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Research Advances in Capsicum-Pepper: (Capsicum Annuum L.) and Other Spices

S.S. Purohit (Editor) V.P. Singh (Editor) R.K. Maiti (Editor) N C Sarkar (Editor)
Synopsis The chili (Capsicum spp.), pepper, is an important condiment of high commercial value and also medicinal values containing antioxidant properties, anti-cancerous, and many other properties. It occupies an important place in the human culture since pre-history in many countries. capsicum is well known in the pre-historic Mexican culture such as Aztecs and Olmecas Capsicum belongs to the family Solanaceae possessing 10 species. Originating in the new world, the crop has spread to different corners of the world. Different corners of the world. Different species are cultivated in several countries of the world. In U.S.A., most commercial pepper cultivars belong to Capsicum. Most of the US supply is produced in New Mexico, California and texas. Both fresh and dried products are used in trade. Mexico experts more than 98% of fresh peppers to USA, Pakistan, India, China and Spain. The fruit of Capsicum annuum belongs to longum group, which is popularly known as red pepper, paprika or capsicum. The fruit of Capsicum grossum has mild flavour called sweet pepper and is also a source of spice. The ripe fruit of capsicum annuum is also known as paprika. The dry powdered fruits are used in cooking to give mild flavour and red colour. The fruit quality is determined in terms of nutrient contents of B,P, FE, Mg, Si, Mn, Al, Ca and Cu. several books on Capsicum are available in the market on specific aspects, but a book is rare which contains various aspects starting from advances in capsicum during the past decade. The authors felt the necessity for compiling extensively reviewed aspects in a single book the world wide research advances on various subjects of capsicum. The book covers a variety of subjects starting from origin, breeding and genetics, physiology, production techniques, biotic and abiotic stress factors, food science to biotechnology and biochemistry in a cohesive manner. In the third world, where capsicum cultivation and research is proceeding at a rapid pace, the scientist get access to current science. Libraries are poorly funded and computer facilities are negligible, not permitting website consultation. The Author strongly feel this book will fulfill their desires. The book aims to serve as a teaching guide, a rich sources of information for the students and researchers as for farmers and producers about the most research advances on capsicum sciences made by the scientists throughout the world. The professor and researcher trends on the subjects in various disciplines.
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About the authors

S.S. Purohit

Dr. S.S. Purohit (b. July, 1948) obtained M.Sc. (Gold Medal) and Ph.D. in Botany from Udaipur University, Udaipur. He was guest scientist in various foreign universities. He has 30 years of teaching experience of UG and PG students specially Plant Physiology and Biotechnology. He has guided 12 M. Phil and 5 Ph.D. students. He is a well known author of 30 nooks of national and international repute. He has edited an International series entitled: Hormonal Regulation of Plant Growth and Development in Six Volumes and two Volumes have been reprinted by W. Junk Publishers, Holland. Presently he is the Managing Director of Agrobios (India) and Chief Editor Agrobios News Letter.

V.P. Singh

Dr. V.P. Singh, is a senior Professor and Head of the Institute of Environment Management and Plant Sciences, Vikram University, Ujjain. He has over 32 years of teaching and research experience in the field of ecology, taxonomy and mangrove ecophysiology. The mangrove is special interest and had worked 5 years on mangrove forest of Andaman and Nicobar Islands under DOE/MAB project. He did the work on Australian mangrove species in University of WWU, Muenster, Germany under DAAD fellowship. Visited all parts of South Japan to study the distribution of mangrove species with Prof. Odaki, under JSPS fellowship. Dr. Singh has visited many countries like Canada, Germany, Japan, America, Holland and UAE on account of his research activities. He is member of International Society of Mangrove Ecosystem and Mangrove Society of India. Dr. Singh has successfully guided the research work of about 20 Ph.D. Scholars and completed 15 major research Projects sponsored by various funding agencies.

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R.K. Maiti

Dr. Ratikanta Maiti is a renowned Botanist of international repute with specialisation n Crop Physiology. He obtained Ph.D and D.Sc in Botany from Calcutta University, India. he worked for 9 years as a Senior Botanist in Jute Agricultural Research Institute, Barrackpore (I.C.A.R.), Calcutta. Then he worked for 10 years as a Senior Plant Physiologist in International Crop Research Institute for Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India. Then he worked as Professor and Research Scientist in two universities in Mexico for 10 years. He enjoyed Mexican Govt. sponsored Senior National Research Scientist for continuous 18 years. At present, he is an Honorary Consultant (seeds) in Vibha Agrotech Ltd., Hyderabad, India and working on different aspects of physiology of various crops mainly pearl millet, maize, sunflower, cotton, paddy, etc. He won several international awards such as International Scientist Award offered by IBC, Cambridge and Ethnobotanist Award-2003 sponsored by Friends University, U.S.A. and U.N.D.P. He has published over 350 research papers in more than 40 national and international scientific juornals. Also, Dr. Maiti has published more than 20 books namely Advances in Potato Science by Gaurav Society of ARIC, Hisar, India and Sorghum Science, Bean Science, Pearly Millet Science, Peanut Crop, Advances in Chickpea Science, World Fibre Crops by Oxford & IBH Book company, New Delhi and Science Publisher, U.S.A.

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Title Research Advances in Capsicum-Pepper: (Capsicum Annuum L.) and Other Spices
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.08.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8190430947
length xiv+243p., References; Plates; Index; 25cm.