Plant Breeding Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on plant genetics and the breeding of all types of crops by both traditional means and molecular methods. Many of the crops widely grown today stem from a very narrow genetic base; understanding and preserving crop genetic resources is vital to the security of food systems worldwide. The emphasis of the series is on methodology, a fundamental understanding of crop genetics, and applications to major crops. The series is sponsored by the American Society for Horticultural Science and appears in the form of one or two volumes per year.
Dedication (Margaret M. Jahn). 1. Vegetable Breeder and Geneticist (Irwin L. Goldman). 2. History, Evolution, and Domestication of Brassica Crops (Shyman Prakash, Xiao-Ming Wu, and S.R. Bhat). 3. Transgenic Vegetable Crops: Progress, Potentials, and Prospects (Joao Silva Dias and Rodomiro Ortiz). 4. Melon Landraces of India: Contribution and Importance (Narinder P.S. Dhillon, Antonio J. Monforte, Michel Pitrat, Sudhakar Pandey, Praveen Kumar Singh, Kathleen R. Reitsmam, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Abhishek Sharma, and James D. McCreight). 5. Millets: Genetic and Genomic Resources (Sangam Dwivedi, Hari Upadhyaya, Senapathy Senthilvel, Charles Hash, Kenji Fukunaga, Xiamin Diao, Dipak Santra, David Baltensperger, and Manoj Prasad).