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Litchi chinensis (Litchi): A General Account with Special Reference to Propagation Practices

  • Prerna Chaudhary
  • Neeti Dhaka
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Abstract

Litchi cultivation is highly specific to its climatic requirements as different temperature and humidity conditions are required for flowering and fruit development. Soil factors (edaphic) are quite common for the cultivation of litchi which restricts the spread of litchi genepool. Heterozygosity is another natural instinct which is unavoidable at generic growth of litchi progeny and eventually discourages the true-to-type concept at generation level. Several research articles have been published on the known limiting factors in terms of asexual and sexual growth and conditions. Here we address the postharvest technology and its implication in litchi biotechnology.

Keywords

Litchi Climate requirement Soil factors Postharvest technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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