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Global Tea Breeding

Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives

Chen, Liang, Apostolides, Zeno, Chen, Zong-Mao (Eds.)

Jointly published with Zhejiang University Press

2012, XX, 384 p. 87 illus.

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  • Contributed by top tea breeders in the main tea producing countries
  • Provides complete and up-to-date research results
  • Fills a gap in the recent literatures of tea germplasm and breeding worldwide

Global Tea Breeding: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives provides a global review on biodiversity and biotechnology issues in tea breeding and selection. The contributions are written by experts from China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, Nigeria, and etc., which countries amount to 90% of the world tea production. This book focuses on the germplasm, breeding and selection of tea cultivars for the production of black, green and Oolong teas from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. It can benefit the tea breeders in the global tea industry, as well as the breeders of other woody cash crops like coffee and other sub-tropical fruit trees.


Liang Chen is a Professor and Associate Director at National Center for Tea Improvement, Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRICAAS), Hangzhou, China.

Zeno Apostolides is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Zong-Mao Chen is the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Professor at the Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » ATSTC - Camellia sinensis - Germplasm - Selection - Tea breeding - Tea cultivars - Tea plant - ZJUP

Related subjects » Agriculture - Food Science & Nutrition - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Delicious and Healthy Tea: An Overview.- Tea Germplasm and Breeding in China.- Breeding of the Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) in India.- Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) Breeding in Sri Lanka.- Tea Improvement in Kenya.- Japanese Tea Breeding History and the Future Perspective.- Breeding of Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) in Vietnam.- Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis) Breeding in Korea.- Tea Germplasm and Improvement in Bangladesh.- The Development of High Yielding Tea Clones to Increase Indonesian Tea Production.- The Tea Industry and Improvements in Turkey.- Tea Improvement in Nigeria.- Genetics and Chemistry of the Resistance of Tea Plant to Pests.- Germplasm and Breeding Research of Tea Plant Based on DNA Marker Approaches.

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