Biotechnology in Agriculture Series Series 29

Biotechnology of Fruit and Nut Crops

December 2004
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  • Published
    20th December 2004
  • ISBN 9780851996622
  • Language English
  • Pages 768 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

This book is a comprehensive reference work on the current status of biotechnology of the major temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit and nut crop species of the world. It is a replacement of Biotechnology of Perennial Fruit Crops (eds Hammerschlag and Litz, CABI, 1992) and includes coverage of more fruit as well as nut crop species. Each chapter contains a general introduction to the particular plant family, with an overview of the economic significance and potential of biotechnology for fruit and nut species within the family, before examining individual species in more detail.

Richard E. Litz

Richard Litz was the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor from 2001-2004. He was Associate Editor of the American Society for Horticultural Science (1986-1989), Managing Editorial Board, Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture (1998-present) and on the editorial board, Annual Reviews on Plant Biotechnology (1999-present). He is Professor Emeritus in the department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida, with a speciality in the biotechnology of tropical fruits.