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This multi-authored book provides a comprehensive review of citrus breeding, including relevant genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology. Topics discussed include origin and Taxonomy, hybridization and see procedures, triploid breeding, mutation breeding, selection for fruit traits, tree characters and disease resistant, rootstock breeding, soil adaptation, nucellar embryony, cytogenetics, mapping, gene cloning, chromosome transfer technology, haploidy, flow cytometry and somaclonal variation.
* Citrus Breeding: Introduction and Objectives, I Khan and W J Kender, University of Florida, USA; * A Comprehesive Citrus Genetic Improvement Program, F G Gmitter Jr, J W Grosser, W S Castle and G A Moore, all at University of Florida, USA; * Origin and Taxonomy, E Nicolosi, University of Catania, Italy; * Germplasm Resource, R R Krueger, USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Respository for Citrus and Dates, California, USA and L Navarro, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Spain; * Nuceller Embryony, J L Kepiro and M L. Roose, University of California, USA; * Cytogenetics, M J Jaskani and I Khan, both at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan; * Haploidy, M A Germana, Universita degli Studi di Pelermo, Italy; * Seedlessness and Ploidy Manipulations, P Ollitrault, Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), Montpellier France, F Luro and Y Froelicher, both at SRA, INRA/CIRAD, San Nicolao, France and M Yamamoto, Kagoshima University, Japan; * Somaclonal Variation, J W Grosser, X X Deng and R M Goodrich, all at University of Florida, USA; * Somatic Hybridization, P Ollitrault, Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), Montpellier France, W Guo, Hauzhong Agricultural University, China and J W Grooser, University of Florida, USA; * Single Chromosome Transfer, E S Louzada, Texas A&M University, USA.