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The Genus Citrus presents the enormous amount of new knowledge that has been generated in recent years on nearly all topics related to citrus. Beginning with an overview of the fundamental principles and understanding of citrus biology and behavior, the book provides a comprehensive view from Citrus evolution to current market importance. Reporting on new insights supported by the elucidation of the citrus genome sequence, it presents groundbreaking theories and fills in previous knowledge gaps.
Because citrus is among the most difficult plants to improve through traditional breeding, citrus researchers, institutions and industries must quickly learn to adapt to new developments, knowledge and technologies to address the biological constraints of a unique fruit-tree such as citrus. Despite the challenges of working with citrus, tremendous progress has been made, mostly through advances in molecular biology and genomics. This book is valuable for all those involved with researching and advancing, producing, processing, and delivering citrus products.
- Includes the most current research on citrus genomic information
- Provides the first detailed description of citrus origin, a new proposal for citrus taxonomy, and a redefinition of the genus Citrus
- Details citrus challenges including climate change, global disease impacts, and plant improvement strategies
Students and researchers focused on citrus, citriculture, and horticulture
1. The Citrus Genome
Fred Gmitter and Jr.
2. The Origin of Citrus
3. Domestication and History
4. The Genus Citrus
5. Commercial Scion Varieties
6. Commercial Rootstocks
7. Traditional Breeding
8. Genomic Breeding
9. Biotechnological Approaches
Jude William Grosser
10. Vegetative Growth
Eduardo Primo and Manuel Agustí
11. Flowering and Fruit Set
Manuel Agustí and Eduardo Primo
12. Fruit Growth and Ripening
13. Citrus in changing environments
14. Salinity and Water Deficit
Jose Manuel Colmenero-Flores
15. Soil and Nutrition Interactions
16. Citrus pests in a global World
17. Fungal Pathogens
Liliana Maria Cano
18. Bacterial Pathogens
Dean Gabriel, Timothy R. Gottwald, Silvio A. Lopes and Nelson A. Wulff
19. Virus and Viroids
Changyong Zhou, John da Graça, Juliana Freitas- Astúa, Georgios Vidalakis, Nuria Duran-Vila and Irene Lavagi
20. Culture and Management
21. Pre- and Post-Harvest Technologies
22. Citrus taste and flavor
23. Marketing, Trade, and Economics
24. Citrus and Health
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2020
- 17th January 2020
- Woodhead Publishing
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Head of the Centro de Genomica at the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (Valencia, Spain). His main area of expertise is related to citrus genomics and physiology, with main emphasis on fruit growth development and abiotic stresses. He has been awarded with two national first prizes on agricultural research
Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research | IVIA · Centro de Genomica
Researcher at the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA, Italy), qualified as an Associate Professor (Italian National Academic Qualification) in fruit tree culture. In the past decade, he has worked on citrus genetics and functional genomics in relation to reproductive biology and fruit ripening. He is leading the breeding program at CREA and is also involved in the development of molecular markers for citrus clonal fingerprinting.
CREA, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit, Acireale, Italy
A University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, located at the Citrus Research and Education Center (UF-CREC). He has worked on citrus breeding, genetics, and genomics for more than 30 years. Research topics have included development of marker-assisted selection tools; host-pathogen interactions; genetic control of fruit color, flavor and aroma; disease resistance; and market/consumer-driven approaches to citrus breeding. He led the International Citrus Genome Consortium to release the first publicly available whole genome sequence resources in 2011.
UF Research Foundation Professor, Leader, International Citrus Genome Consortium, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Citrus Research and Education Center, FL, USA
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