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Cover for The papaya: botany, production and uses.

This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the origin, history, composition and processing, production and trade, taxonomy, botany and plant development, propagation, biotechnology, cultivars and crop improvement, plant nutrition and irrigation, plant water relations, effects of physiology and...

Author(s)
Mitra, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomy, botany and plant development.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy, including genetic diversity, commercial importance and breeding of papaya. It also deals with botany, i.e. plant architecture and the different parts of the plant. The plant development is also described, starting from germination, seedling and juvenile growth...

Author(s)
Jiménez, V. M.; Gutiérrez-Soto, M. V.; Barboza-Barquero, L.; Guevara, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Propagation.

This chapter discusses propagation of papaya by seed, cutting, grafting, budding, and in vitro method (embryogenesis). Papaya is mainly propagated by seeds. The best seed for germination of seedlings is obtained from ripe or overripe fruits. Environmental factors, including temperature and light...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology.

The application of biotechnology to plant breeding includes the development of tools and knowledge to increase accuracy and efficiency for pre-breeding and selection for crop improvement that have multiple advantages over traditional technologies. This chapter provides information on the in vitro...

Author(s)
Kanchana-udomkan, C.; Nantawan, U.; Drew, R.; Ford, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varieties and crop improvement.

This chapter provides information on the varietal diversity, crop improvement, plant genetic resources, inheritance pattern, conventional breeding, overcoming barriers to hybridization, backcross breeding, heterosis, combining ability, mutation breeding and marker-assisted breeding in pawpaws (...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra; Sharma, S. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant water relations.

This chapter provides information on the common response of pawpaws (Carica papaya) to water stress, including chlorophyll fluorescence, electrolyte leakage, water potential, photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and intercellular CO2. Pawpaw can tolerate some water deficit without significant...

Author(s)
Girón, A.; Alcocer, C.; Espadas, F.; Talavera, C.; Estrella, H.; Chan, A.; Fuentes, G.; Sisir Mitra; Santamaria, J. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of physiology and growing environment on productivity.

This chapter focuses on the potential effects from a range of environmental factors (sunlight, temperature and water availability) on pawpaw development, i.e. photosynthesis, productivity and whole plant physiology.

Author(s)
Zhou ZiWei; Ford, R.; Kanchana-Udomkan, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Flowering and sex expression.

This chapter provides information on the floral development and flowering, sex determination and their molecular markers in pawpaws (Carica papaya). Floral morphology, environmental factors, plant nutrition, gene regulation and plant growth regulators affecting floral development and sex expression ...

Author(s)
Huang JianZhi; Cheng TingChi; Lee WenLi; Lee ChenYu; Chin ShihWen; Chen FureChyi
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruit set, development, maturity and ripening.

This chapter provides information on the various factors affecting the fruit set, fruit development, maturity and ripening of pawpaws.

Author(s)
Resende, E. D. de; Cuevas González, J.; Fabi, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiological disorders.

This chapter focuses on the various physiological disorders of pawpaws, which can be recognized as abnormal growth conditions, either outside or inside the fruits, thus affecting the appearance and flavour qualities of the fruits and eventually their marketability. Information on the various...

Author(s)
Tajidin, N. E.; Mohamad Munirah; Shukor, N. I. A.; Ahmad, S. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter

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