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Vegetables I

Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodicaceae, and Cucurbitaceae

  • A comprehensive reference on major vegetable crops

  • The only complete resource for plant breeders that includes the most recent molecular techniques being used across species

Part of the book series: Handbook of Plant Breeding (HBPB, volume 1)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Family Asteraceae (=Compositae)

    1. Chicory and Endive

      • Margherita Lucchin, Serena Varotto, Gianni Barcaccia, Paolo Parrini
      Pages 3-48
    2. Globe Artichoke and Cardoon

      • Sergio Lanteri, Ezio Portis
      Pages 49-74
    3. Lettuce

      • Beiquan Mou
      Pages 75-116
  3. Family Brassicaceae (=Cruciferae)

    1. Cabbage and Kale

      • Amando Ordás, M. Elena Cartea
      Pages 119-149
    2. Cauliflower and Broccoli

      • Ferdinando Branca
      Pages 151-186
  4. Family Chenopodiaceae

    1. Spinach

      • Teddy E. Morelock, James C. Correll
      Pages 189-218
    2. Table Beet

      • Irwin L. Goldman, John P. Navazio
      Pages 219-238
  5. Family Cucurbitaceae

    1. Cucumber

      • Jack E. Staub, Matthew D. Robbins, Todd C. Wehner
      Pages 241-282
    2. Melon

      • Michel Pitrat
      Pages 283-315
    3. Pumpkin and Winter Squash

      • María Ferriol, Belén Picó
      Pages 317-349
    4. Summer Squash

      • Harry S. Paris
      Pages 351-379
    5. Watermelon

      • Todd C. Wehner
      Pages 381-418
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 419-426

About this book

The production and consumption of vegetables has expanded dramatically in the last years, with a global growth in the production of more than 50% in the last decade, a rate of increase that is much higher than for other plant commodities. Vegetables constitute an important part of a varied and healthy diet and provide significant amounts of vitamins, antioxidants and other substances that prevent diseases and contribute to an improvement in the quality of life. In consequence, it is expected that in the coming years, vegetable crops production will continue its expansion. Improved varieties have had a main role in the increases in yield and quality of vegetable crops. In this respect, the vegetables seed market is very dynamic and competitive, and predominant varieties are quickly replaced by new varieties. Therefore, updated information on the state of the art of the genetic improvement of specific crops is of interest to vegetable crops breeders, researchers and scholars. During the last years an immense quantity of new knowledge on the genetic diversity of vegetables and the utilization of genetic resources, breeding methods and techniques, and on the development and utilization of modern biotechnologies in vegetables crop breeding has accumulated, and there is a need of a major reference work that synthesizes this information. This is our objective.

Keywords

  • Asteraceae
  • Brassicaceae
  • Chenopodiaceae
  • Compositae
  • Cruciferae
  • breeding
  • crops
  • currentjks
  • genetic improvement
  • plant breeding
  • pumpkin
  • vegetables

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book offers a systematic treatment of important information for breeders and others who work with vegetable crops. Prohens and Nuez … have compiled a collection of high-quality review articles for each crop by well-respected authorities. … Chapters include extensive, authoritative references. … it is geared toward readers interested in specific crop applications. … It is a timely volume for this rapidly moving field as 21st century genetics and genomic applications are applied to plant breeding. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (R. Grumet, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (10), June, 2008)

Editors and Affiliations

  • COMAV-UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

    Jaime Prohens, Fernando Nuez

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Vegetables I

  • Book Subtitle: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Chenopodicaceae, and Cucurbitaceae

  • Editors: Jaime Prohens, Fernando Nuez

  • Series Title: Handbook of Plant Breeding

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30443-4

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York 2008

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-72291-7Published: 18 December 2007

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-2474-2Published: 10 November 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-30443-4Published: 06 December 2007

  • Series ISSN: 2363-8478

  • Series E-ISSN: 2363-8486

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 428

  • Number of Illustrations: 67 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Plant Genetics, Plant Science, Agriculture

Buying options

eBook USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-387-30443-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)