Allium: Ecology, Distribution and Cultivation


Caleb Wettenhall (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Allium: Ecology, Distribution and Cultivation begins by examining how the cultivation of garlic (Allium sativum L.) has social and economic importance in various regions of Venezuela, particularly focusing on the research carried out on this species from 2003-2015.

The authors provide reviews of their studies on Allium cepa, including: the morphometric analysis of root apex cells; methods of injection for the Allium-test; the blockade of onion root growth by methotrexate; the results of NMR spectroscopy for the analysis of metabolites in the meristem zone.

Additionally, this compilation gathers the existing scientific evidence on the antimicrobial activity of Allium-derived compounds to establish whether it is possible that these molecules may be useful in the treatment of human infections.

The authors also present the results of multi-year monitoring of the occurrence of pesticide residues in onion and garlic by liquid and gas chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometryas well as their interpretation in terms of compliance with the maximum residue limits established by the European Union in the Directive EC/396/2005.

Lastly, a comprehensive overview of tissue culture regeneration methods and their uses for the improvement of Allium species is presented and discussed.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Research on Allium sativum in Venezuela since 2003-2015: A Review
(Adriana Pardo Roldán and Jorge López, Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado”, Decanato de Agronomía, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Cátedra de Genética, Unidad de Biotecnología Vegetal, Tarabana, Lara, Venezuela, and others)

Chapter 2. Allium-Test – Apical Root Meristem of Allium Cepa
(Arkady Yu. Budantsev, Vladimir N. Uversky and Victor P. Kutyshenko, Laboratory of Functional Microscopy of Biostructures, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Federal Research Center “Pushchino Scientific Center for Biological Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences”, Pushchino, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 3. Human Health Pesticide Risk Assessment of Allium Spp.
(Antonio Sorlózano-Puerto, María Albertuz-Crespo, Isaac López-Machado, José Manuel García-Madero, Enrique Guillamón-Ayala, Alberto Baños-Arjona and José Gutiérrez-Fernández, Department of Microbiology, University of Granada-ibs, Granada, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Human Health Pesticide Risk Assessment of Allium Spp
(Vojislava P. Bursić, Gorica Lj. Vuković, Ljilja D. Torović, Sonja M. Gvozdenac, Aleksandra P. Petrović, Nikola M. Puvača and Bojan B. Konstantinović, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Department for Plant and Environmental Protection, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 5. Biotechnological Approach for Cultivation of Allium Species
(Snežana Zdravković-Korać, Maja Belić and Jelena Milojević, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)


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