Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Capsicum - New Perspectives

Orlex Yllano

Adventist University of the Philippines

Dr. Yllano's research interests include crop molecular biology, biotechnology, plant biology, environmental toxicology, bioremediation, and conservation genetics and he did his post-graduate research in Japan, Thailand, and the USA. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and a Board Member of the Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


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Capsicum is one of the globally important vegetables. Diverse cultivars and native genotypes of Capsicum are cultivated in different parts of the world as staple vegetables, well-known spices in various cuisines, source of bioactive compounds that are immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory, traditional medicine, components of cosmetics, and biopesticide. Capsicums are diverse in genotypes, colors, shapes, sizes, aromas, tastes, olfactory heat, and flavonoid contents. These attributes make Capsicum a trendy and profitable crop worldwide. Because of its beneficial properties, industrial importance, and economic contribution, the global Capsicum market is steadily increasing.

This book written by prominent scholars, researchers, and scientists provides updates and new perspectives on Capsicum biology, origin, taxonomy, germplasm characteristics, biochemistry, chemosystematics, toxicology, genetics, genomics, breeding, cultural practices, management, indigenous knowledge, responses to biotic and abiotic stresses, resistance and tolerance to pathogens, processing, utilization, industry, and global markets. This inclusive book on Capsicum is an indispensable reference material to students, researchers, academicians, culinary enthusiasts, policymakers, and stakeholders involved in Capsicum utilization, processing, development, research, and instruction.

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Date completed: October 19th 2021

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Review results due: April 5th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 4th 2022

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About the editor

Orlex Yllano

Adventist University of the Philippines

Dr. Orlex B. Yllano is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology, College of Science and Technology, Adventist University of the Philippines, Cavite, Philippines. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and did post-graduate research in Japan, Thailand, and the USA. Dr. Yllano has published papers on crop molecular biology and biotechnology, plant biology, environmental toxicology, bioremediation, and conservation genetics. He has mentored many graduate and undergraduate thesis students. He has published research papers in Scopus/ISI indexed journals. He has co-authored several books, which are now available on Amazon. Dr. Yllano is affiliated with national and international scientific societies. He serves as an editorial board member of an open-source journal and reviewer of SCOPUS Indexed journals. He is a recipient of several research and academic awards. Above all, he has the passion for research, teaching, and mentoring.

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