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Onions and other vegetable alliums.

Book cover for Onions and other vegetable alliums.

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The aim of the book is to introduce the scientific principles that underlie production practices, rather than to give detailed instruction on how to produce allium crops. The topics covered include: the classification, origins, distribution and economic importance of the major vegetable crops; the structure of edible alliums; the genetics and plant breeding of allium crops; physiology of crop grow...

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Chapter 3 (Page no: 51)

The genetics and plant breeding of allium crops.

This chapter reviews: the chromosomes; breeding systems; genetics; genetic linkage maps; genomics; hybrid vigour; genetic male sterility and hybrid breeding; techniques of breeding and cultivar improvement; pollination control in breeding; breeding objectives in edible alliums; selection methods and environmental influences; genetic transformation of alliums; breeding for disease and pest resistance.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The classification, origins, distribution and economic importance of the major vegetable crops. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) The structure of edible alliums. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 85) Physiology of crop growth, development and yield. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 171) Interactions with other organisms: weeds, pests, diseases and symbionts. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 251) Agronomy and crop production. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 309) Crop storage and dormancy. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 347) Biochemistry, health benefits and food science of alliums. Author(s): Brewster, J. L.