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Biodiversity of Temperate Fruits

  • Aejaz Ahmad Dar
  • Reetika Mahajan
  • Padma Lay
  • Susheel Sharma
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Abstract

Temperate fruit crops have a wide range of diversity morphologically, biochemically, and genetically, and, thus, they have an important role in preserving endangered plant material for future use through different programs. The effective growth and survival of temperate crops, and their fruit production, depends mainly on temperature, light, rainfall, humidity, frost, fertilizers, and soil requirements. The application of biotechnology in postharvest technology of fresh fruits is applicable in reducing their losses in both quantity and quality from harvest to consumption. The study of biodiversity with implications of genetic engineering allows researchers to detect and map genes, identify their functions, and transfer specific genes for specific traits into plants for the development of fruit crops.

Keywords

Temperate fruits Biodiversity Morphological Biochemical Genetic Plant biotechnology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aejaz Ahmad Dar
    • 1
  • Reetika Mahajan
    • 1
  • Padma Lay
    • 1
  • Susheel Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biotechnology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of JammuJammuIndia

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