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Allium crop science: recent advances.

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This multiauthor book contains 19 sections discussing the evolution and taxonomy, genetic diversity, domestication, genetic transformation, breeding, agronomy, pre- and postharvest treatments, storage, diseases, pests, onion cultivation in the tropics (including country reports), sulfur compounds and flavour, and ornamental and medicinal uses of Allium spp., particularly garlic, onions, leeks and ...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 5)

Evolution, domestication and taxonomy.

This chapter discusses the genus Allium spp. in terms of general characteristics; distribution, ecology and domestication; and phylogeny and classification. The other topics covered include: the section Cepa (morphology, distribution and ecology; cytological limitations; grouping of the species; enumeration of the species); Allium cepa (description and variability; infraspecific classification; evolutionary lineages; history of domestication and cultivation); other economic species (garlic and garlic-like forms; taxa of Asiatic origin; chives and locally important onions from other areas).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Florogenesis. Author(s): Kamenetsky, R. Rabinowitch, H. D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 59) Genome organization in Allium. Author(s): Havey, M. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 81) Exploitation of wild relatives for the breeding of cultivated Allium species. Author(s): Kik, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Diversity, fertility and seed production of garlic. Author(s): Etoh, T. Simon, P. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 119) Genetic transformation of onions. Author(s): Eady, C. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 145) Doubled-haploid onions. Author(s): Bohanec, B.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 159) Molecular markers in Allium. Author(s): Klaas, M. Friesen, N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 187) Agronomy of onions. Author(s): Bosch Serra, A. D. Currah, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 233) Onion pre- and postharvest considerations. Author(s): Gubb, I. R. Mactavish, H. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 267) Bacterial diseases of onion. Author(s): Mark, G. L. Gitaitis, R. D. Lorbeer, J. W.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 293) Monitoring and forecasting for disease and insect attack in onions and Allium crops within IPM strategies. Author(s): Lorbeer, J. W. Kuhar, T. P. Hoffmann, M. P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 311) Virus diseases in garlic and the propagation of virus-free plants. Author(s): Salomon, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 329) Sulphur compounds in alliums in relation to flavour quality. Author(s): Randle, W. M. Lancaster, J. E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 357) Health and alliums. Author(s): Keusgen, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 379) Onions in the tropics: cultivars and country reports. Author(s): Currah, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 409) Shallot (Allium cepa, Aggregatum group). Author(s): Rabinowitch, H. D. Kamenetsky, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 431) Leek: advances in agronomy and breeding. Author(s): Clercq, H. de Bockstaele, E. van
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 459) Ornamental alliums. Author(s): Kamenetsky, R. Fritsch, R. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, D-06466 Gatersleben, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 0851995101
  • Record Number
  • 20083015158