This textbook provides a balanced and up-to-date account of the developments in the field of breeding tropical and subtropical fruits over 50 years. The opening chapter provides basic introduction to the subject and various methods of plant breeding. The major part of the book then considers detailed discussion on breeding aspects of 20 economically important fruits of tropical and subtropical regions. The chapters on particular crops cover all major topics like breeding objectives, taxonomic diversity, variability in genetic resources, floral biology, hybridization technique, incompatibility, inheritance pattern, clonal selection, hybridization and evolution of new hybrids, polyploidy, mutation, and biotechnology.
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Breeding Tropical and Subtropical Fruits