Breeding Tropical and Subtropical Fruits / Edition 1

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Overview

Plant breeding has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent years and the area of fruit breeding is no exception. This book provides a balanced, up-to-date and comprehensive account of the developments in the field of breeding tropical and subtropical fruits. It offers not only the theoretical and applied aspects of breedings fruits but also provides an authoritative manual of the conventional and new techniques used for increasing efficiency of crop improvement programmes. In specific chapters the book deals with crop taxonomy, genetic resources, floral biology, breeding objectives, inheritance patterns and information on new improved cultivars/hybrids.

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"The authors consider breeding high yielding cultivars as an important measure to boost productivity. … This book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students of pomology, horticulture and agriculture but also addresses fruit scientists, teachers … . This book presents an up-to-date review of the breeding work on 20 main crops and describes the skills necessary for carrying out cultivar improvement programmes for these fruits. Each chapter dealing with a fruit crop is supported by a comprehensive list of references … ." (S. Biricolti, Advances in Horticultural Science, Issue 2, 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540428558
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/31/1993
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Breeding Objectives, Genetic Resources and Techniques of Breeding 1
2 Mango 16
3 Banana and Plantain 44
4 Citrus 84
5 Papaya 106
6 Litchi 129
7 Guava 143
8 Coconut 156
9 Grape 172
10 Pineapple 201
11 Cashew 215
12 Pomegranate 227
13 Emblic 239
14 Sapodilla 245
15 Custard Apple 251
16 Avocado 260
17 Jujube 276
18 Jackfruit 291
19 Mangosteen 300
20 Carambola 307
21 Persimmon 316
Subject Index 331
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