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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 1998

Breeding chaenomeles - A new aromatic fruit crop

Rumpunen, Kimmo; Kviklys, Darius; Kaufmane, Edite; Garkava, Larisa


During recent years, the genus Chaenomeles has attracted increasing interest as a fruit crop. Recently a joint programme aimed at fundamental research and applied breeding was established to provide well-adapted varieties of high quality for commercial production. In this programme, reproduction is studied and breeding potential investigated. Literature is reviewed to establish the state-of-the-art, and some preliminary results are reported.


domestication; Japanese quince; electrophoresis; incompatibility; pollination; propagation

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Acta Horticulturae
1998, number: 484, pages: 211-216
Book title: Eucarpia Symposium on Fruit Breeding and Genetics
ISBN: 90-6605-781-5
Publisher: International Society Hoticultural Science


Eucarpia Symposium on Fruit Breeding and Genetics

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    • Rumpunen, Kimmo

      • Department of Horticultural Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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