Editor: "Innocenzo Muzzalupo"

Agricultural and Food Biotechnology of Olea europaea and Stone Fruits

Personal Book: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $163
Printed Copy: US $129
Library Book: US $276
ISBN: 978-1-68108-002-4
eISBN: 978-1-60805-993-5 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816080599351150101

Introduction

The reference presents detailed research on the olive (Olea europaea) and the stone fruit. Readers will learn about the biotechnology, plant nutrition, plant breeding, pomology, postharvest physiology, plant pathology of these two plant species. In a practical sense, the book also presents applicable agricultural knowledge about these plants for crop improvement, production, nutrients, pest management, disease, genetic, genomic and the food industry.

The contributions by the authors of this book include descriptions about the manipulation of variables and genetic resources of inheritance of quantitative genes, crop rotation, soil water, and the effect of temperature on crop production. Aspects such as protecting crops against pests and diseases whilst ensuring the protection of human health are also taken into account.

This is a valuable reference for students, scientists, horticulturists and, in general, for anyone wishing to obtain knowledge and experience with olives and drupes to increase productivity.

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Foreword

The rapid progress of agricultural and food chemistry, and the numerous researches conducted under the auspices of agri-food companies and private industries in both this and other countries, render it a difficult task to interpret facts which accumulate on a daily basis.

The e-book “Agricultural and Food Biotechnologies” edited by Dr. Innocenzo Muzzalupo and Dr. Sabrina Micali provides a number of papers that are excellent examples of advanced works applied to relevant problems. This book covers key areas in agricultural science, namely crop improvement, production, nutrients, pests, disease, genetic, genomic and the food industry.

The contributions by the authors include manipulation of variables and genetic resources of inheritance of quantitative genes, crop rotation, soil water, and the effect of temperature on production. Aspects such as protecting crops against pests and diseases whilst ensuring the protection of human health are also taken into account.

This book forms a valuable addition to the existing body of knowledge and is especially intended for university students and researchers in agriculture, biochemistry and biotechnology.

Francesco Paolo Montemurro
Deputy Director of
Agricultural Research Council
Study of Cropping Systems
Research Unit (CRA-SSC)
Metaponto (MT), Italy


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