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Date Palm Genetic Resources and Utilization

Volume 1: Africa and the Americas

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • Shri Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson
  • First book addressing global status of date palm cultivation by country

  • Chapters were authored by prominent date palm experts of each country

  • Presents a special chapter on date palm biodiversity worldwide

  • Comprehensive coverage of traditional and modern technologies

  • Contains 64 tables and 138 figures including color photos of popular date cultivars

  • Provides recommendations for further developing date palm sector in each country

  • Handy appendixes listing cultivars traits and commercial and research resources


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis V. Johnson, Jameel M. Al-Khayri, S. Mohan Jain
      Pages 3-18
  3. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Shawky A. Bekheet, Sherif F. El-Sharabasy
      Pages 75-123
    3. Nadia Bouguedoura, Malika Bennaceur, Souad Babahani, Salah Eddine Benziouche
      Pages 125-168
    4. Mohamed M. A. Khairi
      Pages 169-191
    5. Hammadi Hamza, Monia Jemni, Mohamed Ali Benabderrahim, Abdesselem Mrabet, Sana Touil, Ahmed Othmani et al.
      Pages 193-221
    6. Massimo Battaglia, Bashir Ghsera, Marta Mancini, Carlo Bergesio, Alessandro Camussi, Milvia Luisa Racchi
      Pages 223-255
    7. Moulay Hassan Sedra
      Pages 257-323
    8. Moulay Hassan Sedra
      Pages 325-368
    9. Sahidou Abdoussalam, Dov Pasternak
      Pages 387-409
    10. Sali Bourou, Noé Woin, Mohammed Aziz Elhoumaizi
      Pages 411-427
    11. Abdourahman Daher, Nabil Mohamed, Frederique Aberlenc-Bertossi
      Pages 429-444
  4. The Americas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Hugo A. Escobar, Rafael G. J. Valdivia
      Pages 487-506
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 507-546

About this book


This important reference book provides a comprehensive assessment of date palm genetic resources and utilization in individual date-producing countries worldwide. The book is published in two volumes; each consists of 15 chapters written by prominent scientists of each country and supported with color illustrations and tabulated data. Volume 1 addresses date-producing countries within Africa and the Americas; whereas, Volume 2 pertains to countries in Asia and Europe. This volume presents the current status and prospects of date palm cultivation in the African and American continents. The African countries included are: Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Djibouti, and the Sahelian African countries of Chad, Mali, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Senegal. In the Americas, the countries covered are the United States, Chile and Peru. Topics discussed in each chapter include cultivation practices, genetic resources and conservation, plant tissue culture, cultivar identification, cultivar descriptions, date production and marketing, processing and novel products and concludes with recommendations for further development. This volume ends with six appendixes presenting available information on each of the above-mentioned countries pertaining to cultivar descriptions and distribution, commercial sources of dates, offshoots and in vitro plants and research institutes and scientific societies concerned with date palm research and production. The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers, consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture particularly in date palm industry. Readers can derive great benefit from the adoption of the policies and practices discussed to enhance production and expand industrialization of traditional and potentially new date products.


Agricultural practice Biotechnology Commercial production Germplasm characterization Research assessment

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Date Palm Genetic Resources and Utilization
  • Book Subtitle Volume 1: Africa and the Americas
  • Editors Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    Shri Mohan Jain
    Dennis V. Johnson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9693-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0094-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9694-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 546
  • Number of Illustrations 138 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Plant Breeding/Biotechnology
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