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Peppers Vegetable and Spice Capsicums

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ISBN-10: 1845938259

ISBN-13: 9781845938253

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Paul W. Bosland, Eric J. Votava

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Although thought of as a minor crop, peppers are a major world commodity due to their great versatility. They are used not only as vegetables in their own right but also as flavourings in food products, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Aimed at advanced students and growers, this second edition expands upon topics covered in the first, such as the plant’s history, genetics, production, diseases and pests, and brings the text up to date with current research and understanding of this genus. New material includes an expansion of marker-assisted breeding to cover the different types of markers available, new directions, and trends in the industry, the loss of germplasm and access to it, and…    
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Book details

List price: $89.75
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CABI
Publication date: 6/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Paul W. Bosland leads the chile pepper breeding and genetic research program at NMSU, directs the university's Chile Pepper Institute, and serves as chairman of the annual New Mexico Chile Conference. He has released more than forty cultivated varieties, including a a habanero chile, 'NuMex Suave', which retains the unique habanero flavors without the heat. He also discovered 'Trinidad Scorpion', the first chile pepper to exceed 2 million scoville heat units.

Taxonomy, Pod Types and Genetic Resources
Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
Chemical Composition
Postharvest Handling
Disorders, Diseases, and Pests