Kiwifruit: The Genus Actinidia

Hardcover | June 20, 2016

byHongwen HuangEditorHongwen Huang

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Kiwifruit: The Genus ACTINIDIA includes extensive and full coverage of scientific and applied information, ranging from basic taxonomy, population genetics, and natural resources/distribution, to domestication history and breeding/cultivars, also including further information on culture and international production and commercialization. The book gathers information not previously available in the English language, providing an authoritative reference for professionals, including taxonomists, horticulturist, breeders, conservationists, kiwifruit technicians, college teachers, policymakers in the industry, and governments. In addition to those in the academic and professional sectors, horticultural and botanical enthusiasts will find the information presented highly accessible. Presents the first world monograph on the genus Actinidia kiwifruit Provides up-to-date research based on everything kiwi, including new and critical information on kiwi germplasm and taxonomy from China, the native country of kiwi Includes authoritative and detailed descriptions for each species, with extensive color illustrations and information accumulated during the author's 30 years of research

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Kiwifruit: The Genus ACTINIDIA includes extensive and full coverage of scientific and applied information, ranging from basic taxonomy, population genetics, and natural resources/distribution, to domestication history and breeding/cultivars, also including further information on culture and international production and commercializatio...

Professor Huang started his research career as plant germplasm collector and fruit tree breeder of kiwifruit (Actinidia) and chestnut (Castanea) and his career spans over 30 years in arena of plant genetic resources and breeding, with experiences as co-principal investigator and co-investigator positions for a number of research projec...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 20, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128030666

ISBN - 13:9780128030660

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Systematics and Genetic Variation ofActinidia

Chapter 2: Species

Chapter 3: Natural Distribution of GenusActinidia

Chapter 4: Domestication and Commercialization ofActinidia

Chapter 5: Biology, Genetic Improvement, and Cultivar Development

Chapter 6: Main Cultivars in Commercial Production

Chapter 7: Cultivation and Management

Chapter 8: Harvest and Storage