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Main Title Breeding Plantation Tree Crops: Tropical Species [electronic resource] /
Author Jain, S. Mohan.
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Priyadarshan, P. M.
Publisher Springer New York,
Year Published 2009
Call Number QK1-989
ISBN 9780387712017
Subjects Life sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Botany. ; Plant breeding.
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Contents Notes
Fruit and Nut Crops -- Genetic Improvement of Banana -- Mango Breeding -- Breeding Guava (Psidium guajava L.) -- Breeding Papaya (Carica papaya L.) -- Grape Breeding -- Breeding Date Palm -- Litchi Breeding for Genetic Improvement -- Avocado Genetics and Breeding -- Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) Breeding: A Global Perspective -- Oil Crops -- Coconut Breeding -- Opportunities for the Oil Palm via Breeding and Biotechnology -- Olive Breeding -- Industrial Crops -- Breeding Hevea Rubber -- Beverages -- Breeding Coffee (Coffea arabica) for Sustainable Production -- Tea Breeding -- Genetic Improvement in Cocoa. Tree species, spread across a wide range of genera, are indispensible to human life. Their breeding, poised to satisfy human needs, presents significant challenges. Tree crops face a variety of agronomic and horticultural problems in propagation, yield, appearance, quality, diseases and pest control, abiotic stresses and poor shelf-life. Additionally, shrinkage of cultivable land and the pressure of growing demand have resulted in growth of tree crops under marginal conditions that call for concerted efforts for their genetic improvement. Increased attention to the environment, sustainability and diet in recent years in turn magnifies the importance of study of these crops. With the use of modern molecular and biotechnological tools, the task of improving yield in tree crops is foremost in the acumen of future global agricultural research for sustainable production. This 2-volume book series deals with both tropical and temperate tree crop species, and represents an effort toward compilation of all available worldwide research on these subjects. This volume covers fruits and nuts (banana, mango, guava, papaya, grape, date palm, litchi, avocado, and cashew), oil crops (coconut, oil palm and olive), industrial crops (rubber) and beverages (coffee, tea and cocoa). The contributing authors are internationally-known specialists who provide first hand comprehensive knowledge. All contributory book chapters have been peer reviewed and revised accordingly. This book series is an indispensable reference for scientists, researchers, teachers, students, policy makers and planters. S. Mohan Jain, Plant Biotechnologist, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland P. M. Priyadarshan, Plant Breeder, Rubber Research Institute of India.