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Cover for Huanglongbing pathogens: acquisition, transmission and vector interactions.

This chapter provides information on the main components of the transmission process of Liberibacter asiaticus and other Huanglongbing (HLB)-associated bacteria, i.e. acquisition from infected plants, translocation from the gut into other organs and tissues of the vector, evidence for...

Author(s)
El-Desouky, A.; Shatters, R. G., Jr.; Heck, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Regulation of flowering in crop plants.

Recently, the expansion of genomic sequencing and genome editing are enabling progress directly in crops themselves. This is key since, while it is highly tractable, Arabidopsis thaliana is a model dicot, and so it will always be important to assess how relevant it is to crop plants. Nevertheless,...

Author(s)
Wigge, P. A.; Jaeger KatjaE.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tomato.

This chapter focuses on the history and botany, global industry, model plant species, genetics, plant breeding, biotechonology, plant development, vegetative growth, reproductive growth, fruit growth, fruit quality components, and environmental and cultural factors affecting growth and productivity ...

Author(s)
Heuvelink, E.; Okello, R. C. O.; Peet, M.; Giovannoni, J. J.; Dorais, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food gardens for a changing world.

This book is dedicated to students and instructors looking for a resource that approaches food gardens as a subject of natural and social science, using a framework of five key ideas: ecological thinking, evolution by selection, prosocial behaviour, social organization and diverse knowledge. It is...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biological control in Argentina.

Biological control in Argentina has a longstanding tradition with records of natural enemy introductions since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly between 1900 and 1940. Eight predators, 70 parasitoids and seven pathogens have been introduced for arthropod control, plus eight weed biocontrol...

Author(s)
Greco, N. M.; Walsh, G. C.; Luna, M. G.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tomatoes.

This book contains 11 chapters focusing on the global industry, genetics and breeding, plant development, growth and yield, fruit quality, irrigation and fertilizer application, pest and disease management, greenhouse production, postharvest management and organic farming of tomatoes.

Author(s)
Heuvelink, E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The global tomato industry.

This chapter focuses on the classification and taxonomy and uses and available cultivars and types of tomatoes. Information on the production and marketing aspects of the global tomato industry is discussed and future perspectives for the tomato sector are highlighted.

Author(s)
Costa, J. M.; Heuvelink, E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and breeding.

This chaptr focuses on the achievements of tomato breeding in the past century and the developments in fundamental and applied tomato research, breeding goals and the importance of biotechnology in the development of transgenic lines.

Author(s)
Heusden, S. van; Lindhout, P.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developmental processes.

This chapter focuses on the developmental processes, such as germination, root and leaf development, inflorescence formation and flower and fruit development, and their impact on tomato yield. The important role of photoreceptors, such as phytochromes, in the control of plant developmental...

Author(s)
Heuvelink, E.; Okello, R. C. O.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop growth and yield.

This chapter focuses on the various processes that determine the growth and yield of tomatoes, with emphasis on the influence of environmental factors and crop management, such as light, carbon dioxide, temperature, humidity, salinity, plant density and leaf and fruit pruning. Guidelines on how to...

Author(s)
Heuvelink, E.; Li Tao; Dorais, M.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter

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