By Iqrar Khan
This multi-authored booklet offers a complete evaluation of citrus breeding, together with suitable genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology. themes mentioned comprise foundation and Taxonomy, hybridization and spot tactics, triploid breeding, mutation breeding, choice for fruit characteristics, tree characters and disorder resistant, rootstock breeding, soil model, nucellar embryony, cytogenetics, mapping, gene cloning, chromosome move know-how, haploidy, stream cytometry and somaclonal version.
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From 1915 to 1961, Tyozaburo Tanaka supplied a considerable contribution to the classiﬁcation of the Aurantioideae and published a series of information-packed papers on the taxonomy entitled ‘Revisio aurantiacearum’. In 1954, in Species problems in Citrus, he published a classiﬁcation of the genus Citrus in which two subgenera, Archicitrus and Metacitrus, eight sections, 13 subsections, eight groups, two subgroups, two microgroups and 145 species were distinguished. Seven years later, in 1961, he added two new subsections, another group and 12 new species to his system, taking the total to 157 species.
L. , 1998). They analysed the relationships among 88 accessions of Citrus and related genera using RFLP and RAPD analysis. The main results obtained suggest that C. maxima has some affiliation with some papedas; C. medica clustered with C. indica; Fortunella is not separate from the genus Citrus; and mandarin species do not cluster in the groups Tanaka used. Another important result is that of C. ichangensis (a Papeda species in the Swingle classiﬁcation, but in the Metacitrus subgenera of Tanaka) that is assumed to be a distinct species, very different from most other Citrus species, loosely aligned with C.
Origin and Taxonomy name ‘shaddock’, and the same author added, later, in 1707, that the seed of the pummelo was brought to Barbados by Captain Shaddock, the Commander of an East Indian ship. The grapefruit (C. ) appears to have originated as a mutation or hybrid of the shaddock in the West Indies, perhaps Barbados. The fruit was mentioned for the ﬁrst time by Grifﬁth Hughes in his The Natural History of Barbados (1750); he writes of a ‘forbidden fruit’, describing its pyriform shape and the absence of winged petioles.
Citrus Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology (Cabi) by Iqrar Khan