This book is aimed at providing systematic information on nutritional importance of vegetables in human nutrition, physiology, post-harvest technology, biochemistry and biotechnology of vegetables at a single source.
The book contains very concise and precise information on physio-biochemical and biotechnological aspects of vegetable crops and also covers areas like resistance against diseases and herbicides and tolerance against drought and salinity and the physical aspects of quality, i.e., shape, size, texture, colour, tenderness, etc. It also contains the information on best possible solutions of problems faced by the students, scientists, growers and trade.
The information given in this book is truly based on scientific records of scientists working on vegetables in various institutes.
The book on physio-biochemical and biotechnological aspects of vegetable crops compiled for the students of postgraduate and postdoctoral programs is one such attempt to make them learn and understand the subject more precisely and motivate them o improve their knowledge in the field of physio-biochemistry and biotechnology of vegetables crops to meet the future needs. In addition, this book may be user-friendly to others who have the concern to expand their knowledge in the field of physio-biochemistry and biotechnology of vegetable crops and wish to fetch more remuneration from vegetable crops.
1. Cell structure and its components/Champa Rani, Sunaina Chawla, Vinita Arora and M.K. Rana. 2. Reproduction/Sunaina Chawla, Vinita Arora, Champa Rani and M.K. Rana. 3. Photosynthesis/Champa Rani, Sunaina Chawla and M.K. Rana. 4. Respiration/Sunaina Chawla, Champa Rani and M.K. Rana. 5. Photoperiodism: a physiological and molecular concept/A. Hemantaranjan and Anjali Bharti. 6. Role of photoperiodism and vernalization in flowering/Saleem Siddiqui and Nidhi. 7. Physiology of fruit setting and development/Sunita Sheokand, Chandan Kumar Gupta and Saleem Siddiqui. 8. Physiological disorders of vegetable crops/M.K. Rana, Champa Rani and P.K. Sharma. 9. Biochemistry and genetic manipulation of fruit ripening/Sarla Malhotra and Veena Jain. 10. Physiology of dormancy and seed germination/Champa Rani, M.K. Rana and Renu Munjal. 11. Plant growth regulators in vegetables production/Champa Rani, Renu Munjal and M.K. Rana. 12. Soil-plant-water relationships/R.K. Pannu and Renu Munjal. 13. Quantification of soil and plant water status/K.D. Sharma and Ashok Kumar. 14. Concepts and management of drought in vegetable crops/M.K. Rana. 15. Abiotic stress tolerance in vegetable crops/S. Vincent and H. Vijayaragavan. 16. Growth and yield analysis of plants/K.D. Sharma and M.K. Raina. 17. Quality and factors affecting quality of vegetables/M.K. Rana, Sonia Sood and Ruchi Sood. 18. Estimation of quality parameters in vegetables/Shashi Madan, M.K. Rana and Renu Munjal. 19. Management of post harvest losses in vegetables/M.K. Rana, Sonia Sood and Ruchi Sood. 20. Preservation of vegetables through fermentation/Leela Wati, Kushal Raj and P. Rani. 21. Plant tissue culture: fundamentals and applications/Neelam R. Yadav and Ram C. Yadav. 22. Transgenic approaches for the improvement of vegetable crops/Neelam R. Yadav, Ram C. Yadav, R.K. Jain and V.K. Chowdhury. 23. Intellectual property rights/Ram C. Yadav and Neelam R. Yadav