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Studies on Ginger

Haiping Wang

Institute of Vegetables and Flowers


Ginger Cultivation History 
Nutrition zingerone Therapeutic benefits
 Modern cultivation and production
Germplasm collection evaluation and utilization Preservation and storage Gegebank Field preservation Breeding

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), as a bulbous plant, has been cultivated for a very long time. Ginger is mainly used as spice and flavoring agent for food.
The characteristic fragrance and flavor of ginger is the result of volatile oils, primarily consisting of zingerone, shogaols and gingerols as the major pungent compound. A lot of studies have been carried out to discover the miraculous of this plant. The book will cover natural history, the history of ginger in cultivation, therapeutic benefits, modern cultivation and production, germplasm and varieties, preservation and storage, breeding. 

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Date completed: August 8th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: October 28th 2019

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Review results due: January 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 16th 2020

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Haiping Wang

Institute of Vegetables and Flowers

Haiping Wang was born in Chifeng, Chian in 1975. He holds BSc in Plant protection, 1998, MSc in Plant Breeding, 2001 and Ph.D. in Vegetable science in 2001 at Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Since 2001 he is a full-time Research Scientist and Association Professor of Horticulture, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. His research interest includes: researches on vegetable genetic resources are to collect the germplasm for rich and preserve the diversity of Midterm Gene-Bank of Vegetables Genetic Resources in China; research on garlic and ginger genetics and breeding is conducted to improve the crop for growers and consumers. Key areas of interest include garlic, ginger, radish and cucumber genetics and development of genomic tools, genetic improvement of garlic disease resistance, garlic diversity and origins, and of human nutritional quality and flavor of both garlic and ginger. Outreach activities include interaction with the garlic and ginger production and with consumers.

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