The Kiwifruit Genome

  • Raffaele Testolin
  • Hong-Wen Huang
  • Allan Ross Ferguson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Allan Ross Ferguson
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hongwen Huang
    Pages 15-36
  4. Allan Ross Ferguson
    Pages 37-42
  5. Xiaohong Yao, Hongwen Huang
    Pages 43-54
  6. Allan Ross Ferguson, Hongwen Huang
    Pages 55-63
  7. Lena G. Fraser, Mark A. McNeilage
    Pages 65-84
  8. Raffaele Testolin, Guido Cipriani
    Pages 85-99
  9. Ross Crowhurst, Yifei Liu, Davide Scaglione
    Pages 101-114
  10. Andrea Zuccolo
    Pages 115-123
  11. Robert J. Schaffer, Sarah M. Pilkington
    Pages 125-134
  12. Niels J. Nieuwenhuizen, Andrew C. Allan, Ross G. Atkinson
    Pages 135-147
  13. Mirco Montefiori, Sarah M. Pilkington, Kevin M. Davies, Andrew C. Allan
    Pages 149-161
  14. Sean Michael Bulley, William Laing
    Pages 163-177
  15. K. B. Marsh, F. R. Harker
    Pages 179-188
  16. Giannina Vizzotto, Rachele Falchi
    Pages 189-204
  17. Ross G. Atkinson, Roswitha Schröder
    Pages 205-217
  18. Sean Michael Bulley
    Pages 219-235
  19. Dawei Li, Yifei Liu
    Pages 237-248
  20. Can-Hong Cheng, Paul M. Datson, Zac Hanley
    Pages 249-257
  21. Raffaele Testolin
    Pages 259-264
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book


This book describes the basic botanical features of kiwifruit and its wild relatives, reports on the steps that led to its genome sequencing, and discusses the results obtained with the assembly and annotation. The core chapters provide essential insights into the main gene families that characterize this species as a crop, including the genes controlling sugar and starch metabolism, pigment biosynthesis and degradation, the ascorbic-acid pathway, fruit softening and postharvest metabolism, allergens, and resistance to pests and diseases.

The book offers a valuable reference guide for taxonomists, geneticists and horticulturists. Further, since information gained from the genome sequence is extraordinarily useful in assessing the breeding value of individuals based on whole-genome scans, it will especially benefit plant breeders. Accordingly, chapters are included that focus on gene introgression from wild relatives and genome-based breeding.


Actinidia Kiwifruit Kiwifruit Domestication Gene Annotation Genetics and Breeding Genome-based Breeding Metabolic Pathways Molecular Taxonomy Whole-genome Sequencing

Editors and affiliations

  • Raffaele Testolin
    • 1
  • Hong-Wen Huang
    • 2
  • Allan Ross Ferguson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AgricultureUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of SciencesSouth China Botanical GardenGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.for Plant & Food ResearchThe New Zealand InstituteAucklandNew Zealand

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