Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Berries

Kevin M. Folta, Chittaranjan Kole

May 16, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 200 Pages - 7 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781578087075 - CAT# N10335
Series: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Summary

Recent interest in the health-related, culinary, and biological properties of berries is stimulating new initiatives in berry breeding and production. Breakthroughs in molecular technologies allow genomics-enabled approaches to augment research efforts. This volume documents the basic botany and culture of four major berry crops and follows the scientific milestones that have ushered these systems into the modern genomics era. Leading researchers in each crop system detail the recent findings in genetics, genomics, and breeding that seek to improve sustainable cultivation, fruit quality, and availability.