The Genus Citrus - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128121634

The Genus Citrus

1st Edition

Editors: Manuel Talon Marco Caruso Fred Gmitter, jr.
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128121634
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 720
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The Genus Citrus presents the enormous amount of new knowledge that has been generated in recent years on practically all topics relating to citrus. Beginning with an overview of the fundamental principles and understanding of citrus biology and behavior, the book provides a comprehensive view, from evolution, to current market importance. Reporting on insights supported by the elucidation of the citrus genome sequence, it presents groundbreaking theories and fills in knowledge gaps. Because citrus is among the most difficult plants to improve through traditional breeding, citrus researchers, institutions and industries have to quickly learn to adapt to these new developments, knowledge and technologies.

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 information on citrus genomic information
  • Provides the first detailed description of citrus origin, a new proposal for citrus taxonomy, and a redefinition of the citrus genus
  • 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


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About the Editor

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

Centro de Genomica Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Valencia, Spain

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

Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - Centro di ricerca per l’agrumicoltura e le colture Mediterranee (CREA-ACM), Acireale (CT), 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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