Flower Breeding and Genetics: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century by Neil O. AndersonFlower Breeding and Genetics: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century by Neil O. Anderson

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

byNeil O. Anderson

Paperback | October 4, 2007

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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.

Title:Flower Breeding and Genetics: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:822 pagesPublished:October 4, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402065698

ISBN - 13:9781402065699

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Table of Contents

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.