The Olive Tree Genome

  • Eddo Rugini
  • Luciana Baldoni
  • Rosario Muleo
  • Luca Sebastiani

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Guillaume Besnard
    Pages 1-12
  3. Hava F. Rapoport, Andrea Fabbri, Luca Sebastiani
    Pages 13-25
  4. Angjelina Belaj, Melek Gurbuz Veral, Hassane Sikaoui, Abdelmajid Moukhli, Bouchaib Khadari, Roberto Mariotti et al.
    Pages 27-54
  5. Luis Rallo, Tiziano Caruso, Concepción M. Díez, Giuseppe Campisi
    Pages 55-64
  6. Luciana Baldoni, Bouchaib Khadari, Raul De La Rosa
    Pages 65-74
  7. Giandomenico Corrado, Antonio Garonna, Carmen Gómez-Lama Cabanás, Maria Gregoriou, Giovanni P. Martelli, Kostas D. Mathiopoulos et al.
    Pages 75-98
  8. Luca Sebastiani, Riccardo Gucci, Zohar Kerem, José Enrique Fernández
    Pages 99-122
  9. Maurizio Servili, Beatrice Sordini, Sonia Esposto, Agnese Taticchi, Stefania Urbani, Luca Sebastiani
    Pages 123-139
  10. Rosario Muleo, Michele Morgante, Federica Cattonaro, Simone Scalabrin, Andrea Cavallini, Lucia Natali et al.
    Pages 141-161
  11. Eddo Rugini, Ciro De Pace
    Pages 163-193

About this book


This book provides an introduction to the genetics, genomics, and breeding of the olive tree, a multi-functional long-lived crop plant that is relevant not only for culinary olive and oil production, but also for shaping the landscape and history of many rural areas for centuries. Today, the recognized health benefits of extra-virgin olive oil provide new impulses for introducing innovation in olive crop management and olive breeding for a deeper understanding of the biological processes underlying fruit quality, adaptation to crop environment and response to threatening epidemics due to biological agents such as Xylella fastidiosa.

The individual chapters discuss genetic resources; classic and modern breeding methods for providing new olive cultivars; the genotype x environment interactions determining the response to biotic and abiotic stresses; fruit metabolism related to oil production and the synthesis of health beneficial molecules; the mapping of genes and quantitative trait locus; and genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic strategies pertinent to the development of a molecular platform and template amenable to precise and rapid genetic modifications using recently developed genome editing tools.


Olea europaea Olive Oil Production Genome Sequencing Genetic Resources QTL Quantitative Trait Loci Gene Mapping Xylella fastidiosa Genome Editing

Editors and affiliations

  • Eddo Rugini
    • 1
  • Luciana Baldoni
    • 2
  • Rosario Muleo
    • 3
  • Luca Sebastiani
    • 4
  1. 1.DAFNEUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Biosciences and BioresourcesNational Research CouncilPerugiaItaly
  3. 3.DAFNEUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly
  4. 4.Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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