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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 3246-3255
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.387


Vegetable Improvement in India; Recent Past, Present and Future: A Review
Aditika1*, Hardyal Singh Kanwar1, Priyanka2 and Ankita Sharma1
1Department of Vegetable science, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173 230, Himachal Pradesh, India
2School of Agricultural Biotechnology, PAU Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Vegetables are considered as protective food because of various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants present in them. In India systematic vegetable improvement work was started in the 1970’s and since then India has improved tremendously in terms of vegetable production with respect to world ranking and ranks 2nd after China. Almost all the varieties of public domain have been evolved with various special characteristics through conventional breeding approach but with the recognition of various biotechnological tools for genetic improvement of crops, emphasis is being given on the integrated approach of vegetable improvement. As conventional breeding approach of improvement has been realized a slow process of genetic improvement which improves genome in an uncontrolled fashion with more number of generations to assemble and fix the desirable traits while, biotechnological approach allow introgression of a single distinct gene without linkage drag. Although various biotechnological tools have their own limitations also so present day need of improvement is based on a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach where conventional and non-conventional approaches will be combined.


Keywords: Vegetable, Conventional breeding, Malnutrition, Introgression and multidisciplinary.
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Aditika, Hardyal Singh Kanwar, Priyanka and Ankita Sharma. 2017. Vegetable Improvement in India; Recent Past, Present and Future: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 3246-3255. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.387