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Title: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Characterization of Genetic Resources of Temperate Zone Fruits for the Tropics and Subtropics.

Authors
item Perez, S - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV
item Moore, J.N. - UNIV. OF ARKANSAS
item Okie, William

Submitted to: Acta Horticulture Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: March 1, 2005
Publication Date: August 5, 2005
Citation: Perez, S.J., Moore, J., Okie, W.R. 2003. Characterization of genetic resources of temperate zone fruits for the tropics and subtropics. Acta Horticulture International Workshop Proceedings. p. 606.

Interpretive Summary: Many tropical countries would like to be able to grow fruit normally grown in temperate zones, such as apple, peach, cherry, and so on. This international workshop held in Spain covered genetic resources for temperate fruit grown in the tropics. The papers included discuss peach, loquat, and apple. Peach breeding programs aimed at developing peaches adapted to tropical areas in Brazil, Spain and Mexico are described. Molecular markers or DNA fingerprints are described as useful to characterize populations of loquat, peach and apple. Other methods of characterizing genetic resources and their potential to be used in low-chill environments are discussed.

Technical Abstract: This international workshop held in Spain covered germplasm resources for temperate fruit grown in the tropics. The papers included discuss peach, loquat, and apple. Peach breeding programs in Brazil, Spain and Mexico are described. Molecular markers are described as useful to characterize populations of loquat, peach and apple. Other methods of characterizing genetic resources and their potential to be used in low-chill environments are discussed.

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