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Cover for The pomegranate: botany, production and uses.

This is the first comprehensive book covering the botany, production, processing, health and industrial uses of the pomegranate (Punica granatum). This book provides information on how to increase yields and improve short- and medium-term grower profitability and sustainability. It covers practices ...

ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fresh fig.

This chapter provides information on the origin, current areas of production, fruit morphology and types, maturity, harvest index, crop quality, composition and health benefits, fruit physiology, physiological disorders, chilling temperature sensitivity, postharvest handling, packinghouse...

Author(s)
Crisostol, C. H.; Lopez Corrales, M.; Colelli, G.; Serradilla, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pomegranate.

This chapter focuses on the origin, current areas of production, composition and health benefits, crop quality, consumer preferences, fruit physiology, maturity and harvest indices, physiological disorders, harvesting, postharvest handling, fruit pathology, temperature handling and storage, and...

Author(s)
Valero Garrido, D.; Crisosto, C. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Garcinia mangostana</i> mangosteen.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, medicinal properties, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of mangosteens (Garcinia mangostana). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation methods for the...

Author(s)
Rekha Chaudhury; Malik, S. K.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop evolution and diversity.

This chapter focuses on the evolutionary history, commercial production, and cucurbits as weeds. The uses of cucurbits as food and drink, medicinal properties, and as ornamental plants are also discussed.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>, a family of species rich in secondary metabolites: aromatic compounds and medicinal attributes.

Members of Apiaceae are an important trait of the global diet as exemplified by their use as species in cuisines around the world due to their content of essential oil and non-volatile compounds. Nevertheless, the value of Apiaceae plants extends to traditional medicine too with application against ...

Author(s)
Pollastro, F.; Gaeta, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tropical tuber starches: structural and functional characteristics.

This book chapter outlines tuber crops and their economic importance, i.e. Arracacia xanthorrhiza, Manihot esculenta, Eleocharis dulcis, Ipomoea batatas, Colocasia esculenta, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, Dioscorea, Sphenostylis stenocarpa, Tacca leontopetaloides, Alocasia ...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Halophytes: potential resources of coastal ecosystems and their economic, ecological and bioprospecting significance.

Halophytes are a special group of plants that grow and flourish in highly saline environments. This chapter summarizes current knowledge exploring the enormous potential of halophytes for industrial applications in the form of nutraceuticals, essential oils, biofuels, alcohol, latex, cosmetics,...

Author(s)
Parida, A. K.; Asha Kumari; Jaykumar Rangani; Monika Patel
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of halophytes as medicinal plants: phytochemical diversity and biological activity.

This chapter reviews the basic phytochemical characteristics and related biological activity in a range of halophytic species, in addition to their ethnobotanical relevance and traditional use as medicinal plants. The specific features of saline habitats (the osmotic and toxic effects of salts)...

Author(s)
Stevanović, Z. D.; Stanković, M. S.; Stanković, J.; Janaćković, P.; Stanković, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Green tea polyphenol EGCG-sensing receptor.

The green tea catechin (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) is known to exhibit various biological and pharmacological properties. The 67-kDa laminin receptor (67 LR) has been identified as a cell-surface EGCG receptor that confers EGCG responsiveness to cancer cells at physiological...

Author(s)
Tachibana, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter

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