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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Olea europaea</i> olive.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of olives (Olea europaea). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation...

Author(s)
Rugini, E.; Baldoni, L.; Silvestri, C.; Mariotti, R.; Narváez, I.; Cultrera, N.; Cristofori, V.; Bashir, M. A.; Mousavi, S.; Palomo-Ríos, E.; Mercado, J. A.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: origin and history.

This chapter provides information on the origin and domestication of Manihot sp. and the discovery of the crop by western explorers. The present geographical distribution of cassava, mostly in tropical countries, is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: origin and history.

This chapter focuses on the origin, domestication history and discovery of sweet potato by western explorers. Information on the present geographical distribution of sweet potatoes is also presented.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: origin and history.

This chapter discusses the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution of aroids. The problems associated with the origin, domestication and spread of taro are also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History, distribution and uses of citrus fruit.

This chapter provides information on the areas of origin, history, distribution and production and uses of fruits of various Citrus species. The major citrus production areas are presented and current trends in production are also discussed.

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History, uses and production.

The grapevine (Vitis spp.) is cultivated all over the world and the grape itself is used for a myriad of products. Most grapes are grown for the production of wine but, when first discovered, its appeal as fresh eating fruit was probably what attracted the first hunter-gatherers. Today, the fruit...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of potato and sweet potato.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of potato (Solanum tuberosum) and sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Information is given on their origin and distribution, biology, symptoms of damage, spread, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, economic...

Author(s)
Niere, B.; Karuri, H. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Leafy medicinal herbs: botany, chemistry, postharvest technology and uses.

This book contains 23 chapters focusing on the botany, chemistry and postharvest technology of leafy medicinal herbs, such as aloe, celery, coriander, bay laurel, parsley and rosemary, among others. Information on the general and pharmacological uses of these leafy medicinal plants are also...

Author(s)
Ambrose, D. C. P.; Manickavasagan, A.; Naik, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book
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Cover for Aloe vera.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, physiological and morphological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of Aloe vera in India. Information on the postharvest handling and processing of A. vera are presented and the various medicinal and industrial uses...

Author(s)
Naik, R; Priya, J. S. R.; Mari, R. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book chapter

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