The stone fruits-including peaches, apricots, almonds, plums, and cherries-have been bred and grown for thousands of years and today are significant agricultural crops in many local economies worldwide. This volume presents a comprehensive commentary on classical genetics and breeding, molecular mapping and breeding of agronomic traits, and the clo

chapter 1|21 pages

Basic Information on the Stone Fruit Crops

ByDaniel Potter

chapter 2|33 pages

Traditional Genetics and Breeding

ByThomas M. Gradziel

chapter 3|21 pages

Diversity Analysis

ByMaría José Aranzana, Teresa Barreneche, Pere Arús

chapter 5|21 pages

Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits

ByJose Miguel Soriano, Maria Luisa Badenes

chapter 6|32 pages

Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits

ByBode A. Olukolu, Chittaranjan Kole

chapter 7|54 pages

Molecular Breeding

ByDaniel Esmenjaud, Chinnathambi Srinivasan

chapter 9|26 pages

Genome Sequencing Initiative

ByIgnazio Verde, Elisa Vendramin, Maria Teresa Dettori

chapter 10|22 pages

Comparative Genetics and Genomics Initiatives

ByDaniel J. Sargent, Sook Jung, Dorrie Main

chapter 11|31 pages

Functional Genomics: Transcriptomics

ByLivio Trainotti, Stefano Cagnin, Claudio Forcato, Claudio Bonghi

chapter 12|32 pages

Proteomics and Metabolomics

ByMaría V. Lara, María F. Drincovich

chapter 13|23 pages

Bioinformatics as a Tool for Stone Fruit Research

BySook Jung, Dorrie Main

chapter 14|7 pages

Retrospect and Prospects

ByAlbert G. Abbott