Date Palm Genetic Resources and Utilization

Volume 2: Asia and Europe

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • Shri Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dennis V. Johnson, Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain
    Pages 1-16
  3. Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Saeed Hajian, Zohreh Hamidi-Esfahani
      Pages 19-47
    3. Salah M. Aleid, Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Abdulaziz M. Al-Bahrany
      Pages 49-95
    4. Hussam S. M. Khierallah, Saleh M. Bader, Kadhim M. Ibrahim, Ibrahim J. Al-Jboory
      Pages 97-152
    5. Adel A. Abul-Soad, Shaimaa M. Mahdi, Ghulam S. Markhand
      Pages 153-205
    6. Rashid Al-Yahyai, M. Mumtaz Khan
      Pages 207-240
    7. Saeed Ba-Angood
      Pages 241-263
    8. Yuval Cohen, Baruch (Buki) Glasner
      Pages 265-298
    9. Chellan Sudhersan, Jibi Sudhersan, Jawad Ashkanani, Lateefa Al-Sabah
      Pages 299-321
    10. Nazir H. Muhammed, Osman E. Ahmed, Talaat A. Ahmed, Mohammed S. Al-Yafai
      Pages 323-351
    11. Thuraya A. Almansoori, Mohammed A. Al-Khalifa, Abdulaziz M. A. Mohamed
      Pages 353-386
    12. Nadia Haider
      Pages 387-421
    13. Hassan Abu-Qaoud
      Pages 423-439
    14. Sunil Pareek
      Pages 441-485
  4. Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Diego Rivera, Concepción Obón, Francisco Alcaraz, Encarna Carreño, Emilio Laguna, Asunción Amorós et al.
      Pages 489-526
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 527-566

About this book


This important reference book provides a comprehensive assessment of date palm genetic resources and utilization in individual date-producing countries worldwide. The book is published in two volumes; each consists of 15 chapters written by prominent scientists of each country and supported with color illustrations and tabulated data. Volume 1 addresses date-producing countries within Africa and the Americas; whereas, Volume 2 pertains to countries in Asia and Europe. This volume presents the current status and prospects of date palm cultivation in the Asian and European continents. The Asian countries included are: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Oman, Yemen, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Syria, Palestine and India. Europe is represented by Spain. Topics discussed in each chapter include cultivation practices, genetic resources and conservation, plant tissue culture, cultivar identification, cultivar descriptions, date production and marketing, processing and novel products and concludes with recommendations for further development. This volume ends with appendixes presenting available information on each of the above-mentioned countries pertaining to cultivar descriptions and distribution, commercial sources of dates, offshoots and in vitro plants and research institutes and scientific societies concerned with date palm research and production. The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers, consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture particularly in date palm industry. Readers can derive great benefit from the adoption of policies and practices discussed to enhance production and expand industrialization of traditional and potentially new date products.


Agricultural practice Biotechnology Commercial production Germplasm characterization Research assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 1
  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural BiotechnologyKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

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