For improvement of crops, information on its origin, distribution and evolution of crop and its related species is very essential.
Information on genetics and genetic resources is prerequisite to choose the appropriate breeding strategies to fulfill the
objectives. Objectives of breeding vary with region and also purpose for which the product is used i.e., for fresh market,
for processing or dual purpose and how the crop is grown i.e., under protection, open field cultivation or kitchen garden,
etc. Information on genetics and genetic diversity and objectives of breeding of vegetable crops is presented in the book.
Depending on the objectives and genetics and genetic resources, breeding methods or procedures can be adopted and it will
results in useful varieties or hybrids. Information on breeding of vegetable crops is covered in very abridged form in this
book. Origin and evolution, genetics, genetic resources, breeding methods and varieties/hybrids developed is the sequence
followed in presenting the information on each of the crops.
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