Gene Action for Yield and Related Traits in Soybean [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] and Development of Interspecific Hybrids Involving Wild Species

Bala, Indu (2014) Gene Action for Yield and Related Traits in Soybean [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] and Development of Interspecific Hybrids Involving Wild Species. PhD thesis thesis, CSKHPKV Palampur.

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Abstract

Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill], 2n = 40 'King of American Agriculture' (Kuehn 1972) and a miracle crop of the world, has its origin in North-Eastern China (Vavilov 1951 and Leppik 1971). On an average, commercial soybean contains about 40% high quality protein and 20% excellent oil. Much of the demand for soybean in the world, including India, is derived from its popularity as a source of cooking oil and, a base for margarine and other consumer products. This incredibly versatile plant serves a natural soil fertilizer too by fixing atmospheric nitrogen. Soybean is an important leguminous crop for food and feed products. It has traditionally been grown on a small scale in Himachal Pradesh, the Kumaon Hills of Uttrakhand, Eastern Bengal, the Khasi Hills, Manipur, the Naga Hills and parts of Central India covering Madhya Pradesh. It is also referred to, locally, as bhat, bhatman, bhatmas, ramkulthi, garakalay and kalitur. Besides meeting approximately 20% of the total edible oil requirement of the country, the crop is contributing approximately Rs. 7,000 crores to the foreign exchange earnings through the export of de-oiled cake (DOC).

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects: 600 Technology (Applied Science) > 631 Specific Techniques; Apparatus, Equipment, Materials > 631.5 Cultivation and Harvesting
Divisions: CSKHPKV Palampur > Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
Depositing User: CSKHPKV Palampur
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 11:44
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 11:44
URI: http://hillagricrepository.co.in/id/eprint/811

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