View More View Less
  • 1 Budakert Ltd. Budapest, Hungary
Restricted access

The Capsicum genus, which originates from the American continent, contains species with a chromosome number of n=12. The plants have white, lilac or purple flowers, and hollow fruit of very varied shape and size, containing glands alongside the veins that produce a pungent alkaloid known as capsaicin. The majority of varieties in the species C. annuum, grown in the largest volume throughout the world and consumed as fresh vegetables or ground spices, are non-pungent. Interspecific crosses are often possible between C. annuum and related, white-flowered species, thus facilitating breeding for resistance against various diseases and pests and the search for new, valuable traits. Species with lilac and purple flowers can be crossed with each other, but direct crosses with white-flowered species are unsuccessful.

Monthly Content Usage

Abstract Views Full Text Views PDF Downloads
Jan 2021 26 0 0
Feb 2021 25 0 0
Mar 2021 24 2 9
Apr 2021 31 0 0
May 2021 49 0 0
Jun 2021 21 0 0
Jul 2021 0 0 0