The Capsicum Genome

  • Nirala Ramchiary
  • Chittaranjan Kole

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pasquale Tripodi, Sanjeet Kumar
    Pages 1-8
  3. Derek W. Barchenger, Ponnam Naresh, Sanjeet Kumar
    Pages 9-23
  4. Arpita Srivastava, Manisha Mangal
    Pages 25-55
  5. M. A. Scaldaferro, E. A. Moscone
    Pages 57-84
  6. Pasquale Tripodi, Alberto Acquadro, Sergio Lanteri, Nunzio D’Agostino
    Pages 139-152
  7. Nitin Kumar, Khushbu Islam, Nirala Ramchiary
    Pages 153-172
  8. Ilyas Ahmad, Mukesh Nitin, Abdul Rawoof, Meenakshi Dubey, Nirala Ramchiary
    Pages 173-186
  9. Abdul Rawoof, Ilyas Ahmad, Nirala Ramchiary
    Pages 187-199
  10. Kenta Shirasawa, Tomohiro Ban, Noriko Nagata, Toshiya Murakana
    Pages 209-219
  11. Feng Li, Minglei Liu, Yingjia Zhou
    Pages 221-232

About this book


This book contains complete information on Capsicum genetic resources, diversity, evolution, history and advances in capsicum improvement from classical breeding to whole genome sequencing, genomics, databases and its impact on next generation pepper breeding. Capsicum is one of the most important Solanaceae crops grown worldwide as vegetables and spices. Due to its high economic value and to meet the demands of enormous population growth amid biotic and abiotic stresses, there has been an ongoing breeding program utilizing available genetic resources with desired traits to increase the sustainable productivity of this crop for several decades. However, the precision breeding of this crop for desired traits only started with the advent of molecular markers. The recent advances in high-throughput genome sequencing technologies helped in the quick decoding of transcriptome, epigenome, nuclear and organeller genomes, thereby enhancing our understanding of the structure and function of the Capsicum genome, and helping in genomics assisted breeding. These advanced technologies coupled with conventional mapping have greatly contributed towards dissection and manipulation of economically important traits more precisely and made less time consuming.


fruit quality traits high-throughput sequencing technologies breeding strategies genetic linkage maps peppers Solanaceae crops non-coding RNA Capsicum epigenome

Editors and affiliations

  • Nirala Ramchiary
    • 1
  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Raja Ramanna Fellow, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of IndiaICAR-National Research Center on Plant BiotechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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