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Citrus genetics, breeding and biotechnology.

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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 st...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 19)

Origin and taxonomy.

This chapter reviews the history of citrus particularly citron (Citrus limon), sour (Citrus aurantium) and sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis), mandarin (Citrus reticulata), pummelo (Citrus grandis [Citrus maxima]) and grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), lime (Citrus aurantifolia [Citrus aurantiifolia] and Citrus limettioides) and papeda (Citrus ichangensis, Citrus latipes, Citrus micrantha, Citrus celebica, Citrus macroptera and Citrus hystrix). Citrus from a taxonomic viewpoint is also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Dipartimento di OrtoFloroArboricoltura e Tecnologie Agroalimentari, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990194
  • Record Number
  • 20083096342