© 1999

Current Advances in Coconut Biotechnology

  • C. Oropeza
  • J. L. Verdeil
  • G. R. Ashburner
  • R. Cardeña
  • J. M. Santamaría

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Biotechnology and the Coconut Industry

  3. Molecular Markers, Coconut Diversity and Genetic Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. L. Baudouin
      Pages 45-56
    3. S. Hamon, J. L. Verdeil, V. Hocher, A. Rival, S. Dussert, M. Noirot
      Pages 57-71
    4. P. Lebrun, L. Grivet, L. Baudouin
      Pages 73-87
    5. L. H. O. Wadt, N. S. Sakiyama, M. G. Pereira, E. A. Tupinambá, F. E. Ribeiro, W. M. Aragão
      Pages 89-97
    6. W. Rohde, D. Becker, A. Kullaya, J. Rodriguez, A. Herran, E. Ritter
      Pages 99-120
    7. D. Zizumbo, M. Fernandez, N. Torres, R. Cardeña
      Pages 131-144
    8. R. Cardeña, G. R. Ashburner, C. Oropeza
      Pages 145-159
  4. Molecular Detection and Diagnosis of Coconut Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. N. Harrison, I. Cordova, P. Richardson, R. Dibonito
      Pages 183-196
    3. P. Jones, A. M. Tymon, A. A. Mpunami
      Pages 197-220
    4. M. J. B. Rodriguez
      Pages 221-226
    5. R. A. J. Hodgson, J. W. Randles
      Pages 227-246

About this book


The coconut palm occupies a significant place in the world economy as an important subsistence crop in all the areas in which it is grown. Relatively few countries are able to export any quantity of coconut products because of increasing home demands coupled with low productivity. Yields are generally well below potential despite recent developments with improved planting stock and agronomic practices. In the last 50 years, both these aspects have received considerable attention, but the focus is shifting to investigate how the use of recently developed biotechnological techniques- can benefit the coconut industry. This volume, the result of the International Symposium on Coconut Biotechnology (held in December 1997 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), describes recent research in three important areas. Standard plant breeding techniques used with coconut have produced improved planting material, but progress is inevitably very slow. Can more rapid genetic improvement be obtained using molecular techniques? The papers presented in this section suggest that such techniques will open up exciting new prospects, but only after basic information has been gathered on the genetic status of existing coconut stocks. Research using microsatellite techniques seems to provide a useful tool to help to classifying these stocks. However, only a combination of classical breeding methods with modem techniques will lead to the rapid improvement which is required to supply material for urgent replanting programs.


Fortuna biotechnology coconut development genetic improvement paper

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Oropeza
    • 1
  • J. L. Verdeil
    • 2
  • G. R. Ashburner
    • 3
  • R. Cardeña
    • 1
  • J. M. Santamaría
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación Cientifica de YucatánMéridaMéxico
  2. 2.ORSTOM-CIRADMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Sustainable Irrigated AgricultureTaturaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Current Advances in Coconut Biotechnology
  • Editors C. Oropeza
    J.L. Verdeil
    G.R. Ashburner
    R. Cardeña
    J.M. Santamaría
  • Series Title Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5823-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5265-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9283-3
  • Series ISSN 0924-1949
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 440
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Plant Pathology
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