Oilseed brassicas are among the largest traded agricultural commodities and are grown in around fifty countries worldwide. Utilised for both consumption and bioenergy use, demand is increasing and this book covers the entire gamut of oilseed brassicas. Beginning with an introduction and then organised into two sections, it reviews genetics and genomics (including breeding, heterosis and selection methods) and stress management and important pathogens, to provide a complete overview of brassica oilseeds.
Arvind Kumar is on the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Surinder S. Banga teaches at Punjab Agricultural University. Prabhu Dyal Meena is with the Directorate of Rapeseed-Mustard Research (ICAR) in India. Priya Ranjan Kumar was formerly with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Part I: Introduction 1: Importance and Origin Part II: Genetics and Genomics 2: Genetics and Breeding 3: Intersubgenomic Heterosis: Brassica napus as an Example 4: Induced Mutagenesis and Allele Mining 5: Seed Quality Modifications in Oilseed Brassicas 6: Genomics of Brassica Oilseeds Part III: Stress Management 7: Diseases 8: Albugo candida 9: Pathogenesis of Alternaria Species: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Characterization 10: Plant Disease Resistance Genes: Insights and Concepts for Durable Disease Resistance 11: Insect pests 12: Abiotic Stresses with Emphasis on Brassica juncea