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Allium crop science : recent advances by Haim D Rabinowitch, Lesley Currah

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By Haim D Rabinowitch, Lesley Currah

The Alliums are one of the most old cultivated vegetation and contain onions, garlic, leeks and different comparable vegetation. the first target of this publication is to assemble, in one quantity, up to date wisdom bought via quite a few medical disciplines, from the fundamental molecular point, to software within the box, of the allium vegetation. It includes commissioned chapters on subject matters that experience proven significant advances relatively within the final 10 years corresponding to molecular biology, floriculture and agronomy. members comprise prime international specialists from Europe, the united states, Japan and New Zealand.

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Bulbs or leaves can be gathered at all times of the year. It is used mainly as a salad onion and was commonly cultivated in British gardens in the mid-20th century. Detailed descriptions were given by Stearn (1943) and Jones and Mann (1963). Isozyme (Maaß, 1997a) and molecularmarker patterns (Friesen and Klaas, 1998) fall inside the variability of the common onion group. 3 Evolutionary lineages Only a few hard facts plus some circumstantial evidence are available to help us to trace the evolutionary history of A.

E. excess changes resulting from parallel or convergent evolution, and do not necessarily represent evolutionary lineages. • In the past, detailed investigations using modern methods have contributed more supportive data to evaluate and establish evolutionary lineages, and have resulted in more elaborate classifications with more and necessarily smaller groups. , 1992). Thus, the unknown phylogenetic connections between the taxonomic groups remain the most prominent problem of all Allium classification studies.

Komarovianum Vved. Participation of other wild species, such as A. thunbergii G. Don, seems possible (Hanelt, 2001). Domestication of wild plants is still continuing. A. komarovianum was reportedly taken again into cultivation as a vegetable in North Korea quite recently (Hanelt, 2001), and the case of A. 4). Some species listed below (Section 4) have also been recently taken into cultivation, but usually exact data are lacking. 1. Cultivated Allium species and their areas of cultivation. Botanical names of the crop groups Other names used in the literature Area of cultivation English names A.

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