OM A119

XVI GREMPA Meeting on Almonds and Pistachios

Kodad O. (ed.), López-Francos A. (ed.), Rovira M. (ed.), Socias i Company R. (ed.). XVI GREMPA Meeting on Almonds and Pistachios. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2016. 338 p. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 119). 16. Meeting of GREMPA (Groupe de Recherches Méditerranéennes pour l'Amandier et Pistachier / Mediterranean Research Group for Almond and Pistachio), 2015/05/12-14, Meknes (Morocco) .


Almonds (1267 Mha) and pistachios (385 Mha) are important nut tree crops in the Mediterranean area, including Iran country, and representing both around the 75% of the world surface. Universities and research centres have done and continue to do much research in these two species, resulting in a considerable evolution on both plant material and orchard management. During more than 40 years, the GREMPA (Mediterranean Research Group for Almond and Pistachio), established with CIHEAM support in the 1970s, has carried out work on the evaluation and improvement of genetic resources of Mediterranean origin, and has promoted debate on research in all aspects of the cultivation and industrialisation of these two species. The group is currently in integrated into the FAO-CIHEAM Research Network on Nuts and meets approximately every 4 years. The XVI GREMPA Meeting was held in Meknès, Morocco from 12 to 14 May 2015, organized by the École Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknès and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM), with the collaboration of the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco. The XVI GREMPA was a forum to discuss the issues challenging almonds and pistachios and to promote the active participation of researchers from all Mediterranean countries as well as from other parts of the world. More than ninety researchers, students and professionals from 10 different countries (Algeria, Australia, Belgium, France, Hungary, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, and USA) attended the Meeting and contributed by presenting their works and sharing their ideas and experiences. This publication compiles 60 full articles of the contributions presented at the Meeting, that represent a good sample of the research currently carried out on the different aspects of breeding and genetic resources evaluation, crop managing and industrialization of almonds and pistachios in the Mediterranean basin countries and beyond.


Sciences et Productions Végétales, Protection des Végétaux, Foresterie


GREMPA: A useful initiative for cooperation in almond research
Socias i Company R..
Almond Breeding: important issues and challenges for research
Dicenta F., Egea J., Ortega E., Martínez-Gómez P., Sánchez-Pérez R., Rubio M., Martínez-García P.J., Gómez E.M., del Cueto J., Sánchez-Prudencio A., Cremades T..
Paternal effects on fruit characteristics of some almond cultivars
Açar I., Yilmaz A., Ak B.E..
Performance of the CITA almond releases and some elite breeding selections
Alonso Segura J.M., Socias i Company R., Kodad O., Espada Carbó J.L., Andreu Lahoz J., Escartín Santolaria J..
Morphometric features of local and foreign female pistachio cultivars and ecotypes in northeast Tunisian conditions
Chelli-Chaabouni A., Ouni S., Trad M., Ouerghi I., Ben Hamda H..
Self-compatibility sources as sources of variation in advanced almond introgression lines
Gradziel T.M..
Genetic characterization of almond (Prunus dulcis) cultivars and natural resources
Halász J., Skola I., Kodad O., Ercisli S., Ledbetter C.A., Hegedüs A..
Expression of the Sfa-allele in homozygote genotypes (SfaSfi) indicates a mutation in the stylar part of the Sf haplotype as origin of self-compatibility in almond
Kodad O., Socias i Company R., Alonso J.M..
Do almonds (Prunus amygdalus Mill.) alpha-amylase germinating seedlings have a beta/alpha fold?
Hermi S., Bahri S..
Pistachio industry in Tunisia: Opportunities of improvement
Elloumi O., Ghrab M., Chelli-Chaabouni A., Ben Mimoun M..
Fine-mapping of the bitterness locus in almond
Ricciardi F., del Cueto J., Lotti C., Pavan S., Ricciardi L., Dhingra A., Dicenta F., Moller B.L., Sánchez-Pérez R..
Cyanogenic glucosides from dormancy to flowering time in early and late almonds
del Cueto J., Olsen C.E., Moller B.L., Dicenta F., Sánchez-Pérez R..
Comparative proteomics of pistils and anthers from self-incompatible and self-compatible almonds by iTRAQ and 2D-nano-LC ESI-MSMS
Gómez E.M., Dicenta F., Martínez-García P.J., Ortega E..
Significance of S-genotype determination in the conservation of genetic resources and breeding of almond
Gómez E.M., Dicenta F., Batlle I., Romero A., Ortega E..
Early selection for flowering time in almond breeding programs
Rubio M., Cremades T., Dicenta F..
Contribution in tracing the origin and evolutional history of almond around the Mediterranean basin
Gouta H., Ksia E., Ben Ayed R., Gogorcena Y., Rebai A..
Flower description and fertility of the main Tunisian almond cultivars
Gouta H., Ouni R., Mars M..
Pomological, phenotypical diversity and biochemical characterization of fortheen almond morphotypes from Morocco
Hanine H., Zinelabidine L.H., Kodad O., H'ssaini H., Haddioui A., Ennahli S..
Molecular characterization of Spanish autochthonous almond breeding collections using SSRs
Martínez-Gómez P., Romero A., Batlle I., Dicenta F..
Self-compatibility and floral morphology of almond cultivars
Rovira M., Miarnau X..
Effect of different concentrations of ZnSO4 on Pistacia atlantica plantlets growth under semi-controlled conditions
Daoudi S., Hamada O., Doghbage A., Belhadj S..
‘Vialfas’, a new late blooming almond cultivar
Socias i Company R., Alonso J.M., Kodad O., Ansón J.M..
Methylation of the Sf locus in almond is associated with S-RNase loss of function
Fernández i Martí A., Gradziel T.M., Socias i Company R..
Almond Rootstocks: Overview
Rubio-Cabetas J.M..
Impact of osmotic drought stress on carbon isotope discrimination and growth parameters in three pistachio rootstocks (Pistacia spp., Anacardiaceae)
Esmaeilpour A., van Labeke M.C., Boeckx P., van Damme P..
Assessment of control pollinated progenies as almond rootstocks
Mselmi Taoueb S., Ben Hamda H., Jraidi B., Ouerghi I., El Gharbi A..
Endophytic fungi of leaf of Atlas pistachio of Dayate Aiat (Laghouat, Algeria)
Zareb A., Smail-Saadoun N., Rezki-Sekhi L..
Rate of endomycorrhizal colonization in Pistacia vera L.
Bouabdelli Z., Belhadj S., Sadoun Smail N..
Genetic diversity of almond rootstocks. The INRA Prunus rootstock breeding program
Duval H..
Effectiveness of histological techniques for early identification of scion rootstock incompatibility
Ksia E., Gouta H., Aïachi M..
Budding success and growth aptitude under rainfed conditions during the first year of plantation: Comparison between Pistacia terebinthus L. and UCB-I
Memmi H., Couceiro J.F., Gijón M.C., Pérez-López D..
Effect of two rootstocks on growth, yield and nut characteristics of ‘Mateur’ and ‘Achouri’ pistachio varieties
Ouni S., Chelli-Chaabouni A., Ouerghi I., Ben Hamda H., Rhouma A..
Rootstock trial of eight GxN interespecific hybrids in almond
Bielsa B., Rubio-Cabetas J.M., Felipe A.J., Gómez-Aparisi J., Socias i Company R..
Pistacia atlantica rhizosphere characterization under arid climate
Lahoual M., Belhadj S., Nait Kaci Boudiaf M..
Effect of gender on the leaf morphological diversity in Pistacia lentiscus
Doghbage A., Belhadj S., Derridj A..
A review of research on diseases and pests of almonds in Morocco
Boulif M..
Contribution to a better understanding of flight pattern and egg-laying duration of the Pistachio seed wasp
Braham M..
Shoot feeding period characterization of the pistachio twig borer
Braham M..
Determination of certain biological characteristics of the pistachio seed wasp, Eurytoma plotnikovi Nik. (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae), for its natural enemies in South East Anatolia, Turkey
Karadag S., Sarpkaya K., Usanmaz H., Bengü Sahan Y., Konukoglu F..
Morphology of healthy leaves and galling leaves in Pistacia terebinthus L.
Louzabi S., Belhadj S., Bouragba Brague N..
Transferring resistance to Plum pox virus (PPV, sharka) from almond to peach by crossing and grafting
Rubio M., Dicenta F., Martínez-Gómez P..
Comparison between phyllosphere components of the leaves of Pistacia lentiscus in two stations of the Wilaya of Medea (Cherrata and Tamezguida) in Algeria
Yasmine A., Safia B., Mustapha O., Corinne V..
Sanitary status of Spanish autochthonous almond cultivars and its implication in breeding strategies
Rubio M., Martínez-Gómez P., Romero A., Batlle I., Dicenta F..
Effect of Chaetoptelius vestitus on the chemical compostion of pistachio seed (Pistacia vera) harvested in Bechloul (Algeria)
Chebouti-Meziou N., Chebouti Y., Merabet A., Behidj N., Doumandji S..
Challenges in orchard management for almond and pistachio
Lansari A..
Climate change and vulnerability of the pistachio and almond crops in the Mediterranean arid areas
Ghrab M., Ben Mimoun M., Masmoudi M.M., Ben Mechlia N..
Determination of yield and some quality traits of Pistachio cv. ‘Siirt’ trained different systems
Aktug Tahtaci S., Gozel H., Yilmaz A., Ak B.E..
Macro- and microelement concentrations in different parts of “on”- and “off”-year ‘Siirt’ Pistachio trees
Ak B.E., Fidan M..
Determination of carbohydrates contents in pruned and unpruned almond cultivars
Ikinci A., Küden A., Ak B.E..
Pistacia atlantica, a spontaneous hypermycotrophic phanerophyte: could be a natural tool to enhance the potential of mycorrhizal infectivity (PMI) of soils in arid regions?
Limane A., Smail-Saadoun N..
Chemical changes in the composition of roasted kernels of Moroccan almonds
Kodad O., Estopañán G., Baddir K., Juan T., Sindic M., Socias i Company R..
Soluble sugars and mineral nutrient contents in kernels of three Tunisian almond cultivars
Ben Mohamed H., Mselmi Taoueb S., Zrig A., Ben Hamda H., Harbi Ben Slimane M..
Pistacia vera: chemical composition and pharmacological activities (Pistachio nuts)
El Bairi K., Jadda H., Terkmane C..
Extraction methods of seed oil and oil quality of Pistacia atlantica grown in dry land
Gharsallaoui M., Azouzi H., Chelli-Chaabouni A., Ghrab M., Condoret J.S., Ayadi M., Gabsi S..
Valorisation of local almond genotypes regarding their biochemical and mineral compositions
Gouta H., Khelifa R., Laaribi I., Mechri B., Molino F., Estopañán G., Juan Esteban T..
Some physical properties in nut and kernel of two almond varieties (‘Marcona’ and ‘Tuono’) grown in Northern Morocco
Rharrabti Y., Sakar E..
Industrial characteristics of Spanish native almond cultivars and their interest for breeding programs
Romero A., Miarnau X., Dicenta F., Batlle I..
Influence of region and variety on fatty acid and tocopherol concentration of almond
Zhu Y., Wilkinson K., Wirthensohn M.G..
Characterization of almond kernel oils of five almonds varieties cultivated in Eastern Morocco
Houmy N., Mansouri F., Benmoumen A., Elmouden S., Boujnah M., Sindic M., Fauconnier M-L., Serghini-Caid H., Elamrani A..
Pistachio production and industry in Turkey: current status and future perspective
Ak B.E., Karadag S., Sakar E..