Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Vegetable Crops, Volume 3

Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Vegetable Crops, Volume 3

by Ram J. Singh, Singh J. Singh
     
 

Summarizing landmark research, Volume 3 of this essential series furnishes information on the availability of germplasm resources that breeders can exploit for producing high-yielding vegetable crop varieties. Written by leading international experts, this volume offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employing genetic resources to increase the

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Summarizing landmark research, Volume 3 of this essential series furnishes information on the availability of germplasm resources that breeders can exploit for producing high-yielding vegetable crop varieties. Written by leading international experts, this volume offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employing genetic resources to increase the yield of those vegetable crops that provide a main source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

In eleven succinct chapters, Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Vegetable Crops, Volume 3 focuses on potato, tomato, brassicas, okra, capsicum, alliums, cucurbits, lettuce, eggplant, and carrot.

An introductory chapter outlines the cytogenetic architecture of vegetable crops, describes the principles and strategies of cytogenetics and breeding, and summarizes landmarks in current research. This sets the stage for the ensuing crop-specific chapters. Each chapter generally provides a comprehensive account of the crop, its origin and taxonomy, wild relatives, exploitation of genetic resources diversity in the primary, secondary, and tertiary gene pools through breeding and cytogenetic manipulation, and genetic enrichment using the tools of molecular genetics and biotechnology.

Certain to become the standard reference for improving the yields of these critical vegetable crops, this book is the definitive source of information for plant breeders, gene-bankers, cytogeneticists, taxonomists, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, and graduate students, researchers, agronomists, horticulturists, farmers and consumers in these fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849396465
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/26/2006
Series:
Genetic Resources Chromosome Engineering & Crop Improvement Series
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Landmark Research in Vegetable Crops; Ram J. Singh and Aleš Lebeda

Potato; Richard E. Veilleux and Hielke ("Henry") De Jong

Tomato; Yuanfu Ji and J. W. Scott

Brassica-Vegetable Crops; N. Inomata

Okra (Abelmoschus spp.); I. S. Bisht and K. V. Bhat

Capsicum; Caroline Djian-Caporalino, Véronique Lefebvre, Anne-Marie Sage-Daubèze, and Alain Palloix

Allium; Masayoshi Shigyo

Cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae; Cucumis spp., Cucurbita spp., Citrullus spp.); A. Lebeda, M. P. Widrlechner, J. Staub, H. Ezura, J. Zalapa,
and E. Krístková

Lettuce (Asteraceae; Lactuca spp.); A. Lebeda, E. J. Ryder, R. Grube, I. Doležalová, and E. Krístková

Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.); Major Singh and Rajesh Kumar

Carrot; Philipp W. Simon and Irwin L. Goldman

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