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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT NUT AND SPECIALTY CROP GENETIC RESOURCES Title: Raspberry Breeding and Genetics

Authors
item Hall, Harvey -
item Hummer, Kim
item Jaimieson, Andrew -
item Jennings, S. Nikki -
item Weber, Courtney -

Submitted to: Plant Breeding Reviews
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2008
Publication Date: April 8, 2009
Citation: Hall, H., Hummer, K.E., Jaimieson, A., Jennings, S., Weber, C. 2009. Plant Breeding Reviews:Raspberry Breeding and Genetics. New Jersey:Wiley Blackwell. 32:39-382

Interpretive Summary: This chapter describes the origin, speciation, and history of improvement of red, black and hybrid raspberries. The world industry in North America, Australasia, China, Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America and the breeding objectives of programs in those areas are discussed. Germplasm exploration and resource management are discussed. Breeding technology, systems, and specific objectives such as improving fruit quality, quantity, and disease resistance are also discussed. The latest information on fruit quality including nutritional and pharmochemical content is presented. The achievements and prospects of the culmination of more than a century of raspberry improvement are described.

Technical Abstract: This chapter describes the origin, speciation, and history of improvement of the raspberries, Rubus section idaeobatus. The world industry in North America, Australasia, China, Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America and the breeding objectives of programs in those areas are discussed. Germplasm exploration and resource management are discussed. Breeding technology, systems, and specific objectives are also discussed. The latest information on fruit quality including nutritional and pharmochemical content is presented. The achievements and prospects of the culmination of more than a century of raspberry improvement are described.

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