|Jarret, Robert - Bob|
|Barboza, Gloria - University Of Cordoba|
|Batista, Fabiane - National Institute For The Semiarid (INSA)|
|Chou, Yu-yu - World Vegetable Center|
|Ochoa-alejo, Neftali - National Polytechnic Institute|
|Veres, Aniko - Szent Istvan University|
|Berke, Terry - Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc|
|Carrizo, Carolina - University Of Cordoba|
|Csillery, Gabor - Budakert Ltd|
|Huang, Yung-kuang - World Vegetable Center|
|Kiss, Erzsebet - Szent Istvan University|
|Kovacs, Zsofia - Szent Istvan University|
|Kondrak, Mihaly - Szent Istvan University|
|Arce-rodriguez, Magda Lisette - National Polytechnic Institute|
|Scaldaferro, Marisel - University Of Cordoba|
|Szoke, Antal - Szent Istvan University|
|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
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. https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04446-18.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21273/JASHS04446-18 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.