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Author Bharathi, L. K.

Title Momordica genus in Asia [electronic resource] : an overview / L.K. Bharathi, K. Joseph John.

Published New Delhi ; New York : Springer, c2013.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Contents Introduction -- Description and Crop Production -- Origin, Domestication and Distribution -- Taxonomy and Biosystematics -- Ethnobotany and Nutritive Value -- Cytogenetics and Genetics -- Genetic Resources, Germplasm Characterisation/Evaluation and Maintenance -- Crop Improvement.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Asiatic Momordica comprises 10 species of which 3 are monoecious and rest dioecious. They are unique in the sense that all are wild or cultivated vegetables with medicinal uses. Barring bitter gourd, all are under utilized vegetables with little research and conservation efforts. In this book, the authors have presented the available information on various aspects of Asiatic Momordica like taxonomy, cytogenetics, crop improvement, origin, ethnobotany and crop production at one place. The book is well illustrated with color maps and photographs depicting habit, morphology and distribution of individual taxa. Species distribution map for all Indian taxa, descriptor for characterization and preliminary evaluation of dioecious and monoecious group available varieties, keys for botanical identification are some of the unique features of the book. The book will be useful to botanists, horticulturists, foresters, environment educators, conservation biologists, plant science students in general and all interested in agrobiodiversity.
Other author John, K. Joseph.
Subject Momordica -- Asia.
Life sciences.
Plant breeding.
Plant Sciences.
Plant Genetics & Genomics.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9788132210320 (electronic bk.)
8132210328 (electronic bk.)