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Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding

Germplasm to Genomics

Editors: Hancock, Jim F. (Ed.)

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  • The complete marriage of conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit breeding
  • The coverage of all major fruit crops in one volume
  • Patenting and licensing issues are covered
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This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species including apple, apricot, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, cherry, currant, gooseberry, grape, kiwifruit, peach, pear, plum, raspberry and strawberry. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods, heritability of major traits and germplasm resources, along with the most recent advances in genetic mapping and QTL (quantitative trait loci) analysis, marker assisted breeding, gene cloning, gene expression analysis, regeneration and transformation. Patenting and licensing issues are also covered. This book will be useful in fruit breeding classes and should provide as a springboard for all fruit breeders desiring an update on the latest technologies, horticulturalists who wonder what is being done in fruit breeding and genomicists searching for a way to contribute to fruit breeding efforts.

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"This book offers an excellent overview of breeding and crop improvement of the major temperate tree fruit and berry crops. The authors include many of the premier fruit breeders working today. … there is ample content in each chapter for a broad range of readers to gain an understanding of the status, direction, and potential outcome of breeding of the major temperate fruit crops. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (D. D. Archbold, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)

"For anyone interested in the genetics, improvement through plant breeding or other scientific aspects of … temperate fruit crops this book is a must. It will be of serious interest to plant breeding students and those from a wide range of disciplines involving the improvement of virtually any crop. … The referencing is both extensive and up-to-date with each chapter giving the key botanical traits and origin of species for each crop. … an essential reference for those involved in temperate fruit research." (Ronnie McNicol, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 45, 2009)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6907-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6906-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7759-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding
Book Subtitle
Germplasm to Genomics
Editors
  • Jim F. Hancock
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6907-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6907-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6906-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7759-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 456
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