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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 7 (Page no: 145)

Doubled-haploid onions.

This chapter cover topics on: procedures for gynogenic embryo induction (choice of organ and culture procedure; flower bud developmental stage; cultivation of donor plants; sterilization of explants and temperature treatments); media composition (basal mineral components; carbohydrates and gelling agents; plant growth regulators); genotypic effect; gynogenic haploid induction processes in onion; determination of ploidy and homozygosity; genome-doubling procedures and fertility; genetic stability of regenerants; and the use of doubled-haploids in onion breeding and basic research.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) Evolution, domestication and taxonomy. Author(s): Fritsch, R. M. Friesen, N.
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: 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
  • Biotechnical Faculty, Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Breeding, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 0851995101
  • Record Number
  • 20083015164