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Biology of the papaya plant
The papaya plant (Carica papaya L.) has been described with a large variety of adjectives, which acknowledge the structural and functional complexity and the high phenotypic plasticity of this giant tropical herb (León ...
Papaya (Carica papaya) is a semiwoody, usually single-stemmed, herbaceous plant (Fig. 1). It originated along the Caribbean lowlands of Mesoamerica and is now extensively and exclusively distributed in tropical and subtropical ...
Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth)
Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is a member of the family Arecaceae and is the only palm species with fully domesticated populations in the Neotropics. It is a multi-purpose but underutilized species. Today, fruit ...
Vanilla protoplasts: isolation and electrofusion
The vanilla plant is an orchid mainly commercialized for the production of vanillin. This compound is considered the second largest natural flavoring source in the world. In recent years, ...
Challenges for Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas: Costa Rica and its commitment to sustainability
As a small nation with high biodiversity and an extensive system of protected areas, Costa Rica will face particular challenges regarding food security over the next few years. Thus, whatever development model the country ...
Somatic Embryogenesis in Peach-Palm (Bactris gasipaes) Using Different Explant Sources
Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is a member of the family Arecaceae and is a multipurpose but underutilized species. Nowadays, fruit production for subsistence and local markets, and heart-of-palm production for local, ...