Brassica napus: Cultivation and Uses

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Karoline Møller (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices

This compilation begins by exploring canola (oilseed rape or rapeseed), the most important oilseed crop in temperate and cold regions and the second most important oilseed crop in the world after soybean.

The authors review androgenesis (anther/microspore culture) and its efficiency in Brassica napus. One of the most reproducible approaches for doubled haploid production is isolated microspore culture in rapeseed. Brassica has a high capability of microspore embryogenesis, so it can be a good candidate for basic and advanced researches.

Following this, the use of Brassica napus and microorganisms in the bioremediation of contaminated soils is reviewed, as well as the role of Brassica napus in heavy metal phytoremediation and its relation to contaminants.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Canola (Brassica napus L.): Cultivation and Uses
(Mohammad R. Moradi-Telavat, PhD, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan, Iran)

Chapter 2. Haploidy in Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.): A Critical Review
(Mehran E. Shariatpanahi and Azam Zarebayati, Department of Tissue and Cell Culture, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization [AREEO], Karaj, Iran)

Chapter 3. Brassica napus: Bioremediation
(Muazzez Gürgan and Sevinç Adiloğlu, Department of Biology, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 4. Brassıca napus: Phytoremedıatıon
(Sevinç Adiloğlu and Muazzez Gürgan, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Tekirdag, Turkey, and others)

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