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Bananas and Plantains

Series: World Crop Series

Edited By: S Gowen

624 pages, 65 b/w photos, col & b/w illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32642 | ISBN: 0412368706
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NHBS Price: £300.00 $367/€337 approx

About this book

This important book provides a thorough review of the crop from planting to consumption. Each chapter is written by specialists and gives a vital insight into key aspects of this economically important crop. The book will be of great value to plant and agricultural scientists and food scientists and technologists. important addition to the shelves of African farmers and anyone else involved with the production and sale of bananas. - African Farming; ...Gowen is a comprehensive and readable book which will serve an an introduction and valuable detailed reference source to the biology of this important crop. - Annals of Botany; This title is a useful, modern addition to the sources of information on bananas and associated crops. It is also to be commended both to individuals and Institutions concerned with the cultivation, breeding and marketing of one of the world's major tropical crops. - Agricultural Science; It is believed that the latest success of gene transformation in banana will open a new area in its cultivation and use, and this book will serve as a very important advanced guide. - Israel Journal of Plant Science


History of banana cultivation, J. Champion; systems of cultivation and management, J.C. Robinson; molecular markers, genetic diversity and systematics in "Musa", R.L. Jarret and N. Gawel; "Musa" genetics, R. Ortiz; banana and plaintain breeding, R. Ortiz, R.S.B. Ferris and D.R. Vuylsteke; "In vitro" culture of bananas, Y. Israeli, E. Lahav and O. Reuveni; banana morphology, N.S. Price, E.B. Karamura and D.A. Karamura; the response of the plant to the environment, D.W. Turner; soils, B. Delvaux; banana nutrition, E. Lahav; banana diseases, M.J. Jeger et al; pests, S.R. Gowen; harvesting and fruit care, A.K. Thompson and J. Burden; ripening and biochemistry of the fruit, P. John and J. Marchal; nutritional value of bananas, S. Chandler; banana processing, A.K. Thompson; banana and plantain in the East African highlands, G. Davies; the world banana economy, D. Hallam.

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