Prashant Kaushik

Universitat Politècnica de València

Dr. Prashant Kaushik holds adjunct faculty positions at three universities and is a genome data engineer for a private company. He holds a BS (Hons) in Agriculture, a PG diploma in Floriculture and Landscaping, an MS in Vegetable Science, and an MBA in Production and Operations Management. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, Dr. Kaushik was a bioinformatician at Nagano University and Yokohama Ueki, Japan. He has published 150 research articles and an equivalent number of non-indexed research publications. He has written six books and fourteen book chapters. Among his research interests are molecular biology, plant breeding, genomics, landraces, and population genetics.

Prashant Kaushik

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Zingiber officinale, often referred to as ginger, is the scientific name for the blooming plant-producing underground rhizome. The rhizome may be used both in the kitchen and in traditional forms of healing. It is a herbaceous perennial that may survive for many years and generates annual pseudostems (false stems made of the coiled bases of leaves) that reach heights of around one meter, and bare, thin leaf blades. Antioxidants and bioactive compounds are present in ginger. This book explores recent developments in ginger production and biochemical research against the background of current and impending environmental change.

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