Vegetables I: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodicaceae, and Cucurbitaceae / Edition 1

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This major work has but one aim: to provide breeders and researchers from the public and private sectors with all the latest information on the breeding of crops of economic relevance. Also, it serves as a major reference book for post-graduate courses and PhD courses on breeding vegetable crops, as well a one-stop-shop for horticulturists and extension agents interested in current advancements in the development of new vegetable crops varieties. Each chapter incorporates the most up-to-date information on the crops examined, and an important novelty is that, in comparison to other books already published on this subject this one contains the most cutting-edge information on molecular breeding techniques.

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"This book offers a systematic treatment of important information for breeders and others who work with vegetable crops. Prohens and Nuez … have compiled a collection of high-quality review articles for each crop by well-respected authorities. … Chapters include extensive, authoritative references. … it is geared toward readers interested in specific crop applications. … It is a timely volume for this rapidly moving field as 21st century genetics and genomic applications are applied to plant breeding. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (R. Grumet, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387722917
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Handbook of Plant Breeding Series, #1
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Family Asteraceae (=Compositae).- Chicory and Endive.- Globe Artichoke and Cardoon.- Lettuce.- Family Brassicaceae (=Cruciferae).- Cabbage and Kale.- Cauliflower and Broccoli.- Family Chenopodiaceae.- Spinach.- Table Beet.- Family Cucurbitaceae.- Cucumber.- Melon.- Pumpkin and Winter Squash.- Summer Squash.- Watermelon.

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