Table of Contents

Front Cover; The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Turmeric: Origin and History; Area and Production; Global Turmeric Scenario; References; 2 The Botany of Turmeric; Origin and Distribution; Turmeric Taxonomy; Taxonomic Investigations in Curcuma; Use of Isoenzymes; Molecular Markers; Morphology of Turmeric; Habit; Leaves; Epidermis; Hypodermis; Mesophyll; Vascular Bundles; Leaf Sheath; Rhizome; Nodes and Internodes; Aerial Shoot; Shoot Apex; Roots; Root Epidermis and Cortex Originate from Single Tier of Common Initials. Curcuma spp.-Its CharacterizationMolecular Characterization; The Diversity in Turmeric Cultivars; Genetic Variability in Turmeric; The Conservation and Management of Turmeric Genetic Resources; Biodiversity and GIS Technology; Turmeric and Intellectual Property Rights; Controversial Patent Cases Involving Turmeric and Traditional Knowledge; Protection of Plant Varieties; Geographical Indications; References; 4 The Chemistry of Turmeric; Turmeric Oil; Turmeric Oleoresin; Microencapsulation of Oleoresin; Volatiles of Turmeric; The Constituents of Volatile Oils; Turmeric Turmerones. Turmeric CurcuminoidsSpecific Beneficial Properties of Curcuminoids; Extraction and Estimation of Curcumin; Biosynthesis of Curcuminoids; References; 5 The Biotechnology of Turmeric; Tissue Culture; Explants and Media; Callus Induction; In Vitro Screening; Exchange of Turmeric Germplasm and In Vitro Conservation; Cryopreservation; In Vitro Mutagenesis; In Vitro Pollination; Microrhizomes; Molecular Markers; Molecular Characterization and Diversity Investigations; Checking Adulteration and Purity Assessment; Genetic Fidelity and Identification of SCV; Early Flowering; Genetic Transformation. Turmeric Rhizome-its Developmental AnatomyInflorescence, Flower, Fruit, and Seed Set; Germination of Seed and Establishment of Seedling Progenies; The Curcuma Cytology; The Curcuma Karyomorphology; The Curcuma Meiotic Investigations; The Curcuma Nuclear DNA Content; Chromosome Number in Curcuma Seedling Progenies; Turmeric Crop Improvement; Clonal Selection in Turmeric; Turmeric Improvement by Seedling Selection; Mutation and Selection Induced Crop Improvement in Turmeric; Hybridization and Selection in Turmeric; References; 3 Genetics of Turmeric; The Diversity of Turmeric Species. Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 BC, while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. This book brings these two important plants together in one reference book. The history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties are explained in detail. The books is usefully divided by plant and use, allowing easy access to the reader to each section. Furthermore, while supplying a global overview of the production and economic aspects of turmeric and ginger, the book highlights the Indian use and.