Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology


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This Journal exists to publish results of research on fruit and other perennial crops, vegetables and ornamentals in commercial, amenity and/or recreational horticulture. Papers are welcomed from both temperate and tropical countries describing original investigations of interest to those engaged in scientific research and the practice of horticulture.

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The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology publishes invited (and occasionally unsolicited) expert reviews of new or recent books that may be of interest to our horticultural readership. These can be accessed below:


The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology.  (2013).

Fifth Edition.  By J. M. Lackie Academic Press, Elsevier Science
& Technology Books, 32 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7BY, UK. ( 725 pp. ISBN 978-0-12-384931-1
[Paperback £54.99 now £27.50]

Reviewed in JHSB Vol 89 No 1

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Tropical Fruits.Volume II. Second Edition. (2012).
By Robert E. Paull and Odilio Duarte. CABI,Wallingford, Oxon.,
UK. 371 pp. ISBN-13: 978-1-84593-789-8 [Softcover $85]

Reviewed in JHSB Vol 88 No 2

see review

Marschner’s Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. (2012).
Third Edition. Edited by Petra Marschner.
Elsevier, London, UK. 651 pp. ISBN 978-0-12-384905-2 [Hardcover €89.95 (approx. US$110)]

Reviewed in JHSB Vol 87 No 5

see review

Fruit Breeding. (2012).
By Marisa L. Badenes and David H. Byrne.
Springer. 890 pp. ISBN: 1441907629 [Hardcover $279.00]

Reviewed in JHSB Vol 87 No 5

see review

Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities. (2011).
By Beiquan Mou and Ralph Scorza. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group ( 364 pp. ISBN: 9781420093780 [Hardcover $130.00]

Reviewed in JHSB Vol 87 No 3

see review