© 2019

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Nut and Beverage Crops

Volume 4

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • Shri Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nut Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pedro J. Martínez-García, Angela S. Prudencio, Raquel Sánchez-Pérez, Felipe Pérez De Los Cobos, Ossama Kodad, Hassouna Gouta et al.
      Pages 3-29
    3. Naima Ait Aabd, Rachid Bouharroud, Abdelghani Tahiri, Ahmed Wifaya, Abdelaziz Mimouni, Abdelhamid El Mousadik
      Pages 31-56
    4. Aisy Botega Baldoni, Lúcia Helena de Oliveira Wadt, Cássia Ângela Pedrozo
      Pages 57-76
    5. Suvalaxmi Palei, Rasheswari Dasmohapatra, Sunil Samal, Gyana Ranjan Rout
      Pages 77-104
    6. J. Hill Craddock, M. Taylor Perkins
      Pages 105-156
    7. Roberto Botta, Thomas J. Molnar, Veli Erdogan, Nadia Valentini, Daniela Torello Marinoni, Shawn A. Mehlenbacher
      Pages 157-219
    8. Bruce L. Topp, Catherine J. Nock, Craig M. Hardner, Mobashwer Alam, Katie M. O’Connor
      Pages 221-251
    9. Saikat Gantait, Jitendriya Panigrahi, Illa C. Patel, Catherine Labrooy, Arulthambi Luke Rathnakumar, Jeshima Khan Yasin
      Pages 253-299
    10. Abdollatif Sheikhi, Mohammad M. Arab, Patrick J. Brown, Louise Ferguson, Mohammad Akbari
      Pages 353-400
    11. Kourosh Vahdati, Mohammad M. Arab, Saadat Sarikhani, Mohammad Sadat-Hosseini, Charles A. Leslie, Patrick J. Brown
      Pages 401-472
  3. Beverage Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. Mahasen A. B. Ranatunga
      Pages 517-565
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 567-573

About this book


Plant breeders and geneticists are under constant pressure to sustain and expand food production by using innovative breeding strategies and introducing minor crops, which are well adapted to marginal lands, provide a source of nutrition, and have abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, to feed an ever-increasing human population. The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the improvement and development of new crop varieties, under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors, to achieve sustainable agricultural production and enhanced food security. In addition to developing improved crops for innovative industrial products such as pharmaceuticals and food additives, biofuels, oils and textiles. Three volumes of this book series were published in 2015, 2016 and 2018, respectively: Volume 1. Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools; Volume 2. Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits and Volume 3. Fruits. In 2019, the following four volumes are concurrently being published: Volume 4. Nut and Beverage Crops, Volume 5. Cereals, Volume 6. Industrial and Food Crops and Volume 7. Legumes. This Volume 4, subtitled Nut and Beverage Crops, focuses on advances in breeding strategies using both traditional and modern approaches for the improvement of individual plantation crops. Included in Part I, eleven important nut species recognized for their economical and nutritional importance including Almond, Argan, Brazil nut, Cashew nut, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Peanut, Pine nut, Pistachio and Walnut. Part II covers two popular beverage species, coffee and tea. Chapters are written by 53 internationally reputable scientists from 13 countries and subjected to a review process to assure quality presentation and scientific accuracy. Each chapter begins with an introduction covering related backgrounds and provides in-depth discussion of the subject supported with 108 high quality color figures, and relevant data in 55 tables. The chapter concludes with recommendations for future research directions, appendixes of genetic resources and concerned research institutes and a comprehensive list of pertinent references to facilitate further reading. This book series is a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers and seed companies as well as consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture, particularly in modern breeding technologies.


Biotechnology Genetic improvement Plant breeding Tissue culture Molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 1
  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural BiotechnologyKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Agricultural SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

About the editors

Prof. Jameel M. Al-Khayri is a Professor of plant biotechnology affiliated with the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He received B.S. in Biology in 1984 from the University of Toledo, M.S. in Agronomy in 1988, and Ph.D. in Plant Science in 1991 from the University of Arkansas.

Prof. Shri Mohan Jain is a Consultant and Plant Biotechnologist, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; received M. Phil, 1973 and Ph.D., 1978, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Prof. Dennis V. Johnson is a Consultant and Former University Professor. He is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles where he completed his B.A. (1966), M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1972) degrees in geography, with specialization in agriculture and biogeography. 

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