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Peppers: Vegetable and Spice Capsicums
1. Introduction 2 Taxonomy, Pod Types and Genetic Resources 3. Botany 4. Seeds 5. Genetics, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology 6. Chemical Composition 7. Production 8. Harvesting 9. PostharvestExpand
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Genome sequence of the hot pepper provides insights into the evolution of pungency in Capsicum species
Hot pepper (Capsicum annuum), one of the oldest domesticated crops in the Americas, is the most widely grown spice crop in the world. We report whole-genome sequencing and assembly of the hot pepperExpand
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Whole-genome sequencing of cultivated and wild peppers provides insights into Capsicum domestication and specialization
Significance The two pepper genomes together with 20 resequencing accessions, including 3 accessions that are classified as semiwild/wild, provide a better understanding of the evolution,Expand
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Improved method for quantifying capsaicinoids in Capsicum using high-performance liquid chromatography.
Additional index words. pungency, chile, HPLC, pepper, spice Abstract. An improved high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for analysis of capsaicinoids in dried Capsicum fruit powder,Expand
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'Bhut Jolokia'—The World's Hottest Known Chile Pepper is a Putative Naturally Occurring Interspecific Hybrid
In replicated trials at Las Cruces, N.M., the Scoville heat units (SHUs) of 'Bhut Jolokia', a chile pepper from Assam, India, reached one million SHUs. Morphologic characters revealed that 'BhutExpand
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Differentiation of race specific resistance to Phytophthora root rot and foliar blight in Capsicum annuum
Despite extensive breeding efforts, no pepper (Capsicum annuum L. var. annuum) cultivars with universal resistance to phytophthora root rot and foliar blight (Phytophthora capsici Leon) have beenExpand
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Variability of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Orange Colored Capsicum spp.
Pepper, Capsicum spp., is a worldwide crop valued for heat, nutrition, and rich pigment content. Carotenoids, the largest group of plant pigments, function as antioxidants and as vitamin AExpand
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The Genes of Capsicum
Pepper (Capsicum spp.) is one of the most cultivated vegetable and spice crops in the world. Capsicum genetics have been extensively studied, but the most recent Capsicum gene list was published moreExpand
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Evaluation of genotype, environment, and genotype-by-environment interaction for capsaicinoids in Capsicum annuum L.
The response, in terms of capsaicinoid content, of chile (Capsicum annuum L.) genotypes to different environments was studied. Double haploidlines, an F1 hybrid, and an open-pollinated cultivarExpand
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Postharvest Water Loss and Storage Quality of Nine Pepper (Capsicum) Cultivars
Nine pepper cultivars (Capsicum annuum L.) representing five pepper types were studied to determine water-loss rates, flaccidity, color, and disease development when stored at 8,14, or 20C for 14Expand
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