This book is the first to provide a systematic review of the latest techniques of plant biotechnology as applied to perennial fruit crops, a subject that has seen many recent advances. The emphasis is on molecular and tissue culture techniques that facilitate genetic manipulation rather than on tissue culture techniques that facilitate plant propagation (miropropatation). The book is divided into two parts: the first seven chapters cover various methodologies applicable to a range of fruits, and the following fifteen chapters review individual temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit crops. Thus readers will find accessible information whether they are interested in one particular technique or in a specific crop. Contributors are international authorities drawn from the USA, Europe, South America, India and Bangladesh, and all chapters have been specifically commissioned for this volume. The book will be an indispensable volume for research workers in horticulture and plant biotechnology.Hammerschlag, Freddi A. is the author of 'Biotechnology of Perennial Fruit Crops', published 1992 under ISBN 9780851987088 and ISBN 0851987087.