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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1428-1435

Application of Plant Biotechnology in Improvement of Vegetable Breeding
Vaibhav Singh1*, Kumari Shikha2, Saurabh Singh1, Aniruddh Pratap Singh3 and Deepak Kumar Jaiswal4
1Department of Horticulture
2Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding
3Nalanda College of Horticultue,
4Department of Entomology & Agricultural, Zoology, IAS, BHU, Varanasi- 221005, India
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The advent of modern biotechnology furnishes a new track of breeding vegetable crops. The term biotechnology defined as a group of technologies that employ biological entities or processes to create new and useful products and processes. It is being used to address problems in areas of vegetable production and processing. It was estimated that 2.6 million deaths worldwide and 31 % of cardiovascular diseases may be attributed to inadequate consumption of fruit and vegetables according to WHO reports, 2002. Vegetables thus play vital role in ensuring good health as it is rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fibres. Plant biotechnology has been used to raise and stabilize yields of vegetables; to improve resistance to pests, diseases and abiotic stresses such as drought and cold; and to enhance the nutritional content of foods. In this paper, we describe recent approaches, applications, advantages, and problems faced during the application of modern biotechnology in vegetable breeding research. Plant biotechnology has successfully revolutionised the field of biology and molecular breeding, which is accompanied by enhanced productivity and quality of vegetable crops.

Keywords: Antioxidants, Biotechnology, Minerals, Vegetables, Vitamins etc

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Vaibhav Singh, Kumari Shikha, Saurabh Singh, Aniruddh Pratap Singh and Deepak Kumar Jaiswal. 2019. Application of Plant Biotechnology in Improvement of Vegetable Breeding.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1428-1435. doi:
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