Global Tea Breeding

Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives

  • Liang Chen
  • Zeno Apostolides
  • Zong-Mao Chen

Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Zong-Mao Chen, Liang Chen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ming-Zhe Yao, Liang Chen
    Pages 13-68
  4. Suresh Chandra Das, Sudripta Das, Mridul Hazarika
    Pages 69-124
  5. M. Trixie K. Gunasekare
    Pages 125-176
  6. Samson M. Kamunya, Francis N. Wachira, Ram S. Pathak, Richard C. Muoki, Ram K. Sharma
    Pages 177-226
  7. Byeong-Choon Jeong, Young-Goo Park
    Pages 263-288
  8. Abdul Qayyum Khan
    Pages 289-297
  9. Bambang Sriyadi, Rohayati Suprihatini, Heri Syahrian Khomaeni
    Pages 299-308
  10. Sezai Ercisli
    Pages 309-321
  11. Samuel S. Omolaja, Gerald O. Iremiren
    Pages 323-342
  12. Zong-Mao Chen, Xiao-Ling Sun, Wen-Xia Dong
    Pages 343-360
  13. Sui Ni, Ming-Zhe Yao, Liang Chen, Li-Ping Zhao, Xin-Chao Wang
    Pages 361-376
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 377-384

About this book


Global Tea Breeding: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives provides a global review on biodiversity and biotechnology issues in tea breeding and selection. The contributions are written by experts from China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, Nigeria, and etc., which countries amount to 90% of the world tea production. This book focuses on the germplasm, breeding and selection of tea cultivars for the production of black, green and Oolong teas from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. It can benefit the tea breeders in the global tea industry, as well as the breeders of other woody cash crops like coffee and other sub-tropical fruit trees.


Liang Chen is a Professor and Associate Director at National Center for Tea Improvement, Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRICAAS), Hangzhou, China.

Zeno Apostolides is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Zong-Mao Chen is the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Professor at the Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Liang Chen
    • 1
  • Zeno Apostolides
    • 2
  • Zong-Mao Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesNational Center for Tea ImprovementHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31877-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31878-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1995-6819
  • Series Online ISSN 1995-6827
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