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Cover for Starch modifications.

This chapter outlines the modification of tuber starches, the properties of modified starches, and the possible areas of application. The nature of modifications (physical, chemical, enzymatic, dual/triple modifications, graft polymerization) and their influence on the functional properties and...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minor crops.

This chapter focuses on the cultivation and uses of minor crops such as Benincasa hispida, Coccinia grandis, Cucumis anguria, C. metuliferus, C. setosus, Cucurbita foetidissima, Cyclanthera pedata var. edulis, Lagenaria siceraria, Luffa spp., Momordica angustisepala and M. cymbalaria, M. balsamina, ...

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
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Cover for Abiotic stresses.

Numerous abiotic stresses impact yield, quality and adaptation of cucurbit crops under the diverse cultivation systems across the globe. Irrigation systems, elevation, soil type, solar radiation, wind, pathogens, fertility and genotype all interact to determine the degree to which abiotic stress...

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 Genetic diversity and main carrot types.

This chapter provides information on the domestication and evolution, genetic diversity and types of carrots (Daucus carota). The importance of carrot wild relatives for studies on evolutionary genetics, breeding, genetic improvement and taxonomy are also discussed.

Author(s)
Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: taxonomy and botany.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomic classification and morphological characteristics of cassava. Information on some related Manihot species and their cytological characteristics are also presented.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria used in cassava breeding. Information on the other aspects of cassava breeding, such as sexual reproduction and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes, heritability of major...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sweet potato: taxonomy and botany.

This chapter provides information on the taxonomic classification, morphological characteristics and cytology of sweet potatoes and its wild relatives.

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

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria that need to be addressed for the success of sweet potato breeding. Information on the sexual reproduction, incompatibility and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aroids: agronomy.

Aroids can be grown throughout the year in the wet tropics. They are best adapted to high temperatures, a moist environment and high humidity. Evenly distributed rainfall, between 200 and 300 mm/month, is ideal for optimum growth and production. Irrigation is, however, necessary for taro and swamp...

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

Cocoyam, taro and other aroids (Alocasia, Amorphophallus and Cyrtosperma) have much potential in terms of fresh and processed products and are, in fact, industries with considerable expansion potential, especially as biofunctional foods. Taro is already processed and prepared into many consumable...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter

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