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Horticultural Reviews, Volume 26

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 26

Jules Janick (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-38789-3

Dec 2000

368 pages

In Stock

$357.00

Description

Horticultural Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural science and technology covering both basic and applied research. Topics covered include the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. These review articles, written by world authorities, bridge the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of horticultural scientists and teachers.
Contributors.

Dedication: A. A. De Hertogh (Paul V. Nelson).

1. Protea: A Floricultural Crop from the Cape Floristic Kingdom (J. H. Coetzee and G. M. Littlejohn).

I. Introduction.

II. History.

III. Reproductive Biology.

IV. Crop Improvement.

V. Physiology.

VI. Production.

VII. Conclusion.

Literature Cited.

2. The Molecular Biology of Plant Hormone Reception (Carole L. Bassett).

I. Introduction.

II. Current Status of Signal Receptor Research.

III. Plant Hormone Receptors.

IV. Future Prospects.

Literature Cited.

3. Molecular Biology of Cassava (Johanna Puonti-Kaerlas).

I. Introduction.

II. Botany and Distribution.

III. Production and Use.

IV. Constraints to Cassava Use and Cultivation.

V. Traditional Breeding and Biotechnology in Cassava Improvement.

VI. Molecular Genetics.

VII. Tissue Culture and Regeneration.

VIII. Genetic Transformation.

IX. Applications and Potential Molecular Biology.

X. Future Prospects.

Literature Cited.

4. Postharvest Physiology and Quality of Coated Fruits and Vegetables (Cassandra Amarante and Nigel H. Banks).

I. Introduction.

II. Permeability of Coating Films and Permeance of Coated Commodities.

III. Physico-Chemical Characteristics, and Barrier Properties to Water Vapor and Gases, of Edible Coatings.

IV. Factors Affecting Water Loss, Gas Exchange, and Modification of Internal Atmosphere of Coated Commodities.

V. Postharvest Physiology and Quality of Coated Commodities.

VI. Summary and Conclusions.

Literature Cited.

5. Greenhouse Tomato Fruit Quality (M. Dorais, A. P. Papadopoulos, and A. Gosselin).

I. Introduction.

II. Quality Attributes.

III. Genetic Characteristics Affecting Tomato Fruit Quality.

IV. Environmental Factors Affecting Tomato Fruit Quality.

V. Cultural Practices Affecting Fruit Quality.

VI. Postharvest.

VII. Conclusion.

Literature Cited.

Subject Index.

Cumulative Index.

Cumulative Contributor Index.