CONTENTS:- Sec. 1: Introductory topics; Sec. 2: Understanding heterosis; Sec. 3: Estimation of the extent of Heterosis; Sec. 4: Utilization of Heterosis Sec. 5: Genetic Improvement of Hybrids; Sec. 6: Future prospects.
The discovery of heterosis has been recognised as one of the major andmarks in the annals of Plants Breeding. The Author endeavoured to write Heterosis Breeding for the benefit of the students offering this course as also for the research workers and the practical plant breeders engaged in hybrid breeding programmes.