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The Citrus Genome

  • Alessandra Gentile
  • Stefano La Malfa
  • Ziniu Deng

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Eliezer E. Goldschmidt
    Pages 1-3
  3. Guangyan Zhong, Elisabetta Nicolosi
    Pages 5-21
  4. Manosh Kumar Biswas, Mita Bagchi, Xiuxin Deng, Lijun Chai
    Pages 23-31
  5. Eran Raveh, Livnat Goldenberg, Ron Porat, Nir Carmi, Alessandra Gentile, Stefano La Malfa
    Pages 33-48
  6. Maria Angeles Forner-Giner, Alberto Continella, Jude W. Grosser
    Pages 49-74
  7. Patrick Ollitrault, Maria Antonietta Germanà, Yann Froelicher, Jose Cuenca, Pablo Aleza, Raphaël Morillon et al.
    Pages 75-105
  8. Tokurou Shimizu, Yıldız Aka Kacar, Mariângela Cristofani-Yaly, Maiara Curtolo, Marcos Antonio Machado
    Pages 107-139
  9. Gaetano Distefano, Giuseppina Las Casas, Xiuxin Deng, Lijun Chai
    Pages 167-176
  10. Lorenzo Zacarias, María Jesús Rodrigo
    Pages 177-193
  11. Sergio Fatta Del Bosco, Loredana Abbate, Francesco Mercati, Edoardo Napoli, Giuseppe Ruberto
    Pages 211-223
  12. Angela Roberta Lo Piero
    Pages 225-243
  13. Manjul Dutt, Choaa A. El-Mohtar, Nian Wang
    Pages 245-257
  14. Ziniu Deng, Xianfeng Ma
    Pages 259-279
  15. Vittoria Catara, Dai Suming, Panagiotis F. Sarris
    Pages 281-294

About this book


This book reviews how the release of the citrus genome facilitates the investigation of ancestral species, the study of their complex biological features, and the genetic basis of agronomic traits of paramount importance for their sustainable cultivation.
The first chapters discuss citrus origin and distribution, and the economic importance and varietal composition of the cultivated species, providing an overview of citrus and related genera genetic resources. The book then describes the role of traditional breeding techniques (for scion and rootstocks) as well as the potential of genomic breeding and innovative protocols for biotechnological approaches. The second part provides essential information on the genus Citrus, the attributes of pure citrus species, genetic admixtures, hybrids and citrus relatives, and on the horticultural classification of cultivated species, varieties and rootstocks. The third part then focuses on the different molecular mechanisms, covering various aspects of citrus biology, including the role of beneficial compounds of citrus fruits. In addition, it examines the molecular responses of citrus to abiotic stresses and to field and post-harvest diseases.
Providing insights gained in recent years, it is a valuable guide for those who are interested in gene discovery, comparative genomics, molecular breeding and new breeding techniques. It is particularly useful for scientists, breeders and students at universities and public sector institutes involved in research for the citrus industry.


Whole genome sequencing Molecular mapping of genes Genetic control of ripening Marker-assisted selection Essential oils in citrus Canker resistance New breeding techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Gentile
    • 1
  • Stefano La Malfa
    • 2
  • Ziniu Deng
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture, Food and EnvironmentUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Agriculture, Food and EnvironmentUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  3. 3.Horticulture and Landscape CollegeHunan Agricultural UniversityChangshaChina

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