Capsicum: Production, Varieties and Nutrition

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Pete Norris (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Capsicum is the name of the pepper plant genus that includes 27 species, which range from sweet bell peppers to the hottest peppers on the planet. Due to variations in climatic conditions, insects show varying trends in their incidence and extent of damage to the crop.
This compilation discusses how, as an effect of these interactions, the production of pepper is affected quantitatively but especially qualitatively.
Additionally, the authors study the effect of capsaicin at the cellular signalling level, gene expression, and the use of bioinformatics to understand the mechanism of cell signalling and regulation of gene events taking place between tumorous cell and capsaicin receptors.
In closing, all in vitro/in vivo methods reported so far for obtaining doubled haploids in both sweet and hot pepper are compared. The androgenesis, gynogenesis and efficiency are discussed in both hot and sweet pepper species.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Insect Pests That Negatively Impact Bell Peppers Capsicum Annuum L., and Schemes for Crop Protection
(Muhammad Sarwar, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering [NIBGE], Faisalabad, Pakistan)

Chapter 2. Pests and Pathogens That Affect the Quality of Pepper Plants and Their Control
(Ioana Grozea, PhD, and Ramona Stef, PhD, Department of Biology and Plant Protection, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timisoara, Timis, Romania)

Chapter 3. Biological Properties of Capsaicin
(Anushree Suresh, Soumya Nair and Jayanthi Abraham, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 4. Haploidy in Pepper (Capsicum annum L.): A Critical Review
(Mehran E. Shariatpanahi and Azam Zarebayati, Department of Tissue and Cell Culture, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization [AREEO], Karaj, Iran, and others)

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