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Handbook of Potato Production, Improvement and Postharvest Management

Edited By: Jai Gopal and SM Paul Khurana

605 pages, colour plates

Food Products Press

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #164273 | ISBN: 1560222727
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Discusses the biology, genetics, breeding, diseases and effective approaches for improvement of crop and handling after harvest.


About the Editors Contributors Foreword Preface Chapter 1. Structure, Biosystematics, and Genetic Resources (David M. Spooner and Alberto Salas) Structure Origin, Spread, and Habitat Genus Solanum Relationships within Solanum Section Petota Taxonomy of Section Petota Taxonomy of Cultivated Potato Collection, Conservation, and Use of Germplasm Chapter 2. Genetics of Agrihorticultural Traits (John E. Bradshaw) Genetical Methods Flowering Tuber Yield and Its Components Maturity Dormancy Tuber Shape and Eye Depth Pigmentation Chapter 3. Considerations for Successful Breeding (Jai Gopal) Reproductive Biology Selection of Superior Parents and Crosses Selection of Superior Clones from the Progeny Other Options Chapter 4. Biotechnology in Potato Improvement (Gerhard Wenzel) Biotechnology for Conservation and Characterization of Germplasm Breeding New Cultivars Using Biotechnology Chapter 5. Quality Improvement (T. R. Tarn, G. C. C. Tai, and Qiang Liu) Breeding Objectives for Quality Improvement Genetic Improvement of Quality Traits Chapter 6. Ecophysiology and Agronomic Management (P. M. Govindakrishnan and A. J. Haverkort) Growth Phases Modeling Agroecological Zoning Potato Growing Environments and the Role of Agrotechniques Multiple Cropping Chapter 7. Abiotic Stresses (Kazuto Iwama and Junichi Yamaguchi) Physiobiochemical Basis of Tuber Formation and Bulking Drought Stress Heat Stress Other Abiotic Stresses Chapter 8. Late Blight (G. A. Forbes and J. A. Landeo) Causal Agent Disease Symptoms Epidemiology and Disease Cycle Disease Management Chapter 9. Fungal and Oomycete Diseases (H. W. (Bud) Platt and R. D. Peters) Foliar Diseases Soilborne Diseases Chapter 10. Bacterial Diseases (R. Lebecka, E. Zimnoch-Guzowska, and E. Lojkowska) Bacterial Wilt (Brown Rot) Ring Rot Soft Rot and Blackleg Common Scab Pink Eye Leaf Spot Chapter 11. Viruses and Viroids (Colin Jeffries, H. Barker, and S. M. Paul Khurana) Viruses (and Viroids) and Their Transmission Symptoms and Detection Management Chapter 12. Insects, Nematodes, and IPM (Hanafi Abdelhaq) Major Insect Pests Major Nematode Pests Integrated Pest Management Chapter 13. Storage (Klaus Gottschalk and R. Ezekiel) Physiological Age and Dormancy Condition of Potatoes Before Storage Storage Conditions Storage Process Sprout Inhibition Biochemical Changes During Storage Chapter 14. Processing and Value Addition (Xiu-Qing Li, Martin G. Scanlon, Qiang Liu, and Warren K. Coleman) Food Value of Potatoes Factors Important to the Production of Potatoes for Processing Processing Potato into French Fries and Chips Potato Starch Potato Peels, Culls, and Wastewater Molecular Farming of Value-Added Proteins in Potato Chapter 15. True Potato Seed (Jai Gopal and R. Ortiz) Use of TPS Production of TPS TPS Quality TPS Dormancy Breeding TPS Populations Index Reference Notes Included

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