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Flower Breeding and Genetics

Flowers are essential crops which beautify interiorscapes, outdoor landscapes and enhance human health. Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture world-wide with many highly profitable crops. Such a diversity of new and domesticated flower crops is created by public and private sector flower breeders. This book provides a unique and valuable resource on the many issues and challenges facing flower breeders, as well as the industry at-large. In this volume, the first comprehensive assemblage of its kind, a team of 32 international authorities has contributed to make this book a "must-have" reference to research and develop flower crops for the 21st century consumers. Part 1 of this book (flower breeding program issues) contains unique features of interest to horticultural professionals and students, include coverage of plant protection strategies, cultivar trialing methodology, germplasm collection/preservation, preventing invasiveness, and other timely topics. The collective body of knowledge for 24 flower crops (Part 2: Crop-specific Breeding and Genetics) represents the in-depth science and art of breeding technology available for bedding plants, flowering potted plants, cut flowers, and herbaceous perennials. Each author provides crop-specific history, evolution, biology, taxonomy, state-of-the-art breeding/genetics, classical/molecular technologies, species traits, interspecific hybridization, and directions for future development/enhancement.
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Flower Breeding Program Issues.- Factors Affecting Flowering in Ornamental Plants.- Creation of New Floral Products.- Cultivar testing.- Protection.- Herbaceous Ornamental Plant Germplasm Conservation and Use.- Prevention of Invasiveness in Floricultural Crops.- Crop-specific Breeding & Genetics.- Ageratum.- Anagallis.- Begonia.- Impatiens.- Petunia.- Zinnia.- Cacti.- Chrysanthemum.- Crapemyrtle.- Cyclamen.- Hibiscus.- Lachenalia.- Lily.- Orchids.- Ornamental pepper.- Exacum.- Tulip.- Lisianthus.- Freesia.- Rose.- Star of Bethlehem.- Monarda, Bee-balm.- Clematis.- Coneflower.


From the reviews: "This book will come as a very welcome addition to the a ] library covering the genetics and breeding of ornamentals, and usefully brings the topic into the 21st century with its scientific and technical content. a ] There is some very useful scientific content here, well supported with reference lists for further reading and investigation, and the topics are covered comprehensively. a ] The tables and diagrams a ] are excellent, clearly laid out, relevant and helpful." (A. E. Arthur, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 43, 2007)

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