Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 34


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates

BISAC: TEC003000

This compilation begins by analyzing seed development in sunflowers, exploring in detail the molecular activity of sunflower seeds throughout their three phases of development. Chapter Two describes the nutraceutical values of Fenugreek, an annual herb native to southern Europe and Asia which is used in medicinal and nutritional contexts. Chapter Three discusses the necessity of pest management in agriculture and the negative consequences of pesticides, including health and environmental effects as well as the emergence of resistance in pests, and how innovations in the development of bio-pesticides can address these problems. Chapter Four presents the use of nanomaterials for production, protection, and quality improvement in Cucumis melo, a species of melon that has been developed into many cultivated varieties. Chapter Five also deals with Cucumis melo and discusses how breeding based on advanced molecular sequencing techniques can improve fruit quality. Finally, Chapter Six reviews the physiological and biochemical effects of Zinc stress on radish (Raphanus sativus L.), an economically important vegetable crop worldwide.

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Chapter 1. Oil Body Biogenesis and Expression of Structural and Regulatory Proteins during Seed Development in Sunflower
(Misha Yadav – Department of Botany, Shivaji College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India and Professor Satish C. Bhatla – Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

Chapter 2. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum): Its Nutraceutical Values
(R. L. Raghunatha Reddy, T. N. Lakshmidevamma, K. S. Shankarappaa and Vishnuvardhan – Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural chemistry, Regional Horticultural Research and Extension Centre (RHREC), College of Horticulture, Bengaluru, et al.)

Chapter 3. Microencapsulation in the Formulation of Agricultural Inputs for Sustainable Agriculture
(Natalia Girardi, Ana Laura Sosa and María Alejandra Passone – Laboratorio de Ecología Microbiana, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físico Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina, et al

Chapter 4. Nano-Intercessions for Enhanced Production, Protection, and Quality Characteristics of Cucumis Melo
(Jashanpreet Kaur, Anu Kalia, and Sat Pal Sharma – Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, et al.)

Chapter 5. Breeding for Improving Fruit Quality in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.): An Appraisal of the Conventional and Advanced Molecular Techniques
(Sat Pal Sharma, Simranpreet Kaur and Karamvir Kaur – Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India)

Chapter 6. Biochemical and Physiological Responses of Raphanus sativus L. Exposed to Excess Zinc: A Review
(Taylan Kösesakal – Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey)


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