Advances in Genetic Diversity Analysis in Fruit Tree Crops

  • Nerea Larrañaga
  • José Ignacio HormazaEmail author
Part of the Progress in Botany book series (BOTANY, volume 77)


Critical advances in the application of molecular tools to analyze genetic diversity in annual and perennial crops have taken place in the last two decades. Although in most cases the new technologies are first developed in annual crops, some particularities of most fruit crops, such as their perennial nature, long generation time, large individual size, or vegetative propagation, make the advantages of using these new approaches even more relevant in these species. In this work, the information available on the different strategies used to analyze genetic diversity in temperate and tropical fruit tree species using molecular approaches is reviewed. Special attention is given to the potential of next-generation sequencing and the combination of genomic tools with geographic information systems.


Geographic Information System Geographic Information System Fruit Tree Plant Genetic Resource Landscape Genetic 
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This work was supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad—European Regional Development Fund, European Union (AGL2013-43732-R), and INIA (RF2012-00010 and RFP2012-00016). NL was supported by an FPI fellowship from the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.


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  1. 1.Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea La Mayora (IHSM-UMA-CSIC), Estación Experimental La MayoraMálagaSpain

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