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Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean which enjoys tropical climate most of the year round with minimal extremes. Agriculture is identified as the foundation of Fiji's economy. Horticulture is one of the largest growing sub-sectors of agriculture and holds potential for...

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Nath, P.
Publisher
Indian Society of Horticultural Research and Development, Uttarakhand, India
Citation
Progressive Horticulture, 2014, 46, 2, pp 175-183
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A significant change in the composition of agricultural exports from major plantation crops to non-traditional tree crops such as spices, fruits, and timber which mainly originated from small holder agroforestry systems is evident during the last few decades in Sri Lanka. Development of supply...

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Thamiem, S.; Weerahewa, J.; Pushpakumara, D. K. N. G.; Singh, V. P.
Publisher
Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Citation
Tropical Agricultural Research, 2011, 22, 4, pp 338-347
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The morphological, cytological, biochemical and molecular characteristics of Carica papaya × Vasconcellea quercifolia intergeneric hybrid were investigated to determine its true hybridity status. The morphological characteristics of C. papaya were completely different from those of V. quercifolia,...

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Mendoza-Garces, A. C.; Magdalita, P. M.; Mendioro, M. S.; Cruz, F. S. dela; Villegas, V. N.
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Crop Science Society of the Philippines, College, Philippines
Citation
Philippine Journal of Crop Science, 2010, 35, 2, pp 1-11
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Papaya, otherwise known as papaya, is one of few tropical fruit species to contain a glucosinolate. Papaya specifically contains the glucosinolate, 'glucotropaeolin', which hydrolyses to form benzyl-isothiocyanate, a compound found to be a significant inducer of chemoprotective phase 2 enzymes,...

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O'Hare, T. J.; Wong, L. S.; Williams, D. J.; Pun, S.
Publisher
The State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Brisbane, Australia
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Proceedings of the tropical fruits in human nutrition and health conference 2008, Couran Cove Island Resort, Gold Coast, Australia, 8-11 November 2008, 2009, pp 197-201
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Target 8 of the Global Strategy on Plant Conservation (GSPC 2002) is to achieve "60 per cent of threatened plant species in accessible ex situ collections", giving clear recognition to the importance of ex situ conservation to support in situ initiatives. Ex situ conservation is now particularly...

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Ashmore, S. E.; Hamilton, K. N.; Pritchard, H. W.
Publisher
Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Richmond, UK
Citation
Building a sustainable future: the role of botanic gardens. Proceedings of the 3rd Global Botanic Gardens Congress, Wuhan, China, 16-20 April, 2007, 2007, pp 1-6

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