Allium Crop Science: Recent Advances

Allium Crop Science: Recent Advances

By: Lesley Currah (editor), H.D. Rabinowitch (editor)Hardback

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The Alliums are some of the most ancient cultivated crops and include onions, garlic, leeks and other related plants. This book provides a review of Allium science for postgraduates and researchers. It contains commissioned chapters on topics that have shown major advances particularly during the 1990s such as molecular biology, floriculture and biofertilizers.

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Evolution, domestication and taxonomy; florigenesis; regaining fertility in garlic; chemical and molecular markers in alliums; transformation and somatic hybridization; exploitation of wild relatives ofr the breeding of onions; genome organization of allium; flavour and pungency; onion curing and storage - recent advances; health and alliums; onion cultivars in the tropics; biofertilizers and organic production methods; forecasting pest and disease attacks in onions; bacterial diseases; production and multiplication of virus-free garlic; shallots, ornamental alliums and leeks.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/01/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780851995106
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780851995106
  • weight: 1293
  • ISBN10: 0851995101

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