Horticultural Reviews is an ongoing series presenting state-of-the-art review articles on research in the production of commercial horticultural crops: vegetables, fruits, nuts, and ornamental plants of commercial importance. Articles perform the valuable function of collecting, comparing, and contrasting the primary journal literature in order to form an overview of the topic. This detailed analysis bridges the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of horticultural scientists.
Contributors. Dedication: John V. Possingham (Keith Boardman). 1. The Molecular Biology of Flowering (Steve van Nocker). I. Introduction. II. Arabidopsis as a Model for Flowering--Time Studies. III. Floral Inductive Pathways. IV. Role of Carbohydrates. V. Control of Meristem Identity. VI. Competency. VII. Conclusion and Perspectives. Literature Cited. 2. Floral Homeotic Gene Regulation (Robert G. Franks and Zhongchi Liu). I. Introduction. II. Conservation of the ABC Functions in Angiosperms. III. Positive Regulators of Floral Organ Identity Genes. IV. Negative Regulators of Floral Organ Identity Genes. V. Summary. Literature Cited. 3. Lingonberry: Botany and Horticulture (Inger Hjalmarsson and Rodomiro Ortiz). I. Introduction. II. History. III. Botany. IV. Management of Natural Stands. V. Horticulture. VI. Summary and Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 4. Caper Bush: Botany and Horticulture (Gabriel O. Sozzi). I. Introduction. II. Botany. III. Ecophysiology. IV. Horticulture. V. Postharvest Technology. VI. Composition and Utilization. VII. International Trade. VIII. Concluding Remarks. Literature Cited. 5. Water Relations and Irrigation Scheduling in Grapevine (M. H. Behboudian and Zora Singh). I. Introduction. II. Phenology. III. Aspects of Water Relations. IV. Irrigation of Vineyards. V. Quality Attributes for Wine, Dried, Table, and Juice Grapes. VI. Future Prospects. Literature Cited. 6. Physiology and Biochemistry of Superficial Scald of Apples and Pears (Morris Ingle). I. Introduction. II. Scald Symptoms and Cell Changes. III. Biochemistry of Scald. IV. Physiology of Scald. V. A Model of Scald Development. VI. Prospects. Literature Cited. 7. Health Functional Phytochemicals of Fruit (Wilhelmina Kalt). I. Introduction. II. Citrus. III. Grapes and Wine. IV. Vaccinium. V. Other Fruits. VI. Conclusions. Literature Cited. 8. Producing Sods over Plastic in Soilless Media (Henry F. Decker). I. Introduction. II. Producing Sods in Soilless Media. III. Development of the Concept. IV. Producing Mature Sods over Plastic. V. Producing Sods for Golf Greens. VI. Solving the Problem of a Stable Continuum. VII. Subsequent Proposals in the Genre. VIII. Manufacturing Sods. IX. New Machinery. X. Future Potential. XI. Summary. Literature Cited. Subject Index. Cumulative Subject Index. Cumulative Contributor Index.