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Citrus genetics, breeding and biotechnology.

Book cover for Citrus genetics, breeding and biotechnology.


This book is intended to provide consolidated information on citrus breeding in the era of biotechnology, which is likely to hasten the pace of variety development aimed at resolving the problems faced by grove owners growing currently available cultivars. The subjects covered are focused on citrus while providing information equally useful to the breeders of other tree crops. It will also help students of genetic and breeding identify appropriate applications of biotechnology in citrus breeding. While providing information on future avenues, it also reviews the past progress and achievements ensuring continuity of the subject. Several chapters include protocols for novel techniques that should facilitate their broader application by citrus breeders.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Citrus breeding: introduction and objectives. Author(s): Khan, I. A. Kender, W. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) A comprehensive citrus genetic improvement programme. Author(s): Gmitter, F. G., Jr. Grosser, J. W. Castle, W. S. Moore, G. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) Origin and taxonomy. Author(s): Nicolosi, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) Citrus germplasm resources. Author(s): Krueger, R. R. Navarro, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 141) Nucellar embryony. Author(s): Kepiro, J. L. Roose, M. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 151) Cytogenetics. Author(s): Jaskani, M. J. Omura, M. Khan, I. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 167) Haploidy. Author(s): Germanà, M. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 197) Seedlessness and ploidy manipulations. Author(s): Ollitrault, P. Froelicher, Y. Dambier, D. Luro, F. Yamamoto, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 219) Somaclonal variation in sweet orange: practical applications for variety improvement and possible causes. Author(s): Grosser, J. W. Deng, X. X. Goodrich, R. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 235) Somatic hybridization. Author(s): Ollitrault, P. Guo WenWu Grosser, J. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 261) Microprotoplast-mediated chromosome transfer and its potential for citrus breeding. Author(s): Louzada, E. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 275) Mapping and marker-assisted selection. Author(s): Roose, M. L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 287) Cloning and characterization of disease resistance genes. Author(s): Gmitter, F. G., Jr. Deng ZhaNao Chen ChunXian
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 307) Genetic transformation of citrus for pathogen resistance. Author(s): Febres, V. J. Lee, R. F. Moore, G. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 329) Genetic transformation. Author(s): Peña, L. Cervera, M. Ghorbel, R. Domínguez, A. Fagoaga, C. Juárez, J. Pina, J. A. Navarro, L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 345) Mutation breeding. Author(s): Roose, M. L. Williams, T. E.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 353) Shoot-tip grafting in vitro: impact in the citrus industry and research applications. Author(s): Navarro, L. Juárez, J.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Faisalabad 38040, Pakistan.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990194
  • Record Number
  • 20083096339