Skip to main content
ARS Home » Southeast Area » Griffin, Georgia » Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #353670

Research Project: Conservation, Characterization, Evaluation, and Distribution of Grain, Oilseed, Vegetable, Subtropical and Tropical Legume, and Warm Season Grass Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit

Title: Capsicum - an abbreviated compendium

item Jarret, Robert - Bob
item BARBOZA, GLORIA - University Of Cordoba
item BATISTA, FABIANE - National Institute For The Semiarid (INSA)
item CHOU, YU-YU - World Vegetable Center
item Hulse-Kemp, Amanda
item OCHOA-ALEJO, NEFTALI - National Polytechnic Institute
item VERES, ANIKO - Szent Istvan University
item BERKE, TERRY - Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc
item CARRIZO, CAROLINA - University Of Cordoba
item CSILLERY, GABOR - Budakert Ltd
item HUANG, YUNG-KUANG - World Vegetable Center
item KISS, ERZSEBET - Szent Istvan University
item KOVACS, ZSOFIA - Szent Istvan University
item KONDRAK, MIHALY - Szent Istvan University
item ARCE-RODRIGUEZ, MAGDA LISETTE - National Polytechnic Institute
item SCALDAFERRO, MARISEL - University Of Cordoba
item SZOKE, ANTAL - Szent Istvan University
item TRIPODI, PASQUALE - Council For Agricultural Research And Ag Econcomy Analysis

Submitted to: Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/20/2018
Publication Date: 1/7/2019
Publication URL:
Citation: Jarret, R.L., Barboza, G., Batista, F., Chou, Y., Hulse-Kemp, A.M., Ochoa-Alejo, N., Veres, A., Berke, T., Carrizo, C., Csillery, G., Huang, Y., Kiss, E., Kovacs, Z., Kondrak, M., Arce-Rodriguez, M., Scaldaferro, M.A., Szoke, A., Tripodi, P. 2019. Capsicum - an abbreviated compendium. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 144(1):3-22.

Interpretive Summary: This article describes recent research reports involving pepper (Capsicum spp.) genetic resources, taxonomy, cytogenetics, fruit color development, biosynthesis of capsaicinoids and genomics.

Technical Abstract: Pepper (Capsicum spps.) is a major fruit and spice crop worldwide. Global production of both fresh and dried fruit continue to increase steadily in terms of area harvested, yield and total production. Research is currently being conducted to better understand the various factors contributing to the improvement of the crop. Various topics are addressed in this review including; the current state of Capsicum spp. production and its trends, the availability of genetic resources to support breeding and related research efforts, recent clarification of taxonomic relationships within the genus, cytogenetic studies – past and present, advances in the understanding of the mechanisms affecting the biosynthesis of capsaicinoids and carotenoids, and recent advances in whole genome sequencing and assembly.