Petunia is considered to be the first cultivated bedding plant and has remained as a commercially important ornamental crop since the early days of horticulture and is one of the favorite genera for developing new varieties. Apart from its significance as an ornamental crop, petunia has proved to be one of the most excellent model crops for studies on gene regulation and genome structure, since the system combines innumerable and excellent technical features with a broad range of research possibilities.
This chapter reviews research reports on petunia under various aspects including origin, distribution, genetic diversity, morphology, anatomy, taxonomy, genomic resources, ploidy status, use in genetic and cytological studies, genetics and biochemistry of flower pigmentation, gene linkage and mapping, male sterility and self-incompatibility, intergeneric, interspecific and somatic hybridization, and genetic transformation.
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- Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources
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- Plantation and Ornamental Crops
- pp 209-242
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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- Chittaranjan Kole (ID1)
- Editor Affiliations
- ID1. Institute of Nutraceutical Research, Clemson University
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Floriculture & Landscaping, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
- 2. State Horticulture Department, Government Botanical Gardens, Ooty, 643001, Tamil Nadu, India
- 3. Horticultural Research Station (TNAU), Ooty, 643001, Tamil Nadu, India
- 4. Horticultural College and Research Institute (TNAU), Periyakulam, 625 604, Tamil Nadu, India
- 5. Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641003, Tamil Nadu, India
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