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Ginger : the genus Zingiber

Author: P N Ravindran; K Nirmal Babu
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2005.
Series: Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles, v. 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ginger: The Genus Zingiber is the first comprehensive publication on ginger, which has been valued as a spice and medicinal plant from ancient times both in India and China, and continues to be used universally in modern life." "This book covers all aspects of ginger, including botany, crop improvement, chemistry, biotechnology, production technology in the major producing countries, diseases, pests, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P N Ravindran; K Nirmal Babu
ISBN: 0415324688 9780415324687 9781420023367 1420023365
OCLC Number: 55982085
Description: xix, 552 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / P. N. Ravindran and K. Nirmal Babu --
2. Botany and crop improvement of ginger / P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu and K. N. Shiva --
3. Chemistry of ginger / Gaston Vernin and Cyril Parkanyi --
4. Tissue culture and biotechnology of ginger / K. Nirmal Babu, K. Samsudeen, D. Minoo, S. P. Geetha and P. N. Ravindran --
5. Ginger production in India and other South Asian countries / E. V. Nybe and N. Mini Raj --
6. Ginger production in Southeast Asia / Ai Xizhen, Song Jinfeng and Xu Xia --
7. Ginger in Africa and the Pacific Ocean Islands / P. A. Okwuowulu --
8. Diseases of ginger / N. P. Dohroo --
9. Bacterial diseases of ginger and their control / A. Kumar and A. C. Hayward --
10. Insect pests of ginger / S. Devasahayam and K. M. Abdulla Koya --
11. Postharvest and industrial processing of ginger / K. V. Balakrishnan --
12. Production, marketing, and economics of ginger / M. S. Madan --
13. Pharmacology of ginger / Ikuko Kimura, Leonara R. Pancho and Hiroshi Tsuneki --
14. Properties and medicinal uses of ginger / R. Remadevi, E. Surendran and P. N. Ravindran --
15. Ginger as a spice and flavorant / K. S. Premavalli --
16. Yield gaps and constraints in ginger / K. V. Peter, E. V. Nybe and Alice Kurien --
17. Other economically important Zingiber species / M. Sabu and Dave Skinner.
Series Title: Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles, v. 41.
Responsibility: edited by P.N. Ravindran and K. Nirmal Babu.
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Covers various aspects of ginger, including botany, crop improvement, chemistry, biotechnology, production technology in the major producing countries, diseases, pests, and harvesting. This book  Read more...

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