Vitis: Biology and Species



Series: Horticulture, Viticulture and Viniculture
BISAC: TEC003030

The vine is one of the oldest plants on the planet, whose remotes fossils date back more than 120 million years ago. It has been part of human civilization since ancient times, with many indications of its use for consumption and cultivation in various archaeological and historical sites. Until today, the vine is very present in modern society, with great socio-economic and cultural importance in many countries. The taxonomy of the genus Vitis has been the subject of a lot of discussion, however it is generally considered to comprise two distinct sections: Muscadinia and Euvitis. It is clear that genus Vitis shows an impressive genetic variability for many agronomic characteristics being strongly conditioned by the climatic and soil conditions where the plants are implanted.

Thus, written by a group of international viticulture researchers, “Vitis: Biology and Species” is a book that provides up-to-date reviews, overviews and summaries of current research on the most recent developments in Vitis species characterization, biology and composition.

This book is composed by thirteen chapters that provide current research on different topics of recent knowledge about native grape varieties from different origins, the impact of different climatic and soil conditions on vine managements, the description of the main grapevines disease and their control, grape varieties composition and the use of modern digital technologies on viticulture. By reading this book, readers can find an excellent description of the state-of-the art information and perspectives regarding to the most recent studies on the different dimensions of Vitis plants production. This new book is an important publication, which will be of great use to winegrowers, vine and wine scientists, students and other professionals that might be interested in reading and learning about some fascinating areas of vine research and discovery the most recent tendencies of vine biology and species.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Vitis labrusca and Its Derivates
(Amanda Stolzenberg Blembeel, Isabel Cristina Teixeira Proença and Caroline Dani, Laboratório de Bioquímica, Centro Universitário Metodista – IPA, Porto Alegre/ RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Native and Created Vine Varieties and Wines from Serbia
(Uroš Miljić and Vladimir Puškaš, Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 3. Native Grape Varieties of the Euro-Asian Eco-geographical Region of Russia: Taxonomic, Biological and Agroeconomic Specificity of Cultivars from Crimea
(Vladimir Volynkin, Vladimir Likhovskoy, Alla Polulyakh, Svetlana Levchenko, Elena Ostroukhova, Irina Vasylyk and Irina Peskova, Russian National Research Institute of Viticulture and Winemaking “Magarach”, Yalta, Crimea, Russia)

Chapter 4. Responses of the Eurasian Wild Grapevine to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses and Its Importance as a Phytogenetic Resource for Breeding
(Carlos Alvar Ocete Pérez, Miguel Lara Benítez, Jesús Cambrollé Silva, Magdalena González-Maestro,
José Luis García Fernández, Rafael Ocete Rubio and Manuel Cantos Barragán, Freelance, Tirgo, La Rioja, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Atlantic Islands of Azores – A Brief Review of Viticulture and Grape Varieties
(Ana Romão, Regional Laboratory of Oenology, Directorate of Agriculture Services, Regional Secretariat of Agriculture and Forestry, Cafuinhas, Pico Island, Azores, Portugal)

Chapter 6. The Three Different Winegrowing Zones in Brazil According to Climate Conditions and Vine Managements
(Giuliano Elias Pereira, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Grape and Wine, Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Grapevines Diseases: Descriptions and Control
(Carine Rusin, André Marcus Kurtz Almança, Cacilda Márcia Duarte Rios Farias, Aline José Maia and Renato Vasconcelos Botelho, Department of Agronomy, State University of Mid-Western of Paraná, UNICENTRO, Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. Downy Mildew-Grapevine Interaction
(Petra Štambuk, Ivana Tomaz, Iva Šikuten, Zvjezdana Marković, Edi Maletić, Darko Preiner and Jasminka Karoglan Kontić, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 9. Control of Grapevine Diseases in an ‘Omic’ Era
(Antonio Biasi, M. Mercedes Maldonado-González and David Ruano-Rosa, Department of Postharvest Science, The Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezion, Israel, and others)

Chapter 10. Remote Sensing: In the Digital Viticulture Era
(Sergio Vélez, Enrique Barajas, José A. Rubio, Carlos Poblete-Echeverría and Guillermo F. Olmedo, Instituto Tecnológico Agrario de Castilla y León, Unidad de Cultivos Leñosos y Hortícolas, Valladolid, España, and others)

Chapter 11. Biosynthesis and Profiling of Grape Volatile Compounds
(Iva Šikuten, Marina Anić, Petra Štambuk, Ivana Tomaz, Domagoj Stupić, Željko Andabaka, Zvjezdana Marković, Jasminka Karoglan Kontić, Edi Maletić, Marko Karoglan and Darko Preiner, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 12. Phenolic Characterization of Different Portuguese Grape Varieties (Vitis vinifiera L.)
(Ana C. Correia, Fernanda Cosme and António M. Jordão, Department of Food Industries, Agrarian Higher School, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 13. Modern Biodynamic Viticulture, Geographic Information Systems and Grapes Waste Recovery Technologies
(Pooja Nikhanj, Punjab Horticultural Postharvest Technology Centre, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India)



“This book is a fascinating journey into the viticultural world and biodiversity, jealously guarded by man starting from the Mediterranean, in the oceans, islands and continents. The authors narrate the symbiosis of man and Vitis, the most generous genus, in which rural and scientific knowledge are admirably reflected and fruitful technological innovations ripen. The reading invites, with a look at the past, to appreciate the inestimable values preserved in the wine-growing landscapes and, at the same time, look with confidence to the future, inspired by the search for harmony between man and nature.” – Adamo Domenico Rombolà, Professor of Viticulture, University of Bologna, Italy

“The book “Vitis: Biology and Species” provides an interesting and comprehensive overview of viticulture in different producing regions of the world, including different species and new technologies applied to characterize them. Addressing scientific questions for experts and professionals, but in a clear and accessible way, this book will also help technicians, producers and the general public to find answers to several aspects involving the modern cultivation of vines.” – Professor Dr. Regina Vanderlinde, Institute of Biotechnology – University of Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil, and President of O.I.V. – International Organisation of Vine and Wine

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