By P. G. Punchihewa (auth.), C. Oropeza, J. L. Verdeil, G. R. Ashburner, R. Cardeña, J. M. Santamaría (eds.)
The coconut palm occupies an important position on this planet financial system as a massive subsistence crop in the entire components within which it truly is grown. really few nations may be able to export any volume of coconut items due to expanding domestic calls for coupled with low productiveness. Yields are usually good lower than strength regardless of contemporary advancements with more suitable planting inventory and agronomic practices. within the final 50 years, either those features have acquired huge cognizance, however the concentration is transferring to enquire how using lately constructed biotechnological suggestions- can gain the coconut undefined. This quantity, the results of the foreign Symposium on Coconut Biotechnology (held in December 1997 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico), describes contemporary learn in 3 vital components. regular plant breeding strategies used with coconut have produced enhanced planting fabric, yet development is unavoidably very gradual. Can extra swift genetic development be got utilizing molecular suggestions? The papers provided during this part recommend that such innovations will open up interesting new clients, yet purely after easy details has been accumulated at the genetic prestige of latest coconut shares. learn utilizing microsatellite options turns out to supply a great tool to aid to classifying those shares. although, just a mix of classical breeding tools with modem options will bring about the speedy development that is required to provide fabric for pressing replanting programs.
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In one case, the seeds are produced in mixed plantations that contain both progenitors closely interspersed (directed natural pollination). In the other case the progenitors are in separate plantations, and a mixture of talc and pollen from the male parent is manually sprayed onto the receptive flowers of the female parent. This alternative allows the production of several hybrids in the same seed garden, simply by changing the pollen source. Of course, in both cases, the mother palms are emasculated.
This cooperation will not only result in more efficient research activities and attainment of relevant results but would also accelerate the application of research results to benefit the coconut farmer and sustain the coconut industry. Within the above framework, I will enumerate suggested priority areas of international cooperation in coconut biotechnology and possible participants based on ongoing activities and interests. I will do this from the perspective of the technology user as it applies to coconut germplasm conservation and use.
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Current Advances in Coconut Biotechnology by P. G. Punchihewa (auth.), C. Oropeza, J. L. Verdeil, G. R. Ashburner, R. Cardeña, J. M. Santamaría (eds.)