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    Biology of the Grapevine (Biology of Horticultural Crops) (Paperback) By (author) Michael G. Mullins, By (author) Alain Bouquet, By (author) Larry E. Williams

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    DescriptionInformation on the evolution, taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, physiology and genetics of grapevines has been scarce and thinly spread in the literature on horticulture and the plant sciences. This book aims to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of the biology and cultivation of the grapevine, accessible to all concerned with viticulture. After a description of the essential features of viticulture, including a concise history from antiquity to modern times, the taxonomy of the grapevine and the evolutionary processes which gave rise to the diversity within the Vitaceae is considered. Particular attention is paid to the genera Vitis and Muscadinia, which are considered a reserve of genetic variation for the improvement of grapevines. A description of the vegetative and reproductive anatomy of the grapevine precedes a full discussion of the developmental and environmental physiology of these fascinating and economically important plants. The concluding chapter considers the potential for genetic improvement of grapevines and includes coverage of the problems encountered, and the methods and strategies employed in breeding for scions and rootstocks.

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    Biology of the Grapevine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael G. Mullins, By (author) Alain Bouquet, By (author) Larry E. Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521038676
    ISBN 10: 0521038677

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    BIC subject category V2: PST, TVSW
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    LC classification: QK
    Abridged Dewey: 580
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26740
    BISAC V2.8: SCI073000, TEC003030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 634.8
    DC20: 634.8
    LC classification: SB388 .M85 1991
    Thema V1.0: PST, TVSW
    Illustrations note
    49 b/w illus. 20 tables
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "...a comprehensive overview of basic grapevine biology which is applicable to grapevines in the temperate climates of the world...is as valuable to readers in the East as it is to readers in California or France...a very worthwhile book." Hudson Cattell, Wine East "...a good compilation of information on the basic biological characteristics of the grapevine." Alan Lasko, HortScience
    Table of contents
    Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The growing of grapes; 2. The grapevine and its relatives; 3. The structure of the grapevine: vegetative and reproductive anatomy; 4. Developmental physiology: the vegetative grapevine; 5. Developmental physiology: flowering and fruiting; 6. The cultivated grapevine; 7. Genetic improvement of grapevines; Index.