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María del C. Montalvo-Peniche, Lourdes G. Iglesias-Andreu, Javier O. Mijangos-Cortés, Sara L. Nahuat-Dzib, Felipe Barahona-Pérez, Adriana Canto-Flick and Nancy Santana-Buzzy

Mexico has been recognized as the country with the greatest genetic diversity of peppers that belongs the Capsicum genus. Habanero pepper ( Capsicum chinense Jacquin) has several varieties and shows some of its variability in the fruit color

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Adriana Canto-Flick, Eduardo Balam-Uc, Jericó Jabìn Bello-Bello, Carlos Lecona-Guzmán, Daniela Solís-Marroquín, Susana Avilés-Viñas, Eunice Gómez-Uc, Guadalupe López-Puc, Nancy Santana-Buzzy and Lourdes Georgina Iglesias-Andreu

quantification of capsaicinoids. The aim of this study was to determine the content of total capsaicinoids in the whole fruit, placenta, and pericarp of 18 accessions of Habanero pepper collected in the Peninsula of Yucatan using the HPLC technique. Materials

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Justin D. Butcher, Kevin M. Crosby, Kil Sun Yoo, Bhimanagouda S. Patil, A.M.H. Ibrahim, Daniel I. Leskovar and John L. Jifon

Habanero peppers ( Capsicum chinense ) are a unique group of cultivated plants diversified in various traits of interest. Fruit color depends on maturity, ranging from light to dark green and then in varying shades of red, yellow, orange, or

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Manuel Martínez-Estévez, Nancy Ruiz-Lau, Rita Elena May-Uluac, Adolfo Guzmán-Antonio, Fausto Quintal-Tun and Ramón Pacheco-Arjona

manuscript and Felipe Vazquez Flota and three anonymous reviewers provided helpful comments on an earlier version of the manuscript, also we are grateful to Ing. Eliazar Xool to provide the habanero pepper plants. Dedicated to the loving memory of my little

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Jericó J. Bello-Bello, Lourdes G. Iglesias-Andreu, Susana A. Avilés-Viñas, Eunice Gómez-Uc, Adriana Canto-Flick and Nancy Santana-Buzzy

). Nevertheless, critical analysis of somaclonal variants in Capsicum spp. is scarce ( Anu et al., 2004 ; Hossain et al., 2003 ). Recently, Solís-Marroquín et al. (2011) reported a salinity tolerance embryogenic line of Habanero pepper. The aim of this work

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Patricia Yolanda Zapata-Castillo, Adriana-Canto Flick, Guadalupe López-Puc, Anabel Solís-Ruiz, Felipe Barahona-Pérez, Nancy Santana-Buzzy and Lourdes Iglesias-Andreu

embryos were obtained directly from the explant. Our objective in this study is to develop a protocol to induce the somatic embryogenesis of Habanero pepper ( C. chinense Jacq.) from cell suspensions as part of a project that will use biotechnologic

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John E. Montoya Jr., Michael A. Arnold, Juliana Rangel, Larry R. Stein and Marco A. Palma

lacking pollinator-attracting plants (control plots) on cucumber ( Cucumis sativus ) and habanero ( Capsicum chinense ) crop yields and fruit quality. Materials and Methods The greenhouse production portion of this experiment was conducted at the Texas A

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Nancy Ruiz-Lau, Fátima Medina-Lara, Yereni Minero-García, Luis W. Torres-Tapia, Sergio R. Peraza-Sánchez and Manuel Martínez-Estévez

the fruit ( Estrada et al., 2002 ). In the state of Yucatán, where the best habanero peppers are produced, the farmers that work with habanero seedlings and plants report that their hands feel hot. From this, one may conclude that leaves have

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Ángel V. Domínguez-May, Mildred Carrillo-Pech, Felipe A. Barredo-Pool, Manuel Martínez-Estévez, Rosa Y. Us-Camas, Oscar A. Moreno-Valenzuela and Ileana Echevarría-Machado

experimental conditions, it induced an exactly opposite response to that reported in A. thaliana ( Leblanc et al., 2008 ). The habanero pepper belongs to the genus Capsicum and is cultivated in Yucatan, Mexico, where more than 90% of these soils are

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Fátima Medina-Lara, Ileana Echevarría-Machado, Ramón Pacheco-Arjona, Nancy Ruiz-Lau, Adolfo Guzmán-Antonio and Manuel Martinez-Estevez

traditions and cultural identity. In recent years, the habanero pepper ( Capsicum chinense Jacq.) has become increasingly important as a result of its wide diversity and its high fruit pungency, which make it very desirable in many countries. Pungency in