Present and future potential of pineapple biotechnology

Botella, J. R. and Fairbairn, D. J. (2005). Present and future potential of pineapple biotechnology. In: A. Reboledo Martinez, Acta Horticulturae; Proceedings of the IVth International Pineapple Symposium. Fourth International Pineapple Symposium, Veracruz, Mexico, (23-28). 16-19 April 2002. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.666.1


Author Botella, J. R.
Fairbairn, D. J.
Title of paper Present and future potential of pineapple biotechnology
Conference name Fourth International Pineapple Symposium
Conference location Veracruz, Mexico
Conference dates 16-19 April 2002
Convener D. Uriza Avila
Proceedings title Acta Horticulturae; Proceedings of the IVth International Pineapple Symposium   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Proceedings of the IVth International Pineapple Symposium   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2005
Year available 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.666.1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 978-90-66054-20-2
ISSN 0567-7572
Editor A. Reboledo Martinez
Volume 666
Issue 666
Start page 23
End page 28
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Pineapple is an important crop for many countries in Central and South America as well as the Asia-Pacific region. Even though the history of the crop dates to pre-Colombian times there is a remarkable lack of commercial varieties with a single cultivar ‘Smooth Cayenne’ dominating the whole industry. Variety improvement is a very difficult task for pineapple breeders and very little progress has been made in this respect when compared to other crops more suitable to classical breeding approaches. This special characteristic makes pineapple specially suited for genetic engineering approaches that can transfer specific traits from other species into pineapple. In this presentation past and present efforts to use biotechnological methods for the improvement of pineapple will be reviewed. On-going biotechnology projects include control of flowering and control of ‘blackheart’ disease. The development of pineapple biotechnology, as with any other crop, is dependent on the availability of a number of molecular tools, which will also be discussed. For pineapple, these tools can be roughly classified into three different categories: (1) availability of useful genes (2) availability of suitable promoters and (3) availability of an efficient transformation method.
Subjects E1
270400 Botany
620205 Tropical fruit
0607 Plant Biology
Keyword Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Horticulture
Agriculture
Plant Sciences
Q-Index Code E1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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