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Handbook of Plant Breeding

Ornamental Crops

Editors: Van Huylenbroeck, Johan (Ed.)

  • Features the most up-to-date research on ornamental plant breeding
  • Includes discussions on plant traits and breeding techniques from the eminent research groups
  • Provides plant-specific chapters dedicated to all economically-major ornamental species
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About this book

Ornamental plants are economically important worldwide. Both growers and consumers ask continuously for new, improved varieties. Although there are numerous ornamental species, ornamental plant breeding and plant breeding research is mainly limited to some major species. This book focuses on the recent advances and achievements in ornamental plant breeding. The first part of the book focuses on plant traits and breeding techniques that are typical for ornamental plants. Eminent research groups write these general chapters. For plant traits like flower colour or shape, breeding for disease resistance and vase or shelf life are reviewed. General technical plant breeding chapters deal with mutation breeding, polyploidisation, in vitro breeding techniques and new developments in molecular techniques. The second part of the book consists of crop-specific chapters. Here all economically major ornamental species are handled together with selected representative species from different plant groups (cut flowers, pot plants, woody ornamental plants). In these crop-specific chapters, the main focus is on recent scientific achievements over the last decade.

About the authors

Dr. Johan Van Huylenbroeck is a plant breeder at the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in Belgium. Besides practical breeding, he also coordinates numerous research projects on ornamental plants. Since 2006, he leads the Applied Breeding and Genetics group, a team of 20 researchers and 30 technical staff members. His research focuses mainly on (1) the development of efficient hybridization and selection strategies, (2) the creation of cultivars for sustainable agriculture and horticulture; (3) the use of DNA markers assisted breeding techniques for quantitative and qualitative traits and (4) marker-based analysis of genetic diversity and identity. In close collaboration with the industry, his group runs breeding programs in a.o. azalea, outdoor roses and woody ornamentals.  Specific breeding goals in woody ornamentals are disease resistance, enlargement of the existing diversity via interspecific hybridization and compact growing plants.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • The Role of Biodiversity and Plant Conservation for Ornamental Breeding

    Long, Chunlin (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Genetic Basis of Floral Organ Identity and Its Applications in Ornamental Plant Breeding

    Chopy, Mathilde (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Flower Color and Its Engineering by Genetic Modification

    Okitsu, Naoko (et al.)

    Pages 29-62

  • Breeding and Genetics for Shelf and Vase Life

    Mibus, Heiko

    Pages 63-95

  • Breeding for Disease Resistance in Ornamentals

    Leus, Leen

    Pages 97-125

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90698-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90697-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ornamental Crops
Editors
  • Johan Van Huylenbroeck
Series Title
Handbook of Plant Breeding
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90698-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90698-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90697-3
Series ISSN
2363-8478
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 887
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 166 illustrations in colour
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