The Genus Citrus,
Edition 1
Edited by Manuel Talon, Marco Caruso and Fred G. Gmitter, jr.

Publication Date: 21 Jan 2020

The Genus Citrus presents the enormous amount of new knowledge that has been generated in recent years on nearly all topics related to citrus. Beginning with an overview of the fundamental principles and understanding of citrus biology and behavior, the book provides a comprehensive view from Citrus evolution to current market importance. Reporting on new insights supported by the elucidation of the citrus genome sequence, it presents groundbreaking theories and fills in previous knowledge gaps.

Because citrus is among the most difficult plants to improve through traditional breeding, citrus researchers, institutions and industries must quickly learn to adapt to new developments, knowledge and technologies to address the biological constraints of a unique fruit-tree such as citrus. Despite the challenges of working with citrus, tremendous progress has been made, mostly through advances in molecular biology and genomics. This book is valuable for all those involved with researching and advancing, producing, processing, and delivering citrus products.

Key Features

  • Includes the most current research on citrus genomic information
  • Provides the first detailed description of citrus origin, a new proposal for citrus taxonomy, and a redefinition of the genus Citrus
  • Details citrus challenges including climate change, global disease impacts, and plant improvement strategies
About the author
Edited by Manuel Talon, Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research | IVIA · Centro de Genomica; Marco Caruso, CREA, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit, Acireale, Italy and Fred G. Gmitter, jr., UF Research Foundation Professor, Leader, International Citrus Genome Consortium, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Citrus Research and Education Center, FL, USA
Table of Contents

1. The Citrus Genome
Fred Gmitter and Jr.
2. The Origin of Citrus
Manuel Talon
3. Domestication and History
Xiuxin Deng
4. The Genus Citrus
Patrick Ollitrault
5. Commercial Scion Varieties
Graham Barry
6. Commercial Rootstocks
Kim Bowman
7. Traditional Breeding
Marco Caruso
8. Genomic Breeding
Tokurou Shimizu
9. Biotechnological Approaches
Jude William Grosser
10. Vegetative Growth
Eduardo Primo and Manuel Agustí
11. Flowering and Fruit Set
Manuel Agustí and Eduardo Primo
12. Fruit Growth and Ripening
Francisco Tadeo
13. Citrus in changing environments
Christopher Vincent
14. Salinity and Water Deficit
Jose Manuel Colmenero-Flores
15. Soil and Nutrition Interactions
Dirceu Mattos-Jr.
16. Citrus pests in a global World
Alberto Urbaneja
17. Fungal Pathogens
Liliana Maria Cano
18. Bacterial Pathogens
Dean Gabriel, Timothy R. Gottwald, Silvio A. Lopes and Nelson A. Wulff
19. Virus and Viroids
Changyong Zhou, John da Graça, Juliana Freitas- Astúa, Georgios Vidalakis, Nuria Duran-Vila and Irene Lavagi
20. Culture and Management
Fernando Alferez
21. Pre- and Post-Harvest Technologies
Lorenzo Zacarias
22. Citrus taste and flavor
Yu Wang
23. Marketing, Trade, and Economics
Thomas Spreen
24. Citrus and Health
Masaya Kato

Book details
ISBN: 9780128121634
Page Count: 538
Retail Price : £247.00
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