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Breeding and Genetics of Silkworm and Mulberry (Particularly for B. Sc. - 4th Semester Students)

  • Author Name : Dr. Suraksha Chanotra, Dr. Muzafar Ahmad Bhat, Mr. Abdul Aziz, Dr. Mohd. Azam
  • ISBN : 978-93-91208-17-2
  • Pages : 258
  • Paper Type : Soft Bound
  • Specialty : Sericulture
  • Publication Year : 2021
  • Book Type : Textbook/Reference
  • Edition : First
  • Language : English
  • Dimension : 23x15x1.5 (cms)
  • Weight : 450 (g)
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About Book

Silkworm has high importance in agriculture and its allied fields. Breeding and Genetics have played an important role to increase domesticated animal production. Also, silkworm genetic, history and present situation of silkworm breeding, as well as mulberry breeding, aims in different fields and selection tools in silkworm breeding, silkworm hybrids, mating systems, and correlation of heritability and other characters in silkworm are reviewed. Sericulture is one of the great inventions of the Chinese people and has become an important cultural and integrated section in the Indian economy as well. As India is the long-lasting center of silk production, ranking on number second in the global production, breeding and genetics of silkworm was highly developed historically and has formed a comprehensive system for breeding and preservation of new varieties. Central Sericulture Germplasm Resource Center (CSGCR) Hosur, India serves as the hub of the genetic stock of mulberry as well as silkworm genotypes. However, silkworm breeding reached a bottleneck recently, because most of the traditional genetic resources have been utilized and silkworm strains have become homogeneous. Meanwhile, sericulture in India meets huge challenges in the 21st century. In recent years, with the development and rapid applications of molecular biology, genomics, transgenes and genome editing, silkworm and mulberry genetics and breeding have entered a new era. In this book, we summarize the development of silkworm and mulberry breeding and genetics, especially the progress and perspective of transgene and genome editing in the genetic engineering of silkworms and mulberry. Mulberry (Morus L.) is an economically important tree being cultivated for its leaves to rear the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Rearing of the silkworm is an art and science popularly known as sericulture; an agro-based cottage industry provides employment to millions in China, India, Korea, Vietnam, etc. Mulberry is a perennial tree that maintains high heterozygosity due to the outbreeding reproductive system. It is recalcitrant to most of the conventional breeding methods, yet considerable improvement has been made in leaf yield and leaf quality. Conventional breeding in mulberry is a tedious, labour intensive, and time taking process, which needs to be complemented with modern biotechnological methods to speed up the process. 

About Author

Dr. Suraksha Chanotra, is presently working as a Lecturer, in the P. G. Dept. of Sericulture, Poonch Campus, University of Jammu. She did her P. G from University of Jammu and her Doctorate degree from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu. She has 20 original research papers in reputed/referred national and international journals of India and overseas. She received a merit certificate for her outstanding performance in M.Sc., University Merit Scholarship, and RGNF National Fellowship by Govt. of India. She has a number of awards to her honor like Young Scientist Award, Best Thesis Award, Excellent Researcher Award, Best Sericulturist Award, etc. from time to time for her continuous efforts and interest in the field of sericulture.  She has also published two books for B. Sc. and M. Sc. according to the syllabus of Jammu University. She has also presented her research works in more than 10 National and 3 international conferences and has attended many seminars/conferences/workshops/ webinars from time to time. She has also participated in various training programmes and workshops organized by different Govt./Semi-Govt./NGOS Scientific Agencies. Her areas of research expertise are mulberry plant biotechnology and DNA Fingerprinting.

Dr. Muzafar Ahmad Bhat, is presently working as a Lecturer, in the P. G. Dept. of Sericulture, Poonch Camus, University of Jammu. He did his P. G and Ph. D. from the University of Mysore. He has 25 original research papers in reputed/referred national and international journals of India. He has received many National and International awards from time to time. He has also published two books, two book chapters and various research papers in peer revived journals. He has numerous refresher courses, orientation courses, workshops, National and International conferences, and seminars from time to time. He has a number of awards to his honor like the Young Scientist Award, Best Thesis Award, Excellent Researcher Award, Best Sericulturist Award, Best Teacher Award, Research Excellence award, etc. from time to time for his continuous efforts and interest in the field of sericulture. His areas of research are Proteomics and Genomics and Insect Cytogenetics. 

Mr. Abdul Aziz is teaching in the P. G Dept. of Sericulture, Poonch Campus, University of Jammu. He did his P. G from the University of Jammu. He has 10 original research papers in reputed/referred National and International journals of India. He has also published two books, two book chapters.  He has numerous refresher courses, orientation courses, workshops, National and International conferences and seminars from time to time.

 

Dr. Mohd. Azam has done M. Sc. and Ph. D in Zoology, University of Jammu, Jammu. Presently he is working as Principal, Govt. Degree College Mandi,  Poonch. He is also enganging P. G Sericulture classes in Poonch since, 2012 as a guest faculty. He has numerous refresher courses, orentitation courses, workshops, National and International conferences and seminars from time to time. He is active life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). He has 12 research publications in his credit, published in reputed National and International journals. He has also published two books and three book chapters. He joined the teaching profession in higher education in 1997 and besides taught Zoology at UG level, re-taught Sericulture (Vocational) at UG level for 9 years. His areas of interest are Human Cytogenetics, Entomology, Sericulture and Biodiversity and its conservation.





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