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Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

Book cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.


This book is a comprehensive reference work on the current status of biotechnology of the major temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit and nut crop species of the world, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Vaccinium spp., Castane...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 326)

Persea americana avocado.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, micropropagation, micrografting to eliminate pathogens, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation and cryopreservation of avocado.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 2) Actinidia spp. kiwifruit. Author(s): Oliveira, M. M. Fraser, L. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 30) Anacardium occidentale cashew. Author(s): Rajani Nadgauda Jayasankar, S. Litz, R. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 40) Mangifera indica mango. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Gómez-Lim, M. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 62) Pistacia vera pistachio. Author(s): Onay, A. Cİgdem, I. Fİlİz, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) Annona spp. atemoya, cherimoya, soursop and sugar apple. Author(s): Encina, C. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 90) Cocos nucifera coconut. Author(s): Hocher, V. Verdeil, J. L. Malaurie, B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 113) Elaeis guineensis oil palm. Author(s): Rival, A. Parveez, G. K. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 144) Phoenix dactylifera date palm. Author(s): Loutfi, K. El-Hadrami, I.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 158) Ananas comosus pineapple. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Ko, H. L. Sanewski, G. M. Botella, J. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 174) Carica papaya papaya. Author(s): Fitch, M. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Garcinia mangostana mangosteen. Author(s): Te-chato, S. Lim, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 222) Vaccinium spp. blueberry. Author(s): Rowland, L. J. Hammerschlag, F. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 247) Vaccinium spp. cranberry. Author(s): McCown, B. H. Zeldin, E. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 265) Castanea spp. chestnut. Author(s): Javier Viéitez, F. Merkle, S. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 298) Carya illinoinensis pecan. Author(s): Vendrame, W. Wetzstein, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 307) Juglans regia walnut. Author(s): Dandekar, A. Leslie, C. McGranahan, G.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 350) Ficus carica fig, Artocarpus spp. jackfruit and breadfruit and Morus spp. mulberry. Author(s): Bapat, V. A. Minal Mhatre
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 366) Musa spp. banana and plantain. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Hamill, S. D. Becker, D. K. Dale, J. L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 394) Psidium guajava guava. Author(s): Uma Jaiswal Jaiswal, V. S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 404) Olea europaea olive. Author(s): Rugini, E. Baldoni, L.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 430) Averrhoa carambola carambola. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Griffis, J. L., Jr.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 436) Passiflora spp. passionfruit. Author(s): Vieira, M. L. C. Carneiro, M. S.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 456) Fragaria strawberry. Author(s): Graham, J.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 475) Malus × domestica apple. Author(s): Brown, S. K. Maloney, K. E.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 512) Prunus spp. almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach and plum. Author(s): Srinivasan, C. Padilla, I. M. G. Scorza, R.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 543) Pyrus spp. pear and Cydonia spp. quince. Author(s): Chevreau, E. Bell, R.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 566) Rubus spp. cane fruit. Author(s): Skirvin, R. M. Motoike, S. Coyner, M. Norton, M. A.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 584) Citrus grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, etc. Author(s): Moore, G. A. Grosser, J. W. Gmitter, F. G., Jr.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 628) Dimocarpus longan longan and Litchi chinensis litchi. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Raharjo, S.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 639) Theobroma cacao cacao. Author(s): Figueira, A. Alemanno, L.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 672) Vitis spp. grape. Author(s): Gray, D. J. Jayasankar, S. Li, Z.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, 18905 SW 280 Street, Homestead, FL 33031-3314, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996622
  • Record Number
  • 20083015386