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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: STONE FRUIT BREEDING AND DEVELOPMENT Title: Plums in temperate fruit crop breeding

Authors
item Okie, William
item Hancock, J - MICHIGAN STATE

Submitted to: Springer Verlag
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2008
Publication Date: July 20, 2008
Citation: Okie, W.R., Hancock, J.F. 2008. Plums. In: Hancock, J.F., editor. Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding. New York, NY:Springer. p. 337-358.

Interpretive Summary: This chapter is part of a book that is slanted towards molecular biologists working with fruit crops. It describes the characteristics and biology of European and Japanese type plums. Current status of molecular work on these crops is described. In general plums are amenable to regeneration and transformation, more so than peaches. However, plums are a more minor crop and less research has been directed at them.

Technical Abstract: This book is slanted towards molecular biologists working with fruit crops. The chapter on plums describes the characteristics and biology of European and Japanese type plums. Current status of molecular work on these crops is described. In general plums are amenable to regeneration and transformation, more so than peaches. However, plums are a more minor crop and less research has been directed at them.

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