Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.


Continuing to use  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

CABI Book Info

Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

Book cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.


This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros kaki, Vaccinium spp., Castanea spp., Carya illinoinensis, Juglans regia, Persea americana, Theobroma cacao, Musa spp., Psidium guajava, Olea europaea, Averrhoa carambola, Passiflora spp., Eriobotrya japonica, Fragaria × ananassa, Malus × domestica, Prunus persica, Prunus armeniaca, Prunus domestica, Prunus spp., Prunus dulcis, Pyrus spp., Cydonia spp., Rubus spp., Citrus spp., Dimocarpus longan, Litchi chinensis, and Vitis spp. This book also covers biotechnologies and also traditional ones, such as regeneration pathways, protoplast culture, in vitro mutagenesis, and ploidy manipulation that have been applied to many of these species. The species are organized by plant family to facilitate comparisons among related ones. Each species is discussed in relation to its family and its related wild forms, and most are accompanied by full colour illustrations. This book is a vital resource for those working on the improvement of perennial fruit, nut and plantation crops.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Actinidia spp. kiwifruit. Author(s): Rey, M. Ferradás, Y. Martínez, Ó. González, M. V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Anacardium occidentale cashew. Author(s): Smitha Hegde Shashikiran Nivas D'Souza, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Mangifera indica mango. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Hormaza, J. I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) Pistacia vera pistachio. Author(s): Onay, A. Çİftçİ, Y. Ö. Koç, H. A. Süzerer, V. Tİlkat, E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Annona spp. atemoya, cherimoya, soursop and sugar apple. Author(s): Ignacio Hormaza, J. Carmona, E. González-Padilla, I. M. Larrañaga, N. Lora, J. Talavera, A. López Encina, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 79) Cocos nucifera coconut. Author(s): Adkins, S. W. Biddle, J. Nguyen, Q. T. Foale, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 92) Elaeis guineensis oil palm. Author(s): Rival, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 107) Phoenix dactylifera date palm. Author(s): Cohen, Y.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 118) Ananas comosus pineapple. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Botella, J. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 131) Carica papaya papaya. Author(s): Fitch, M. M. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 154) Garcinia mangostana mangosteen. Author(s): Rekha Chaudhury Malik, S. K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 164) Diospyros kaki persimmon. Author(s): Zhang QingLin Tetsumura, T. Tao, R. Luo ZhengRong
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 191) Vaccinium spp. blueberry and cranberry. Author(s): Song GuoQing
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 206) Castanea spp. chestnut. Author(s): Merkle, S. A. Viéitez, F. J. Corredoira, E. Carlson, J. E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 238) Carya illinoinensis pecan. Author(s): Vendrame, W. Wetzstein, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 246) Juglans regia walnut. Author(s): Brown, P. J. Leslie, C. A. Dandekar, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 258) Persea americana avocado. Author(s): Pliego-Alfaro, F. Palomo-Ríos, E. Mercado, J. A. Pliego, C. Barceló-Muñoz, A. López-Gómez, R. Hormaza, J. I. Litz, R. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 282) Theobroma cacao cacao. Author(s): Figueira, A. Scotton, D. C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 314) Musa banana and plantain. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Rouard, M. Sardos, J. Roux, N.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 330) Psidium guajava guava. Author(s): Rai, M. K. Uma Jaiswal
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 343) Olea europaea olive. Author(s): Rugini, E. Baldoni, L. Silvestri, C. Mariotti, R. Narváez, I. Cultrera, N. Cristofori, V. Bashir, M. A. Mousavi, S. Palomo-Ríos, E. Mercado, J. A. Pliego-Alfaro, F.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 377) Averrhoa carambola carambola. Author(s): Litz, R. E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 381) Passiflora spp. Passionfruit. Author(s): Rocha, D. I. Batista, D. S. Faleiro, F. G. Rogalski, M. Ribeiro, L. M. Mercadante-Simões, M. O. Yockteng, R. Silva, M. L. da Soares, W. S. Pinheiro, M. V. M. Pacheco, T. G. Lopes, A. de S. Viccini, L. F. Otoni, W. C.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 409) Eriobotrya japonica loquat. Author(s): Naval, M. del M. Blasco, M. Badenes, M. L.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 418) Fragaria × ananassa strawberry. Author(s): Ric-Varas, P. Palomo-Ríos, E. Matas, A. J. Pliego-Alfaro, F. Mercado, J. A.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 440) Malus × domestica apple. Author(s): Hanke, M. V. Flachowsky, H. Peil, A. Emeriewen, O. F.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 474) Prunus persica peach and nectarine. Author(s): Pérez-Clemente, R. M. Ríos, G. Badenes, M. L. Cañas, L. A.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 496) Prunus armeniaca apricot. Author(s): Alburquerque, N. Ruiz, D. Burgos, L. Petri, C.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 512) Prunus domestica plum. Author(s): Petri, C. Ruiz, D. Faize, M. Burgos, L. Alburquerque, N.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 532) Prunus spp. cherry. Author(s): Pijut, P. M.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 561) Prunus dulcis syn. Prunus amygdalus almond. Author(s): Barros, P. M. Martínez-Gómez, P. Kodad, O. Farinha, A. P. Oliveira, M. M.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 581) Pyrus spp. pear and Cydonia spp. quince. Author(s): Chevreau, E. Evans, K. Chagné, D. Montanari, S.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 606) Rubus spp. cane fruit. Author(s): Graham, J. Jennings, N.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 621) Citrus. Author(s): Febres, V. Peña, L. Folimonova, S. Y. Moore, G.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 645) Dimocarpus longan longan and Litchi chinensis litchi. Author(s): Padilla, G. Raharjo, S. H. T. Litz, R. E. Hormaza, J. I.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 655) Vitis spp. grape. Author(s): Dhekney, S. A. Basford, A. T. Chhatre, V. E. Rosenberg, M. B. Claflin, C. Sessions, S. K. Li, Z. J. Gray, D. J.