2. Introduction to Plant Breeding
This section provides an overview of plant breeding, including its history, goals, and importance in agriculture. It also covers the different methods of plant breeding, such as conventional breeding and genetic engineering.
3. Genetics and Plant Breeding
In this chapter, you will learn about the principles of genetics and how they apply to plant breeding. Topics covered include Mendelian genetics, quantitative genetics, and molecular genetics.
4. Plant Breeding Techniques
This section delves into the different techniques used in plant breeding, such as hybridization, selection, and mutation breeding. It also covers the use of biotechnology in plant breeding, including genetic markers and gene editing.
5. Crop Improvement through Plant Breeding
This chapter focuses on the application of plant breeding in crop improvement. You will learn about the breeding of crops for improved yield, disease resistance, and quality traits. The importance of genetic diversity in crop breeding will also be discussed.
6. Challenges and Future of Plant Breeding
This section explores the challenges facing plant breeding, such as climate change, population growth, and food security. It also discusses the future of plant breeding, including the use of new technologies and the need for sustainable agriculture.