Best Reference Books – Crop Systematics and Plant Genetics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Crop Systematics and Plant Genetics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Crop Systematics and Plant Genetics along with reviews.

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1. “Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes” by J K Ladha and F J de Bruijn

“Opportunities for Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Rice and Other Non-Legumes” Book Review: This book talks about how Nitrogen is an important nutrient that helps to increase the production of rice. It explains how we need to produce more nitrogen fertilizers for the production of rice. This book discusses the strategies that people can follow to increase the production of rice. This text suggests the techniques that result in environmental benefits and helps poor farmers.

2. “Studies in Oat Evolution: A Man’s Life with Avena (SpringerBriefs in Agriculture)” by Gideon Ladizinsky

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“Studies in Oat Evolution: A Man’s Life with Avena (SpringerBriefs in Agriculture)” Book Review: This book will be useful for students and scientists of crop evolution. It will also be useful for people dealing with collecting and conserving wild genetic resources. It is made out of researching and exploring the genus Avena. It explains the orthography and taxonomy of the genus. It defines the classification of the genus based on the biological species concepts. It discusses the difference between diploids and tetraploids of eubarbatae. It explains the origin of oats and where it is treated. It also deals with wild genetic resources of oats.

3. “Genetics and Genomics of Cucurbitaceae (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models)” by Rebecca Grumet and Nurit Katzir

“Genetics and Genomics of Cucurbitaceae (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models)” Book Review: It explains the genetics and genomics of cucurbitaceae plant family such as melon, cucumber and pumpkins. It deals with various species such as citrullus lanatus, cucumis melo, etc. It describes the genetic resources and structural and functional genomics of each species group. It discusses the cucurbit biology with respect to vegetable growth, floral development and many more.

4. “Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Trees (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models)” by Quentin Cronk and Andrew Groover

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“Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Trees (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models)” Book Review: This book explains the evolutionary aspects of angiosperm trees. It explains the evolution and diversification of angiosperm trees. It also explains the salient features and wood anatomy of angiosperm trees. It deals with two models of angiosperm such as poplars and eucalypts. It describes the structural features and evolutionary histories.

5. “Molecular Breeding for Sustainable Crop Improvement: Volume 2 (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)” by Vijay Rani Rajpal and S N Raina

“Molecular Breeding for Sustainable Crop Improvement: Volume 2 (Sustainable Development and Biodiversity)” Book Review: This book is useful for students and scientists researching the genetic improvement of crop species. It is also useful for plant biotechnologists working on crop species. It explains about access and utilization of the evolution of various crop species. It discusses the origin, exploitation of the primary, secondary and tertiary gene pools through breeding. Genetic enhancement through biotechnology interventions is also discussed. It also deals with the sustainable utilization of genetic resources. It focuses on the importance of wild germplasm exploration and exploitation in the assimilation of important crop species.

6. “Genomic Selection for Crop Improvement: New Molecular Breeding Strategies for Crop Improvement” by Rajeev K Varshney and Manish Roorkiwal

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“Genomic Selection for Crop Improvement: New Molecular Breeding Strategies for Crop Improvement” Book Review: It is useful for genetics and plant breeders. This book explains the genomic selections. It describes germplasm and phenotyping evaluation. It also deals with marker genotyping methods and statistical methods of genomic selection. It provides complete information of GS breeding. It discusses the current activities of genomic selections.

7. “Genetics and Genomics of Populus: Volume 8 (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models)” by Stefan Jansson and Rishikesh Bhalerao

“Genetics and Genomics of Populus: Volume 8 (Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models)” Book Review: It explains the genetics and genomics tools and approaches for populus. It is useful for populus researchers. It explains the history and genetics of populus. It deals with the strategies and tools developed by the populus community.

8. “Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean (Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture)” by Nigel Maxted and Sarita Bennett

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“Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean (Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture)” Book Review: This book discusses how legume diversity is conserved and how to increase the use of conserved diversity. It talks about the genetic diversity of crops and how they are eaten by humans and livestock. This book emphasises that Leguminosae is a species that gives importance to the economy. This book makes sure that the diversity of Legume is conserved. Highlights the priority for ex-situ and in-situ plant conservation. Efficient utilisation of conserved material will be enhanced when readers read this text.

9. “Cytogenetics of the Festuca-Lolium Complex: Relevance to Breeding (Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics)” by Prem P Jauhar

“Cytogenetics of the Festuca-Lolium Complex: Relevance to Breeding (Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics)” Book Review: This book contains concepts that are related to taxonomy and systematics. It also talks about species evolution and how genetic control is done for chromosomes. It discusses B chromosomes, wide hybridization, biotechnology and its applications. Learn about modern and classical aspects of cytogenetics. This book is useful for taxonomists, evolutionists and biotechnologists.

10. “Bemisia: Bionomics and Management of a Global Pest” by Philip A Stansly and Steven E Naranjo

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“Bemisia: Bionomics and Management of a Global Pest” Book Review: This book talks about Bemisia which is different from the thousands of whitefly species in the world. Thus whitefly has greater adaptability and persistence to the environment. It can cause damage to a wide range of crops. This fly damages plants by feeding on them or by causing disorders to plants. This book talks about the pests in an environment and how to manage them. This text shows the progress of pests over the last 15 years. It is useful for people who research whiteflies. Understand the troublesome and cosmopolitan pest by reading this text.

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