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Vegetable grafting: principles and practices.

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Although the benefits of using grafted transplants are now fully recognized worldwide, the need to enlighten the scientific basis of rootstock-scion interactions under variable environmental pressures remains vital for extracting grafting-mediated crop improvement. This has prompted the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action FA1204 entitled 'Vegetable grafting to improve yiel...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 132)

Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying graft compatibility.

This chapter aims to review the biology of grafting and the factors influencing graft compatibility, focusing on the molecular and physiological aspects affecting graft development and success in herbaceous and woody plants. Recently, genes known to be involved in wounding/healing, vascular differentiation, programmed cell death, reactive oxygen species production/elimination, phenylpropanoid pathways and cell-wall biosynthesis, have been identified during graft union development and graft incompatibility reactions. More research is needed to investigate how to overcome graft incompatibility. The use of auxins, ethylene blockers, abscisic acid or its analogues, gibberellins and compounds with antioxidation properties, as well as inhibitors of enzymes involved in the phenylpropanoid pathway, are all candidates of interest.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to vegetable grafting. Author(s): Bie ZhiLong Nawaz, M. A. Huang Yuan Lee JungMyung Colla, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 22) Genetic resources for rootstock breeding. Author(s): Pico, M. B. Thompson, A. J. Gisbert, C. Yetİșİr, H. Bebeli, P. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 70) Rootstock breeding: current practices and future technologies. Author(s): Thompson, A. J. Pico, M. B. Yetİșİr, H. Cohen, R. Bebeli, P. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 94) Rootstock-scion signalling: key factors mediating scion performance. Author(s): Venema, J. H. Giuffrida, F. Paponov, I. Albacete, A. Pérez-Alfocea, F. Dodd, I. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 155) Grafting as agrotechnology for reducing disease damage. Author(s): Cohen, R. Dombrovsky, A. Louws, F. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 171) Grafting as a tool for tolerance of abiotic stress. Author(s): Rouphael, Y. Venema, J. H. Edelstein, M. Savvas, D. Colla, G. Ntatsi, G. Ben-Hur, M. Pradeep Kumar Schwarz, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 216) Quality of grafted vegetables. Author(s): Leonardi, C. Kyriacou, M. C. Gisbert, C. Oztekin, G. B. Mourão, I. Rouphael, Y.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 245) Practical applications and speciality crops. Author(s): Koren, A. Klein, E. Dieleman, J. A. Janse, J. Rouphael, Y. Colla, G. Mourão, I.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Unidad de Hortofruticultura, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Instituto Agroalimentario de Aragón - IA2 (CITA Universidad de Zaragossa), Avda Montañana 930, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780648972
  • Record Number
  • 20173181044