Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops Volume 2: Tomato, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops Volume 2

Tomato, 1st Edition

Edited by M K Razdan, A. K. Mattoo

CRC Press

658 pages

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Potato is the most significant non-cereal crop. Much attention has been paid to this commercially important crop. The aim of this volume is to capture the recent advances made in improving potatoes using traditional breeding methods as well as genetic engineering technology. The book provides a critical appraisal of the state-of-the-art finding on this crop.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Abbreviations Used Throughout the Book

1. History, Origin and Early Cultivation of

Tomato (Solanaceae)

Iris E. Peralta and David M. Spooner

2. Genetic Resources of Tomato (Lycopersicon

esculentum Mill.) and Wild Relatives

Larry D. Robertson and Joanne A. Labate

3. Cytogenetics and Evolution

Roger T. Chetelat and Yuanfu Ji

4. Expression of Heterosis by Hybridization

Bistra Atanassova and Hristo Georgiev

5. Traditional and Enhanced Breeding for

Quality Traits in Tomato

Mathilde Causse, René Damidaux and Patrick Rousselle

6. Genetic Enhancement of Tomato Fruit

Nutritive Value

John R. Stommel

7. Molecular Markers in Selection of

Tomato Germplasm

Mikel R. Stevens and Matthew D. Robbins

8. Molecular Genetics of Drought Resistance

Response in Tomato and Related Species

Mary A. O’Connell, Andrea L. Medina,

Pedro Sánchez Peña and Marcela B. Treviño

9. Applications of Genetic Engineering in Tomato

M.V. Rajam, P. Madhulatha, R. Pandey,

P.J. Hazarika and M.K. Razdan

10. Hormonal Control of Fruit Maturation

Avtar K. Handa, Alka Srivastava and Venu Perla

11. Genetic Control of Fruit Ripening

Elizabeth Fox and Jim Giovannoni

12. Genetics and Breeding for Resistance to

Bacterial Diseases in Tomato: Prospects for

Marker-assisted Selection

Wencai Yang and David M. Francis

13. Breeding for Resistance to Fungal Pathogens

J.W. Scott and R.G. Gardner

14. Breeding for Resistance to Viral Pathogens

J.W. Scott

15. Resistance in Tomato and Other Lycopersicon Species to

Insect and Mite Pests

George G. Kennedy

16. Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses

Majid R. Foolad

Color Plate Section

About the Editors

Razdan\, M K ; Mattoo\, A. K.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General