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Mutation Breeding Theory And Practical Applications Pdf Download

Mutation Breeding Theory and Practical Applications PDF Download

Mutation breeding is a technique that uses induced mutations to create genetic variation in plants and animals. Mutation breeding can be used to improve traits such as yield, quality, disease resistance, and stress tolerance. Mutation breeding has been applied to many crops and ornamental plants, as well as some livestock species.

If you are interested in learning more about mutation breeding, you may want to download a PDF copy of the book Mutation Breeding: Theory and Practical Applications by A. M. van Harten. This book is a comprehensive summary of the history, theory, methods, and practical applications of mutation breeding. It covers topics such as:


  • The nature and types of mutations and how they are induced by physical and chemical agents.

  • The use of in vitro techniques such as tissue culture, somatic embryogenesis, and protoplast fusion for mutation breeding.

  • The mutation breeding of vegetatively propagated crops such as potato, banana, sugarcane, and cassava.

  • The mutation breeding of seed propagated crops such as rice, wheat, barley, maize, soybean, and cotton.

  • The case studies and examples of successful mutation breeding programs for various crops and ornamental plants.

The book was published in 1998 by Cambridge University Press and has 353 pages. It includes over 1200 references for further reading. The book is suitable for students, researchers, breeders, and anyone who wants to learn more about mutation breeding.

To download a PDF copy of the book, you can visit one of the following links:

  • [Internet Archive]: This is a free online library that offers access to millions of books, movies, music, and more. You can download the book in PDF format or read it online. You can also borrow the book for 14 days if you create an account.

  • [Google Books]: This is a service that allows you to search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide. You can download a partial preview of the book in PDF format or read it online. You can also buy the book or find it in a library near you.

  • [Cambridge University Press]: This is the official website of the publisher of the book. You can buy the book in hardcover or paperback format or access it online if you have a subscription. You can also read a brief description and some reviews of the book.

We hope you find this article helpful and enjoy reading the book. Mutation breeding is a fascinating and useful technique that has made a significant contribution to crop improvement. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us.


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