About author : Dr. Ravi Kishan Soni is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture, RNB Global University Bikaner. He has also worked for National Seed Corporation, Jaitsar Farm (Rajasthan). He has an experience six year of research work. He has completed M.Sc. (Ag.) Genetics and Plant Breeding from Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Rajasthan). He has completed his Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Agriculture University, Kota (Rajasthan). He has qualified NET (ASRB-ICAR) in the discipline of Genetics and Plant Breeding. He has published several research papers, articles and book chapters in NAAS rated international and national journals and reputed magazines. He participated and presented many research papers national and international conferences, seminars and symposium. He got best thesis award for M.Sc. research work.
About book : The book discusses how to improve crop species and varieties through different breeding methods. It covers history, origin of crop species, reproduction in crop species, self incompatibility, male sterility, selection in crop plants, improvement of crop species and intellectual property right. This book cover the syllabus of fundamentals of plant breeding for UG course approved by ICAR.