Potato Biology and Biotechnology, 1st Edition

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Potato Biology and Biotechnology, 1st Edition,Dick Vreugdenhil,John Bradshaw,Christiane Gebhardt,Francine Govers,Mark Taylor,Donald MacKerron,Heather Ross,ISBN9780444510181

Vreugdenhil   &   Bradshaw   &   Gebhardt   &   Govers   &   Taylor   &   MacKerron   &   Ross   

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The only reference entirely devoted to the biology and biotechnology of the potato

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Key Features

  • Offers an understanding of the social, economic and market factors that influence production and distribution
  • Discusses developments and useful traits in transgenic biology and genetic engineering
  • The first reference entirely devoted to understanding new advances in potato biology and biotechnology


In the past 15-20 years major discoveries have been concluded on potato biology and biotechnology. Important new tools have been developed in the area of molecular genetics, and our understanding of potato physiology has been revolutionized due to amenability of the potato to genetic transformation. This technology has impacted our understanding of the molecular basis of plant-pathogen interaction and has also opened new opportunities for the use of the potato in a variety of non-food biotechnological purposes.

This book covers the potato world market as it expands further into the new millennium. Authors stress the overriding need for stable yields to eliminate human hunger and poverty, while considering solutions to enhance global production and distribution. It comprehensively describes genetics and genetic resources, plant growth and development, response to the environment, tuber quality, pests and diseases, biotechnology and crop management. Potato Biology is the most valuable reference available for all professionals involved in the potato industry, plant biologists and agronomists.


Professionals in potato industry, plant biologists, and agronomists

Dick Vreugdenhil

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

John Bradshaw

Affiliations and Expertise

Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK

Christiane Gebhardt

Affiliations and Expertise

Plant Breeding and Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Köln, Germany

Francine Govers

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory of Phytopathology Wageningen University Wageningen, The Netherlands

Mark Taylor

Affiliations and Expertise

Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK

Donald MacKerron

Affiliations and Expertise

(formerly) Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK

Heather Ross

Affiliations and Expertise

Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK

Potato Biology and Biotechnology, 1st Edition

I. The markets

1. The fresh potato market
Iain McGregor

2. Global markets for processed potato products
Michael A. Kirkman

3. The seed potato market
Cees D. van Loon

II. Genetics and genetic resources

4. Molecular taxonomy
Ronald G. van den Berg and Mirjam M.J. Jacobs

5. Molecular markers, maps and population genetics
Christiane Gebhardt

6. Genetics of morphological and tuber traits
Herman J. van Eck

7. Genetics of resistance to pests and disease
Ivan Simko, Shelley Jansky, Sarah Stephenson and David Spooner

8. Potato breeding strategy
John E. Bradshaw

9. Genomics
Glenn J. Bryan

10. Potato cytogenetics
Tatjana Gavrilenko

III. Plant growth and development

11. Above-ground and below-ground plant development
Paul C. Struik

12. Signalling the induction of tuber formation
David J. Hannapel

13. Photosynthesis, carbohydrate metabolism and source-sink relations
Daniel Hofius and Frederik A. J. Börnke

14. Dormancy and sprouting
Jeffrey C. Suttle

15. Molecular physiology of the mineral nutrition of the potato
Marcel Bucher and Jens Kossmann

IV. Responses to the environment

16. Water availability and potato crop performance
Jan Vos and Anton J. Haverkort

17. Potato crop response to radiation and daylength
A.J. Haverkort

18. Response to the environment: temperature
Paul C. Struik

19. Response to the environment: carbon dioxide
Ludwig De Temmerman, Karine Vandermeiren, Marcel van Oijen

20. Towards the development of salt tolerant potato
D.J. Donnelly , S.O. Prasher and R.M. Patel

V. Tuber quality

21. The harvested crop
Mike Storey

22. Skin-set, wound-healing and related defects
Edward C. Lulai

23. Internal physiological disorders, nutritional and compositional factors that affect market quality
Joseph R. Sowokinos

24. Potato Flavour and Texture
Mark A. Taylor, Gordon J. McDougall and Derek Stewart

VI. Pests and diseases

25. Insect pests in potato
Edward B. Radcliffe and Abdelaziz Lagnaoui

26. The nematode parasites of potato
Didier Mugniéry and Mark S. Phillips

27. Bacterial pathogens of potato
Jan M. van der Wolf and Solke H. De Boer

28. Viruses: economical losses and biotechnological potential
Jari P.T. Valkonen

29. Fungal and fungus-like pathogens of potato
Aad J. Termorshuizen

VII. Biotechnology

30. Developments in transgenic biology and the genetic engineering of useful traits
Steve Millam

31. Field-testing of transgenic potatoes
A. J. Conner

32. Soil-free techniques
Steve Millam and Sanjeev K. Sharma

VIII. Crop management

33. Agronomic practices
D.M. Firman and E.J. Allen

34. Minerals, soils and roots
Philip J. White, Ron E. Wheatley, John P. Hammond and Kefeng Zhang

35. Mathematical models of plant growth and development
D.K.L. MacKerron

36. Decision support systems in potato production
B. Marshall
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