Propagation Methods in Musa Michael Pillay, Christopher A. Cullis, David Talengera, and Leena Tripathi Hybrid Distribution to Farmers: Adoption and Challenges Abdou Tenkouano, Michael Pillay, and Ousmane Coulibaly Molecular Breeding of Other Vegetatively Propagated Crops: Lessons for Banana Michael Pillay, Abdou Tenkouano, and Rodomiro Ortiz Future Prospects Rodomiro Ortiz, Michael Pillay, and Abdou Tenkouano Index

Customer Reviews


Michael Pillay, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Abdou Tenkouano, Ph.D. is a counselor at the Research for Development Council at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Croydon, United Kingdom.
Edited By: Michael Pillay and Abdou Tenkouano
392 pages, 65 illus, 20 tabs
Publisher: CRC Press
Current promotions
British WildlifeField Studies CouncilSpecial Offer: Ecology and Natural History bookOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues