Allium Crop Science: Recent Advances

Allium Crop Science: Recent Advances

By: Lesley Currah (editor), Haim 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. The primary aim of this book is to bring together, in a single volume, up-to-date knowledge obtained by a variety of scientific disciplines, from the basic molecular level, to application in the field, of the allium crops. It contains commissioned chapters on topics that have shown major advances particularly in the last ten years such as molecular biology, floriculture and agronomy. Contributors include leading world authorities from Europe, the USA, Japan and New Zealand.


1: 12 pages of colour plates 2: Evolution, Domestication, and Taxonomy, R M Fritsch, Institut fur Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Gatersleben, Germany and N Friesen, Botanischer Garten der Universitat, Osnabruck, Germany 3: Florogenesis, R Kamenetsky, The Volcani Center, Israel and H D Rabinowitch 4: Genome Organization in Allium, M J Havey, Agricultural Research Service - USDA, USA 5: Exploitation of Wild Relatives for the Breeding of Cultivated Allium species, C Kik, Wageningen University and Plant Research Center, The Netherlands. 6: Diversity, Fertility and Seed Production of Garlic, T Etoh, Kagoshima University, Japan and P W Simon, University of Wisconsin, USA 7: Genetic Transformation of Onions, C C Eady, New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research Limited, New Zealand 8: Doubled Haploid Onions, B Bohanec, Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Breeding, Slovenia 9: Molecular Markers in Allium, M Klaas, Germany and N Friesen 10: Agronomy of Onions, A D Bosch Serra, Universitat de Lleida, Spain and L Currah 11: Onion Pre- and Postharvest Considerations, I R Gubb, Fresh Produce Consultancy, Devon and H S MacTavish, ADAS, UK 12: Bacterial Diseases of Onion, G L Mark and J W Lorbeer, Cornell University, R D Gitaitis, University of Georgia, USA 13: Monitoring and Forecasting for Disease and Insect Attack in Onions and Allium Crops Within IPM Strategies, J W Lorbeer, T P Kuhar, and M P Hoffmann, Cornell University, USA 14: Virus Diseases in Garlic and the Propagation of Virus-Free Plants, R Salomon, The Volcani Center, Israel 15: Sulphur Compounds in Alliums in Relation to Flavour Quality, W M Randle, University of Georgia, USA and J E Lancaster, AgriFood Solutions Ltd., New Zealand 16: Health and Alliums, M Keusgen, University of Bonn, Germany 17: Onions in the Tropics: Cultivars and Country Reports, L Currah 18: Shallot (Allium cepa, Aggregatum group), H D Rabinowitch and R Kamenetsky, The Volcani Centre, Israel 19: Leek: Advances in Agronomy and Breeding, E Van Bockstaele and H De Clercq, Centre for Agricultural Research-Ghent (CLO-Gent), Belgium 20: Ornamental Alliums, R Kamenetsky and R Fritsch

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  • ISBN13: 9780851995106
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780851995106
  • ISBN10: 0851995101

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