Chemistry and Breeding of Cruciferous Vegetables

  • Paul H. Williams
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 14)


The Cruciferae are represented by a number of genera and species of economic importance as crops, ornamentals and weeds. Among the crucifers, brassicas, Brassica sp. and radishes Raphanus sativus are of considerable importance as vegetables, sources of edible and industrial oils, animal feeds, green manure and condiments.21 Among the brassicas are six interrelated species, three of which are diploid, B. nigra (n = 8), B. oleracea (n = 9), B. campestrf (n = 10) and three of which represent the amphi-diploid derivatives of the diploids, B. carinata (n = 17), B. juncea (n = 18) and B. napus (n = 19) (Yarnell, 1956). Radish has a haploid genome 9 chromosomes (n = 9) (Table 1, Figure 1).


Male Sterility Chinese Cabbage Cruciferous Vegetable Clubroot Resistance Ferous Vegetable 
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  • Paul H. Williams
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  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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