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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Berries

1st Edition

Edited by Kevin M. Folta, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

200 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 10 B/W Illus.

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Recent interest in the health-related, culinary, and biological properties of berries is stimulating new initiatives in berry breeding and production. Breakthroughs in molecular technologies allow genomics-enabled approaches to augment research efforts. This volume documents the basic botany and culture of four major berry crops and follows the scientific milestones that have ushered these systems into the modern genomics era. Leading researchers in each crop system detail the recent findings in genetics, genomics, and breeding that seek to improve sustainable cultivation, fruit quality, and availability.

Table of Contents

Blueberry; Lisa J. Rowland, James F. Hancock and Nahla V. Bassil


Basic Information on the Plant

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding



Association Studies

Molecular Linkage Maps: Strategies, Resources, and Achievements Evolution of DNA Markers

Construction of Genetic Linkage maps

Molecular Mapping of Simply Inherited and Complex Traits Molecular and Transgenic Breeding

Structural Genomics

Functional Genomics: Transcriptomics

Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool

Conclusions and Future Prospects

Cranberry; Anna Zdepski, Samir C. Debnath, Amy Howell, James Polashock, Peter Oudemans, Nicholi Vorsa and Todd P. Michael


Cranberry Genetic Resources

Cranberry Genome

Future Research and Perspectives

Raspberries and Blackberries; John-David Swanson, John E. Carlson, Felicidad Fernández-Fernández, Chad E. Finn, Julie Graham, Courtney Weber, Daniel J. Sargent

Rubus: A Preamble

Diversity Analysis

Linkage Mapping and Molecular Breeding

Mapping of Simply

Inherited Traits

Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits

Molecular Breeding




Genomic Resources, the Future

Future Prospects




Fragaria History and Breeding; Philip J. Stewart

Strawberry Genome Composition, Linkage Maps and Markers; Kevin M. Folta, Béatrice Denoyes-Rothan, Mathieu Rousseau-Gueutin, and Philip J. Stewart

Strawberry Structural and Functional Genomics; Janet P. Slovin, Todd P. Michael

About the Series

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Subject Categories

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