Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops Vol. 1

by Z Abraham, K V Peter

ISBN: 9788170358411
Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2013
Price : Rs. 12995.00
Biblio : xviii+364p., col. plts., tabls., bib., ind., 25 cm

About The Book

Among the natural resources, plant biodiversity is the key to human existence and survival. Horticultural crops contribute to nutritional and livelihood security. Mankind depends on near about 5000 plant species worldwide to meet food and other needs. This number is just a fraction of total world flora of 2.5 lakh species of mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants. More than 50,000 plant species are meeting the food (calories) needs of human world wide. There is still greater dependence on

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1: Conservation and Use of Tropical Fruit Species Diversity in Asia: IPGRI’s Contributions by Bhag Mal, V Ramanatha Rao, R K Arora and Percy E Sajise; Chapter 2: Temperate Fruit Crops by A Sofi, M K Verma, R K Verma and H Choudhary; Chapter 3: Tropical Fruits by G S Prakash and M R Dinesh; Chapter 4: The Genus Musa (Banana and Plantains) by S Uma and S Sathiamoorthy; Chapter 5: Temperate and Subtropical Vegetables by D Ram, Mathura Rai and Major Singh; Chapter 6: Tropical Vegeta