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Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

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This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros kaki, Vaccinium spp., Castanea spp., Carya illinoinensis, Juglans regia, Persea americana, Theobroma ...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 65)

Annona spp. atemoya, cherimoya, soursop and sugar apple.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of various Annona species, such as atemoya (A. cherimola × A. squamosa), cherimoya (A. cherimola), soursop (A. muricata) and sugar apple (A. squamosa). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the pest and disease resistance, yield and quality of Annona spp. is also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Actinidia spp. kiwifruit. Author(s): Rey, M. Ferradás, Y. Martínez, Ó. González, M. V.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Anacardium occidentale cashew. Author(s): Smitha Hegde Shashikiran Nivas D'Souza, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Mangifera indica mango. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Hormaza, J. I.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) Pistacia vera pistachio. Author(s): Onay, A. Çİftçİ, Y. Ö. Koç, H. A. Süzerer, V. Tİlkat, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 79) Cocos nucifera coconut. Author(s): Adkins, S. W. Biddle, J. Nguyen, Q. T. Foale, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 92) Elaeis guineensis oil palm. Author(s): Rival, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 107) Phoenix dactylifera date palm. Author(s): Cohen, Y.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 118) Ananas comosus pineapple. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Botella, J. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 131) Carica papaya papaya. Author(s): Fitch, M. M. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 154) Garcinia mangostana mangosteen. Author(s): Rekha Chaudhury Malik, S. K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 164) Diospyros kaki persimmon. Author(s): Zhang QingLin Tetsumura, T. Tao, R. Luo ZhengRong
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 191) Vaccinium spp. blueberry and cranberry. Author(s): Song GuoQing
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 206) Castanea spp. chestnut. Author(s): Merkle, S. A. Viéitez, F. J. Corredoira, E. Carlson, J. E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 238) Carya illinoinensis pecan. Author(s): Vendrame, W. Wetzstein, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 246) Juglans regia walnut. Author(s): Brown, P. J. Leslie, C. A. Dandekar, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 258) Persea americana avocado. Author(s): Pliego-Alfaro, F. Palomo-Ríos, E. Mercado, J. A. Pliego, C. Barceló-Muñoz, A. López-Gómez, R. Hormaza, J. I. Litz, R. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 282) Theobroma cacao cacao. Author(s): Figueira, A. Scotton, D. C.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 314) Musa banana and plantain. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Rouard, M. Sardos, J. Roux, N.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 330) Psidium guajava guava. Author(s): Rai, M. K. Uma Jaiswal
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 343) Olea europaea olive. Author(s): Rugini, E. Baldoni, L. Silvestri, C. Mariotti, R. Narváez, I. Cultrera, N. Cristofori, V. Bashir, M. A. Mousavi, S. Palomo-Ríos, E. Mercado, J. A. Pliego-Alfaro, F.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 377) Averrhoa carambola carambola. Author(s): Litz, R. E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 381) Passiflora spp. Passionfruit. Author(s): Rocha, D. I. Batista, D. S. Faleiro, F. G. Rogalski, M. Ribeiro, L. M. Mercadante-Simões, M. O. Yockteng, R. Silva, M. L. da Soares, W. S. Pinheiro, M. V. M. Pacheco, T. G. Lopes, A. de S. Viccini, L. F. Otoni, W. C.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 409) Eriobotrya japonica loquat. Author(s): Naval, M. del M. Blasco, M. Badenes, M. L.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 418) Fragaria × ananassa strawberry. Author(s): Ric-Varas, P. Palomo-Ríos, E. Matas, A. J. Pliego-Alfaro, F. Mercado, J. A.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 440) Malus × domestica apple. Author(s): Hanke, M. V. Flachowsky, H. Peil, A. Emeriewen, O. F.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 474) Prunus persica peach and nectarine. Author(s): Pérez-Clemente, R. M. Ríos, G. Badenes, M. L. Cañas, L. A.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 496) Prunus armeniaca apricot. Author(s): Alburquerque, N. Ruiz, D. Burgos, L. Petri, C.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 512) Prunus domestica plum. Author(s): Petri, C. Ruiz, D. Faize, M. Burgos, L. Alburquerque, N.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 532) Prunus spp. cherry. Author(s): Pijut, P. M.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 561) Prunus dulcis syn. Prunus amygdalus almond. Author(s): Barros, P. M. Martínez-Gómez, P. Kodad, O. Farinha, A. P. Oliveira, M. M.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 581) Pyrus spp. pear and Cydonia spp. quince. Author(s): Chevreau, E. Evans, K. Chagné, D. Montanari, S.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 606) Rubus spp. cane fruit. Author(s): Graham, J. Jennings, N.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 621) Citrus. Author(s): Febres, V. Peña, L. Folimonova, S. Y. Moore, G.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 645) Dimocarpus longan longan and Litchi chinensis litchi. Author(s): Padilla, G. Raharjo, S. H. T. Litz, R. E. Hormaza, J. I.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 655) Vitis spp. grape. Author(s): Dhekney, S. A. Basford, A. T. Chhatre, V. E. Rosenberg, M. B. Claflin, C. Sessions, S. K. Li, Z. J. Gray, D. J.