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Biology of the Grapevine

ISBN-10: 0521038677

ISBN-13: 9780521038676

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael G. Mullins, Alain Bouquet, Larry E. Williams

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This book aims to provide for the first time in the English language a concise but comprehensive overview of the biology and cultivation of the grapevine, accessible to all concerned with viticulture. After a description of the essential features of viticulture, including a concise history from antiquity to modern times, the authors consider the taxonomy of the grapevine and the evolutionary processes that gave rise to the diversity within the Vitaceae. Particular attention is paid to the genera Vitis and Muscadinia, which are considered a reserve of genetic variation for the improvement of grapevines. A description of the vegetative and reproductive anatomy of the grapevine precedes a full discussion of the developmental and environmental physiology of these fascinating and economically important plants. The concluding chapter considers the potential for genetic improvement of grapevines and includes coverage of the problems encountered, and the methods and strategies employed, in breeding for scions and rootstocks. Special reference to the role of plant biotechnology and tissue culture in the genetic improvement of grapevines is also made.
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The growing of grapes
The grapevine and its relatives
The structure of the grapevine: vegetative and reproductive anatomy
Developmental physiology: the vegetative grapevine
Developmental physiology: flowering and fruiting
The cultivated grapevine
Genetic improvement of grapevines
Index