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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mangifera indica</i> mango.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods, cryopreservation of embryos and molecular genetics of mangoes (Mangifera indica). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the fruit...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phoenix dactylifera</i> date palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of dates (Phoenix dactylifera). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Cohen, Y.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> banana and plantain.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.; Rouard, M.; Sardos, J.; Roux, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Psidium guajava</i> guava.

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

Author(s)
Rai, M. K.; Uma Jaiswal
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus persica</i> peach and nectarine.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, functional genomics, fruit characteristics, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of peach and nectarine.

Author(s)
Pérez-Clemente, R. M.; Ríos, G.; Badenes, M. L.; Cañas, L. A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus armeniaca</i> apricot.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, disease resistance, fruit quality, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of apricot.

Author(s)
Alburquerque, N.; Ruiz, D.; Burgos, L.; Petri, C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pyrus</i> spp. pear and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cydonia</i> spp. quince.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, genetic mapping, pest and disease resistance, fruit quality, micropropagation, micrografting, in vitro conservation, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation and genetic transformation of pear and ...

Author(s)
Chevreau, E.; Evans, K.; Chagné, D.; Montanari, S.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruit and seed production.

This chapter deals with some aspects of fruit and seed production of cucurbit crops, such as cucumber, melon, squash and watermelon. The control of sex expression, pollination, harvesting, postharvest handling and storage (fruits and seeds) are discussed.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cucurbits for human health.

Cucurbit fruits are comparable in nutrient content to other fruits and vegetables and are exceptional for high pro-vitamin A content of some cultivars of squash and melon, and the abundant oil and protein in seeds of Telfairia, Cucurbita and other cucurbits. Cucurbits are a good source of...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases and nematodes.

Cucurbits suffer from many diseases that are caused by bacteria, fungi (and oomycetes), nematodes, viruses and phytoplasmas. Disease pathogens attack cucurbits at every stage of development, from damping off at the beginning of germination to postharvest fruit rots. Reliable fruit yield and quality ...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter

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