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Vegetables I: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodicaceae and Cucurbitaceae

A comprehensive reference on major vegetable crops: essential reading for serious horticulturalists
The only complete resource for plant breeders that includes the most recent molecular techniques being used across species

Series: Handbook of Plant Breeding Volume: 1

By: Jaime Prohens-Tomás (Editor), Fernando Nuez (Editor)

426 pages, illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Feb 2010 | #222559 | ISBN-13: 9781441924742
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NHBS Price: £213.00 $271/€254 approx
Hardback | Jan 2008 | #171234 | ISBN-13: 9780387722917
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About this book

This is a hugely important text with one aim: to provide breeders and researchers from the public and private sectors with all the latest information on the breeding of crops of economic relevance.

As the first volume of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series, Vegetables I is devoted to vegetable crops breeding. Each chapter is dedicated to a major vegetable crop and 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.

What's more, it serves as a one-stop-shop 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 one contains the most cutting-edge information on molecular breeding techniques.

Readers can benefit from having in a single book the most relevant information for the genetic improvement of the most important vegetable crops.

"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


Contents

- Preface
- Family Asteraceae (=Compositae): Chicory and Endive
- Globe Artichoke and Cardoon
- Lettuce
- Family Brassicaceae (=Cruciferae): Cabbage
- Cauliflower and Broccoli
- Family Chenopodiaceae: Spinach
- Table Beet
- Family Cucurbitaceae: Cucumber
- Melon
- Pumpkin and Winter Squash
- Summer Squash
- Watermelon
- Index


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