Biotechnology of Fruit and Nut Crops

Edited by R E Litz 
CABI  December 2004  

Hardback  768 pp  ISBN 9780851996622      £160.00
  • Covers a vast number of tropical and temperate cultivated species
  • Contains contributions from leading researchers from the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa

This book is a comprehensive reference work on the current status of biotechnology of the major temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit and nut crop species of the world. It replaces Biotechnology of Perennial Fruit Crops (CABI, 1992) and includes coverage of more fruit as well as nut crop species. Each chapter contains a general introduction to the particular plant family, with an overview of the economic significance and potential of biotechnology for fruit and nut species within the family, before examining individual species in more detail.

Aimed at researchers in plant biotechnology, plant breeding and horticulture


  • Introduction, J S Heslop-Harrison, University of Leicester, UK
  • Chapter 1. Actinidiaceae - Actinidia spp. Kiwifruit, M M Oliveira, Universita Lisboa, Portugal and L Fraser, Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd, New Zealand
  • Chapter 2. Anacardiaceae - Anacardium occidentale Cashew, R E Litz, R Nadgauda, National Chemical Laboratory, India, and J Subramanian, University of Guelph, Canada Mangifera indica Mango, R E Litz and M I A Gomez-Lim, CINVESTAV Unidad Irapuato, Mexico Pistacia vera Pistachio, A Onay, I Cigdem and A Filiz, University of Dicle, Turkey
  • Chapter 3. Annonaceae - Annona spp. Atemoya, Cherimoya, Soursop and Sugar Apple, C L Encina, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
  • Chapter 4. Arecaceae - Cocos nucifera Coconut, V Hocher, J Verdeil and B Malaurie, IRD/CIRAD Coconut Program, France Elaeis guinneensis Oil palm, A Rival, CIRAD Oil Palm Programme, France, and G K A Parveez, Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia Phoenix dactylifera Date palm, K Loutfi and I El hadrami, Universite Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
  • Chapter 5. Bromeliaceae - Ananas comosus Pineapple, M K Smith, H-L Ko, G M Sanewski, Maroochy Research Station, Australia, and J R Botella, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Chapter 6. Caricaceae - Carica papaya Papaya, M Fitch, Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, USA
  • Chapter 7. Clusiaceae - Garcinia mangostana Mangosteen, S Te-Chato and M Lim, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Chapter 8. Ericaceae - Blueberry, L J Rowland and F A Hammerschlag, USDA ARS, USA Cranberry, B H McCown and E L Zeldin, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Chapter 9. Fagaceae - Castanea spp. Chestnut, F J Vieitez, Instituto Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia CSIC, Spain, and S A Merkle, The University of Georgia, USA
  • Chapter 10. Juglandaceae - Carya illinoensis Pecan, W Vendrame, University of Florida, USA, and H Wetzstein, University of Georgia, USA Juglans regia Walnut, A Dandekar, C Leslie and G McGranahan, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Chapter 11. Lauraceae - Persea americana Avocado, R E Litz, W Raharjo, S Raharjo, University of Florida, USA, F Pliego-Alfaro and A Barceló-Muñoz, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Chapter 12. Moraceae - Ficus carica Fig , Artocarpus spp. Jackfruit and Breadfruit and Morus spp. Mulberry, V A Bapat, and M Mhatre, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, India
  • Chapter 13. Musaceae - Musa spp. Banana and Plantain, M K Smith, S D Hamill, Maroochy Research Station, Australia, D K Becker and J L Dale, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Chapter 14. Myrtaceae - Psidium guajaba Guava, U Jaiswal and V S Jaiswal, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Chapter 15. Oleaceae - Olea europea Olive, E Rugini, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Italy, and L Baldoni, Istituto di Genetica Vegetale, Italy
  • Chapter 16. Oxalidaceae - Averrhoa carambola Carambola, R E Litz and J L Griffis, Florida Southern College, USA
  • Chapter 17. Passifloraceae - Passiflora spp. Passionfruit, M L C Vieira and M S Carneiro, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Chapter 18. Rosaceae - Fragaria Strawberry, J Graham, Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK Malus x domestica Apple, S K Brown and K E Maloney, Cornell University, USA Prunus spp. Almond, Apricot, Cherry, Nectarine, Peach and Plum, C Srinivasan, I M G Padilla and R Scorza, USDA ARS Appalacian Fruit Research Station, USA Pyrus spp. Pear and Cydonia spp. Quince, E Chevreau, UMR Genetique et Horticulture INRA/INH/UA, France, and R Bell, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, USA Rubus spp. Cane fruit, R M Skirvin, University of Illinois, USA, S Motoike, Vicosa University, Brazil, M Coyner and M A Norton, University of Illinois, USA
  • Chapter 19. Rutaceae - Citrus Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, etc., G A Moore, J W Grosser and F G Gmitter, University of Florida, USA
  • Chapter 20. Sapindaceae - Dimocarpus longan Longan and Litchi chinensis Litchi, R E Litz and S Raharjo
  • Chapter 21. Sterculiaceae - Theobroma cacao Cacao, A Figueira, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and L Alemanno, Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développment, France
  • Chapter 22. Vitaceae - Vitis spp. Grape, D J Gray, S Jayasankar and Z Li, University of Florida, USA
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