Genetic Transformation of Poncirus trifoliata (Trifoliate Orange)

  • J. Kaneyoshi
  • S. Kobayashi
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 44)


Poncirus is closely related to Citrus, and only one species, Poncirus trifoliata Raf. (Trifoliate orange), is recognized in this genus. This species is cultivated in China, Japan, Europe, and North America, and is sometimes used as a hedge, and the dried fruits as a medicine in China (Hodgson 1967). It is also used as a rootstock for most citrus trees in Japan because it results in a compact tree useful in different fields of citrus cultivation. This plant is cold-hardy and resistant to citrus tristeza virus, but susceptible to citrus exocortis viroid. Citrus trees grafted on trifoliate orange usually show high yields and good fruit quality in Japan.


Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis Internodal Length Citrus Tree Trifoliate Orange Navel Orange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kaneyoshi
    • 1
  • S. Kobayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Hiroshima Prefectural Agricultural Research CenterInstitute of BiotechnologyHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Persimmon and Grape Research CenterNational Institute of Fruit Tree ScienceHiroshimaJapan

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