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Hello sir I am here as I want to get the syllabus of the Plant Breeding, Tissue Culture and Horticultural Practices of B.Sc Botany of Rani Channamma University so will you please provide me the syllabus??

Hey!!! As per your demand here I am providing you syllabus of the Plant Breeding, Tissue Culture and Horticultural Practices of B.Sc Botany of Rani Channamma University

Unit 1: Plant Breeding:
History and objectives. Introduction, Selection (Pure line, Mass Selection), Hybridization- inter specific and intergeneric. Mutational & Polyploidy breeding. Germ plasm and its maintenance. Pollen Bank, Quarantine method. 10 Hrs.

Unit 2: Plant Tissue Culture:
Scope and Significance. Basic Aspects and Cellular totipotency (Shoot tip, Embryo and Haploid culture techniques). Differentiation and morphogenesis. 10 Hrs.

Unit 3: Introduction to Horticulture, Nursery management and importance.
Methods of propagation – vegetative – rhizome, bulb, corm and sucker (natural).
Artificial- Cutting, layering, grafting and budding. Bonsai – methods and importance.
Nursery management: Introduction, types of nurseries and cultural practices. Seed (propagule) collection, storage and treatment. Manures, fertilizers and pesticides. Methods of irrigation – drip, sprinkler and flood

Unit 4: Green House Technology –
Introduction, advantages and limitations.
Types of Green Houses- Green House structure, principle
Green house technology as applied to ornamental, vegetable and fruit plants.

Unit 5: Harvest Technologyand Weed Management:
Harvest Technology: Flower and fruit plants management. Artificial ripening, maturity indices, methods of picking. Post-harvest technology and management of fruits: grading, processing, storage and packing.Weed Management: Introduction and significance. Invasive weeds – concept and causes of their dominance. Weed control – physical, chemical and biological methods.


1. Study of methods of propagation with help of tubers, bulbs rhizomes, corms suckers,

runner and offset.

2. Study of propagation by cutting, layering, grafting and budding.

3. Methods of emasculation and bagging for cross-pollination.

4. Morphology and anatomy of dry and wet stigma.

5. Morphology and anatomy of solid and hollow styles.

6. Study of pollination types.

7. Demonstration of tissue culture techniques.

8. Visit to nursery - poly house /Green house and tissue culture lab.

9. Preparation of MS media for culture.

10. Bonsai techniques.

Suggested Reading :

1. Chahal – Principles and procedures of plant breeding – L.B. Publication.

2. Sinha and Sinha – Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding and evolution- Vikas Publication.

3. Joshi P. – Genetic Engineering and its applications- Panima Book Distribution,


4. Purohit, S.S. -Molecular basis of cytoplasmic male sterility in crop plants.

5. Sawahel and Wagley, 1997- Plant Genetic Engineering- daya Publishing House, New


6. Vyas S.P. and Kohi, D.V. - Methods in Biotechnology and Bioengineering – Daya

Publishing House, New Delhi.

7. Vasil.IK. and Thorpe T.A. 1997- Plant cell and Tissue Culture – Kluwer Academic

Publishers, The Netherlands.

8. Bhojwani S.S. 1990- Plant Tissue Culture: Applications and Limitation- Elsevier Science

Publishers, New York.

9. Text Book of Horticulture – K. Manibhushan Rao – Macmillan India Ltd.

10. Introduction to Horticulture – N. Kumar (First Edition, Rajlakshmi Publication, 1996)

Contact Details:
Rani Channamma University, Belgaum  
Vidya Sangama, P B R H - 4, Belagavi, Karnataka 591156
Phone: 0831 256 5234

Last edited by Aakashd; October 14th, 2019 at 04:18 PM.
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