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Ornamental Crops

  • Johan Van Huylenbroeck

Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Chunlin Long, Zhe Chen, Ying Zhou, Bo Long
    Pages 1-12
  3. Mathilde Chopy, Patrice Morel, Enrico Costanzo, Suzanne Rodrigues Bento, Pierre Chambrier, Michiel Vandenbussche
    Pages 13-28
  4. Naoko Okitsu, Naonobu Noda, Stephen Chandler, Yoshikazu Tanaka
    Pages 29-62
  5. Mark P. Bridgen, Wouter Van Houtven, Tom Eeckhaut
    Pages 127-144
  6. Tom Eeckhaut, Jeroen Van der Veken, Emmy Dhooghe, Leen Leus, Katrijn Van Laere, Johan Van Huylenbroeck
    Pages 145-173
  7. Rusli Ibrahim, Zaiton Ahmad, Shakinah Salleh, Affrida Abu Hassan, Sakinah Ariffin
    Pages 175-211
  8. Marinus J. M. Smulders, Paul Arens
    Pages 213-230
  9. Mark P. Bridgen
    Pages 231-236
  10. Jan De Riek, Ellen De Keyser, Evelien Calsyn, Tom Eeckhaut, Johan Van Huylenbroeck, Nobuo Kobayashi
    Pages 237-271
  11. Zhanao Deng
    Pages 273-299
  12. Johan Van Huylenbroeck, Evelien Calsyn, Andy Van den Broeck, René Denis, Emmy Dhooghe
    Pages 301-318
  13. Jaap Spaargaren, Geert van Geest
    Pages 319-348
  14. Takashi Onozaki
    Pages 349-381
  15. Mario G. R. T. de Cooker, Edwin J. Goulding, Jan H. Waldenmaier, Paul E. Berry
    Pages 383-405
  16. Zhanao Deng, Krishna Bhattarai
    Pages 407-438
  17. Emmy Dhooghe, Julia Sparke, Peter Oenings, Thierry Van Paemel, Marie-Christine Van Labeke, Traud Winkelmann
    Pages 439-452
  18. Kathryn Kuligowska Mackenzie, Henrik Lütken, Lívia Lopes Coelho, Maja Dibbern Kaaber, Josefine Nymark Hegelund, Renate Müller
    Pages 453-479

About this book


Ornamental plants are economically important worldwide. Both growers and consumers ask continuously for new, improved varieties. Although there are numerous ornamental species, ornamental plant breeding and plant breeding research is mainly limited to some major species. This book focuses on the recent advances and achievements in ornamental plant breeding. The first part of the book focuses on plant traits and breeding techniques that are typical for ornamental plants. Eminent research groups write these general chapters. For plant traits like flower colour or shape, breeding for disease resistance and vase or shelf life are reviewed. General technical plant breeding chapters deal with mutation breeding, polyploidisation, in vitro breeding techniques and new developments in molecular techniques. The second part of the book consists of crop-specific chapters. Here all economically major ornamental species are handled together with selected representative species from different plant groups (cut flowers, pot plants, woody ornamental plants). In these crop-specific chapters, the main focus is on recent scientific achievements over the last decade.


Breeding, Interspecific hybridization, Plant genetics Cut Flowers pot plants, woody ornamental plants In vitro breeding techniques Mutation breeding Polyploidization Horticulture, breeding goals, molecular techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan Van Huylenbroeck
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  1. 1.Plant Sciences Unit, Applied Genetics and BreedingFlanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO)MelleBelgium

About the editors

Dr. Johan Van Huylenbroeck is a plant breeder at the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) in Belgium. Besides practical breeding, he also coordinates numerous research projects on ornamental plants. Since 2006, he leads the Applied Breeding and Genetics group, a team of 20 researchers and 30 technical staff members. His research focuses mainly on (1) the development of efficient hybridization and selection strategies, (2) the creation of cultivars for sustainable agriculture and horticulture; (3) the use of DNA markers assisted breeding techniques for quantitative and qualitative traits and (4) marker-based analysis of genetic diversity and identity. In close collaboration with the industry, his group runs breeding programs in a.o. azalea, outdoor roses and woody ornamentals.  Specific breeding goals in woody ornamentals are disease resistance, enlargement of the existing diversity via interspecific hybridization and compact growing plants.

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