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Cover for Almonds: botany, production and uses.

This book, containing 20 chapters, deals with almond taxonomy, morphology, physiology, cultivation history, production, breeding (classical and molecular), cultivar development, genomics, pollen-style (in)compatibility, rootstock development, propagation, orchard management, environmental and water ...

Author(s)
Socias i Company, R.; Gradziel, T. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book
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Cover for Flowers and fruit.

This chapter covers the different factors affecting flower initiation (crop load, light, nutrition, water, temperature, gravity, rootstock and tree vigour, hormones), fruit set (absence of viable pollen, infertile eggs, incompatibility, mineral nutrition, pruning, thinning and girdling, plant age...

Author(s)
Jackson, D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935016)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding and genetics.

This chapter covers the following aspects of mango breeding and genetics: origin, distribution and cultivation of cultivars; reproductive mechanisms (polyembryony, floral biology and pollination incompatibility, and cytology); inheritance of characters (dwarfness, regular bearing and precocity,...

Author(s)
Iyer, C. P. A.; Schnell, R. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934897)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: breeding and genetics.

This chapter on sweet potato breeding and genetics covers the following: breeding objectives and selection criteria; sexual reproduction, incompatibility and sterility; crossing techniques and true seed production; selection methods and programmes; heritability of major traits; genotype ×...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Functional consequences and maintenance of vegetative incompatibility in fungal populations.

Author(s)
Hoekstra, R. F.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Speciation.

This chapter describes the various classes of reproductive isolating barriers (RIBs) in plants, including premating (ecogeographical, temporal, floral and gametic incompatibility) and postmating (hybrid unviability, sterility and breakdown) mechanisms; modes of speciation based on the size of the...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199685X)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular and morphological characterization of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> in oil-palm plantings.

This chapter discusses the multidisciplinary characterization of Ganoderma from oil palm and other tropical perennial hosts, including characterization by basidioma morphology, mycelial morphology, genetic-based characterized approaches (isoenzymes, pectinases [polygalacturonases] and intracellular ...

Author(s)
Miller, R. N. G.; Holderness, M.; Bridge, P. D.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 0851993885)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular variation in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i> isolates from oil palm, coconut and betelnut.

This chapter provides a brief overview of the symptoms of basal stem rot in Sri Lankan coconut and betelnut palms, and presents the results of a small-scale study established to assess the extent of molecular variation (e.g. via mitochondrial DNA and amplified fragment length polymorphism profiles) ...

Author(s)
Rolph, H.; Wijesekara, R.; Lardner, R.; Abdullah, F.; Kirk, P. M.; Holderness, M.; Bridge, P. D.; Flood, J.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 0851993885)
Type
Book chapter

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