Flower Breeding and Genetics

Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century

  • Neil O. Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Flower Breeding Program Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-5
    2. Harold Wilkins, Neil O. Anderson
      Pages 49-64
    3. Jim Nau
      Pages 65-79
    4. Penny Aguirre
      Pages 81-112
    5. Neil O. Anderson
      Pages 177-214
  3. Crop-specific Breeding & Genetics

    1. Bedding Plants

      1. Loren Stephens
        Pages 218-223
      2. Rosanna Freyre
        Pages 225-239
      3. Anne Kathrine Hvoslef-Eide, Cristel Munster
        Pages 241-275
      4. Michael S. Uchneat
        Pages 277-299
      5. Robert J. Griesbach
        Pages 301-336
      6. Dennis Stimart, Thomas Boyle
        Pages 337-357
    2. Flowering Potted Plants

      1. Thomas Boyle
        Pages 360-388
      2. Neil O. Anderson
        Pages 389-437
      3. Margaret Pooler
        Pages 439-457
      4. Takejiro Takamura
        Pages 459-478
      5. G. A. Akpan
        Pages 479-489
      6. Riana Kleyhans
        Pages 491-516
      7. Ki-Byung Lim, Jaap M. Van Tuyl
        Pages 517-537
      8. Adelheid R. Kuehnle
        Pages 539-560
      9. John R. Stommel, Paul W. Bosland
        Pages 561-599
      10. Andrew Riseman
        Pages 601-622
      11. Jaap M. Van Tuyl, Marjan G. M. van Creij
        Pages 623-641
    3. Cut Flowers

      1. Brent K. Harbaugh
        Pages 644-663
      2. Li Wang
        Pages 665-693
      3. David C. Zlesak
        Pages 695-740
      4. Gail M. Littlejohn
        Pages 741-754
    4. Herbaceous Perennials

      1. Campbell G. Davidson
        Pages 756-779
      2. Dale T. Lindgren
        Pages 781-799
      3. James R. Ault
        Pages 801-824

About this book


Flowers are essential crops which beautify interiorscapes, outdoor landscapes and enhance human health. Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture world-wide with many highly profitable crops. Such a diversity of new and domesticated flower crops is created by public and private sector flower breeders. This book provides a unique and valuable resource on the many issues and challenges facing flower breeders, as well as the industry at-large. In this volume, the first comprehensive assemblage of its kind, a team of 32 international authorities has contributed to make this book a ‘must-have’ reference to research and develop flower crops for the 21st century consumers. Part 1 of this book (flower breeding program issues) contains unique features of interest to horticultural professionals and students, include coverage of plant protection strategies, cultivar trialing methodology, germplasm collection/preservation, preventing invasiveness, and other timely topics. The collective body of knowledge for 24 flower crops (Part 2: Crop-specific Breeding and Genetics) represents the in-depth science and art of breeding technology available for bedding plants, flowering potted plants, cut flowers, and herbaceous perennials. Each author provides crop-specific history, evolution, biology, taxonomy, state-of-the-art breeding/genetics, classical/molecular technologies, species traits, interspecific hybridization, and directions for future development/enhancement.


Flora agriculture biology breeding development evolution genetics plant plant protection plants taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Neil O. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaSaint PaulUSA

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