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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Persea americana</i> avocado.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of avocados (Persea americana). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation...

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.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Organic integrated pest management of tropical fruit crops.

This chapter reviews the tactics that could be used or are currently used for organic tropical fruit production. Key insect pests of 4 tropical-subtropical crops, i.e. avocado, mango, pawpaw and banana, are presented and the phases of the IPM programmes for their control are reviewed and discussed.

Author(s)
Peña, J. E.; Carrillo, D.; Fab, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recommended CA conditions.

This chapter provides information on the recommended conditions in the controlled atmosphere storage of various crops and their cultivars and strains, such as apples, apricots, aubergines, avocados, bananas, basil, breadfruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera), lima...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Learning to live with exotic sexual practices.

Why are there so many species of flowering plants? The answer to this question is still hotly debated. Since the time of Darwin one of the leading theories has argued that plants have speciated by becoming genetically isolated from each other as a consequence of their individual relationships with...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climacteric and non-climacteric ripening.

This chapter describes the differences and similarities among climacteric and non-climacteric fruits with respect to the different types of fruit maturation. Typical climacteric fruits include apple, avocado, banana, pear, peach, melon and tomato, and typical non-climacteric fruits include...

Author(s)
Hiwasa-Tanase, K.; Ezura, H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939625)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter focuses on the evolutionary aspects and production of avocados around the world. The adaptation of avocados to the demands of modern orchard practices is also discussed.

Author(s)
Schaffer, B.; Wolstenholme, B. N.; Whiley, A. W.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History, distribution and uses.

This chapter focuses on the evolutionary history and distribution of avocado from the remote past to the present. The worldwide production, various uses of the plant and its fruits and its composition are also discussed.

Author(s)
Bost, J. B.; Smith, N. J. H.; Crane, J. H.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomy and botany.

This chapter focuses on taxonomy of the genus Persea, including keys to the species. The gross morphology, architecture and growth habit of the cultivated avocado tree is also discussed as a basis for a better understanding of tree management and manipulation.

Author(s)
Chanderbali, A. S.; Soltis, D. E.; Soltis, P. S.; Wolstenholme, B. N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics and breeding.

This chapter focuses on the various breeding methods used for avocado improvement. The role of molecular biology, genomics and other aspects of biotechnology in providing new approaches and potential for avocado breeding is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lahav, E.; Lavi, U.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937010)
Type
Book chapter

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