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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding Germplasm to Genomics / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Hancock, James F.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QH301-705
ISBN 9781402069079
Subjects Life sciences. ; Botany. ; Plant anatomy. ; Plant breeding.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6907-9
Collation XII, 456 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface -- 1. Apples; J.F. Hancock, J.J. Luby, S.K. Brown and G.A. Lobos -- 2. Apricots; C.A. Ledbetter -- 3. Blackberries; C.E. Finn -- 4. Blueberries and cranberries; J.F. Hancock, P. Lyrene, C.E. Finn, N. Vorsa and G.A. Lobos -- 5. Cherries; A.E. Iezzoni -- 6. Currants and Gooseberries; R.M. Brennan -- 7. Grapes; C.L. Owen -- 8. Kiwifruit; A.R. Ferguson and A.G. Seal -- 9. Peaches; J.F. Hancock, R. Scorza and G.A. Lobos -- 10. Pears; J.F. Hancock and G.A. Lobos -- 11. Plums; W.R. Okie and J.F. Hancock -- 12. Raspberry; C.E. Finn and J.F. Hancock -- 13. Strawberry; J.F. Hancock, T.M. Sjulin and G.A. Lobos -- 14. Intellectual property rights for fruit crops; J.R. Clark and R.J. Jondle. 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.