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The physiology of vegetable crops.

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This book on the physiology of vegetable crops focuses on the activities and functions of vegetables, defined as herbaceous plants that are harvested for edible parts that can be consumed fresh or with little preparation. Physiology deals with the growth and development processes of these plants, and while this book is focused primarily on the organ and whole-plant level, brief mention of cellular...

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Chapter 3 (Page no: 61)

Regulation of flowering in crop plants.

Recently, the expansion of genomic sequencing and genome editing are enabling progress directly in crops themselves. This is key since, while it is highly tractable, Arabidopsis thaliana is a model dicot, and so it will always be important to assess how relevant it is to crop plants. Nevertheless, because it is the most well understood plant for studying flowering time, this chapter begins with a survey of the major concepts that have been found in A. thaliania. It then examines what is known for key crops including tomato, wheat and barley. Finally, it discusses key agronomic challenges and areas of promise. The existence of extensive genetic variation in the responsiveness of the flowering pathways to temperature suggests that within a certain range, farmers and breeders may be able to continue selecting lines best adapted to a new climate.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seed storage, germination, quality, and enhancements. Author(s): Taylor, A. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Transplanting. Author(s): Leskovar, D. I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 71) Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops. Author(s): Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 94) Models of vegetable growth and development. Author(s): Stützel, H. Chen T. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 117) Correlative growth in vegetable plants. Author(s): Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 138) Tomato. Author(s): Heuvelink, E. Okello, R. C. O. Peet, M. Giovannoni, J. J. Dorais, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 179) Peppers. Author(s): Yasuor, H. Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 209) Potato. Author(s): Rosen, C. J. Gupta, S. K. Souza, E. F. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 244) The cucurbits. Author(s): Chen, T. W. Stützel, H. Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 271) Phaseolus beans. Author(s): Rao, I. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 287) Peas. Author(s): Davies, P. J. Muehlbauer, F. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 317) Sweet corn. Author(s): Tracy, W. F. Shuler, S. Dodson-Swenson, H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 333) Lettuce. Author(s): Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 357) Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Author(s): Wien, H. C. Stützel, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 389) Glucosinolates in Brassica. Author(s): Neugart, S. Hanschen, F. S. Schreiner, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 399) The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Author(s): Goldman, I. L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 421) Allium crops. Author(s): Rabinowitch, H. D. Goldstein, R. K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 457) Asparagus. Author(s): Drost, D. T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) e.V., D-14979 Grossbeeren, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393777
  • Record Number
  • 20203203589