Progress in Temperate Fruit Breeding

Proceedings of the Eucarpia Fruit Breeding Section Meeting held at Wädenswil/Einsiedeln, Switzerland from August 30 to September 3, 1993

  • Hanna Schmidt
  • Markus Kellerhals

Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Breeding for stable disease and pest resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Blažek, F. Paprštein
      Pages 21-25
    3. M. Tóth, Do X. Quang, Zs. D. Rozsnyay
      Pages 27-30
    4. M. Viršček-Marn, F. Štampar, J. Smole, A. Solar
      Pages 31-34
    5. V. I. Rati, F. Acatrinei, Luminita Rati
      Pages 35-42
    6. H. Bessho, J. Soejima, S. Tsuchiya
      Pages 49-52
    7. T. Pascal, A. Levigneron, J. Kervella, C. Nguyen-The
      Pages 57-61
    8. D. W. Simpson, J. A. Bell, D. C. Harris
      Pages 63-66
  3. Durability of scab resistance in apple: problems and possible solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. L. Parisi, J. Guillaumès, Y. Lespinasse, J. Krüger
      Pages 79-79
    3. Christa Fischer, Antonina Bondarenko, Eleonore Artamonova
      Pages 81-85

About this book


This book contains the papers and posters presented at the Eucarpia Fruit Breeding Section Meeting held at Wädenswil/Einsiedeln, Switzerland from August 30 to September 3, 1993. It gives an overview of the latest trends in temperate fruit breeding in Europe and overseas. Three subjects were considered in special workshops: durability of scab resistance in apple, biotechnology and molecular markers. One important aim of modern fruit breeding is stable resistance to pests and diseases. Molecular markers might help to identify the genetic basis of important characters related to disease and pest resistance and components of yield and quality. Gene transfer has been successfully applied in several fruit species. However, public opinion in many countries does not favour this new technology and its products. Despite these new approaches, traditional breeding methods still predominate; many aspects of traditional breeding are considered in this book.
Genetic resources and their exploitation are dealt with in a special chapter. Aspects of breeding minor crops such as walnut, almond, hippophae, cornel, etc. are also considered. Progress in Temperate Fruit Breeding is meant for fruit breeders, pomologists, lecturers, students and growers.


Fruit biotechnology breeding crops gene transfer genetics quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanna Schmidt
    • 1
  • Markus Kellerhals
    • 2
  1. 1.Bundesanstalt für ZüchtungsforschungAhrensburgGermany
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Research StationWädenswilSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4209-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0467-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-673X
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