BeschreibungThis first volume of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series is devoted to vegetable crops breeding. Each chapter is dedicated to a major vegetable crop. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review of the diversity, breeding techniques, achievements and use of the most advanced molecular techniques in the genetic improvement of these crops. The purpose of the book is to provide breeders and researchers from the public and private sectors with updated information and the latest novelties in the breeding of specific crops of economic relevance. Also, it serves as a major reference book for post-graduate courses and PhD courses on breeding vegetable crops, as well a book of consult for horticulturists and extension agents interested in current advancements in the development of new vegetable crops varieties. Each chapter incorporates the most up-to-date information on the crops examined, and an important novelty is that, in comparison to other books already published on this subject this book contains the most up-dated information on molecular breeding techniques. Readers can benefit of having in a single book the most relevant information for the genetic improvement of the most important vegetable crops.
InhaltsverzeichnisFamily Asteraceae (=Compositae).- Chicory and Endive.- Globe Artichoke and Cardoon.- Lettuce.- Family Brassicaceae (=Cruciferae).- Cabbage and Kale.- Cauliflower and Broccoli.- Family Chenopodiaceae.- Spinach.- Table Beet.- Family Cucurbitaceae.- Cucumber.- Melon.- Pumpkin and Winter Squash.- Summer Squash.- Watermelon.
PressestimmenFrom the reviews:
"This book offers a systematic treatment of important information for breeders and others who work with vegetable crops. Prohens and Nuez ... have compiled a collection of high-quality review articles for each crop by well-respected authorities. ... Chapters include extensive, authoritative references. ... it is geared toward readers interested in specific crop applications. ... It is a timely volume for this rapidly moving field as 21st century genetics and genomic applications are applied to plant breeding. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (R. Grumet, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)
Untertitel: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodicaceae and Cucurbitaceae. 'Handbook of Plant Breeding'. 67 schw. -w. und 11 farbige Abbildungen, 27 Tabellen. Gb. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008