The Genus Citrus

The Genus Citrus

1st Edition - January 17, 2020

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  • Editors: Manuel Talon, Marco Caruso, Fred Gmitter, jr.
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128121634
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128122174

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Citrus Genome
    Fred Gmitter and Jr.
    2. The Origin of Citrus
    Manuel Talon
    3. Domestication and History
    Xiuxin Deng
    4. The Genus Citrus
    Patrick Ollitrault
    5. Commercial Scion Varieties
    Graham Barry
    6. Commercial Rootstocks
    Kim Bowman
    7. Traditional Breeding
    Marco Caruso
    8. Genomic Breeding
    Tokurou Shimizu
    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
    Francisco Tadeo
    13. Citrus in changing environments
    Christopher Vincent
    14. Salinity and Water Deficit
    Jose Manuel Colmenero-Flores
    15. Soil and Nutrition Interactions
    Dirceu Mattos-Jr.
    16. Citrus pests in a global World
    Alberto Urbaneja
    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
    Fernando Alferez
    21. Pre- and Post-Harvest Technologies
    Lorenzo Zacarias
    22. Citrus taste and flavor
    Yu Wang
    23. Marketing, Trade, and Economics
    Thomas Spreen
    24. Citrus and Health
    Masaya Kato

Product details

  • No. of pages: 538
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: January 17, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128121634
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128122174

About the Editors

Manuel Talon

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research | IVIA · Centro de Genomica

Marco Caruso

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

CREA, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit, Acireale, Italy

Fred Gmitter, jr.

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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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