Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 28

Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003000

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In the opening study of Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 28, the capillarigation system’s applications in vertical gardens were explored. The vertical garden model was designed for growing vegetables in home yards or within the vicinity of farming households, so they can have a regular supply of safe and nutritious food, especially during periods where water supply is scarce, excessive, or when maximizing the use of stored rainwater or kitchen wastewater.

Next, this compilation describes recent progress and findings on the physiology of petal growth in cut rose flowers. To increase the ornamental value of cut roses, it is desirable that the timeframe for complete flower opening be relatively slow; therefore, understanding the mechanism by which rose flowers open is necessary to improve flower quality.

The objective of the subsquent chapter is to present some recent findings about the influence of processing operations on the properties and bioactive compounds in carrots. To achieve this , different pre-treatments and processing operations are discussed, and their effects on some typical carrot products are described.

Additionally, the authors discuss theoretical aspects and recent developments in ready-to-eat spinach, with the goal of improving the preservation of nutritional quality after harvest and extendiung its shelf-life.

The authors also analyse 30 samples of fresh, frozen and IV range spinach, with the aim of identifying and quantifying nitrate and nitrite levels.

Following this, a study is presented on the scientific validation of the medicinal and edible utility of fruits of A. moschatus using standard protocols sin order to account for potential commercial utilization. About 15 nutritional and five anti-nutritional constituents of the fruits of A. moschatus were tested and compared with those found in A. esculentus.

In the penultimate chapter, the authors describe the current global status of conservation of cattle genetic resources and the cryo-technologies that are available to facilitate the protection of bovine genetic diversity. Worldwide adoption of such a policy has led to unique adaptations by cattle to a variety of local environments.

The final chapter summarizes the following research progresses: the structure and components of Nox complex, the functions of these components, and control strategies for B. cinerea. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface
Chapter 1. The Capillarigation System: It’s Application in Vertical Gardens
(Derose A. Sawey, and Ricardo F. Orge, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)

Chapter 2. Function of Sugar Metabolism, Cell Wall–Loosening Proteins, and Aquaporins in Cut Rose Flowering
(Takanori Horibe, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan)

Chapter 3. Effect of Processing Operations on Carrots’ Properties
(Raquel P. F. Guiné, and Sofia G. Florença, CI&DETS and CERNAS Research Centers, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal, and the Faculty of Nutrition Sciences, University of Porto, Oporto, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Impact of Postharvest Technologies on Ready-To-Eat Spinach Nutritional Quality
(Ana Oliveira, Ana A. Vilas-Boas, Ana L. Amaro, and Manuela Pintado, CBQF, Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica, Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Quantification of Nitrate Levels in Spinach and Simualtaneous Determination of Nitrite
(Teresa D’Amore, Aurelia Di Taranto, Giovanna Berardi, Valeria Vita, and Marco Iammarino, Department of Chemistry, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata, Foggia, Italy)

Chapter 6. Assessment of the Nutritional Potential of Abelmoschus moschatus (L.) Medik. (Malvaceae)
(Bindu R. Nair, and Manju Manoharan, Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)

Chapter 7. Conservation of Cattle Genetic Resources: Current Global Status and Advancements in Cryobiology
(Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson, Van Huong Do, and James E. Kinder, School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia, and others)

Chapter 8. Functions of NADPH Oxidase Complex in Development and Pathogenicity of Botrytis cinerea
(Shiping Tian, Zhanquan Zhang, Guozheng Qin, Yong Chen, Boqiang Li, and Tong Chen, Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Institute of Botany, The Innovative Academy of Seed Design, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
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