Practical Manual of Genetics & Plant Breeding is a recent updated and improved version over previous books on the subject dealing practical syllabus of Genetics & Plant Breeding in most simple and scientific manner. • This publication is not only a practical guide but also is a first Practical Text Book which combines theory, practical and numerical problems together as per ICAR 5th Dean’s committee recommendations. • The present text is an easy Practical Guide for U.G. and P.G. students of GPB, teachers and plant breeders ofresearch institutes, seed firms, national and state seed corporations. • Most attractive diagrams and Photographs given mostly in each and every chapter of this text aid students learning most quickly and easily.
Dr. Bineeta Singh was born on 02nd May 1986 at Rath, district Hamirpur of Uttar Pradesh. She obtained her school and college education fromRath, Hamirpur(U.P.).However, she obtained her M.Sc. (Ag.) GPB degree with first class from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi,(U.P.) in the year 2009. Later she carried out research on “Heterosis Breeding in Rice” and obtained Ph.D. degree from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj in the year 2016. Dr. Bineeta Singh taught Genetics & Plant Breeding to the students of under graduates and post-graduate at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences Bundelkhand University,Jhansi(U.P.) continuously forfive years. She supervised overthree dozenM.Sc. (Ag.) GPB thesis as major supervisor. In the year 2018, she was appointed to the post of Assistant Professor and Head at the Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, AKS University, Satna (M.P.). Dr. Bineeta Singh has published over two dozen research papers and research articles in national and international journals and magazines of reputes. She has also authored a book entitled. Heterosis Breeding in Rice. At present, she is examiner of U.G. and P.G. programmes of many agricultural Universities . At present she is engaged in breeding ofred colour maize,rice and okra for Vindhya region of Satna (M.P.) and it is hoped that some good varieties will be outcome of her systematic research work in nearfuture. She is the recipient of ICAR-CHARA Patrika Award and Mother Teresa Global Award too.
Dr. Gaibriyal M. Lal (born on 15th of January 1980 at Etah, Uttar Pradesh) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding at Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Prayagraj; Uttar Pradesh. He received Ph.D. degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences. He started his professional career as Research Assistant in the year 2002. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in 2004 to teaching course at under-graduates and post-graduates level. He has published over 45 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has supervised 28 PG students and 3 Ph.D. students till date. He was scientist in-charge of INGER nursery onRice, IRRI, Philippines, ACRIP on Rice DRR, Hyderabad, Hybrid rice trail, UPCAR, Lucknow. He has conducted trails ofICAR,IISR,Indore on soybean successfully. He is well versed in the segregating genetic materials in field crops. Overall Dr.G.M.Lal is young knowledgeable research scientist and an ideal teacher.
PART-I: Plant Breeding