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An overview of fig biology and diversity

Othman, Halimaton Saadiah (2021) An overview of fig biology and diversity. In: Recent Advances in Ficus Research. Noor Publishing, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-620-3-86004-7

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Fig (Ficus carica L.) is a member of Moraceae family, and it is the only species in the genus that is planted for fruit production. Fig is a hermaphrodite diploid that can be categorised with 4 types of fruit. Fig pollination is normally assisted through pollinator wasp known as Blastophaga psenes L. Major genetic erosion has posed a threat to fig germplasm over the last several decades. In order to overcome this, a few fig germplasm collections was established such as in North America, North Africa, Europe and Asia. Characterisation of fig cultivars are usually based on conventional methods which rely on phenotypic characterisation. This review describes the details involving fig biology as well as fig origin and diversity.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fig, pollination, biology, diversity
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Halimaton Saadiah Othman
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 14:37
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 16:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101314

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