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Flower Breeding and Genetics Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 1402065698

ISBN-13: 9781402065699

Edition: 2006

Authors: Neil O. Anderson

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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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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 822
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Colour Figures
Flower Breeding Program Issues
Introduction
Factors affecting flowering in ornamental plants
Creation of new floral products. Annualization of perennials-Horticultural and commercial significance
Cultivar testing. America's trial gardens
Protection: Plant patents, utility patents, plant breeders' rights, trademarks, branding, royalties
Herbaceous ornamental plant germplasm conservation and use. Theoretical and practical treatments
Prevention of invasiveness in floricultural crops
Crop-specific Breeding & Genetics
Bedding Plants
Ageratum. Ageratum houstonianum
Anagallis. Anagallis monellii
Begonia. History and breeding
Impatiens. Impatiens wallerana
Petunia. Petunia x hybrida
Zinnia. Zinnia elegans, Z. angustifolia
Flowering Potted Plants
Cacti Schlumbergera truncata, S. x buckleyi, Hatiora gaertneri
Chrysanthemum. Dendranthema x grandiflora Tzvelv
Crapemyrtle. Lagerstroemia indica
Cyclamen. Cyclamen persicum Mill
Hibiscus. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Lachenalia. Lachenalia spp
Lily. Lilium hybrids
Orchids. Dendrobium
Ornamental pepper. Capsicum annuum
Exacum. Exacum affine and related species
Tulip. Tulipa gesneriana and Tulipa hybrids
Cut Flowers
Lisianthus. Eustoma grandiflorum
Freesia. Freesia x hybrida
Rose. Rosa x hybrida
Star of Bethlehem. Ornithogalum
Herbaceous Perennials
Monarda, Bee-balm. Monarda didyma
Clematis. Clematis species
Coneflower. Echinacea species