Breeding of Field and Horticulture Crops
Breeding objectives and important concepts of breeding self pollinated, cross pollinated andvegetatively propagated crops; Hardy-Weinberg Law; Study in respect of origin, distribution ofspecies, wild relatives and forms, Cereals, (rice, wheat, maize, millets, sorghum, bajra, ragi);Pulses (redgram, greengram / blackgram, soybean); Oilseeds (Groundnut, sesame, sunflower,safflower, castor, mustard) etc. Fibers (Cotton, kenaf, roselle, jute) etc. Major breedingprocedures for development of hybrids / varieties of various crops; Plant Genetic Resources,their conservation and utilization in crop improvement; Ideotype concept in crop improvement;Breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, Variability in pathogens and pests;Mechanisms of resistance in plant to pathogens and pest; Genetic basis of adaptability tounfavourable environments; Definition of biometrics, assessment of variability i.e., additive,dominance and epistasis and their differentiation; Genotype x Environment interaction andinfluence on yield/performance. IPR and its related issues. Vegetables (Tomato, bhindi, chilli,cucumbers); Flowers crops (Chrysanthemum, rose, galardia, gerbera & marigold); Fruit crops(aonla, guava, mango, custard apple, banana, papaya); Major breeding procedures fordevelopment of hybrids / varieties of various crops.